The sudden death of her stepfather will touch off a journey of change and revelation. At the funeral, painful memories flood back - and an old friend reenters Faith's life. Brad Patterson was her brother Jack's best friend: a lanky boy who protected Faith when, as kids, they fancied themselves "The Three Musketeers." When Jack died years later, Faith and Brad came together in their shared grief, only to lose touch again.
Brad has reentered Faith's life as she is making a decision that plunges her marriage into crisis. Determined to fill a long-held desire for a career of her own, Faith applies to law school against her husband's wishes, igniting anger and recrimination. Faith's only solace is her newfound e-mail correspondence with Brad, who is trapped in an empty marriage of his own. As these two childhood friends rediscover each other, Faith and Brad will find the courage to make decisions they should have made years before, and Faith will take the most painful step of all - sharing a haunting secret and opening her heart for the first time in her life.
With unerring insight into the hearts of husbands and wives, lovers and families, Danielle Steel tells a moving story about the secrets that wound and the choices that heal.
©2002 Danielle Steel; (P)2002 Random House Inc., Random House Audio, a Division of Random House Inc.
The characters are very believeable and Ms Steele makes you care about them as always. It is almost like taking a page out of reality as you travel with them through their struggles and joys. Good read!
All of Danielle's books tend to be pretty sappy but still entertaining and good for light listening. But Answered Prayers is just too sappy and very repeatitive. We are adults Danielle, you don't have to tell us the same thing over and over and over. Nothing new to the plot, very predictable. I'd pass on this one.
It's a typical Danielle Steel story of a weak woman who makes it through in the end. My issue with DS books is that she creates such one dimensional characters. They just keeping hitting you over the head with the same, tiresome behavior. We get it--the husband is "behaves badly...is cold....etc, "it was a blessing...a gift..." blah blah. It's just so boring to read! She also likes say the same thing over and over again, without even trying to change the language. It's kind of ridiculous. At the same time, if you're looking for a completely mindless book to waste time with, read on.......
This book kept my interest, I got so involved in it, I didn't want to put it down, so I listened to half of it one night, and got up the next morning, I was glad when the wife finally stood up for herself, and the husband was just a super cold nobody...it's a keeper.
If you eliminted all the redundancies in this book it could probably be read in less than an hour. And why does Faith have to be such a weak pathetic character? Even when faced with the truth about her husband she doesn't want to leave him. This woman is totally incapable of feeling angry, just constantly blaming herself for all the trouble in her life. Great heroine, wonderful role model, Danielle! And why do all the "good" characters have to be thin?
This held my attention for the most part. Many sections were redundant. I felt as though the "bad guys" of the book were made to look overly dreadful to suit the plot.
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