The Sins of the Mother

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Transworld Publishers Limited, 2012 - Businesswomen - 354 pages
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After building an empire that has made her a legend in business, Olivia spends months each year planning a lavish holiday for everyone in her family to enjoy. This summer she has arranged a dream trip on a luxurious yacht in the Mediterranean, which she hopes will be the most memorable of all. More than anything, she hopes to express her love and her regret at all the important times she missed during her children's early years.

But her younger daughter, Cassie, a hip London music producer, refuses the invitation altogether as she does every year. Liz, her older daughter, is preoccupied with a chance to recapture her dream of being a writer and is terrified of failure, again. And her sons John and Phillip work for her, for better or worse, with wives who wish they didn't. Immersed in the splendour of the Riviera, this should be a summer to remember, but old resentments die hard, and Olivia is still running the business full-time.

As each of these individuals confront the past and the challenges of the present and future, they also learn to accept the enduring, unconditional love of their family - and a mother who is strong enough to take more than her fair share of the blame, and loving enough to accept them as they really are. The question is: can they do the same for her?

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User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

Read for the Fantasy Bookball Challenge Bronteight. I'd never read a Danielle Steele book before (despite being pretty derogatory towards them), and thought I'd check one out for the point. I found ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jeanne Halloran - Goodreads

Once again Danielle Steel writes a story that is too compelling to put down. You want to stay up all night reading "The Sins of the Mother". This is a story of family dynamics, the dysfunctions and ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Danielle Steel is one of the world‚e(tm)s most popular and highly acclaimed authors, with over ninety international bestselling novels in print and more than 600 million copies of her novels sold. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina's life and death; A Gift of Hope, a memoir of her work with the homeless; and Pure Joy, about the dogs she and her family have loved.

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