The Gift (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Feb 25, 2009 - Fiction - 288 pages
17 Reviews
On a June day, a young woman in a summer dress steps off a Chicago-bound bus into a small midwestern town. She doesn't intend to stay. She is just passing through. Yet her stopping here has a reason and it is part of a story that you will never forget.

The time is the 1950s, when life was simpler, people still believed in dreams, and family was, very nearly, everything. The place is a small midwestern town with a high school and a downtown, a skating pond and a movie house. And on a tree-lined street in the heartland of America, an extraordinary set of events begins to unfold. And gradually what seems serendipitous is tinged with purpose. A happy home is shattered by a child's senseless death. A loving marriage starts to unravel. And a stranger arrives—a young woman who will touch many lives before she moves on. She and a young man will meet and fall in love. Their love, so innocent and full of hope, helps to restore a family's dreams. And all of their lives will be changed forever by the precious gift she leaves them.

The Gift, Danielle Steel's thirty-third best-selling work, is a magical story told with stunning simplicity and power. It reveals a relationship so moving it will take your breath away. And it tells a haunting and beautiful truth about the unpredictability—and the wonder—of life.


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User Review  - Rina Giorgio - Goodreads

The book "The Gift", tells a beautiful story of a tragic loss of a child. The Whitaker family was truly blesses with another child Annie, but after she had died the family is in shreds and could never ... Read full review

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User Review  - Viktoria Horvath - Goodreads

It was really sad in the beginning because Annie died, and I was literally crying. photo 749582_zps7a0899ec.gif I loved Tommy and Meribeth's love story, I also liked that Tommy wanted to marry her ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with over 560 million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include Sisters, H.R.H., Coming Out, The House, Toxic Bachelors, Miracle, and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina’s life and death.


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