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Summer's End: A Novel [Kindle Edition]

Danielle Steel
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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When events conspire to irrevocably alter Deanna Duras's comfortable but empty life, Pandora's box can never again be closed. Over the course of a single summer, Deanna discovers her husband is cheating on her, begins a successful painting career, loses her 16-year-old daughter Pilar in a tragic motorcycle accident, and meets the love of her life, Ben Thompson--a highly respected art dealer who plans and executes a phenomenally profitable show for her. Only a creation of Danielle Steel's can accomplish so much in such a short time (as the rest of the world watches reruns on television!). Matters are complicated further when Deanna discovers she is pregnant; is the baby her husband's or her lover's? At summer's end, Deanna will have to decide between returning to her old life or following her heart. --Alison Trinkle

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Deanna was eighteen when she married a handsome  Frenchman, attorney Marc-Edouard Duras. Now, at  thirty-seven, she should be happy with Marc, her elegant home  in San Francisco, and their teenage daughter,  Pilar. But one summer changes it all when she  realizes her failing marriage is a trap she must escape.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1365 KB
  • Print Length: 386 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0722181760
  • Publisher: Dell (June 3 2009)
  • Sold by: Random House Canada, Incorp.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002BH5I0C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #35,920 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars A good Danielle Steel March 27 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I have been reading Danielle Steel's books for over 15 years now. Sometimes they do get a bit "all the same" with most of the characters being important, successful, beautiful people who live in "stately homes" and wear "important jewels and furs". Sometimes I think the characters are more about what they have then who they are. Despite this, I always enjoy her books - they are easy to read, romantic and make you forget about everyday life for a couple of hours while engrossed in the book. Personally I think her earlier books are more enjoyable and get more involved in the characters than some of the later books she has written. I enjoyed this book ... a woman (Deanna) who was never appreciated by her family for anything that she did but managed to continue with her love of painting and make a success of herself and her life without her uncaring husband. Showed us that you can do anything if you just believe in yourself. Loved the ending too ....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Summers End July 4 2000
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This book was about a woman who never sees her husband because hes always away on business. Deanna is a really good painter, but her husband insists she paint for fun, that she didn't need a career and one in painting was for second rate people. At the begining of summer Deanna meets a art dealer who thinks her paintings are wonderfull and wants to sell them in art gallerys. In the mean time they fall in love ... and make a promise that the relationship will be over at summers end. Deanna feels guilty at first, but the more they are together, she forgets about her husband... and the more they begin to wish the summer will never end. Later Deanna finds out that her husband has been having a affair for years. I left out a considerable amount of the book. This book has tragedy, love, lies, decite and much, much more. I would definetly recommend this book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! Dec 8 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is the first Danielle Steele book that I've read and it will definitely not be the last. I couldn't put it down. By the time I got to chapter 25, I was wishing that I could read faster. I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen to the characters. I was kind of torn between 5 and 4 stars. I decided 5 stars because after 2 weeks after finsihing the book, I'm still thinking about it. I can't stop thinking about Ben and Deanna. Why I even entertained a 4 rating is that this story involves adultery. In the beginning of the book, it's quite clear what's going to happen and I didn't like that there was betrayal involved. As I continued to read, I fell in love with Ben. It took a while to like Deanna because an affair is still an affair but then I eventually started to feel for her. Overall, I recommend this book to anyone who likes a good love story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! Dec 8 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is the first Danielle Steele book I've read and it will definitely not be my last. I really enjoyed reading this book. By the time I got to chapter 25, I was wishing that I could read faster because I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen. I was torn between 5 and 4 stars. I chose 5 stars because it has been 2 weeks since I finished the book and I'm still thinking about it. Why I even entertained 4 stars is because the characters committed adultery. From the very begining you can tell that this was going to happen and I didn't like that betrayal was involved. As I continued to read the book, I fell in love with Ben. It took a while to like Deanna because an affair is still an affair but I enventually started to feel for her. Overall, I recommend this to anyone who likes a good love story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! Dec 8 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is the first Danielle Steele book I've read and it will definitely not be my last. I really enjoyed reading this book. By the time I got to chapter 25, I was wishing that I could read faster because I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen. I was torn between 5 and 4 stars. I chose 5 stars because it has been 2 weeks since I finished the book and I'm still thinking about it. Why I even entertained 4 stars is because the characters committed adultery. From the very begining you can tell that this was going to happen and I didn't like that betrayal was involved. As I continued to read the book, I fell in love with Ben. It took a while to like Deanna because an affair is still an affair but I enventually started to feel for her. Overall, I recommend this to anyone who likes a good love story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! Dec 8 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is the first Danielle Steele book I've read and it will definitely not be my last. I really enjoyed reading this book. By the time I got to chapter 25, I was wishing that I could read faster because I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen. I was torn between 5 and 4 stars. I chose 5 stars because it has been 2 weeks since I finished the book and I'm still thinking about it. Why I even entertained 4 stars is because the characters committed adultery. From the very begining you can tell that this was going to happen and I didn't like that betrayal was involved. As I continued to read the book, I fell in love with Ben. It took a while to like Deanna because an affair is still an affair but I enventually started to feel for her. Overall, I recommend this to anyone who likes a good love story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book!!
This good book. Woman have sad and happy summer. Not too hard book. You read, you like.
Published on June 25 2004
3.0 out of 5 stars vacation mess
How would you feel if your husband goes on a summer vacation and you discovered he is madly in love whereas you have been cheating on him after the death of your daughter in a... Read more
Published on Dec 12 2003 by Michael Churchill Dibulo
5.0 out of 5 stars "Lonely Wife SpellsTrouble For Hubby"
I loved this story!!! The action is fast-paced and the romance sizzles! Buy this one a nd then buy a few copies for friends they will be glad you did!!!
Published on Oct. 15 2003 by Joan Tyler
5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good Book!
I enjoyed this book very much. I'm surprised that this one wasn't made into a TV-Movie (i.e. Once in a Lifetime, The Ring, No Greater Love, Fine Things), but I still liked it. Read more
Published on Aug. 18 2003 by Amy Griffin
5.0 out of 5 stars i havent read this book yet, but i have something to say
I really really hate that she uses the same names in a lot of her books. It drives me insane. She is always using, Grace, Liz, Andrew.. Read more
Published on May 24 2003 by ashley aten
2.0 out of 5 stars Maybe I'm Old-Fashioned and Moralistic...
...but I found myself DISLIKING Deanna. Even though her marriage was more or less over, AND her hubby was having an affair of his own, that didn't make her decision to commit... Read more
Published on Oct. 16 2002 by "nillaorchid"
5.0 out of 5 stars A book about choices
This was a super book, one to curl up with or take to the beach..you can't put it down though! This is a story about life and it's tragedies. Read more
Published on April 25 2002 by Theresa W
5.0 out of 5 stars An outstanding inquiry showing us that there can be more
This is the first Danielle Steel book that I have ever read. Of all the others that I have truly enjoyed, this is the one I keep coming back to. Read more
Published on Dec 5 2001 by Jessica
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