Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Title:  Winners
Author:  Danielle Steel
Publication Information:  Delacorte Press, Random House Publishing Group, Random House LLC, Penguin Random House Company. 2013. 239 pages.

Book Source:  I read this book just because.

Favorite Quote:  "We can't protect them, or even ourselves. Life happens. We make the best of it .... That's all you can do."

Lily Thomas is a young woman training for the US Olympic ski team. She is that good, and has dedicated that much of her life to the sport. Bill Thomas is her fathers - a widower, a successful business man, and a man whose world revolves around his daughter.

One day, a tragic accident alters Lily and Bill's life forever. This book is about what comes after - about rebuilding a life when all that you dream of and live for can no longer be. Surrounding Lily and Bill are the doctors, co-workers, and friends - each with their own story and their own need for starting over.

This book offers a lot of what Danielle Steel fans expect. The people are beautiful. Some, if not many, are "that kind of rich." Things have a way of working out.

What I enjoy about this book is that it has a consistent theme running across the different characters in different situations. The theme of starting over - after death of a loved one, after illness, after catastrophic injury, after hardships in life. This theme gives the book a bit more substance and brings the book closer to real life.


  1. Warm greetings from the South of Brasil :)
    Danielle Steel's books (specially the ones who have not been translated into my language yet) always appeal to me as a quick and easy reading or the kind of one I can read from my e-reader under a shade enjoying the outdoors and not having to use much of a dicitionary.
    I enjoyed it mostly as the father's struggle for accepting his daughter's new condition in life and his original ideal of the Lily Pad as a tribute.
    On the other hand, I had too much of limousines and fancy stores, private jets and fancy schools and top notch hospitals. I got this idea that depressed me sometimes like 'money buys it all' or 'if you are rich it won't hurt that much' just as you said.
    We can notice that 'always cute, beautiful and polite Lily' never had an infection or a health setback.

    Favorite quote : "What blesses one blesses all '

    I like this blog

    1. Simone,

      Thank you so much for stopping by and for taking time to comment. I have never been to Brazil, but it is definitely on the list of places I would love to see.

      I agree with your assessment of Danielle Steel. I have only read her books in English, and am fascinated to see how well they translate. My favorite this about her books is that you get what you expect. An easy read where things work out.

      Thank you again for stopping by and happy reading!