Blessing in Disguise: A Novel

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Random House Publishing Group, 2019 - FICTION - 288 pages
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * In Danielle Steel's remarkable new novel, one of her most memorable characters comes to terms with unfinished business and long-buried truths as the mother of three very different daughters with three singular fathers.

As a young intern at an art gallery in Paris, Isabelle McAvoy meets Putnam Armstrong, wealthy, gentle, older, and secluded from the world. Isabelle's relationship with Putnam, and her time at his château on the Normandy coast, are the stuff of dreams. But it turns real when she becomes pregnant, for she knows that marriage is out of the question.

When Isabelle returns to New York, she enters a new relationship that she hopes will be more stable and traditional. But she soon realizes she has made a terrible mistake and again finds herself a single mother.

With two young daughters and no husband, Isabelle finally and unexpectedly finds happiness and a love that gives her a third child, a baby as happy as her beloved father. And yet, once again, life brings dramatic changes.

The three girls grow up to be very different women, and Isabelle's relationship with each of them is unique. While raising her girls alone, Isabelle also begins building a career as a successful art consultant. Then one final turn of fate brings a past secret to light, bonds mother and daughters closer, and turns a challenge into a blessing.
 

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User Review  - LoriKBoyd - LibraryThing

3.5 Stars for this family drama/romance. I haven’t read a DS novel for quite some time, so this was a nice reprieve from historical fiction or heavier drama I usually enjoy. Great read for beach or a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kris_Anderson - LibraryThing

Blessing in Disguise is an intriguing tale. Isabelle McAvoy has led a unique life with her father and, thanks to his influence, pursues a degree in art history. Her degree and appreciation of art is ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
27
Section 3
37
Section 4
51
Section 5
79
Section 6
91
Section 7
105
Section 8
115
Section 11
155
Section 12
171
Section 13
187
Section 14
197
Section 15
215
Section 16
227
Section 17
239
Section 18
247

Section 9
131
Section 10
143
Section 19
271
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Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world's most popular authors, with almost a billion of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include Silent Night, Turning Point, Beauchamp Hall, In His Father's Footsteps, The Good Fight, The Cast, 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; A Gift of Hope, a memoir of her work with the homeless; Pure Joy, about the dogs she and her family have loved; and the children's books Pretty Minnie in Paris and Pretty Minnie in Hollywood.

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