Prodigal Son

Twin boys grow up in the same family, in the same town Dramatically different, they become bitter enemies, even as children one good, one bad One leaves his peaceful hometown, but when all else fails, the prodigal son returns, twenty years later, moving into his parents lakeside cottage But the reunion of the brothers, sweet and healing at first, exposes shattering reTwin boys grow up in the same family, in the same town Dramatically different, they become bitter enemies, even as children one good, one bad One leaves his peaceful hometown, but when all else fails, the prodigal son returns, twenty years later, moving into his parents lakeside cottage But the reunion of the brothers, sweet and healing at first, exposes shattering revelations
Prodigal Son Twin boys grow up in the same family in the same town Dramatically different they become bitter enemies even as children one good one bad One leaves his peaceful hometown but when all else fails

  • Title: Prodigal Son
  • Author: Danielle Steel
  • ISBN: 9780385343152
  • Page: 202
  • Format: Hardcover
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    About the Author

    Danielle Steel

    Since 1981, Ms Steel has been a permanent fixture on the New York Times hardcover and paperback bestseller lists In 1989, she was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for having at least one of her books on the Times bestseller list for 381 consecutive weeks But Guinness was premature The fact is that one or of Ms Steel s novels have been on the New York Times bestseller list for over 390 consecutive weeks Twenty one of Ms Steel s novels have been adapted for television, each earning high ratings and critical acclaim, including two Golden Globe nominations for JEWELS, a four hour mini series that starred Anthony Andrews In addition, Ms Steel is the author of the Max and Martha series of books for young readers They are ten illustrated storybooks written to comfort the young as they face problems, such as a new stepfather, new baby, new school, loss of a grandparent, and other crucial dilemmas in a child s life She has also written the Freddie books, four of them, about real life situations in children s lives, like a visit to the doctor and the first night away from home Ms Steel has also written nonfiction, HIS BRIGHT LIGHT, about the life and death of her son Nicholas Traina, released by Delacorte Press in September 1998 and immediately jumped to the New York Times Non Fiction bestseller list and Having a Baby She has also written a book of poetry entitled LOVE POEMS BY DANIELLE STEEL In 2002, Ms Steel was decorated by the French government as an Officier of the distinguished Order of Arts and Letters, for her lifetime contribution to world culture She was awarded the second highest rank of the Order Ms Steel also has a passionate interest in emerging contemporary artists She has had an art gallery for several years, and and continues to sponsor and organize free lance art shows and events to show the work of emerging and mid career artists She has a degree in design herself In addition to her writing, Ms Steel has varied philanthropic interests She founded and runs two foundations, one named in honor of her late son, The Nick Traina Foundation, which funds organizations involved in mental illness and child abuse The second was established to assist the homeless She has won numerous awards for her personal work with mentally ill adolescents and children Ms Steel maintains a passionate interest in the welfare and well being of children, particularly those in jeopardy She has raised nine children of her own And they continue to keep her busy, as she juggles writing and family Her family is her first priority, despite her many interests From an education in New York and Europe to a professional background in public relations and advertising, and teaching, Ms Steel moved on quickly to her literary career and has been hard at work writing ever since She wrote her first book at nineteen Often, she works on five books at a time researching one storyline, writing another, and editing the third Still, she often spends two to three years researching and developing a single project In the heat of a first draft, it is not uncommon for her to spend eighteen to twenty hours a day glued to her 1946 Olympia manual typewriter Family, children, and young people are the central focus of her life, and her passion, which frequently shows in her writing She deals with the themes that touch on the most pressing issues of real life, which makes her books universal, and touch so many people She is fascinated by the pressing life situations that affect us all, how people handle them and are often transformed as a result And her novels have explored subjects such as kidnapping, incest, mental illness, suicide, death, divorce, adoption, marriage, loss, cancer, war, among others She also frequently writes about historical themes, shedding new light on familiar historical events with meticulously accurate research Despite her varied interests and activities,

    256 Comment

    • Suzanne said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 03:37 AM

      You know when you read a book, and you anxiously turn pages with excitement ? This was missing at every step of the way, and in every imaginable way. So generic was this story and just in general, very, very disappointing. I don’t at all aim to put authors down in my reviewing process, but this was just plain bad I'm afraid to say Unrealistic is ok in fiction, as often that’s what it’s all about most of the time, but not when delivered with zero attempt of ‘anything’ - it’s just simp [...]

    • Coleen Mcconnell said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 03:37 AM

      Typical Danielle Steel, I always read her newest book, and every time, I say it's the last. Ultra rich couple, loses everything, wife leaves, hubby devastated. Family issues, but everything is always devastatingly difficult, Peter is destitute but seems to have money to fly to London, LA, Spain, etc. Falls in love with his exSister in law, who is tiny and beautiful and so delicately fragile, yet strong. Shall I go on? Every page is filled with such adjectives and she repeats previously stated fa [...]

    • Debbie said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 03:37 AM

      Please, someone at Delacorte Press - edit Ms Steel's next book. Her style of writing is ridiculously repetitive, and I've taken to skipping over the endless restatements of the same darn thing. Once again, Ms. Steel has created characters who live in a make-believe world. Yes, the story had the potential to be interesting when the protagonist, Peter, loses his Wall Street job as a result of the financial market collapse. Suddenly, he's paying alimony and child support, but he's still spending mo [...]

    • Gayle Cappelluti said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 03:37 AM

      I have not read a Danielle Steel book in a long time, but I remember clearly always loving her writing. I don't know what happened! Either I grew up, or she has lost her touch.This obvious tale of twin brothers who are diametrically opposed in every way was predictable and so very slow. But worse than that, it was so repetitive, I felt like pulling my hair out. Doesn't she realize that she keeps saying the same things over and over? ANDher favorite word seems to be and. She starts a sentence wit [...]

    • Rebecca said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 03:37 AM

      I had never read anything by Danielle Steel before and I was a little apprehensive about reading this one as a lot of the time when an author has a large number of books published there is generally a lower quality to the stories. However, I found Prodigal Son to be a very enjoyable read.Danielle Steel has this really nice style of writing. It just flows on really nicely and I found myself flicking happily through the pages and really enjoying the story that Danielle Steel was weaving.The story [...]

    • Dawn said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 03:37 AM

      I feel that this book could have been fifty pages. All the other pages in the book are just Danielle Steel repeating what she had previously stated. It just blows my mind that so many people actually praised this book. I feel that maybe if you have memory problems and you need things constantly repeated that you might find the book enjoyable or pleasurable to read. I did not find this pleasurable, only highly annoying. I also found it painful that the first 50 pages of the book was about poor Pe [...]

    • Daniela Bosque said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 03:37 AM

      Good short story that if edited would have been about 50 pages long. I felt insulted by the author every time she repeated over and over facts peviously stated in the story. Is this a book for slow mentally challenged people that needs to be reinforced with repetition to igest the info?The publisher did not edit this book. Or is it the fame and the need of an author and its publisher to fulfill the year's quota as per contract? Now I can understand how an author publishes 3 or more books. They j [...]

    • Mike said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 03:37 AM

      Even though I did finish this novel (somehow) I am adding it to my "tried to read/didn't like" bookshelf. It has been quite a while since I left a one star rating. And it's not so much that this is a terrible novel -- its just not for me. I'm sure there is an audience of readers who are just fine with being watered down, with constant repetitiveness and reminders of nuggets that have no later revelation. Not to mention a level of detail and background on granular items such as recipes and menus [...]

    • Laurie said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 03:37 AM

      Good comforting read, it's been a long time since reading her and glad I picked this one up.

    • Missy said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 03:37 AM

      welcome back Danielle steel!!!!!! this book is the reason I kept being a loyal fan. one of the reasons I am a book lover is because of Danielle steel! her early work left me content and wanting more. as the years progressed. I felt as though she had fallen into a mainstream outline in each book, but I kept reading everything she put out, and it has paid off Prodigal Son was a wonderful book. with story telling of one the best authors out there. The story had a good pace and intrigue, kept u want [...]

    • Dora said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 03:37 AM

      DISCLAIMER: I did not finish this book. I am giving 2 stars for the storyline - it sounded really interesting. I couldn't make it past Chapter 3, however, because of Steele's repetitive style. I listened to Steele's 'Granny Dan' on a roadtrip years ago and enjoyed it. I can only assume that if was this repetitive, it wasn't noticeable because I was driving and not listening as thoroughly as I would have read it.

    • Pamela Morton said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 03:37 AM

      I got this book from my local library. havent read any of hers in awhile and knew this was one of her new ones. it was another great book by her. really recommend it for fans of hers, and anyone that likes a little romance, humor and some mystery. its about this doctor slowly poisoning his wife, dealing with elderly patients , drugging them to get their money and homes. really good read.

    • Alina Literatura pe tocuri said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 03:37 AM

      Fiul risipitor nu este o carte romantica, asa cum am crezut initial. Am citit-o foarte greu pentru ca nu am putut empatiza cu personajele, iar povestea nu a reusit sa ma impresioneze deloc. Nu cred ca am sa mai cumpar pe viitor carti de Danielle Steel. Imi este dor de povestile ei de altadata. Ultimele aparitii sunt slabute. Din pacate.

    • Kylie Lacovich (The Reading Cow) said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 03:37 AM

      DNF @ 21%. I felt like I was reading the same things over and over. There were a lot of repetitive words and phrases and I just couldn't get the flow of the story. Might re visit at a later time

    • Susan Becraft said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 03:37 AM

      Another bestseller for Danielle SteeleReading a book written by Danielle Steele is akin to eating a light, pleasing dessert after consuming a heavy meal. Prodigal Son is no exception. The story of twins who grew up hating each other is formulaic, yet entertaining. Peter, a Wall Street whiz, loses his job, his money and his wife in the financial crash that took down Lehman Brothers and other investment banks.When his wife leaves him and he sells all their possessions, Peter moves to his childhood [...]

    • Felicia Bianco said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 03:37 AM

      This was my first Danielle Steele book and most likely my last. The author's style of writing was repetitive. How many different times can she say the same thing? Instead of reading the story with details, I felt like I was being told everything with no detailsbut over and over again. Felt very amateur. And thend then. .d then. eesh how annoying! Due to the redundant and bland writing style it should have received one star.ever I gave it two because I felt the storyline was somewhat promising de [...]

    • Jen said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 03:37 AM

      This is not the typical formula romance writing Ms. Steel is known for. There was a plot twist, an obvious one but still a twist. The repetitive phrases are still present in her writing. This is an improvement from the last dozen or so books I've read by this author.

    • Vannessa Anderson said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 03:37 AM

      Prodigal Son was an excellent study on human behavior. Prodigal Son was well written, well paced, and on point. Prodigal Son was one of author Steel’s better stories. Mel Foster’s storytelling kept me mesmerized.

    • Oliviana Georgescu said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 03:37 AM

      "Fiul risipitor" este o carte interesantă și captivantă, pe care nu poţi să o laşi din mână odată ce ai început-o. Avem în carte două povești în care descoperim că o viață întreagă nu e suficientă uneori să cunoști omul de lângă tine. Chiar dacă întâmplările din carte sunt de un dramatism extrem, unele teme abordate sunt de actualitate: incertitudinea legată de ziua de mâine, pierderea locului de munca şi impactul acestui lucru, fragilitatea căsătoriei, relațiil [...]

    • Jacki said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 03:37 AM

      Really struggled to get past the awful writing and get through this. So, so bad.

    • Eliz L said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 03:37 AM

      give me Jackie Collins any day

    • Saraswati Urao said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 03:37 AM

      Will go with more books of Danielle Steel's. Really ends so well . i am fully satisfied with the Prodigal Son.

    • Pam said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 03:37 AM

      Prodigal Son is by Danielle Steel. This is a novel about families, especially siblings, who find themselves separated by their own actions. Peter McDowell was a victim of the financial fall of Wall Street on October 10, 2008. The financial business he worked for had folded and all the stock he held in the company was now worthless. He had already told his wife and sons that they would have to sell their apartment in New York, their house in the Hamptons, and their cars. He was without a job for [...]

    • Yunita Taman said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 03:37 AM

      Awalnya kupikir ini kisah tentang reuni dua bersaudara, ternyata makin ke tengah makin luluh lantak bayanganku. Siapa kira ada sesuatu yang sangat gelap tersembunyi di lembar-lembar halaman buku ini, kejutannya benar-benar memutarbalikkan seluruh kisah, kalau diceritakan nanti malah jadi spoiler, jadi biarlah sepenggal saja kesannya. Selain dari kejutan itu ceritanya masih khas Danielle Steele, panjang narasinya dan cukup repetitive, tapi sangat bermakna. Entahlah apa orang lain akan bisa menikm [...]

    • Merceda said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 03:37 AM

      One of Steel's better books. Less Paris and San Francisco and New York, more of Massachusetts, and a very sick family. A sociopathic twin son who kills elderly people and slowly attempts to kill his wife, Maggie, who he controls by giving her tons of medications and not letting anyone ever see her. He keeps her inside the house, and mostly in bed through the tons of drugs that he gives her. And his twin brother, who he always picked on over their childhood, who ended up being dyslexic, but who w [...]

    • Pat said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 03:37 AM

      Audio book. I haven't read anything by Danielle Steel for a long time. It was different than a lot of hers. Not an out-and-out romance novel. Simple and I could foresee the ending, but it was an enjoyable "listen". Michael & Peter are estranged twins. Michael stayed in the small town and followed his father's footsteps and becomes the beloved country doc who sacrifices his life to take care of his patients and his invalid wife. Peter goes to New York and earns tons of money until he loses hi [...]

    • Rebecca said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 03:37 AM

      Estranged brothers reunite after 15 years apart and Secrets are Revealed. ***SPOILER ALERT***: But is everything as it seems? Is the "bad" brother from childhood still the black sheep of the family, or have the roles been reversed?Another typical Danielle Steel. Her run on sentences, repetitive information, disjointed sentences and reminders of the main facts of the story drive me absolutely bonkers. This has been my mom's favorite author for 25+ years as well as my tradition to buy them for her [...]

    • Reema D'Souza said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 03:37 AM

      The first few chapters of the book, made it seem like an ordinary tale about the usual sibling rivalry and the brothers eventually making peace with each other. But that is not what it is. Danielle Steele converts what sounds like a ordinary tale to something extraordinary. What one sees does not have to be real no matter how real it looks. That is what this book is about. Read it and you will know! A brilliant read. It took me a while to finish it as the first few chapters dragged a little but [...]

    • Sarah said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 03:37 AM

      You always know what you're getting with a DS novel: Rich, stunningly beautiful perfect American family, some sort of tragedy happens which everyone eventually overcomes despite the odds, and they all live happily ever after. The end. I don't know why I keep reading them. The only reason I can think is that they are such easy reads they are good to slot in between more difficult books (like a palate cleanser, as another reviewer put it). I expect she'll write another one soon, she normally does. [...]

    • Janet said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 03:37 AM

      I really enjoyed this Danielle book.It was about twins who didn't get along growing up. When one loses everything he goes back to his hometown and bonds with his brother and his wife, who is ill. Then a terrible thing is discovered and this is the story of how that unravels in a small town where the 'good' brother is well liked. This was not a romance novel as much as a novel about family, forgiveness, and trust.

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