Blessing in Disguise

Blessing in Disguise

A Novel

Book - 2019
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Isabelle McAvoy, private art consultant in New York City. The first half of the book focuses on her past, having three daughters with three different men and following her through each of those relationships. Her first love was a reclusive American living in France, much older than her, who was always a part of their daughter's life, though they never married. Her second husband went to prison for fraud when Isabelle was pregnant with her second daughter. And her third husband, her true love, drowned tragically a few months after their wedding. When the narrative switches back to present-day, Isabelle learns that she's losing her sight and hires an assistant. She bonds with each of her daughters, one in India, one in New York, and one in Tuscany, and falls in love with her assistant, Jack. She also reconnects with the son she gave up for adoption when she was 15 and her family grows stronger than ever.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2019
Edition: First Edition.
ISBN: 9780399179327
Characteristics: 277 pages; 25 cm

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fran_cine
May 20, 2019

This author usually follows her rags to riches narrative, and I enjoyed her modernization of her heroine in this book. This character, a single mom with three children from different fathers, would normally be a judged, frowned upon woman, yet she was raised into an authentic successful character of today. And of course, she finds love, but again with a different type of leading man. Enjoyed.

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Veevee88
May 12, 2019

Enjoyed this book. Interesting family and a feel good story in the end. Always enjoy Danielle Steel’s books.

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