The Sins of the Mother

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The Sins of the Mother

Format:  Hardcover,

354 pages

Publisher: Random House Inc

Publish Date: Oct 2012

ISBN-13: 9780385343206

ISBN-10: 0385343205

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Having missed much of her children's lives while she built a home-furnishings empire, Olivia Grayson arranges a family vacation in the Mediterranean in the hopes of rekindling ties only to confront painful interpersonal dynamics and unexpected revelations.

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Publisher: Random House Inc
Publish Date: Oct 2012
ISBN-13: 9780385343206
ISBN-10: 0385343205
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 354
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.25
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.5 x 10.0 x 1.25

About the author

Biography of Steel, Danielle

Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world's most popular authors with over 430 million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include: "The House on Hope Street", "The Wedding", "Irresistible Forces", "Granny Dan", "Bittersweet", "Mirror Image", "The Klone & I", "The Long Road Home", "The Ghost", "Special Delivery", "The Ranch", & other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of "His Bright Light", the story of her son Nick Traina's life and death. Her latest novel is entitled Southern Lights.

Book description

Every woman makes choices. And no one has made more difficult choices than Olivia Grayson. The enormously successful businesswoman missed out on much of her children’s lives while she built her legendary home-furnishings empire. In Danielle Steel’s character-rich new novel, Olivia faces the past, tries to balance the present, and makes amends where due, while still running her vastly successful business.

THE SINS OF THE MOTHER

As a way of making up to them for time lost, Olivia spends months every year planning a lavish holiday that everyone in her family will enjoy. This summer she has arranged a dream trip in the Mediterranean on a luxurious yacht, which she hopes will be the most memorable vacation of all. Her lavish gesture every year expresses her love for them, and regret at all the important times she missed during her children’s younger years. Her younger daughter, Cassie, a hip London music producer, refuses the invitation altogether, as she does every year. Her older daughter, Liz, lives in her mother’s shadow, with a terror of failure as she tries to recapture her dream of being a writer. And her sons, John and Phillip, work for Olivia, for better or worse, with wives who wish they didn’t. In the splendor of the Riviera, this should be a summer to remember, with Olivia’s children, grandchildren, and daughters-in-law on board. But as with any family gathering, there are always surprises, and no matter how glamorous the setting things don’t always turn out as ones hopes.

Family dynamics are complicated, old disappointments die hard, and as forgiveness and surprising revelations enter into it, new bonds are formed, and the future takes on a brighter hue. And one by one, with life’s irony, Olivia’s children find themselves committing the same “sins” for which they blamed their mother for so many years. It is a summer of compassion, important lessons, and truth.

The Sins of the Mother captures the many sides of family love: complex, challenging, funny, passionate, and hopefully enduring. Along the way, we are enthralled by an unforgettable heroine, a mother strong enough to take more than her fair share of the blame, wise enough to respect her children for who they really are, and forgiving enough to love them unconditionally.

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