Title: All That Glitters
Author: Danielle Steel
Publication Date: November 17, 2020
Page Count: 281
My rating: 3 1/2 stars
About the book:
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In Danielle Steel’s dazzling new novel, a young woman must overcome tremendous adversity in her quest to find herself and achieve real happiness.
Nicole “Coco” Martin is destined to have it all. As the only child of doting and successful parents, she has been given every opportunity in life. Having inherited her mother’s stunning beauty and creativity, along with her father’s work ethic and diligence, she has the world at her feet. Her graduation from Columbia is fast approaching, and with it the summer job of her dreams working at a magazine. Between work, leisurely weekends at her family’s home in Southampton, and spending as much time as possible with her best friend, Sam, life couldn’t be better—until tragedy strikes. Coco’s beloved parents are killed in a terrorist attack while on vacation in France.
Now devastated and alone, Coco must find a way to move forward and make her way in the world without the family she loved. Determined to forge her own path and make her parents proud, Coco pursues her dreams, dazzled by exciting opportunities that come her way. Her goals are to think outside the box—and always play by her own rules. As she finds herself drawn to charismatic, fascinating men, each relationship will teach Coco new lessons, some delightful, some painful. She will come to realize what matters, and how strong she truly is—and in the end, she will discover herself.
Richly exploring one woman’s poignant journey through life, All That Glitters is a compelling tale of challenges, heartbreak, discovery, and triumph, a powerful reminder that all that glitters is not the essence of life. And what is truly worth having was right there in our hands all along.
All That Glitters by Danielle Steel is yet another romance from this long standing author. Anyone following my reviews has probably heard me say before that I’ve been picking these new books from Danielle Steel probably more out of nostalgia than anything else as her style never changes and it isn’t exactly my favorite but sometimes I find a winner in the story she has crafted too.
All That Glitters introduces readers to Nicole “Coco” Martin who was raised by wealthy parents and given all the opportunities in the world. Coco is a bit naive but with a good work ethic despite being raised with wealth. Just as Coco is about to graduate college and begin her career she gets a phone call that rocks her world. Coco’s parents were killed and now she is alone in the world. Coco’s left with a trustee handling her new wealth and set out to begin her career and perhaps find love.
The first thing I always warn readers after finishing one of Danielle Steel’s novels is that she has a style that can feel a bit like an info dump to speed through introductions or time jumps in a story. I’ve gotten used to this style and hope that the characters, settings and situations will win me over because I do find that sometimes I do love them, this time was a bit up and down while reading. Coco makes some really dumb moves as she navigates her new life but I was also engaged in finding out how her story would turn out. In the end I would stay this latest romance rated at about three and a half stars for me, worth the read but not a favorite.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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