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Joven hermosa consentida egoísta e impulsiva El uiere tener hijos pero ella no está dispuesta a hipotec. I ve read almost every book that Danielle Steel has written This though is my absolute favorite I re read this every 2 or 3 years Family history spans over a couple generations Just fabulous


Thurston House

Ambientada a finales del siglo pasado en California ésta es la apasionante historia de un amor poco meno. Danielle Steel Thurston House Dell 1983Over the past uarter century or so Danielle Steel has sold novels than there are people in America Fifty three books with sales at present according to Steel s website of than four hundred sixty three million She s one of a handful of novelists who have not had a single book go out of print in decades Remember those old Slim Whitman late night TV ads talking about how he d sold albums than Elvis and The Beatles Well Danielle Steel really HAS She s the Slim Whitman of the book business So what is it I asked myself for years that makes people read Danielle Steel so obsessively What is it about her books that makes them so all fired popular I must have known I would eventually want to know the answer because some years back I picked up a worn out dog eared copy of Thurston House And thus my education in mass market romance beginsTo start with every bad thing I ve ever heard about Danielle Steel novels is absolutely the case Whoever does her editing needs to be boiled in oil The grammar is atrocious Ellipses scurry about the pages like ants on a rich man s corpse Sentences like The sun sank slowly into the hills framing the lush green splendor of the Napa Valley are endemic That s the opening sentence of this five hundred page epic The book itself is so overwritten as to make a Presidential speech sound spare and to the point Keeping my cynicism in check I decided that couldn t be the reason for hundreds of millions of books sold and that her fans were reading in spite of not because of these things And so I dug a bit deeperHypothesis number two sex Romance novels have sex right Well they contain sex Though most used bookstore owners will swear up and down they have no idea how so many of them got on the shelves so Everyone s familiar with the clich of the Fabio fronted bodice ripper Maybe so but not in Danielle Steel s novels Five hundred pages and two sex scenes that are less explicit than anything to be found in Victorian erotica Ever read Victorian erotica Nuns read Victorian erotica when they want to take their minds off lustful thoughts So okay it s not the explicit sexual content Deeper we goCould it be erm plot This one centers as should be obvious from the title around Thurston House a mansion built in San Francisco after the Civil War by Jeremiah Thurston He builds it for his young Georgia wife Camille It turns out to be the only thing about being married to Jeremiah that Camille really likes so she ends up absconding to France with a penniless Count and leaving Jeremiah with the house and a daughter Sabrina Sabrina is actually the main character of the book one remembers wistfully Mervyn Peake s words about wanting to write an epic novel wherein the main character is only a few months old after many thousands of pages and wonders when Steel read those words and grows up to be that rarest of things a career woman at the turn of the century Complications etc As far as plots go it s actually not all that bad The book may be overwritten but Steel does know how to keep the pages turning and while everything that happens therein is predictable she at least keeps the reader s ire in check by making sure it doesn t become too predictable until a few pages before whatever large event is coming up happens While Americans have given up steak tartare for Big Macs even the most jaded McFreak needs a Whopper once in a while There has to be something than thatCharacters Oh please Jeremiah Thurston falls in love with three different women in the book s first twenty five pages well okay he s been seeing one of them for six years but he falls in love with the other two within five minutes of meeting them and he meets them within a week of one another I mean come on Even if everyone else in the novel had been drawn with the precision of the characters in say a Don DeLillo novel and perfect consistency Jeremiah s antics at the beginning would have been enough to cause aspersions to be cast Well let me clarify It s not just Jeremiah s antics it s the motives that Steel ascribes to them I ve read than enough good books where a randy main character goes rutting with multiple women in relatively few pages Those books though don t offer the hope that said randy main character will drop everything and marry whichever one says yes first Life just doesn t work that way To be fair Steel lets us know she realizes this Camille remember her says of her father that he has a mistress in New Orleans and everyone including her mother knows this She mentions this while asking Jeremiah if he s going to be that way He of course says no and sticks to it despite shabby treatment from Camille And of course everyone we meet especially in the supporting roles is so beautiful it hurts to look at themIt was at about this point in my ruminations ed note originally typed there ruinations Indeed that it dawned on me what it is that Danielle Steel has that so deeply affects tens of millions of fans and causes them to buy hundreds of millions of novels A few paragraphs back I mentioned that good old Victorian erotica You know the type Men get simultaneously scandalized and titillated by the flash of a bare ankle and the closest anyone gets to sex is that time honored sport of struggling with her corset While no one would accuse Ms Steel of being Victorian in her writing style thankfully the morality in her books has a distinct air of nineteenth century ueen about it We never see anyone having sex unless they re a married or b getting married Sex between the unmarried is only hinted at in the most obliue terms Those who have been married before who are generally good folk and ripe to get married again are either widowedwidowers or were those who were left not those who did the leaving This is an hypothesis on my part Jeremiah is the only one in this book with a main part who gets left and he s too married to his work to find a new wife Those who do the leaving are vile creatures worthy of contempt by the reader there s never a situation in which someone could have a good reason for leaving a spouse Men are perfectly beastly to women at times and rape is even hinted at but always with an eye towards plot advancement No one in the book has a character that is any shade of grey everyone is either good or evil Parties can switch sides if necessary to advance plot Besides every romance novel needs a pair who are originally at each other s throats before falling madly in love And most assuredly and one would think most offensively to female readers is that while the heroine may prove herself to be a self sufficient and capable career woman in a male dominated society over the objections of all around her surmounting insurmountable odds in order to do so the career woman is only a career woman as long as is necessary The purpose of the woman in the romance novel is to marry and beget childrenOnce you ve got your head around the particular form of escapism that takes 1900 era morals into account everything falls into place Steel is read for the same reasons other romance authors are but her formula contains a particular set of rules that are stricter than most I started out wanting to learn why so many people read Danielle Steel I seem to have done so The idea that so many millions of people could wholeheartedly embrace such strictures as actual ideals for the way the world should be is cause for intense painful despair That s not the fault of the book itself however It does what it sets out to do It creates its own fantasy world consistent one assumes with that of the other fifty two mega bestsellers that have flowed from Ms Steel s pen populates it and gives the reader a story within it that conforms to its rules It is safe and predictable It would be better were some uppity editor to curtail Steel s overwhelming use of ellipses and adverbs but must be given some grudging respect for its readability Still as much as I try not to fault the book itself for its moral structure I can t help letting some of that creep in I ve tried Danielle Steel now I ll stick with Barbara Michaels Dean Deanna Dwyer Koontz Janis Flores and other liberated romance novelists

REVIEW Thurston House

S ue imposible Jeremiah es un hombre a carta cabal honesto trabajador abnegado y ambicioso Amelia es una. I had read this years ago and needed something else to read A nice story and probably one of D Steel s better books I don t usually make a habit of reading this writers books as they always seem to be the same story just different locale and names

10 thoughts on “Thurston House

  1. says:

    Danielle Steel Thurston House Dell 1983Over the past uarter century or so Danielle Steel has sold novels than there are people in Am

  2. says:

    This is my um teenth DS novel I’ve read to date some I’ve likedsome I’ve hated This one I liked Really liked This may be a front runner for one of my favorites of her novels Thurston House is the story of Jeremiah Thurston the legacy that he built It’s divided into 3 different “books” I’m a sucker for a good epic Historical fiction novel this one fit the bill At over 500pages it’ll take you awh

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    As the book begins Jeremiah Thurston is the richest man in California having made a fortune with the land and mines in Napa Valley he inherited

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    If you are looking for a book that TRULY takes you on a journey this is the one in true Danielle Steel fashion she takes you through generations of turmoil heartbreak and PAIN but you cannot put it down its wonderf

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    I had read this years ago and needed something else to read A nice story and probably one of D Steel's better books I don't usually

  6. says:

    This was my first novel I ever read many many years ago It was this book that got me hooked on reading I laughed cried even got angry only to laugh out loud again Thinking I might read it again

  7. says:

    I can't remember how many times I have reread this book Every second every detail is just fantastic

  8. says:

    I really liked this book It took place in the late 1800's early 1900's This book really made you love the character of Jeremiah and you were sad to see him die The one thing that was hard to believe was how Sabrina lost both mines and ended up broke I knew Camille would show up eventually but I'm surprised Sabrina's son Jonathon turned out like he did Really good book though

  9. says:

    I've read almost every book that Danielle Steel has written This though is my absolute favorite I re read this every 2 or 3 years Family history spans over a couple generations Just fabulous

  10. says:

    This was the very first Danielle Steele book I readI could not put the book down Hencenew addiction DANIELLE STE

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