*The Gift

by Danielle Steele | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 038531292x Global Overview for this book
Registered by awakeagain of Port Murray, New Jersey USA on 11/5/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by awakeagain from Port Murray, New Jersey USA on Saturday, November 05, 2005
From Booklist
In reviewing the last few Steel novels, Booklist has tried to make the argument that the author and her readers deserve more respect than they get. Steel does not exploit the romance genre for its racy, dark, or semipornographic underpinnings; she has taken one element of the medieval love-tale, adapted its gentle, loving, and hopeful outlook to the modern world, and produced a satisfying set of variations on her theme. The Gift is Steel to perfection. A small work, it tells the tale of two 16-year-olds whose meeting restores life to both. The death of Tommy's little sister wrecks a family's happiness. The unwanted pregnancy of Maribeth threatens to ruin her attempt to lift herself out of an anti-intellectual and sexist environment. But when the two meet, love, support, sensitivity, and some much-needed wisdom redeem the bleak circumstances of their lives and bring the story to its satisfying conclusion. Clich{‚}ed, sentimental? Maybe, but Steel believes in the goodness of her characters and here, more than ever before, shows absolute faith in a simple tale of rewarded virtue. This is the author at her best: mature, to the point, refreshed by the tale of her young lovers. Not great art, perhaps, but in its own way almost perfect.

Journal Entry 2 by awakeagain at Weis Supermarket in Hackettstown, New Jersey USA on Sunday, September 09, 2007

Released 13 yrs ago (9/9/2007 UTC) at Weis Supermarket in Hackettstown, New Jersey USA



Released for bluestocking88's 100 wild releases

Journal Entry 3 by endlessrain981 from Derry, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, September 30, 2007
found in the lobby of the hotel where i work


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