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The Resource Precious gifts, Danielle Steel

Precious gifts, Danielle Steel

Label
Precious gifts
Title
Precious gifts
Statement of responsibility
Danielle Steel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Handsome, widowed, sophisticated, utterly charming, Paul Parker won the heart of a wealthy young Frenchwoman--the daughter of an American financier, the granddaughter of a major French art connoisseur--as his second wife. In two marriages, he has fathered a challenging son and three very different daughters. But as irresponsible as he was irresistible, he ultimately shrugged off the demands of marriage and parenting to pursue life as an international bon vivant. Raised by their mother with all the care and resolve their father lacked, the three Parker sisters have become vibrant, self-reliant young women: Timmie, the oldest, a fiercely dedicated social worker in New York; sweet, nurturing Juliette, proprietor of a fledgling bakery in Brooklyn; and their younger sister, Joy, who is struggling to build an acting career in Los Angeles. While they love their mostly absent, glamorous father, he has left them with a legacy of impermanence and uncertainty in their own relationships with men. And with no strong role model to guide him, Paul's son has gone from one failure to another, even while his stepmother makes excuses for him, as he seethes with jealousy of his younger sisters. Now, after a long illness, Paul has slipped away peacefully in his sleep, and his family has gathered together to read his will. As his final wishes are revealed, his son is forced to face reality as an adult. And his daughters see a new side to their father--one that shows a caring man trying to redeem himself with a different, lasting legacy. He has made a very personal bequest to each of his daughters, carefully designed to help each achieve her own unique dreams and find true happiness. But Paul has saved the biggest surprise for his ex-wife Véronique: a secret from the past that shakes her world and sets her free. He leaves her a gift that remained a mystery for their entire marriage, and she begins a search to discover its history and rightful owner
Summary
After his death, three sisters discover a new side to their father when his bequests give them the power to pursue their dreams, while their brother is forced to face reality as an adult
Storyline
Tone
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10451097
Cataloging source
ATWFP
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Steel, Danielle
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Fathers
  • Families
  • Fathers
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Legacies
  • Mothers and daughters
Target audience
adult
Label
Precious gifts, Danielle Steel
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000055403849
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9780593069035
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)920782132
Label
Precious gifts, Danielle Steel
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000055403849
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9780593069035
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)920782132

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