- Title: Rushing Waters
- Author: Danielle Steel
- ISBN: null
- Page: 153
- Format: Kindle Edition
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Danielle Steel fearlessly tackles a catastrophe and its aftermath with characters who are joined together by accident, then share their vulnerabilities, regrets, losses, and hopes Hurricane Ophelia is bearing down on New York City And in a matter of hours, six people, along with their families, friends, and millions of other New Yorkers livinNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Danielle Steel fearlessly tackles a catastrophe and its aftermath with characters who are joined together by accident, then share their vulnerabilities, regrets, losses, and hopes Hurricane Ophelia is bearing down on New York City And in a matter of hours, six people, along with their families, friends, and millions of other New Yorkers living around them, will be caught up in the horrific flooding it unleashes Ellen Wharton has flown into New York from London, regardless of the weather and her husband s worry The successful interior designer is intent on seeing her lively architect mother and has an important personal appointment to keep But despite Ellen s urging, when the storm hits, seventy four year old Grace Madison refuses to leave her Tribeca apartment in the midst of the evacuation zone, and they must eventually wade through chest high water to the police boats outside British investment banker Charles Williams is traveling on business but is also eager to see his young daughters, who live with his beautiful, estranged ex wife in SoHo Desperate to find them, he checks the shelters where thousands have taken refuge and runs into Ellen and her mother Juliette Dubois, a dedicated ER doctor, fights to save lives when the generators at her hospital fail NYU students Peter Holbrook and Ben Weiss, living in a shabby downtown walkup, are excited by the adventure of the approaching hurricane, refuse to evacuate, and settle in with junk food and beer until their building threatens to collapse Should they swim for it or not A day of chaos takes its toll Lives, belongings, and loved ones are swept away Heroes are revealed as the city and New Yorkers struggle to face a natural disaster of epic proportions And then the real challenge begins, as the survivors face their futures, with damage to repair and scars to heal Keenly observed and brilliantly told, this is an unforgettable story that proves that while life can change in an instant, even the darkest storm can bring forth courage, resilience, unexpected joy, and new life And it reminds us all that nature, at its fiercest, is a powerful force nothing and no one can resist.From the Hardcover edition.
Recent Comments "Rushing Waters"
This was a quick read. I liked it but didn't really warm up to the characters. Some were just not likeable and the others just didn't grasp me. The story had inspiring elements but I just could have done without a few of the characters POVs or even them being in the story. Overall, a quick read to entertain you for an evening.
She just needs to quit writing. It all sounds the same anymore.
Not her best. Saw where most of the storyline was going to go.Should have made a whole book around the college kids.
3.4 Danielle Steel has her writing down to a science. She has a new background topic each timebut similar outline. it the characters and have an enjoyable read. Background topic is hurricane hitting NYC, with main characters, Ellen, Charles, and Peter. " You can never predict what's going to happen in life." But with a DS book your chances are pretty good.
This is so not a disaster book. What could have been a great departure for Danielel Steel is just another thinly veiled beautiful woman story who loses almost everything but also manages to find an amazing apartment in NYC after a hurricane that only lasts for about three chapters. Seriously? Just don’t even pick it up.What I loved: The dogs don’t die in the book. Thank goodness. Nothing else.What I didn’t love: Let’s see…why have additional characters (Juliette, Charles, and Peter) if [...]
This was awful. This is my first and LAST time ever reading this author. I guess it's what I should expect from a grocery store novelist but still- this was extra bad. The concept for the story sounded cool (I'm all about those Day After Tomorrow scenarios and I love stories about storms and natural disasters). Well that is not what this is. This is a (very bad) romance following a million different boring and unremarkable characters as they make idiotic decisions through a hurricane in New York [...]
Well. Danielle Steel. I read almost all of her books throughout the decades. Although I haven't entered most of them here on , I will get around to it sometime. The thing about her books is that she writes about how people can be resilient and kind, even in the trying, though usually very contrived times she writes about. I am willing to be taken away by her stories - some better than others - when I need a little break from some of the other books I read. I like how her characters are usually h [...]
In my 48 years on this planet, I'd never read a Danielle Steel novel. I wish I hadn't read this one.I'm giving it two stars because it's not the most awful thing I've read, but I would certainly prefer to have those hours I spent on it back. The plot should be exciting and full of action, but it felt slow, the characters are not sympathetic or relatable, the writing is high school-ish at best. Ugh.
This could have been a great book, or a couple of books. Stories are intertwined, but the characters seem flat. I feel she should have fleshed out the major characters, and eliminated some the others.
The depressing stands out more than the positive in this story of lost and found love in the midst of tragedy. 4 of 10 stars
Great book Danielle, I loved it it took me a bit to finish this. I want to see Danielle do something out of New York, maybe Nashville, Los Angeles something!
Typical Danielle Steel, but a good, quick read. Would have liked more on the blossoming romance between the ER doc and OES worker. Just OK for me as really nothing new from the author. 4 out of 10.
Another solid piece of work from Danielle Steel. In this book, we follow the lives of Ellen Wharton, Charles Williams, Juliette Dubois and Peter Holbrook and how they survive Hurricane Ophelia. Most of the characters interacted with each other in some way, which is a staple with Steel. Charles and Ellen meet on a plane to New York. Juliette and Peter meet at a hospital. I guess I don't really have much to say about this book. It was very character driven, which is another staple of Steel's novel [...]
I don't know what's going on with Danielle Steel. I'm not sure if she has other people writing her stories for her these days or what. But, she is whipping out about 1 book every other month. So, the books that she has been doing the last few years are just so-so. Her ability to tell a story used to be incredible. She drew you in immediately and kept the plot moving along. Her characters were all very vivid and you felt whatever they were going through. But the last 4 or 5 books I've read by her [...]
I don't even know where to begin with this book. Ms. Steel seems to have lost her touch. I didn't connect with any of the characters, and two of the storylines were simply completely superfluous and unneeded. This book was billed to be about the interconnection of lives amid the tragedy of Hurricane Ophelia, but it failed miserably. The only characters the book truly focused on were Ellen and her mother, Grace. The hurricane was nothing more than a plot device, and the actual storm took up no mo [...]
A novel about a hurricane that hits New York City. A story about various groups of characters and how their lives are impacted because of the catastrophe. I was intrigued by all of them. I fond this book to be a quick read and I liked it a lot. I've read most of this author's books and I'm liking her latest books, including this one, more than last year's books. I recommend this one highly!
I enjoyed this book. There were a lot of characters and I didn't get the satisfaction at the end of the story that I usually get from Danielle Steel's books. There were characters that were sort of left hanging. I like my happy ever after all tied up with a nice pretty bow and this book didn't deliver that.
I am usually a huge Danielle Steel fan but just couldn't get into this book. It is one of the rare times I put it down before I finished. Will not stop me from reading her in the future, just not interested in these largely one dimensional characters.
Once again DS created a story that was timely, weaving tragedy with adversity & family. Her books are like comfort food.
So I literally picked this book up after Harvey hit. My mother in law had given it to me. I didn't even know what it was really about. I had never read a Danielle Steel book! I was surprised! I really enjoyed it. It was an easy read, the characters were relatable and likeable. Nothing super special about it, but it kept me from being bored. Plus it was interesting to read after Hurricane Harvey and can only imagine what our brothers and sisters went through. Easy read, would recommend for a lazy [...]
I'm a huge Danielle Steel fan. I loved this book!
Throughout the book, I wanted to know what next was to happen to Ellen. Enjoyed the flow of events.
Have not read her in a long time. I loved loved loved this book.
I could feel the emotions flowing off the pages during the tragic event.
Very Good!As always Ms. Steel has written a beautiful moving story about moving on after the devastation of a hurricane. Highly recommend!
I have to say that I honestly do not believe that I have ever read a book by Danielle Steel that I didn't absolutely love! Every single book that I have read by her has been fantastic! Whenever you pick up a book by Danielle you can be sure that you are getting your money's worth. The characters are always so well thought-out that you are immediately captivated by them. There are some I remember because I totally loved them and there are some that I really disliked, but either way, I remember th [...]
I really enjoyed this book and the descriptive writing. I didn't see the need for the characters of Juliette, Peter and Ben. I felt they did not add the to story line and since they didn't interact with the other characters they were not needed. I liked all the other characters and the story should have just revolved around them. I thought it was over mentioned how destroyed lower Manhattan was. At one point I was thinking enough already. I also found similarities to her book "Amazing Grace" in [...]
Same criticism for this book as I had for previous one: too many characters and subplots. It feels like Steel is producing many books lately but none are fully realized in terms of a main character and plot development. I miss the old Danielle Steel novels with a strong main character. Ellen could have been this character along with her mother as a secondary character but every few chapters, a short story about the young college boys or the emergency room doctor took over or the father who wante [...]
I really did not like this book. There are too many characters and the ending was just plain boring. I really didn't care what happened with Ellen at all.The premise was gooda hurricane hits New York City. However, the subplots seemed like a few short stories trying to be blended into one book and the stories were explained rather than woven.I think my Danielle Steele reading days are over.
This book had an interesting premise of natural disaster, but once again didn't live up to my expectations. Once again, this book was predictible and flat. I feel like all her story lines are the same (rich, powerful women, infidelity etc) with too many meaningless subplots that took away from the main context of the story. I always ask myself why I keep reading these, but I just can't help myself as they're a bit of a guilty pleasure and good for when I need something like.
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