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Rehash of "Father Knows Best"
Reviewed in the United States on April 15, 2019
I'd never read Danielle Steele before and assumed this novel was written in the early 1970s given its simple plot and clear anti-feminist message. The main character is one-dimensional, there is little character development (other than our heroine's reiteration that her father, her editor, and her husband were correct), and for pages and pages nothing really happens. Alexandra publishes, she meets a man, and lies, over and over again. I assumed that a novelist that would write about creative plots and twists and turns might insert at least one in her own novel, but Danielle Steel is the antithesis of Alexandra Winslow / Alex Green. I would have enjoyed this book when I was 13 in the early 70s. Never reading DS again.