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Family is not always blood
Reviewed in the United States on January 8, 2021
Every new Danielle Steel book is better than her last.
Neighbors is set in San Francisco, and tells the story of Meredith White, a former actress who now lives in recluse with her caretakers. After an earthquake makes her neighbor's homes uninhabitable, Meredith invites them to live with her and now becomes involved in their lives. She also discovers that behind closed doors, everyone has their own stories. One neighbor beats his wife and his children live in fear of him, another neighbor is blind and has live in help, a third is a single man who has no interest in marriage, and goes through women like water.
Meredith also meets Charles, who has gone around to make sure that all the homes are now inhabitable. Their friendship turns to romance, and Charles helps her get rid of her current caretakers, who are stealing from her and becomes a savior to one of her neighbors and her children. He also is her support when dealing with her estranged daughter and her actress granddaughter who wants to star with her in her next film.
A great story that shows that the family that we are born in may not be the family that supports and loves us as we age.
I received an advanced copy from Net Galley and am reviewing it voluntarily.