Another of the Danielle Steel books from the pile that I was given, and one that I enjoyed.
I don't know if you read books by this author, I started reading them many decades ago and I used to really enjoy them. Now I find that I can take them or leave them more. The still feature similar themes and places, especially places that are familiar to me in San Francisco and that part of the world. However, I feel that the stories have changed and are not, in my opinion as good as they were.
Also I know that many of you are not a fan of this author, and I can understand why. However, I think that this one was a little different. My view of reading also is that it is better to read something than nothing. We cannot all be reading the highest literature all the time can we!
This book was written some 20 years ago and harks back, to me at least, to the sorts of Danielle Steel books that I remember. So I would give this book a big thumbs up! It was an interesting story, with some history thrown in, was based mainly in Europe with a smattering of San Francisco thrown in along with travels to other places in the world - as the title suggests.
Even if you are not a regular fan of this author I think that you would enjoy this book. It has history and a feeling of being a real story somehow.
So, what is this great story. The book centres around Audrey Driscoll and her sister Annabelle and later she comes to meet Charlie. Audrey and Annabelle were orphaned as young children and went to move in with their grandfather who bought them up. Audrey though really ran the household and bought up her sister. As Annabelle marries and leaves home Audrey evaluates her own life and sees that the time has come for some travel and adventure to satisfy her wanderlust spirit.
Audrey's travels take her to many places around the world. In some ways what happens is expected, but in others, could not have been foreseen at all. For Audrey or the reader of the book.
A journey to China has a life changing outcome for Audrey and she has to deal with what happens after that.
I will not tell you any more, other than if you read it you will enjoy it!
Next on the list is either another Danielle Steel - a much newer one - or the newest Bridget Jones Diary book. A bit of a toss up as to which one to choose. I think that I might catch up with some of my magazines before I start the next one!
You can read my other reviews from earlier in the year by clicking the pictures of the books in the sidebar on the right of this page.
Update 6.40 pm 20/9/15
I just read of the death today of novelist Jackie Collins after noting a remark in one of the comments on this post. Jackie Collins' works were probably viewed in the same vein as Danielle Steel's by some people, but they gave great entertainment to many of us over the years and it is sad to hear of the death of a well known writer.