The Long Road Home (Danielle Steel)

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At age 6, our heroine, lovely Gabriella Harrison, a rich kid on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, “looked startled much of the time, like an angel who had fallen to earth, and had not known what to expect here.” What Gabriella gets is a mother like Lucifer and a father who slips out to sleep with Italian prostitutes while Mrs. Harrison is busy breaking Gabriella’s spirit–and sometimes her bones. Gabby’s tormentor makes the real-life moms in Mommie Dearest and Mommy Dressing look sweet.

Gabriella gets a better break when her parents divorce and dump her in a convent. She meets a sensitive, older man with a deep, dark secret, and pretty soon they’ve got some steamy erotic secrets in common.

Unfortunately, he’s a priest, and troubles erupt that are too much for any confessional to contain. Soon Gabriella is living on the East Side again, only this time in Mrs. Boslicki’s boarding house, where the richness in people’s hearts makes up for their relative material poverty. A kindly, retired Harvard English professor resembling Einstein nags her into trying her hand and purging her demons as a writer. “When I say you have talent, young lady, I mean it,” says Professor Thomas. “They didn’t hire me at Harvard to grow bananas.” Will Gabriella have the courage to confront her talent? Can she face her past at last, conquer the future, and land a man to share it? Hey, is this a Danielle Steel novel or not? –Tim Appelo

The Long Road Home (Danielle Steel)

3 Responses to The Long Road Home (Danielle Steel)

  1. Anonymous says:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The Long Road Home, October 13, 2016
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    Another winner by Danielle Steel. After reading this story I felt as if I knew the heroine Gabrielle, Gabby. She put such depth into this character that after each tragedy she insures you alternate between crying and cheering for her. It’s hard to believe that this is,a novel and not a biography! I can’t wait for my next one!!!
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  2. Anonymous says:
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Extreme violence, June 4, 2016
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    I really felt for the character but how much physical torture can a young girl endure? I felt it was a but much at times and had mostly sad feelings throughout the book.
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  3. Anonymous says:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Awsome, June 29, 2016
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    Have not read a bad book yet by Danielle Steel. Just wish I didn’t read them so quick. Just cannot but it down once I start reading.
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