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Title:Big Girl
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ISBN:0385343183
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Number of Pages:323
Category:Romance, Fiction, Chick lit, Contemporary

Big Girl by Danielle Steel

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Big Girl In this heartfelt and incisive new novel Danielle Steel celebrates the virtues of unconventional beauty while exploring deeply resonant issues of weight self image sisterhood and family .

A chubby little girl with blond hair blue eyes and ordinary looks Victoria Dawson has always felt out of place in her family especially in body conscious L A Her father Jim is tall and slender and her mother Christina is a fine boned dark haired beauty Both are self centered outspoken and disappointed by their daughter s looks When Victoria is six she sees a photograph of Queen Victoria and her father has always said she looks just like her After the birth of Victoria s perfect younger sister Gracie her father liked to refer to his firstborn as our tester cake With Gracie everyone agreed that Jim and Christina got it right .

While her parents and sister can eat anything and not gain an ounce Victoria must watch everything she eats as well as endure her father s belittling comments about her body and see her academic achievements go unacknowledged Ice cream and oversized helpings of all the wrong foods give her comfort but only briefly The one thing she knows is that she has to get away from home and after college in Chicago she moves to New York City .

Landing her dream job as a high school teacher Victoria loves working with her students and wages war on her weight at the gym Despite tension with her parents Victoria remains close to her sister And though they couldn t be more different in looks they love each other unconditionally But regardless of her accomplishments Victoria s parents know just what to say to bring her down She will always be her father s big girl and her mother s constant disapproval is equally unkind .

When Grace announces her engagement to a man who is an exact replica of their narcissistic father Victoria worries about her sister s future happiness and with no man of her own she feels like a failure once again As the wedding draws near a chance encounter an act of stunning betrayal and a family confrontation lead to a turning point .

Behind Victoria is a lifetime of hurt and neglect she has tried to forget and even ice cream can no longer dull the pain Ahead is a challenge and a risk to accept herself as she is celebrate it and claim the victories she has fought so hard for and deserves Big girl or not she is terrific and discovers that herself

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socialite and her lover a Jewish writer at the beginning of Hitler s ethnic cleansing campaign results in tragedy for Kassandra s children especially her beautiful daughter Ariana When her father and brother disappear Ariana is arrested by the Reich Facing imprisonment and repeated rape at the hands of unscrupulous soldiers who desire to humble the lovely blond Ariana jumps at the opportunity to become a cook for a kind Nazi officer Gradually the two are able to put the specter of war behind them and fall in love But calamity strikes again leaving Ariana alone once more and running for her life Desperately sick and pregnant Ariana lands in New York part of the wave of refugees brought there by relief organizations Sponsored then befriended then betrayed by the Liebman family Ariana slowly recovers in time for the Christmas birth of her son And Noel a kind man who loves Ariana gives her the strength to make a life for herself and for him which she does finally finding true happiness Danielle Steel creates a tale of the phases of life and love that we all experience against a brutal background that hopefully will i not i be experienced ever again i Alison Trinkle i, i On a June day a young woman in a summer dress steps off a Chicago bound bus into a small midwestern town She doesn t intend to stay She is just passing through Yet her stopping here has a reason and it is part of a story that you will never forget i br br The time is the s when life was simpler people still believed in dreams and family was very nearly everything The place is a small midwestern town with a high school and a downtown a skating pond and a movie house And on a tree lined street in the heartland of America an extraordinary set of events begins to unfold And gradually what seems serendipitous is tinged with purpose A happy home is shattered by a child s senseless death A loving marriage starts to unravel And a stranger arrives a young woman who will touch many lives before she moves on She and a young man will meet and fall in love Their love so innocent and full of hope helps to restore a family s dreams And all of their lives will be changed forever by the precious gift she leaves them br br b The Gift b Danielle Steel s thirty third best selling work is a magical story told with stunning simplicity and power It reveals a relationship so moving it will take your breath away And it tells a haunting and beautiful truth about the unpredictability and the wonder of life, Four sisters a Manhattan brownstone and a tumultuous year of loss and courage are at the heart of Danielle Steel s new novel about a remarkable family a stunning tragedy and what happens when four very different young women come together under one very lively roof br Candy it s the only name she needs is blazing her way through Paris New York and Tokyo as fashion s latest international supermodel br Her sister Tammy has a job producing the most successful hit show on TV and a home she loves in L A s Hollywood Hills In New York oldest sister Sabrina is an ambitious young lawyer while Annie is an American artist in Florence living for her art On one Fourth of July weekend as they do every year the four sisters come home to Connecticut for their family s annual gathering But before the holiday is over tragedy strikes and their world is utterly changed br Suddenly four sisters who have been fervently pursuing success and their own lives on opposite sides of the world reunite to share one New York brownstone to support each other and their father and to pick up the pieces while one sister struggles to heal her shattered body and soul Thus begins an unscripted chapter of their lives as a bustling house is soon filled with eccentric dogs laughter tears friends men and the kind of honesty and unconditional love only sisters can provide But as the four women settle in they are forced to confront the direction of their respective lives As the year passes and another July Fourth approaches a season of grief and change gives way to new beginnings as a family comes together to share its blessings and a future filled with surprises and ultimately hope br With unerring insight and compassion Danielle Steel tells a compelling story of four sisters who love and laugh struggle and triumph and are irrevocably woven into the fabric of each other s lives Brilliantly blending humor and heartbreak she delivers a powerful message about the fragility and the wonder of life