Child's Play

Child's Play

A Novel

Large Print - 2019 | First large print edition
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A senior partner at a prestigious New York law firm, Kate Morgan couldn't be prouder of her three grown children. Tamara, Anthony, and Claire all went to great schools, chose wonderful career paths, and would have made their father proud. A single mother for years after the death of her husband, Kate keeps a tight rein on her family, her career, and even her own emotions, never once asking herself if she truly knows her children... During one hectic summer in Manhattan, Kate's world turns upside down. One child has been keeping an astonishing secret while another confesses to an equally shocking truth. A wonderful match and picture-book wedding are traded for a relationship that shakes Kate to her core. A totally inappropriate love affair and an out-of-wedlock baby complete the chaos. Challenged as a mother, Kate struggles to keep up with the dizzying and escalating chain of events, and begins to realize that she has a part to play in the chaos. Because Kate too has kept secrets from her children. Sometimes the surprising choices our children make are the right ones... better than what we wanted for them. More often than not, parenting is about letting go of our dreams and embracing theirs.
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, [2019]
Edition: First large print edition
ISBN: 9780593168233
Branch Call Number: FIC
Characteristics: 320 pages ; 24 cm
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Feb 06, 2020

I've read tons of Danielle Steel books over the years. I've liked some more than others and seriously disliked a few. I loved this book! Yes predictable after a while but so entertaining. A definite keeper!!

Jan 31, 2020

This book tries to portray a family which the writer seems to indicate as being dysfunctional. However, in this day and age it is such families who are normal. Steel has done a good job of creating a story where three children who stop being perfect in every way and 'act out.' Each of the children changes his or her life and Kate Morgan the mom takes it as a personal failure. The book plays out well and ends in an all's well that ends well.

Nov 03, 2019

A good story and a quick read. The characters were diverse, the story moved well until the 3/4 point, even though at times it is unbelievable. I found the ending was put together as almost a bail out as she had nothing more to add to the story. Predictable Danielle Steele with her family dynamics.

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