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Author: Danielle Steel Narrator: Kathleen McInerney Publisher: Brilliance Audio Audio Length: Release Date: February 2010 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781423388289

Publisher Description

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. 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. 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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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Yet another amazingly empowering story of strong, sensitive women, who find their own healthy, happy path and recover from narcissistic abuse. I love how she didn’t write the pretty sister to be a stuck up, mean girl, but made them both equally beautiful on the inside. Such an encouraging story and realistic as always! "

    - Ella Lumi, 12/23/2021
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It was a decent Danielle Steele book. Although it sure centered on her weight issues. "

    - Merceda, 6/27/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This book speaks to every woman. Either as a daughter, mother or friend. More serious than her other books. Entertaining. "

    - Sally, 6/26/2011
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " found it in a hotel in portugal. wouldn't recommend it unless similarly desperate for literature! "

    - Vanessa, 6/26/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It was a good book, but I thought that it could have been a bit better. I didn't really care for the ending. I kept hoping for something better for Victoria. "

    - Edith, 6/23/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " This book does her talent no justice. It's as if she wrote it for the sake of writing and not because she had inspiration of any sort. It skimmed the one repeated theme so many times it's beginning to get boring half-way through. There's no depth to the book that draws the reader to it. "

    - Yvonne, 6/22/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Danielle Steel is getting to repetitive in her writing. The first part of the book was pretty boring. "

    - Chris, 6/11/2011
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " snoozefest - predictable and boring, just needed an easy read but not that easy it was just a 'nothing' no drama, no crime, no nothing at all. Was going to be cheeky and take it back after the first couple of chapters but bottled that so got stuck with it...this can go off to the charity shop. "

    - Sarah, 6/10/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " One of the best books I have read by Steel. Had a great story line and made you stop and think how we view people. Beauty is what is on the inside not the outer appearance. I would highly recommend this book as a must read. "

    - Valerie, 6/8/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I thought that the book was really good. It is a light summer read. I could really identify with the Girl and her weight issues. Danielle Steel writes a pretty good book. "

    - Doris, 6/3/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " As good as all Danielle Steel books and a quick read. I read it in one day. I love almost all of her books. "

    - Lyn, 6/3/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was a good book but it seems like there is a lot missing at end of the story... Maybe a series coming? Does she finally stick up to her father herself? "

    - Kali, 6/2/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Easy summer read but pretty boring. "

    - Amanda, 6/1/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Felt like I had a friend in Victoria. "

    - Gina, 6/1/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I really thought it was a great book....I loved victoria and I cheered for her all the way through ...and her parents needed some slaps ..Danielle did it again great work .... "

    - Lisa, 5/31/2011

About the Author

Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with almost a billion copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include many acclaimed novels. She is also author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina’s life and death; A Gift of Hope, a memoir of her work with the homeless; Pure Joy, about the dogs she and her family have loved; and the children’s books Pretty Minnie in Paris and Pretty Minnie in Hollywood.

About the Narrator

Kathleen McInerney won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2011 and was a finalist for the Audie in 2010 and 2015. Her narrations have also earned several AudioFile Earphones Awards. She has performed in New York and around the United States in both classical and contemporary theater. Her credits also include television commercials, daytime drama, radio plays, and a broad range of animation voice-overs.