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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,005 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Danielle Steel Narrator: Rob Webb Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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India Taylor lived in a world of manicured lawns and neatly maintained calendars: a merry-go-round of Little League, piano lessons, and Cape Cod summer vacations. With four wonderful children, India believed in commitment and sacrifice, just as she believed in Doug, the man she married 17 years before. For India, this was the promise she made, the life she had chosen—not the award-winning career as a photojournalist she once had. It was a choice she had never truly regretted. Until she begins to regret it with all her heart.

India couldn't pinpoint the exact moment. Perhaps it was the last time her agent called, begging her to take an assignment Doug insisted she turn down. Or perhaps it was when Doug told her he thought of her as a companion and someone to take care of their kids, and not much more. At that moment, the price of the sacrifices she'd made began to seem high.

And then, she met Paul Ward. A Wall Street tycoon married to a bestselling author, Paul lived life on his own terms, traveling the world on his own yacht. India hadn't planned to become Paul's friend. Anything more was unthinkable. Yet talking to Paul was so easy. India could share her dreams with him, and offer comfort when Paul suffers a heartbreak of his own. And while Paul urges India to reclaim her career, Doug is adamantly against it, determined to keep her tied to the home. But with Paul's encouragement, India slowly, painfully, begins to break free, and find herself again.

Rediscovering her creativity and her courage, India uses Paul like a beacon on the horizon, sharing intimate phone conversations with a man half a world away, a man who never stops reminding her of all that is possible for her. India is changing, and nothing in her life will ever be the same again. Not her marriage. Not her friendship with Paul. And when India is presented with an irresistible opportunity, she makes a heart-wrenching decision, leaving a safe, familiar place-and the people she loves there-to move into the terror of the unknown.

Bittersweet is her story, a story of freedom, of having dreams and making choices to find them. With unerring insight, Danielle Steel has created a moving portrait of a woman who dares to embark on a new adventure and the man who helps her get there. Her painful, exhilarating journey inspires us all. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lorma | 2/14/2014

    " Bittersweet is one of Danielle Steel's best books.A wonderful story -Set in Cape Cod. It is a story of survival and finding oneself again. India,the main character is very likable and easy to relate to on many levels. One can not help cheering her on her up and down journey in life. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Joyce | 1/29/2014

    " The story is quite boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Amy | 1/15/2014

    " Typical Danielle Steel story - good entertainment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jennie | 1/14/2014

    " I have been in a D.S. mood lately. I even challenged myself to try and read all of her books which is a big challenge because she has 65 + books. this was a pretty good one. The title definitely fit the book and it was a pretty true to life story. "

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