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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,372 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Danielle Steel Narrator: Joseph Siravo Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2000 ISBN: 9780553753264
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Danielle Steel's 49th bestselling novel is a story of courage and loss, of the power of family and the strength of the human soul.

Life was good for Liz and Jack Sutherland. In eighteen years of marriage, they had built a family, a successful law practice, and a warm, happy home near San Francisco, in a house on Hope Street. Then, in an instant, it all fell apart. It began like any other Christmas morning, with joy and children's laughter. But for Jack Sutherland, a five-minute errand ends in tragedy. And suddenly, Liz is alone, facing painful questions in the wake of an unbearable loss.

How can she go on without her husband, her partner, her best friend? How can she grieve when she must console five devastated children, including one with special needs of his own? Powered by her children's love, Liz finds the strength to return to work, to become both mother and "daddy," coaching her youngest son for the Special Olympics. And one by one the holidays come and go before her eyes: Valentine's Day without flowers and without Jack...Easter...July 4.... Then, just weeks before Labor Day, a devastating accident sends her oldest son to the hospital—and brings a doctor named Bill Webster into her life. Bill becomes a friend to Liz as he slowly heals her shattered son.

And as the long days of summer blend into fall, a new relationship offers new hope, and Liz reflects on what she has, on what she's lost, on the little blessings that give strength when nothing else is left. Then, with the first anniversary of her husband's death approaching, and with it another Christmas in the house on Hope Street, Liz will face one more crisis before she can look back at a year of mourning and change—and ahead to the beginning of a new life.

The House on Hope Street is about learning to live again after you think life is over, about getting up when you have been knocked down, again and again. It is about cherishing small miracles, and believing in big ones. It is above all about hope.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandy | 2/18/2014

    " This was a short one. I read it in 1 day. It was good but very predictable. I wish Jack had been around longer before he died & I wish the three daughters were bigger characters, she hardley even mentions 2 of them. I wasn't crazy about Bill either. I guess it was pretty good but too short. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Colletta | 2/17/2014

    " nice read but very predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachael | 2/13/2014

    " As usual, fast paced and touching. Liz has a very strong and resilient character. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 sofi | 2/13/2014

    " it was her worst book, i guess i prefer books with more story in it, but it's just too simple, and i would never do what the main character did. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doug | 2/1/2014

    " One of the better Danielle Steel novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mona Schisler | 1/25/2014

    " Starts off slow , you will cry , overall good book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 1/16/2014

    " Very good. Would have liked the ending to be a little longer. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Linda Terblanche | 1/16/2014

    " ....... Give me a mills & boons any day "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gerger02 | 12/27/2013

    " Barely better than the last book I read by this author. Never again will I read a book from this author. I see others love her writing. Must be me.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 12/1/2013

    " This is another beautiful romance from Danielle Steel about a couple enduring a lot, until life intervenes. A good read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 uthe^_^ | 11/20/2013

    " was almost cried when i read it T_T "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Booksdingle | 10/23/2013

    " I am not a big fan of this author but read this after thinking it sounded interesting from the blurb on the back and have to say I did enjoy it. A story with a bit of everything - romance, thrill, sadness, happiness "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Penny Bolton | 5/7/2013

    " Loved it, as I do all of Danielle Steel's books. They aren't romances as many think. She's just an awesome author!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teresa | 12/20/2012

    " Not too bad. This was an easy read. I felt sorry for the main character loosing her husband on Christmas and left with 5 kids that's gotta be hard. I don't know this book was just okay for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 10/21/2012

    " This is one of Danielle Steel's recent bests. This book is both touching and heartwarming. I always recommend her books to friends and this will be near the top of the list! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sylvia | 10/4/2012

    " Awful book...looked like a summary.nothing was fleshed out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammy Tresenriter | 4/27/2012

    " Excellent book. I cried while reading it. It was so well written that I felt like everything was happening to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Britney | 4/7/2012

    " This was one of her better books, but its also an oldie. I really enjoyed the main character. She did a great job at writing her like your normal everyday woman. I cried thoughout the book several times, which never happens with me. This book has mixture of romance, touching moments and suspense. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rose | 11/22/2011

    " I read the book twice within 2 weeks....cried & cried! This story tells about how deep her love to her late husband & to take care 5 young children.Shes a strong lady facing up all the challenges and cope with her future life! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 9/3/2011

    " Well, it was admittedly predictable, but not in a negative way (at least, for me). I loved the plot (though not exactly the most original one I've seen), and although I could predict the ending, it was the ending I wanted, so I wasn't disappointed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kasi Lou | 6/26/2011

    " I know I listened to the book previously. But I don't remember when it was. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erika | 6/1/2011

    " Typical Danielle Steele- nothing surprising, triumph over tragedy blah, blah. Easy read got me through a snow storm. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachael | 3/14/2011

    " As usual, fast paced and touching. Liz has a very strong and resilient character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 1/3/2011

    " i really enjoyed this book but boy did i cry "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Booksdingle | 12/22/2010

    " I am not a big fan of this author but read this after thinking it sounded interesting from the blurb on the back and have to say I did enjoy it. A story with a bit of everything - romance, thrill, sadness, happiness "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 7/17/2010

    " awesome book read my stepmom's copy of it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stasha | 7/9/2009

    " Shows up that life is full of tragic unexpected surprises but that in order to move on, we must be willing to do so. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Malinalda | 6/8/2009

    " Awful book...looked like a summary.nothing was fleshed out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rose | 3/23/2009

    " I read the book twice within 2 weeks....cried & cried! This story tells about how deep her love to her late husband & to take care 5 young children.Shes a strong lady facing up all the challenges and cope with her future life! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kasi | 3/21/2009

    " I know I listened to the book previously. But I don't remember when it was. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teresa | 1/12/2009

    " Not too bad. This was an easy read. I felt sorry for the main character loosing her husband on Christmas and left with 5 kids that's gotta be hard. I don't know this book was just okay for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erika | 12/17/2008

    " Typical Danielle Steele- nothing surprising, triumph over tragedy blah, blah. Easy read got me through a snow storm. "

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About the Author
Author Danielle Steel

Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with over six hundred million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include: Big Girl, Southern Lights, Matters of the Heart, One Day at a Time, A Good Woman, Rogue, and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina’s life and death.