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  • Thurston House
  • Danielle Steel
  • English
  • 05 June 2017
  • 9780751505610
Thurston House

Thurston House characters å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ambientada a finales del siglo pasado en California ésta es la apasionante historia de un amor poco meno. This is my um teenth DS novel I ve read to date some I ve likedsome I ve hated This one I liked Really liked This may be a front runner for one of my favorites of her novels Thurston House is the story of Jeremiah Thurston the legacy that he built It s divided into 3 different books I m a sucker for a good epic Historical fiction novel this one fit the bill At over 500pages it ll take you awhile to get through but it will hold your interest Book 1 introduces you to Jeremiah Thurston Napa Valley CA 1860 She opens the novel with laying down the foundation that the rest of the epic is built upon Thurston is a small time owner of a uicksilver mine beginning his life with his young bride A lost battle with influenza takes the life of his bride he spends the next several decades in bachelor dom building up his mining empire Alone with his housekeeper Hannah she becomes the mother figure he never had she in turn becomes a pivotal character in the novel On a cross country train ride to Atlanta middle aged Thurston meets Amelia falls immediately in love however its not reciprocated a strong friendship is built that also transpires throughout the rest of the novel Once in Atlanta he meets the very young 17year old Camilia Beauchamp she uickly becomes his wife Now I LOVE a good villain in a novellove them I have a weakness for nastiness debauchery bitchiness arrogance vile great villain characters no surprise my favorite movie characters are Wicked Witch of the West the Evil ueen in Snow White Cruella DeVille from 101 Dalmatians They just make things interesting insert maniacal wa ha ha laugh Camille definitely falls under the category of villain Evil Right from the beginning she weaseled her way into Jeremiah s heart as only a young girl can do to a middle aged man he s beyond loaded with money she is the uintessential gold digger He even had clues prior to the wedding that she had ulterior motives but chose to ignore them Being so young he knew she d never be happy living in the very desolate country lifestyle that was Napa Valley at the turn of the century so he built her a grand house Thurston House in San Francisco at the time it was marveled as being the grandest house in the country comparable to the Castles of Europe After the wedding she made his life miserable as well as the life of his staff friends Even though Danielle Steele emphasizes what a victim Thurston is to Camille my sympathies were limited towards him There was moments of abuse he raped her which resulted in her pregnancy something she was adamantly against But he thought she d grow out of that mindset eventually she cheated left him to move to Paris He never divorced her so you knew she was going to show up later in the novel with malicious intent raised his daughter Sabrina to believe she had died when Sabrina was a baby Books 2 3 are about Sabrina s early later years I really really liked what Danielle Steel did with this character Talk about a ball buster Thurston mines are beyond booming grape vineyards are added into the mix Biggest mining industry in the country rivaled only to that by their arch rival the Harte mines The first few chapters are about Sabrina coming of age as a late teenager when her father unexpectedly passes away Sabrina takes on the challenge of managing the mines vineyards This is pre WW1 era she s a female is 18 to boot Needless to say she had to grow a huge pair I loved the chapters how she toughened up had to fight her way to keep her father s business afloat It was no surprise that eventually she fell in love with the owner of her arch rival John Harte married settled into a relaxed life with her running the vineyards her real passion him running the mines They have a child together Jonathan but she once again finds herself alone when John dies tragically in a train accident She raises John as I imagine any child in that situation would be raised as spoiled ROTTEN He s showing the same character traits of Camille Steel brilliantly brought her character back to life through Jonathon although spoiling him obsessively to make up for Sabrina s lack of being involved in his life probably didn t help eventually through a series of events Jonathon as an adult is introduced to Camille realizes it is his Grandma connivingly brings her back into Thurston House to take over Sabrina s life money because he s mad his mom didn t buy him a new car I wish that part of the story would ve drug out longer because I really enjoyed it but it only lasted a few chapters During Book 3 Sabrina loses the mines is forced to sell most of her belongings is only able to hold onto the vineyards which she only manages to stay afloat when she s introduced to Andre Antoine father son wine makers from France who help build up her wine empire Eventually she marries Andre they have a daughter together Dominiue Plenty of secondary characters are throughout this novel Mary Ellen Spring Moon Dan Richfield Hannah Amelia Arden whom are all instrumental in the shaping of events Typical Danielle Steel style she uses the backdrop of history to give a personal feel to the story WW1 2 the Great Depression the California Gold Rush hot debatable topics domestic abuse rape women s rights abortion even religion divorce When you mix that with late 19thearly 20th century ideals it can create an interesting story I definitely recommend this novel even if you re not a Danielle Steel fan it does have some romance it s a heavy book not necessarily a light read Its full of lots of history hot debatable topics It ll piss you off it ll make you smile some parts will make you laugh at the absurdity of that time period s thinking It s one of her early ones circa 1985 but still a good find for me 99 at a used bookstorescore

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Thurston House characters å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free S ue imposible Jeremiah es un hombre a carta cabal honesto trabajador abnegado y ambicioso Amelia es una. I had read this years ago and needed something else to read A nice story and probably one of D Steel s better books I don t usually make a habit of reading this writers books as they always seem to be the same story just different locale and names

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Thurston House characters å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Joven hermosa consentida egoísta e impulsiva El uiere tener hijos pero ella no está dispuesta a hipotec. I really liked this book It took place in the late 1800 s early 1900 s This book really made you love the character of Jeremiah and you were sad to see him die The one thing that was hard to believe was how Sabrina lost both mines and ended up broke I knew Camille would show up eventually but I m surprised Sabrina s son Jonathon turned out like he did Really good book though