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Book review: Silent Night by Danielle Steel

Title- Silent Night
Author- Danielle Steel
Publisher- Pan Macmillan India
Format- Paperback
Pages- 288
Genre- Fiction
Publication date- 7 March 2019

Book blurb:

Silent Night is a powerful family drama and an example of the world’s favourite storyteller, Danielle Steel, at her most moving and compelling.

Emotionally gripping and richly involving, Silent Night explores how the heart has mysterious healing powers of its own, and that sometimes the best things happen when we think all is lost . . . Danielle Steel’s latest novel is a deeply moving story of resilience, hope and the importance of family.

Paige Watts is the ultimate stage mother. The daughter of Hollywood royalty, Paige channels her own acting dreams into making her daughter, Emma, a star. By the age of nine, Emma is playing a central role in a hit TV show. Then everything is shattered by unforeseeable tragedy.

Now Emma is living with her Aunt Whitney, who had chosen a very different path from Paige. Whitney was always the career-driven older sister, loving a no-strings relationship and hating the cult of celebrity that enveloped their childhood. But at a moment’s notice, Whitney must change her life in every way.

Book review:

“Silent Night” by Danielle Steel is a heart-warming tale of two sisters and 9 year old star kid, Emma.

Paige Watts and Whitney Watts was the daughters of Hollywood royalty, Elizabeth Winston. Where Paige grew up watching her mother on the set of her movies wishing to be a star herself someday at the same time Whitney hated their childhood as the children of major star.

Paige eventually didn’t ended up good as an actress and decided to live her own acting dreams by making her daughter, Emma, a star.

Emma was outspoken and observant, smart as a whip, read voraciously and was precocious, since her whole life was lived among adults however, she was deprived of having a normal childhood, no time for school, no play dates, no friends other than fellow actors. She was the youngest member of the cast of a hit TV series.

Phychiatrist, Whitney had no idea about the unpredictable tragedy that would change her life forever. Emma met with an accident, looses her memory and goes in coma due to a traumatic head injury and that’s when Whitney drops everything to help her niece. With the help of Whitney and doctors the forefieted and terrified Emma starts living her young life again.

The relationship between the characters was felicitous and infused with emotions. Whitney’s attempts to redeeem Emma and save her was utterly compelling that gave me both tears and laughs. I was effortlessly connected to the characters and their circumstances. That’s the beauty of Danielle Steel’s writing style. A riveting, light and powerful family drama.

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