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Danielle Steel rewards her fans yet again with this magical story of two people from very different worlds who, by chance, meet in Paris, and are forever changed. Simultaneous hardcover release from Delacorte Press. 4 cassettes.


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Danielle Steel rewards her fans yet again with this magical story of two people from very different worlds who, by chance, meet in Paris, and are forever changed. Simultaneous hardcover release from Delacorte Press. 4 cassettes.

30 review for Five Days in Paris

  1. 4 out of 5

    Nour Sharif

    Last year, I tried reading another book by Danielle Steel called "The toxic bachelor" and to be honest, I couldn't get past page 10. The thing is Steel puts too much effort into the background in order to be done with it the first 50 pages while as I read other books, the background was put by the author all along the book and not all at once in a certain place. That defect made me get bored from the first 30 pages in this book, too. The first 30 pages were dedicated entirely to the background w Last year, I tried reading another book by Danielle Steel called "The toxic bachelor" and to be honest, I couldn't get past page 10. The thing is Steel puts too much effort into the background in order to be done with it the first 50 pages while as I read other books, the background was put by the author all along the book and not all at once in a certain place. That defect made me get bored from the first 30 pages in this book, too. The first 30 pages were dedicated entirely to the background without any exciting event. Too much details like giving too much credibility to her books. Sometimes the reader doesn't care that much about these details. They make him bored. And that's what happened with me. When reading the toxic bachelor last year, I was struck by the materialistic nature Steel possesses. And it was repeated in this book too. All throughout the book, I could visibly touch the materialistic and unrealistic side of everything she mentionned. Any reader of hers can easily classify her as those Beverly Hills rich people who have never in their lives dropped a sweat, or ever saw a poor man. Steel in this book have made her two main characters rich. People who possess infinite money under themselves. They would talk of million of dollars like chocolate bars, not more. Even if she made Peter, the successful scientist, a person who was raised on a ranch among a poor family, that made her piece of writing seem more and more materialistic and even biased. To her, the Beverly-hills lady, all people raised on a ranch would be poor. It didn't cross her mind that it might actually be a matter of choice... maybe a person liked doing that. The other part that showed her prejudices was when a fire was ignited at the Ritz (see!) and she made her characters blame the Arabic King who was staying at the hotel with his three wives and laid the possibility of a bomb. She even made them go running away from the hotel and into their car and made them never to be seen again. On the other hand, her "love" story was too unrealistic. Too impossible. Frankly, I am not sure about other people, but even when I am reading pure fiction, I LOVE to touch the realistic side in it, and that's what I do in my own writings. This story had no realistic side. Not at all. It was too impossible even without the vampires, werewolves, revenants, or wizards. It was too impossible. I mean, two people falling in love after two days of acquaintance, and then just after that, after just five days they spent together, wanting to dump their families and husband or wife because of this small encounter? Too unbelievable. And honestly, I wouldn't have spent that much time and effort on it if I knew this more the beginning. One last defect is that Steel talks too much between conversations. It is like two people are conversing, she has to go around writing a full page paragraph after one sentence, and before knowing what the reply of the other person was... which made the whole book more and more dull. After all, I did a little like the book. There were certain places where I could read 10 pages without even feeling a thing. Yes, I enjoyed some parts, but I would never recommend this book to anyone. I don't regret reading it, because I don't like prejudices or prejudgments. I wanted to taste more of Steel's work to know exactly why is she getting all the fame. But I would never ever, not after this book, find myself reading again one of her works.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Suzzie

    Quick read that has a good story with a great location feel. I’d recommend this more for a beach read. It has that type of feel and story. Good way to spend an evening.

  3. 4 out of 5

    David

    Five Days in Paris review I read Five Days in Paris by Danielle Steel. To begin, I honestly did not like this book very much. It was a very boring book, and the way Danielle explained and introduced new plot was horrible. She would explain the concept bluntly and upfront. Everything was given to you, and to make it worse, she wouldn’t merge the information with what one of the characters was saying or thinking, she would break the fourth wall and say it directly. Horridly boring way to get Five Days in Paris review I read Five Days in Paris by Danielle Steel. To begin, I honestly did not like this book very much. It was a very boring book, and the way Danielle explained and introduced new plot was horrible. She would explain the concept bluntly and upfront. Everything was given to you, and to make it worse, she wouldn’t merge the information with what one of the characters was saying or thinking, she would break the fourth wall and say it directly. Horridly boring way to get information, and it turned this simple 270 page book into what seemed like a 700 page nightmare. This book is a romance novel. I have no real reason why I chose this book. I needed a book, and this one looked more interesting than the other books out of my selection. It really didn’t seem all that bad before I started reading it. The book is about a man named Peter Haskell, a president of a pharmaceutical company about to release a “miracle” drug, and a woman named Olivia Thatcher. Olivia is already in a very bad relationship with an overly-ambitious politician. Olivia is very confused; she doesn’t love the man she is married to anymore. The protagonists are Peter and Olivia. The multiple antagonists are Olivia’s husband, a crazed politician, and Peter’s father-in-law, Frank, who wants to release Vicotec, a potentially dangerous drug that supposedly kills cancer (which is why “miracle” is in quotes up above), for the money rather than for the safety of the people with cancer. There are no other significant characters in this book. Peter goes to Paris to do a campaign sort of thing for his pharmaceutical company, but more for their creation, Vicotec. This drug was designed to kill cancer, but it had crazy side effects and killed the user of it sometimes. While staying at a hotel, someone threatens the hotel with a bomb, which forces everyone to evacuate. This includes Peter and Olivia. Peter noticed Olivia walking away in the dark by herself, and without thinking, catches up to her and they talk for a very long time about their lives. Olivia runs away in the near future, and Peter is the only one that really cares for Olivia, so he decides to track her down. They have a very limited time together in Paris, a mere five days, so Peter has to act fast to find her. More problems arise after Peter gets back to the States. His insanely greedy father-in-law pushes for Vicotec’s release, thinking only of profits. Peter is very confused and overwhelmed with emotion. He thought his life was perfect, but Olivia makes him realize that it isn’t. Olivia is in a marriage with a man who she doesn’t love anymore, and runs away. Being in each other’s presence makes them both happy and they truly enjoy the time they spend together. The strange thing is, is that Peter is also married, with children. He really gets caught over this because he can’t decide over his currently failing marriage and his children, or a girl he doesn’t know very much. Things get slightly hectic, but it never builds up too high. The main conflict for this story is hard to decide. Peter is just a flesh bag full of twisted emotions and daunting problems. To settle for a single conflict, it would be man vs. self. Peter must decide who he loves, who he wants to be with, and he has to do this in a short amount of time, while under pressure. Most of the book really goes over how bad of a mental state he is in. A possible theme for this is,”keep moving forward, and don’t let anything get in your way.” Peter was having a very bad time making up his mind and stopping his dad. He was overwhelmed with emotion and he was afraid that Vicotec would be released. He went full on into his problems, and took them out one at a time. He didn’t stop or slow down; he kept going. No matter how much harder it got for him, he kept moving. His problems were resolved after complete hardships, and he was satisfied with the results he got. The author has a very distinct and boring writing style. She explains everything upfront, directly, boringly, and she repeats herself too many times to count. She does not use many large or sophisticated words either. This book was extremely boring to read. It felt like it took much longer than it really did to read it. It was hard to get motivated enough to start, and when I reached my goal for pages read for the day, I didn’t hesitate to close it up and forget about it. I definitely do not recommend this book. Besides being boring to read, it was very predictable, and its story was clichéd. Twilight had a better storyline (now that’s saying something).

  4. 4 out of 5

    zespri

    I can't believe how unbelievably awful this book was. Having never read a Danielle Steel before thought it would be a quick easy holiday read and would give it a try - the word Paris in the title was the deciding factor. It turned into a speed read just to get to the end. Paris featured briefly as the place that man meets woman. Will leave Danielle Steel for those who enjoy this kind of thing! I can't believe how unbelievably awful this book was. Having never read a Danielle Steel before thought it would be a quick easy holiday read and would give it a try - the word Paris in the title was the deciding factor. It turned into a speed read just to get to the end. Paris featured briefly as the place that man meets woman. Will leave Danielle Steel for those who enjoy this kind of thing!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Susan

    Good...enjoyed!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Suzanne

    This was fine, a quick summer read is all I ask for from Danielle Steel. Although it is frustrating to witness the 'snobby' self importance of the 'well to do' wife of the nice, down to earth guy. This was fine, a quick summer read is all I ask for from Danielle Steel. Although it is frustrating to witness the 'snobby' self importance of the 'well to do' wife of the nice, down to earth guy.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Alison

    For something by such a well known author I was sorely disappointed. Firstly as a lot of people seem to have mentioned the background wasn't well distributed around the book, if she felt the need to tell the whole backstory it would have been less dizzying if she just started from there. The romance was the typicical plot, cheesy lines copy pasted over and over. Then the worst part for me was the one dimensional characters "pity me I'm a handsome hard working man who's wife doesn't give me as mu For something by such a well known author I was sorely disappointed. Firstly as a lot of people seem to have mentioned the background wasn't well distributed around the book, if she felt the need to tell the whole backstory it would have been less dizzying if she just started from there. The romance was the typicical plot, cheesy lines copy pasted over and over. Then the worst part for me was the one dimensional characters "pity me I'm a handsome hard working man who's wife doesn't give me as much attention as her father", the Manic Pixie Dreamgirl (on whom a completely unrealistic anount of tragedy was placed, no woman in her situation would be thinking of some three day fling I can promise you that) and the BAD husband and BAD wife to soothe our consciences for rooting for the cheaters in the relationships. Lastly the book ended right when it should have got interesting, the only reason I got so far was to find out how things would be resolved, jobs, house, etc but no I'm expected to be satiated with everyone else's lives being ruined and five seconds of hey we're an item! (I don't consider this a spoiler because come on you're reading a romantic novel by Danielle Steel when did it ever end without the couple getting together)

  8. 5 out of 5

    Charlie

    If you want to read about a cringeworthy romance, please read this one. Ugh, there was cheating in this book and the main character had NEVER thought about cheating before until he was this particular woman. It was love at first sight, literally. After five days they said they loved each other. What??? That doesn't happen. This man was married to his wife for eightteen years (a shitty marriage at that) and he fell in love with a random woman he had never met before. His wife and his father-i If you want to read about a cringeworthy romance, please read this one. Ugh, there was cheating in this book and the main character had NEVER thought about cheating before until he was this particular woman. It was love at first sight, literally. After five days they said they loved each other. What??? That doesn't happen. This man was married to his wife for eightteen years (a shitty marriage at that) and he fell in love with a random woman he had never met before. His wife and his father-in-law were super close and extremely annoying. This whole was basically this man fighting with his wife and father-in-law about starting experiments on humans early (with the risk of the medicine being deadly) or waiting until there was no risk at all, but spending more money and taking more time. It was so boring, honestly. I'm glad it was so short, because I don't think I could have dealt with this a moment longer.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Asghar Abbas

    One star rating. I thought I was the Only One (AURORA's voice from her song Conqueror) but one star rating is pretty much the norm with this novel. I didn't mind reading it but I agree with others, it was meh. One star rating. I thought I was the Only One (AURORA's voice from her song Conqueror) but one star rating is pretty much the norm with this novel. I didn't mind reading it but I agree with others, it was meh.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Crystal Cowles

    terrible! this is my third Steel book.I love the others.But This book was incredibly slow, repetitive, and boring.Almost the entire book was about business and politics.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Courtney

    All her books are the same story line just different locations and characters! They are so boring! I am totally done reading her books!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie Mccallum

    boring....cant get into book at all

  13. 4 out of 5

    E. Jamie

    Nice, lovely read. Predictably Danielle Steel which is good for comfort reading. Loved the chemistry between Peter and Olivia but I felt the ending was too rushed.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Victor Rosset

    oh man, after 15 pages I left this book.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Coyney

    I love a good Danielle steel book

  16. 5 out of 5

    Marina Davies

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I hot so mad at Katie's character. I just can't stand people like that. Not even to talk about Frank's character. Oh my goodness! Just glad everything worked out at the end for Peter and Olivia. I hot so mad at Katie's character. I just can't stand people like that. Not even to talk about Frank's character. Oh my goodness! Just glad everything worked out at the end for Peter and Olivia.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Stef Jomphe

    So, so bad! Lol

  18. 4 out of 5

    Ash

    I had mixed feelings through out the book; I felt it had a lot of potential however so much was repeated. To go along with those mixed feelings I felt the ending didn't really put it all together, it was super rushed. I had mixed feelings through out the book; I felt it had a lot of potential however so much was repeated. To go along with those mixed feelings I felt the ending didn't really put it all together, it was super rushed.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Louise Fry

    I picked this book up from the holiday bookshelf as there wasn't anything else and I found myself not really wanting to read it but I did anyway! I found myself slowly enjoying the book more and more as I was getting through it! The way the author danielle steel developed the characters and their backgrounds and stories made it more enjoyable as it felt like you could probably understand more of what happened with the characters and could have a better relationship with them! There could of been a I picked this book up from the holiday bookshelf as there wasn't anything else and I found myself not really wanting to read it but I did anyway! I found myself slowly enjoying the book more and more as I was getting through it! The way the author danielle steel developed the characters and their backgrounds and stories made it more enjoyable as it felt like you could probably understand more of what happened with the characters and could have a better relationship with them! There could of been a better love story but I appreciate this was made in 1995 and it would be slighty old fashioned, however the story was interesting and kept me intrigued throughout the story!! The only criticism I have of this book is the ending I would of liked to see more of the consequences of peters actions after saying no to vicotec but however that wasn't meant to be and I found myself slightly disappointed about that! Overall I felt that this book ticked the box for a quick read since I read it in a day and I felt that it was good but things could be improved to make it better! Still highly enjoyed and would recommend to others !!!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Kirizen

    I know Danielle Steel was one of the most noted novelist in the world but this novel, Five Days in Paris was not as grand as her previous novels. The pace of the story was a bit slow-- and fast-- and it was not necessarily boring but redundant. The conflict was interesting. I was told that most of Steel's works are like that, slow building pace of climax but this one was different. Peter's battle with his wife and his father-in-law was boring and every page has the same content. It turned out to I know Danielle Steel was one of the most noted novelist in the world but this novel, Five Days in Paris was not as grand as her previous novels. The pace of the story was a bit slow-- and fast-- and it was not necessarily boring but redundant. The conflict was interesting. I was told that most of Steel's works are like that, slow building pace of climax but this one was different. Peter's battle with his wife and his father-in-law was boring and every page has the same content. It turned out to be redundant (as I said). I'd hate to rate it low but that is what I think. I'm sorry. Please no hate. :)

  21. 5 out of 5

    LeAnn

    I listened to this novel when I was not in the mood for a mystery. I enjoyed the development of the two main characters. It is a good example of how life tries to twist and turn our morals and goals and then we have a wake up call. It's the kind of book that makes you say "there is hope and love in the world." Read it when you need a book to uplift you and you need confirmation that staying true to yourself prevails. . . If you are a Danielle Steel fan, you will want to read this. I listened to this novel when I was not in the mood for a mystery. I enjoyed the development of the two main characters. It is a good example of how life tries to twist and turn our morals and goals and then we have a wake up call. It's the kind of book that makes you say "there is hope and love in the world." Read it when you need a book to uplift you and you need confirmation that staying true to yourself prevails. . . If you are a Danielle Steel fan, you will want to read this.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Allison

    I have never read a Danielle Steel book before. I wanted to read a genre that I would never normally read. Loving France as I do, I enjoyed the setting of the majority of the book. However, I didn't really enjoy the characters or the situations they were in. Although I had sympathy for the positions they were put in, I felt their interactions were wrong. There was a lot of repeating the same information throughout the book. Eh...I wouldn't read it again. I have never read a Danielle Steel book before. I wanted to read a genre that I would never normally read. Loving France as I do, I enjoyed the setting of the majority of the book. However, I didn't really enjoy the characters or the situations they were in. Although I had sympathy for the positions they were put in, I felt their interactions were wrong. There was a lot of repeating the same information throughout the book. Eh...I wouldn't read it again.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Dianne Lipe

    One of the reasons I chose this book is that I love to read about Paris. There were a few places mentioned but little, if any, descriptions concerning the city. Much too much time was devoted to character development and that character's feelings (very repetitious). I would have liked for the story to move on. The story line was okay, just very predictable. One of the reasons I chose this book is that I love to read about Paris. There were a few places mentioned but little, if any, descriptions concerning the city. Much too much time was devoted to character development and that character's feelings (very repetitious). I would have liked for the story to move on. The story line was okay, just very predictable.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Nancy

    I liked the plot, but she drags out every page describing the same things over and over. Could have been written in half the pages!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Marija

    So bad and unrealistic 😢😢

  26. 5 out of 5

    Aisha

    The novel flowed smoothly, but it was silly & didnt make sense. hint: I hate romantic novels :)

  27. 4 out of 5

    Toni

    I think I'm getting tired of DS, the style of writing this time just annoyed me, or maybe it's just me, or wrong time, not sure, but as I finished, I can't shake the feeling that reading it, was total waste of time. First it felt like author was making an excuse for young poor man marrying rich woman and getting to run family business. DS has a way to pushing and pushing the same idea, repeating sentences or telling the same thing over but in different words. Annoying. It felt strange that boy w I think I'm getting tired of DS, the style of writing this time just annoyed me, or maybe it's just me, or wrong time, not sure, but as I finished, I can't shake the feeling that reading it, was total waste of time. First it felt like author was making an excuse for young poor man marrying rich woman and getting to run family business. DS has a way to pushing and pushing the same idea, repeating sentences or telling the same thing over but in different words. Annoying. It felt strange that boy who grew on the farm all life felt there like a stranger, yet in elite company he felt at home. Really?! No farmer will feel comfortable with aristocrats. And if he was so comfortable being rich, why did he stare at everyone who is "someone" and was so mad about Ritz, surely rich man wouldn't even notice, would take that all for granted... I hated how she described farming as waste of life, something that would destroy and rot him. Farming is without doubt hard work, but not as awful as she described, that there is no hope or future in it. And why didn't he in the end make contact with sisters children? Typical heroine, beautiful, gentle and suffered a lot.. I feel uncomfortable the way author describes people in their 40s- "She looked like a little girl", "His skin was soft like baby's" etc . They are people in 40s they cant look like that... And the way romance started on the night of bomb threat was strange, she was meant to be person followed by reporters, yet she dared to hold hands with him on the street, snuggle in taxi and sleep in the same hotel room and no one found out... Also how she opened out to him just like that, was not realistic. Million dollar a year agreement was disgusting, Peter going to wife and only then noticing how bad things are at home. Really, he never seen it in 18 years, ah well... Ending was too abrupt for my liking.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Axis El

    Afterall, reviews are reviews, therefore, I'm going to be honest about what I think this book is. I bought this book from an old store where I browse for my favorite novelists' books... And suddenly, my eyes caught Danielle Steel's. I bought her novel entitled "Daddy"which I am planning to read next. This book, "5 days in Paris" was actually handed to me by the seller, saying, "This is another Steel's book you may love." So, I grabbed it then. This is a love story, though I am not much into read Afterall, reviews are reviews, therefore, I'm going to be honest about what I think this book is. I bought this book from an old store where I browse for my favorite novelists' books... And suddenly, my eyes caught Danielle Steel's. I bought her novel entitled "Daddy"which I am planning to read next. This book, "5 days in Paris" was actually handed to me by the seller, saying, "This is another Steel's book you may love." So, I grabbed it then. This is a love story, though I am not much into reading such, the word "Paris" in its title somehow added to my excitement. Reading the first several pages, I decided to put the book down and wondered if I'm going to continue or do my academics-stuffs first. I don't know why but I didn't bothered reading the book much and whenever I continued, it will only be for another five or seven pages; that I finished it in nearly two months, when it is actually 12 chapters only. I wasn't saying it is boring though it sounds that way - but in the course, I didn't actually craved for it. I already read some of Steel's book and I admit, her too elaborated writing doesn't fit my taste. She overemphasizes settings and unnecessary details. But honestly, I like her themes: love, life, love life, career, family... matters like that and I also love her ideas. That's why I'm still planning to continue reading her books! Overall, this love story is great though it is a bit idealistic and kind of surrealist... I think... But, as how Steel always nails it, she left a message of what life really is. And how we should accept it in a way we doesn't lie to ourselves. We should after all, not lie to ourselves - be it love over compromise, compassion over power, conscience over saving face, and freedom over unduly obligations.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Paul White

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Yes, anyone that knows me knows that I am a hopeless romantic. No wonder I have read so many Ms Steel books in the last year. Five Days in Paris follows the life of Peter Haskell who is running a successful pharmaceutical company for his father-in-law at a time when it's trying to bring a new cancer drug to market. Happily married with children, on the outside, he appears to have it all. However, a problem with testing on the drug in Paris, a bomb scare at The Ritz, and a chance meeting with Olivi Yes, anyone that knows me knows that I am a hopeless romantic. No wonder I have read so many Ms Steel books in the last year. Five Days in Paris follows the life of Peter Haskell who is running a successful pharmaceutical company for his father-in-law at a time when it's trying to bring a new cancer drug to market. Happily married with children, on the outside, he appears to have it all. However, a problem with testing on the drug in Paris, a bomb scare at The Ritz, and a chance meeting with Olivia Thatcher opens his eyes to the life he has been living and also feelings he had never experienced before. The story then cleverly follows the dilemmas both Peter and Olivia face as lives take them down roads neither want to travel and challenge them to deal with their feelings for each other. Olivia is a "Jackie Kennedy" type of woman married to a Governor about to run for President. So any changes to their present trajectory would be earth shattering. That being said, as a romantic, I couldn't help routing for the two to turn their backs on their wealthy material lives to follow their heart.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Karen Boraski

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. The back page says "Five Days in Paris is a novel about honor and commitment, love, and integrity " As far as I'm concerned , no matter how crap your marriage is you don't screw around on your spouse and call it commitment, honor and integrity. If you need to get out of the marriage do that and then you can kiss and make love to the next person. Not before. This novel is romanticizing adultry by "justifying it" because their partners are shat. It's still adultry, not integrity, commitment and hon The back page says "Five Days in Paris is a novel about honor and commitment, love, and integrity " As far as I'm concerned , no matter how crap your marriage is you don't screw around on your spouse and call it commitment, honor and integrity. If you need to get out of the marriage do that and then you can kiss and make love to the next person. Not before. This novel is romanticizing adultry by "justifying it" because their partners are shat. It's still adultry, not integrity, commitment and honor. Also how is it possible for the main female character to put her key in the hotel room lock and change her mind and disappear without anyone knowing or seeing her when her husband is constantly surrounded by body guards. Where did the body guards suddenly disappear to? I hope this isn't the basis for all of Danielle Steele's books because I have a stack collected in hopes that they are as good as her reviews.

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