* Review * BEAUTIFUL by Danielle Steel

* Review * BEAUTIFUL by Danielle SteelBeautiful by Danielle Steel
Published by Delacorte Press on April 19, 2022
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Veronique Vincent is a star. At age twenty-two, she is one of the most sought-after models in fashion, gracing the covers of magazines and walking the runways of haute couture shows across the globe. Yet, despite being the consummate professional, Veronique wants little of the glamorous life that modeling affords her. The beloved daughter of a hardworking single mother, she has always preferred spending time at home or with her kindhearted boyfriend to attending lavish parties. When a quick getaway presents a welcome break on the heels of Paris Fashion Week, and before a Vogue cover shoot in Tokyo, Veronique is thrilled, eager to escape the mayhem of her busy schedule. Then, out of nowhere, a tragic explosion at Zaventem Airport in Brussels changes her life forever.

The ruthless terrorist attack has the entire world on edge. Veronique finds herself hospitalized and alone, devastated to learn that the blast has killed both of the people she loved most. She is also forced to confront the harsh reality that she has been severely injured, her famous appearance forever altered. As she plunges into seclusion, the industry that once adored her believes her to have fallen off the map. In truth, she is struggling to find herself again after losing everything, and to discover what truly matters in life. But her mother’s will, accompanied by a letter Veronique never knew existed, reveals long-held secrets, introducing her to a world she hadn’t even known was possible.

As Veronique forges bonds old and new, she begins to see a light beyond the darkness she has come to inhabit, finding peace in opportunities to help others, and redefining for herself what beauty is, and what it truly means to be beautiful. Danielle Steel presents a story of one woman’s breathtaking perseverance in moving beyond tragedy to a life more meaningful than she could ever have imagined.


An emotional journey towards healing and rediscovery! Danielle Steel delivers a heartfelt tale in BEAUTIFUL that hooked me from the very start and kept me captivated until the end. Her main character is rich in substance and tenacity and gives the reader a strong platform to fixate on as she displays courage and perseverance throughout turmoil. Powerfully written and wholeheartedly enjoyed!

Veronique is an unforgettable character of strength and fortitude. She has the world at her fingertips when at the blink of an eye it all disappears and she’s left to pick up the shattered pieces. I admired her dignity and reveled in her new found cause.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a story that delves into the emotional journey one must go on when life hands you a box full of lemons and demands you become creative.


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