* Review * THE CHALLENGE by Danielle Steel

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* Review * THE CHALLENGE by Danielle SteelThe Challenge by Danielle Steel
Published by Delacorte Press on August 16, 2022
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In this thrilling novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel, a small community is tested when their children go missing while exploring a dangerous local peak, forcing them to band together during the crisis.

Fishtail, Montana, is home to Anne and Pitt Pollock, local royalty, high school sweethearts, and owners of the successful Pollock ranch. The sprawling foothills of the Beartooth Mountains surround the town, overlooking the Pollocks’ property and the nearby ranch belonging to Bill and Pattie Brown. The two couples have known each other since childhood.

Their sons Peter Pollock and Matt Brown are also the best of friends. When they and two other local kids meet Juliet Marshall, new to town after her parents’ bitter divorce, the five of them are soon inseparable, spending their summer days swimming, horseback riding, hiking, and fishing.

But one August afternoon, their latest adventure takes a dangerous turn—and quickly escalates into a battle for survival—when they find themselves trapped on Granite Peak. Fear reverberates through the town as their parents grow ever more desperate to hear word that their children have been found. They must place their own trials aside amid a massive search-and-rescue operation. As they come to lean on one another for support, a media frenzy ensues, heightening tensions and testing some already fragile relationships.

In the aftermath of this one fateful event, devastating secrets are revealed, new love appears on the horizon, and families are forced to reconsider what they once held dear. In The Challenge, Danielle Steel deftly weaves a story that is a portrait of courage and a striking tale of the bonds of love and family.


I can always count on the latest Danielle Steel novel to draw me in quickly and hold my attention until the last page! THE CHALLENGE is a captivating read that centers around a group of teenagers who have been best friends all of their lives and are welcoming a new friend into the mix over the summer. A group adventure leads to a risky situation that has the entire town on pins and needles. Throughout the turmoil, friendships are forged and beliefs are challenged. There are many different characters and lots of drama happening throughout the story and I wholeheartedly enjoyed every minute.

I highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a women’s fiction storyline with romantic elements woven in with several of the characters.


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