* Review * THE WHITTIERS by Danielle Steel

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* Review * THE WHITTIERS by Danielle SteelThe Whittiers by Danielle Steel
Published by Delacorte Press on November 22, 2022
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In this heartwarming novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel, adult siblings find their way back home—and back to each other—after loss.

Preston and Constance Whittier have built a happy life together, with a brood of six children raised in a beautiful historic Manhattan mansion. Now, with a nearly empty nest, it’s easier than ever for the Whittiers to maintain their tradition of a solo romantic “Wintermoon” ski trip.

But with this year’s trip comes tragedy, and suddenly the Whittiers’ adult children find themselves reuniting in the family home without their parents for the first time ever. The oldest, Lyle, is reaching a breaking point in his marriage and must decide whether a divorce would be best for him and his two children. Gloria’s big job on Wall Street has kept her single at thirty-nine, and growing ever more cynical. The twins, Caroline and Charlie, moved out long ago to start a fashion business that may now be faltering. Benjie, with special needs, is hit hard by the loss of his parents and needs his siblings’ help. And Annabelle, the youngest, drops out of college and starts to spin out of control.

The eldest four are forced to put aside their personal issues and their grief to keep the family together and support each other and their two youngest siblings. Selling the house, along with all the memories that live in its walls, feels like yet another devastating loss. Could there be another way, as unconventional as it seems?

In The Whittiers, Danielle Steel delivers an inspiring story about the everlasting bonds of one unforgettable family.


A heartfelt, emotional read! Danielle Steel always has a way of spinning a story that makes time pass quickly as page after page unravels a family before us and has the reader swept up in the emotion like they are in the same room. THE WHITTIERS brings loss to the forefront when tragedy strikes and a close knit group of adult siblings must come together and greet their new reality together as a team. Angst and drama unravel as love and support flows as naturally from the siblings as it did from the parents they all adored. I was quickly hooked and I loved every minute of their evolving stories.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a book strong in women’s fiction elements with heavy doses of family love, strife and dedication as one sibling after another meets their forever love.


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