Precious gifts: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
Handsome, widowed, sophisticated, utterly charming, Paul Parker won the heart of a wealthy young Frenchwoman—the daughter of an American financier, the granddaughter of a major French art connoisseur—as his second wife. In two marriages, he has fathered a challenging son and three very different daughters. But as irresponsible as he was irresistible, he ultimately shrugged off the demands of marriage and parenting to pursue life as an international bon vivant.

Raised by their mother with all the care and resolve their father lacked, the three Parker sisters have become vibrant, self-reliant young women: Timmie, the oldest, a fiercely dedicated social worker in New York; sweet, nurturing Juliette, proprietor of a fledgling bakery in Brooklyn; and their younger sister, Joy, who is struggling to build an acting career in Los Angeles. While they love their mostly absent, glamorous father, he has left them with a legacy of impermanence and uncertainty in their own relationships with men. And with no strong role model to guide him, Paul’s son has gone from one failure to another, even while his stepmother makes excuses for him, as he seethes with jealousy of his younger sisters.

Now, after a long illness, Paul has slipped away peacefully in his sleep, and his family has gathered together to read his will. As his final wishes are revealed, his son is forced to face reality as an adult. And his daughters see a new side to their father—one that shows a caring man trying to redeem himself with a different, lasting legacy. He has made a very personal bequest to each of his daughters, carefully designed to help each achieve her own unique dreams and find true happiness. But Paul has saved the biggest surprise for his ex-wife Véronique: a secret from the past that shakes her world and sets her free. He leaves her a gift that remained a mystery for their entire marriage, and she begins a search to discover its history and rightful owner.

The story of a man’s last wish to make a difference—and of the loved ones he leaves behind fulfilling their destinies at last—Precious Gifts is bursting with indelible characters and emotional complexity as it takes readers from New York and Los Angeles to the art capitals of Europe and the South of France. Inspiring and uplifting, it is a deeply moving exploration of the rich territory of loss, inheritance, and reawakening—Danielle Steel at the height of her literary prowess.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9781101966921
9780804179645
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:

No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!


Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID29229e38-956e-475f-89bc-fae280d1529d
Grouping Titleprecious gifts
Grouping Authordanielle steel
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2022-10-06 04:40:40AM
Last Indexed2022-10-06 05:05:28AM

Solr Fields

accelerated_reader_point_value
0
accelerated_reader_reading_level
0
author
Steel, Danielle
author2-role
3M Company
author_display
Steel, Danielle
available_at_addison
Addison Public Library
Online OverDrive Collection
collection_addison
Adults
detailed_location_addison
2nd Floor- Adult Books
Axis 360
Online OverDrive Collection
display_description
After his death, three sisters discover a new side to their father when his bequests give them the power to pursue their dreams, while their brother is forced to face reality as an adult.
format_addison
Book
eBook
format_category_addison
Books
eBook
eBooks
id
29229e38-956e-475f-89bc-fae280d1529d
isbn
9780804179645
9781101966921
itype_addison
Fiction
eCollection
last_indexed
2022-10-06T10:05:28.318Z
lexile_score
-1
literary_form
Fiction
literary_form_full
Fiction
Novels
local_callnumber_addison
FIC STEEL D.
Online
Online OverDrive
owning_library_addison
Addison Public Library
Addison Public Library Online
owning_location_addison
Addison Public Library
Online OverDrive Collection
primary_isbn
9781101966921
publishDate
2015
2016
publisher
Delacorte Press
Dell
Random House Publishing Group
recordtype
grouped_work
subject_facet
Absentee fathers -- Fiction
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction
Contemporary -- Romance
Contemporary Women -- FICTION
Domestic fiction
Downloadable e-Books
Electronic books
FICTION -- General
Father and child -- Fiction
Fathers -- Death -- Fiction
Fiction
Inheritance and succession -- Fiction
Legacies -- Fiction
Literature
Mothers and daughters
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction
Romance
Romance fiction
Sagas -- FICTION
Wills
Wills -- Fiction
title_display
Precious gifts : a novel
title_full
Precious Gifts A Novel
Precious Gifts A Novel [electronic resource] Steel, Danielle.
Precious gifts : a novel / Danielle Steel
title_short
Precious gifts
title_sub
a novel
topic_facet
Absentee fathers
Brothers and sisters
Contemporary
Contemporary Women
Death
FICTION
Father and child
Fathers
Fiction
General
Inheritance and succession
Legacies
Literature
Mothers and daughters
Romance
Sagas
Wills

Solr Details Tables

item_details

Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent URLDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocation
overdrive:ab73232b-f4b3-463a-9f7a-43de381e13d8-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook10falsetrueOverDriveAvailable Online
overdrive:ab73232b-f4b3-463a-9f7a-43de381e13d81Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAvailable Online
axis360:bl2015038883bl2015038883Axis 360Online Axis 360eBookeBook1falsetrueAxis 360http://ereadil.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Title?itemid=0016712729Available OnlineAxis 360
ils:.b22610819.i150607802nd Floor- Adult BooksFIC STEEL D.1falsefalseCheck ShelfSep 30, 2022afic
external_econtent:ils:.b16946376Online1falsetrueCloud Libraryhttp://ebook.3m.com/library/AddisonPublicLibrary-document_id-hhos789Available Onlinead

record_details

Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
overdrive:ab73232b-f4b3-463a-9f7a-43de381e13d8eBookeBookEnglishRandom House Publishing Group2015
axis360:bl2015038883eBookeBookFirst editionEnglishDelacorte Press[2015]1 online resource (318 pages)
ils:.b22610819BookBooksDell mass market editionEnglishDell2016397 pages ; 18 cm.
external_econtent:ils:.b16946376eBookeBooksEnglishRandom House Publishing Group2015336 p.
ils:.b16946376eBookeBooksEnglishRandom House Publishing Group2015336 p.

scoping_details_addison

Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:ab73232b-f4b3-463a-9f7a-43de381e13d8-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:ab73232b-f4b3-463a-9f7a-43de381e13d81Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
axis360:bl2015038883bl2015038883Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalse
ils:.b22610819.i15060780On ShelfCheck Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 20, 21
external_econtent:ils:.b16946376Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsetrue