Book Review - The Sins of the Mother

by Danielle Steel (Random House) Price R195 ISBN 978-0-59306-313-2 


As always Danielle Steel is an author to be enjoyed. Whether the moral of the story is correct is for you to decide.  Olivia Grayson has made difficult choices. The successful businesswoman missed out on much of her children’s lives while she built her legendary home-furnishings empire. 

It does seem as though lots of money can cover old wounds between parents and children, and Olivia plans one lavish holiday every year to make amends. Will her daughters, Cassie, and Liz, ever understand? And will her sons, John and Phillip, who work for her, forgive her? 

I didn’t see Olivia as a sinner. She chose to work and see little of her children growing up and the family’s resentment of that fact cannot change. I felt sympathetic towards a mother who never stops loving her family in spite of their resentments. Problems arise and Olivia is always there to help out. A very well written, enjoyable Danielle Steel story. 

4/5

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