Child’s Play: A Novel

October 28, 2019 - Comment

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The lessons our children teach us are the hardest ones. What do we do when our children don’t pursue our hopes for them? In this riveting new novel, Danielle Steel explores how families can evolve and grow in unexpected ways. A senior partner at a prestigious New York law firm,

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The lessons our children teach us are the hardest ones. What do we do when our children don’t pursue our hopes for them? In this riveting new novel, Danielle Steel explores how families can evolve and grow in unexpected ways.

A senior partner at a prestigious New York law firm, Kate Morgan couldn’t be prouder of her three grown children. Tamara, Anthony, and Claire all went to great schools, chose wonderful career paths, and would have made their father proud. A single mother for years after the death of her husband, Kate keeps a tight rein on her family, her career, and even her own emotions, never once asking herself if she truly knows her children . . . or if her hopes for them are the right ones, and what they want. She is about to find out.

During one hectic summer in Manhattan, Kate’s world turns upside down. One child has been keeping an astonishing secret while another confesses to an equally shocking truth. A wonderful match and picture-book wedding are traded for a relationship that shakes Kate to her core. A totally inappropriate love affair and an out-of-wedlock baby complete the chaos. Challenged as a mother and as a successful independent woman herself, Kate struggles to keep up with a dizzying and escalating chain of events, and begins to realize that she has a part to play in the chaos. Because Kate too has kept secrets from her children.

Sometimes the surprising choices our children make are the right ones . . . better than what we wanted for them. More often than not, parenting is about letting go of our dreams and embracing theirs.

Comments

Anonymous says:

A mother’s love! 4 1/2 STARS!Danielle Steel’s latest release CHILD’S PLAY brings us the story of an accomplished woman who portrays the perfect life and how it all plays out when the perfect things in her life turn out to have crumbling foundations. It shows the emotion a person goes through as things in life don’t go exactly as planned, but also has a very strong foundation of loving no matter what. I really enjoyed it and found it to be pretty fast paced.Kate Morgan was an easily…

Anonymous says:

** Loved It ** I have read and loved many of Danielle Steel’s books. Child’s Play is a revealing tale of one mother’s life. Kate Morgan was widowed nineteen years ago and has singlehandledly raised her three children. She has it in her head that they have to be perfect. She has really set the bar high. Her son is engaged to Amanda who Kate feels would be the perfect wife for him. Not sure if her son agrees with her but she persists. Claire is headstrong, stubborn and very independent. She is also quite…

Anonymous says:

Disappointing One has to suspend belief in most DS novels, where all the characters are overwhelming beautiful, handsome and wealthy. But that is part of their appeal. However, in this book the disbelief is beyond understanding. She portrays characters that supposedly are current day: 2019, yet have societal attitudes of the 1950s. That Kate would be “humiliated” (repeated over and over) that her daughter would have a child out of wedlock doesn’t fly. And the racist comments about “that Puerto Rican girl”…

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