No Greater Love by Danielle Steel: Book Review

Jan 1, 2011 | 2011 Articles, Books & Tales, Every Other Book, Karen Lewis

by Karen Lewis

No Greater Love by Danielle Steel is a fantastic and enjoyable romantic story, which will keep you very much engrossed from start to finish. This was one book I could not put down. Since 1981, Danielle Steel has been a permanent fixture on The New York Times hardcover and paperback bestsellers’ lists. She deals with the themes that touch on the most pressing issues of real life, which makes her books universal, and touches so many lives. This book is one of her classics.

The book begins with a dramatic start, which involves the sinking of the very well known ship called the Titanic. The men are not allowed to go near any of the lifeboats as only the women and children are able to board them. The story is mainly about a family of six who survive the ship’s disaster apart from the mother who made the decision to go down with the ship and her husband leaving her eldest daughter, Edwina, to raise the remaining five children on her own.

The disaster has made Edwina take on the role of mother to raise her brothers and sisters, sacrificing her own hopes, dreams and desires to hold the family together even if it means giving up her own happiness. For 12 years, her life is spent dealing with the struggles of family life and trying to keep a family business together. Edwina and the family try to come to terms with the trauma and emotional problems that followed the disaster and their mother’s suicide. After many years of keeping her life on hold, Edwina later discovers love and a new spark is ignited from within her.

As you read deeper into the book, you see how the author captures your attention and brings the characters to life by making the story very realistic. You can almost picture it happening around you. I would definitely recommend the book as a must read.

Karen Lewis is a contributor to our Ministry Musings section, currently serving as a missionary in México with her husband and fellow contributor, Rev. Christopher Lewis. Learn more of their ministry at her blog, Beyond The Horizon.

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