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Finding Ashley

By: Danielle Steel
Narrated by: Michael Braun
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Publisher's Summary

In this blockbuster novel from Danielle Steel, two estranged sisters get the chance to connect again and right the wrongs of the past. 

Melissa Henderson is leading a quiet life. Once a best-selling author, she now pours all her energy into renovating a Victorian house nestled in the foothills of rural New England. Six years ago, she lost her young son to cancer, and her marriage dissolved. She stopped writing. It was only when she bought the old house that Melissa found a purpose, and came alive as she made it beautiful again. 

After a wildfire that threatens her home appears on the news, Melissa receives a call from her sister, Hattie. They were close once, but that was before Melissa withdrew from the world. Now Hattie, who became a nun at 25, is determined to help Melissa turn a new page, even if it means reopening one of the most painful chapters of her life. 

At 16, a pregnant Melissa was sent to a gloomy convent in Ireland to have - and give up - her baby, to spare the family shame. All these years later, Hattie feels compelled to embark on a journey that will change both their lives forever, and track down the child Melissa gave up. 

Finding Ashley is a masterpiece of contemporary drama and tells a gripping story of the strength of the human spirit to chase an impossible dream. It is the story of two strong, brave women turning wrenching loss into reconnection, and a family reunited after bringing dark secrets into the light.

©2021 Danielle Steel (P)2021 Recorded Books

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Pretty story, horrible writing.

It was a pretty story, but the writing was horrible it repeated itself over and over again. There was so much information repeated the story could’ve been half as long as it was. I’m just disappointed that Danielle steel wrote like this

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Disappointing!

Sorry…I’ve loved the other Danielle Steel books I’ve read, but ‘Finding Ashley’ was very, very slow. I kept hoping I could skip to the end.

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Hard to enjoy

The book is great , but the narrator isn't right for this story. Boring, monotone voice.
Had to turn it off.

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boring

very slow and boring and the guy telling the story had no emotions to his voice I don't know how I made it through the book

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An insult to many

A fictional regurgitation of the story of Philomena,
An Irish woman who actually did suffer at the hands of the Irish nuns who ran baby mills. A story worth reading. This isn’t. An insult to every birth mother, adoptee and adoptive parents. Not to mention those hurt by the negligence of the Catholic Church in any way.

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Beautifully sad story

Loved this story. Brought tears and smiles. I felt I was there with the characters. Danielle is a very talented writer and I thank her for sharing.

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classic DS, easy and uplifting listening pleasure

I highly recommend!
as always, a great DS story!
check it out..
make you happen

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As Always-A Great Way To Relax & Enjoy

I loved this book! Danielle is 5 star all the way!
She grabs your attention right away!
Danielle has brought me years of entertainment & never lets me down!
Michael is an outstanding narrator!
You must check this novel out 😁

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Boring

No real plot here. Lots of repetition. Underdeveloped characters. Could have gone somewhere with the Irish Catholic adoption thing, but no real research was done here. Same deal with the celebrity scandals. Lazily written. The last DS book I’ll ever read. Her old stuff had way more substance.

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💕Danielle Steele

Always love me some Danielle Steele! It had a Great storyline,not her typical love story.

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  • 12-03-22

long & drawn out.

not very exciting.kind of droned on.in the end I couldn't finish it. Not the usual Danielle Steele.I usually love her books.ive been reading them for 20+years.ill still continue to read them.

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  • 11-01-22

Great reaf

Really enjoyed the story of a woman who has been through alot and has happiness at the end.

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  • 07-16-21

great read.

Another great book with all it's twists and turns..the narrator was so good to...loved to relax and disappear into the story..and know DS books always end happily...a safety blanket in this crazy pandemic world.

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  • Lauren B.
  • 06-09-21

predictable story

I found the characters to be unrealistic and the story predictable. ok but not great.