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Book Review: Power Play by Danielle Steel

I have been a Danielle Steel reader for a very long time.  There aren’t many book in her repertoire that I haven’t read.  I am lucky that my mom orders pretty much all of her books, so I’m able to read them at my leisure.  Usually, it takes me a long afternoon to read the books – and this one was no different.

The novel tells the story of two powerful CEOs in Northern California who both run multi-million dollar corporations (and are good at it) but that is about where the similarities end.  Besides being good at their jobs, the two couldn’t be more different.  Fiona Carson is a Harvard-educated high powered woman who runs her business open and honestly, and also runs her family.  Single for the last 6 years, Carson prefers to keep her work life and private life separate, and will do just about anything for her two children.  Marshall Weston is also a married man, with the “perfect” life, but Marshall has secrets that could send his entire world crashing to the ground.

Focused on the unique differences in the way these two powerful leaders run their businesses, and their lives, Steel looks at the dynamic differences in the world of male and female office leadership.  This novel, with it’s close examination of what power can do to people, was a quick read and had a couple of twists and turns I wasn’t expecting.  Lately Steel’s book have become more and more one note, and I felt this one was a welcome change from that.  Although not one of her best, I found it to be interesting and thought provoking at the same time.

Book Review: Power Play by Danielle Steel 3/5 stars.


One response

  1. Dee Schwinn

    Glad to support your reading!

    March 24, 2014 at 6:59 pm

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