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Silent Honor I read this book years ago I forgot completely about it until I read Hotel on the Corner of Bitter an Sweet Now that was a good story Wasn t as I remembered I was kind of disappointed in it Her research was good though Making it okay. Nothing like a good, vintage Danielle Steel.Her contemporary writing is almost nothing like her old novels so if you re going to start with Danielle Steel, start with her older titles.I remember this being one of my favorites when I was on my Danielle Steel kick my favorite being Wanderlust I wanted to see if this held up as it did in my 15 year old mind.Spoiler, it didn t However, it reminded me why Danielle Steel is so popular and why her books sell They re just great escape reads, and s Nothing like a good, vintage Danielle Steel.Her contemporary writing is almost nothing like her old novels so if you re going to start with Danielle Steel, start with her older titles.I remember this being one of my favorites when I was on my Danielle Steel kick my favorite being Wanderlust I wanted to see if this held up as it did in my 15 year old mind.Spoiler, it didn t However, it reminded me why Danielle Steel is so popular and why her books sell They re just great escape reads, and she does a damn good job at getting to the point Her writing may be formulaic, but there s something comforting in that fact You know exactly what you re getting It s like coming home to a warm hug consistent and comforting I hesitate to call her books brain candy, but they really don t require a lot of philosophical thinking to get through After a long, hard day at work sometimes we just want a little fluff And Danielle Steel is the undisputed Queen of Fluff and Romance The doyenne of bestseller lists weaves another romantic story in her th novel, a tale of separated families and shattered lives set against one of the most morally reprehensible events in US history the internment of Japanese Americans during WW II In ,year old Hiroko Takashimaya, the beautiful, painfully shy daughter of a modern thinking professor and a tradition bound mother, is sent from her home in Kyoto to live in California with her American cousins and attend a prestigious women s college Terribly homesick yet determined to make her parents proud, dutiful Hiroko begins to adjust to her new life and even does the unthinkable when she falls in love with Peter Jenkins, a handsome American professor The joys of Peter s love painfully contrast with the humiliation Hiroko suffers at the hands of her racially prejudiced school mates, but worse is to come when war breaks out and Hiroko and her cousins are sent to segregated camps Separated from Peter, now a soldier fighting in Europe, Hiroko sheds her sheltered, girlhood innocence and evolves into a strong, independent woman Steel s slapdash prose and stereotypical characterization produce a formulaic tale, albeit earnest and didactic than her usual fare, but she does succeed in telling a poignant story Does anybody remember the tv show that was popular in the 1970s called All In The Family If so, you will remember Archie Bunker s wife, Edith Take Edith and put her in a kimono and you have the heroine of this book, Hiroko Asubmissive, puppy eyed female you will be hard pressed to find I read a good hundred pages and then some and grew so sick of all the bowing and the eye lowering I couldn t take any Strong woman, my arse I know it was customary for Japanese women to behave thi Does anybody remember the tv show that was popular in the 1970s called All In The Family If so, you will remember Archie Bunker s wife, Edith Take Edith and put her in a kimono and you have the heroine of this book, Hiroko Asubmissive, puppy eyed female you will be hard pressed to find I read a good hundred pages and then some and grew so sick of all the bowing and the eye lowering I couldn t take any Strong woman, my arse I know it was customary for Japanese women to behave this way in those times, but must we be reminded of it every other sentence I did, however, like how Steel manages to convey the prejudice and racial tension in California during World War 2 tho She seems to be historically accurate as well Pretty impressive for a romance writer To summarize the plot for you Hiroko s parents send her from the only home she has ever known in Japan to San Francisco to attend college for a year She meets a white man that is enad with her submissive ways and of course, he wants her But after Pearl Harbor, the American Japanese have major obstacles for face on top of the restrictions placed on Japanese Caucasian relationships.Had there been less bowing, a lot less eye lowering, andspunk in the heroine, I would have actually liked it Wow I read a lot of Danielle Steele and at first I liked the book But then the story digressed Hiroko seemed like the stereotypical Japanese girl who was bound by tradition with all of the bowing and placement of san after peoples names This star character did not have a mind of her own She s the first Steele character that I hated.It saddened me that the author had Peter having so much sex with Hiroko out in a muddy, dirt field right after Hiroshima Peter, a white man to me was extremel Wow I read a lot of Danielle Steele and at first I liked the book But then the story digressed Hiroko seemed like the stereotypical Japanese girl who was bound by tradition with all of the bowing and placement of san after peoples names This star character did not have a mind of her own She s the first Steele character that I hated.It saddened me that the author had Peter having so much sex with Hiroko out in a muddy, dirt field right after Hiroshima Peter, a white man to me was extremely disrespectful to want to have wanton sex with a 19 year old he was in his late 20 s right after she had been discriminated against at St Andrews she lost her home, dignity and material possessions Had this been one of Danielle Steele s white characters they would have been impugned by having sex in such a heinous living environment.At the end when Hiroko goes home and finds her family have been bombed I was hoping the last person she d see was Peter and, of course there he was Not a good book Liked the first few pages and then hated it after that 3.5 stars nicely written just wanted ,feel like it ended too quick I have not read a Danielle Steel book in well over 25 years I just outgrew her, or so I thought At book club we read Nisei Daughter by Monica Itoi Sone which was a non fiction story of one women s life being Japanese in Seattle and going into an internment camp Danielle Steel s book Silent Honor was brought up as well written fictional story about the same subject I thought this book was very well crafted and I became so attached to all of the characters I will now look into what else Danie I have not read a Danielle Steel book in well over 25 years I just outgrew her, or so I thought At book club we read Nisei Daughter by Monica Itoi Sone which was a non fiction story of one women s life being Japanese in Seattle and going into an internment camp Danielle Steel s book Silent Honor was brought up as well written fictional story about the same subject I thought this book was very well crafted and I became so attached to all of the characters I will now look into what else Danielle Steel has written over the past few years I lreally liked this book I thought Danielle Steel only wrote romance so I was suprised by how much I enjoyed it and how little romance was in it Even less than the Breaking Dawn in the Ywilight Series The storries of what so many Japanese and some not went through during WW2 in America is heartbreakingly true Her research was amazing, and acurate I learned a few things my self, and can only hope history doesn t repeat itself when it comes to what so many went through at that time I lreally liked this book I thought Danielle Steel only wrote romance so I was suprised by how much I enjoyed it and how little romance was in it Even less than the Breaking Dawn in the Ywilight Series The storries of what so many Japanese and some not went through during WW2 in America is heartbreakingly true Her research was amazing, and acurate I learned a few things my self, and can only hope history doesn t repeat itself when it comes to what so many went through at that time An amazing historical fiction that I couldn t put down Set during WWII from the perspective of a Japanese girl who had come to the US to study when the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor and the hardships and discrimination her family and other Japanese Americans went through at the time The culture, historical events, and love story that unfold filled me with such emotion reading through this often sad but also BEAUTIFUL story. I was never an actual fan of Danielle Steel I only read 3 of her books before Silent Honour and was not particularly super impressed However, I stumbled upon this book during a book sale and because it fell under the label of historical fiction thought I d give it a go Now that I have finished it, I can say that I m glad I did so At first, I was kind of sceptic about it The diction seemed kind of juvenile especially when compared to the witty diction used by John Grogan in Marley and Me, my I was never an actual fan of Danielle Steel I only read 3 of her books before Silent Honour and was not particularly super impressed However, I stumbled upon this book during a book sale and because it fell under the label of historical fiction thought I d give it a go Now that I have finished it, I can say that I m glad I did so At first, I was kind of sceptic about it The diction seemed kind of juvenile especially when compared to the witty diction used by John Grogan in Marley and Me, my previous read However, as I immersed myself into the story, I found the diction very comfortable and flowing to read, and I would have finished it sooner hadn t I enjoyed the story so much that I did not want it to end I willingly dragged the story myself P I love how Steel tackled the themes of love, rejection and racism in the story and although the story s period is too contemporary for my taste, I was really into it It was interesting to get a different side of Pearl Harbor s story and I thoroughly enjoyed the insights, Steel gave into the Japanese world I found myself emphatising greatly with the character especially with Hiroko and even shed a few tears at some of the poignant moments.All in all, I really enjoyed the book and will definitely add any of Danielle Steel s historical fiction to my growing to be read list anytime soon


About the Author: Danielle Steel

Since 1981, Ms Steel has been a permanent fixture on the New York Times hardcover and paperback bestseller lists In 1989, she was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for having at least one of her books on the Times bestseller list for 381 consecutive weeks But Guinness was premature The fact is that one orof Ms Steel s novels have been on the New York Times bestseller list for over 390 consecutive weeks Twenty one of Ms Steel s novels have been adapted for television, each earning high ratings and critical acclaim, including two Golden Globe nominations for JEWELS, a four hour mini series that starred Anthony Andrews In addition, Ms Steel is the author of the Max and Martha series of books for young readers They are ten illustrated storybooks written to comfort the young as they face problems, such as a new stepfather, new baby, new school, loss of a grandparent, and other crucial dilemmas in a child s life She has also written the Freddie books, four of them, about real life situations in children s lives, like a visit to the doctor and the first night away from home Ms Steel has also written nonfiction, HIS BRIGHT LIGHT, about the life and death of her son Nicholas Traina, released by Delacorte Press in September 1998 and immediately jumped to the New York Times Non Fiction bestseller list and Having a Baby She has also written a book of poetry entitled LOVE POEMS BY DANIELLE STEEL In 2002, Ms Steel was decorated by the French government as an Officier of the distinguished Order of Arts and Letters, for her lifetime contribution to world culture She was awarded the second highest rank of the Order Ms Steel also has a passionate interest in emerging contemporary artists She has had an art gallery for several years, and and continues to sponsor and organize free lance art shows and events to show the work of emerging and mid career artists She has a degree in design herself In addition to her writing, Ms Steel has varied philanthropic interests She founded and runs two foundations, one named in honor of her late son, The Nick Traina Foundation, which funds organizations involved in mental illness and child abuse The second was established to assist the homeless She has won numerous awards for her personal work with mentally ill adolescents and children Ms Steel maintains a passionate interest in the welfare and well being of children, particularly those in jeopardy She has raised nine children of her own And they continue to keep her busy, as she juggles writing and family Her family is her first priority, despite her many interests From an education in New York and Europe to a professional background in public relations and advertising, and teaching, Ms Steel moved on quickly to her literary career and has been hard at work writing ever since She wrote her first book at nineteen Often, she works on five books at a time researching one storyline, writing another, and editing the third Still, she often spends two to three years researching and developing a single project In the heat of a first draft, it is not uncommon for her to spend eighteen to twenty hours a day glued to her 1946 Olympia manual typewriter Family, children, and young people are the central focus of her life, and her passion, which frequently shows in her writing She deals with the themes that touch on the most pressing issues of real life, which makes her books universal, and touch so many people She is fascinated by the pressing life situations that affect us all, how people handle them and are often transformed as a result And her novels have explored subjects such as kidnapping, incest, mental illness, suicide, death, divorce, adoption, marriage, loss, cancer, war, among others She also frequently writes about historical themes, shedding new light on familiar historical events with meticulously accurate research Despite her varied interests and activities,


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