I can remember reading Danielle Steel novels from her first releases, and eventually drifting away as they seemed too formula, too predictable. I have to wonder - have all of her novels read like a really long term paper? I cannot believe how many paragraphs involved a summary of the information thus far. The repetition became annoying, and a delay to getting to the next level of the story. I did enjoy the "twist" - even though it came with some problematic questions to challenge its believability - but still, it took the story in an interesting direction. Yes, the end seemed kind of hurried - if there had been less summary sprinkled throughout, there would have been more time and pages to devote to a slower evolvement to the true summary! All in all, if you are a Danielle Steel fan, this probably will feel like a comfy pair of old slippers. For me, not sure I am ready for more of the formula.