Thursday, March 9, 2023

Worthy Opponents by Danielle Steel

 Worthy Opponents

Book Summary

Spencer Brooke always knew she was destined to be CEO of her grandfather’s business—the most respected and luxurious department store in New York City. Brooke’s has been at the center of every happy memory she has, but it hasn’t been an easy journey. Seven years after her father’s death, her life is very different from the days when she walked through the store with her grandfather as a young girl. She may be the owner of Brooke’s, but she’s also now a divorced single mother of twin boys. And with the ever-evolving landscape of the fashion industry comes new challenges for Spencer and the legacy she’s inherited.

Mike Weston is known for making enormous profits by transforming small businesses into bigger, more successful ones. With his marriage at a breaking point and his children grown up, investing is where he thrives—where he can build something greater. And Brooke’s feels like the perfect opportunity. Yet the firm’s beautiful and savvy CEO turns down the offer before they even meet.

Spencer has no interest in outside investors meddling in her family business; her grandfather never saw the need for them, and neither does she. She refuses to be tempted by Mike’s offer, despite her big dreams of expanding the store. But when bad luck strikes, suddenly she is backed into a corner.

In Worthy Opponents, Danielle Steel crafts a thrilling story about a powerful woman—and her equally formidable opponent.
My Thoughts

Worthy Opponents by Danielle Steel is a story that spans three generations.  I thought Worthy Opponents was an easy-to-read story.  I was immediately drawn into the tale.  I like the author’s casual writing style.  I enjoyed the wonderful descriptions of Brooke’s.  It sounds like a very special store.  If I had the money, I would want to shop there.  I liked the majority of the characters in the story (Spencer’s father and wife were the exceptions).  Spencer is a strong, smart woman with a good heart.  I liked how she wanted to preserve her grandfather’s legacy.  Spencer is a woman who works to overcome the obstacles thrown in her path.  She had a great attitude.  Spencer sees no reason why she could not have a career and a family.  It takes hard work, courage, love, and help from the right people.  I enjoyed the heartwarming ending. 

Worthy Opponents is a story about dedication, hard work, family, second chances, and love.  The first couple of chapters are the backstory.  They set the stage for the rest of the book.  There is repetition of the main details.  I am not sure why author’s feel the need to repeat key details (do they think we forget).  I have been reading Danielle Steel’s novels since I was twelve years old.   I am always eager to read her latest creation.  Worthy Opponents is a great escape.  I like it when I begin reading and the world falls away.  For a few hours, I am immersed in a different world.  Worthy Opponents is an uplifting tale about a family legacy, a resilient woman, a  special store, a disheartening hardship, a money man, and a lasting love.

Worthy Opponents is available from Amazon*.  Danielle Steel has The Wedding Planner coming out May 2 and Palazzo on June 27.  You can follow Danielle Steel on Amazon and they will send you an email when she has a new book release.  Thank you for joining me today.  I am off to finish organizing my outdoor decorations.  I am getting them organized into totes by holiday.  I am then storing them in order.  This will make things much easier (as I cleaned things out, I kept finding new inflatables and lights).  I will return on Tuesday, March 14 with Methods of Malice by Ellery Adams and Tina Radcliffe.  It is the seventh A Hope Street Church Mystery.  I hope that you have a delightful weekend.  Take care and Happy Reading!


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