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Turning Point by Danielle Steel

Updated: Jan 17, 2019


Four trauma doctors in the USA are chosen to be part of a unique mass-casualty training programme in Paris. All of them are brilliant doctors but are at turning points in their lives. Bill Browning only lives for his work and his daughters. He is divorced and heads the trauma unit at San Francisco’s busiest and most dangerous emergency room. He has no time for relationships anymore, and that suits him just fine. By contrast, Tom Wylie is a legendary womaniser, a fabulous doctor who always has time for the ladies, but never wants to commit to just one person. Wendy Jones is a doctor trapped in a dead-end relationship with another, married, doctor, but can’t bring herself to end the relationship. Meanwhile, Stephanie doesn’t have enough time outside her work for her two young sons and her increasingly bitter and angry husband.


The four quickly become fast friends as they meet their four French counterparts, but then a terrible act of violence turns their worlds upside down, and even with a background of working with trauma patients, all of them find this is the time to make some hard decisions about their lives.


Turning Point is an engaging, escapist read with loads of romance, but also some danger and tragedy. Danielle Steel as sold nearly a billion copies of her novels, and she is a prolific writer. Turning Point is very enjoyable, a great read for a lazy afternoon.


Reviewer: Karen McMillan

Macmillan, RRP $34.99

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