My Review on Danielle Steel’s “Winners”

9780552159128Hi friends! It is review time again. I know, I’m back with a review very fast this time. I have been reading way too much, these days. I am a huge fan of Danielle Steel. I can’t stop myself from picking up her book from the library. I just love how simple, but, yet how brilliantly she writes. This book ‘Winners’ is mainly about this girl Lily and her father. Lily loves skiing and she is practising to go to the Olympics. One tragic morning when she goes to the mountains to ski along with her trainer, due to bad weather, she and her trainer both fall off the chairlift. The trainer loses his life while she becomes a paraplegic. In fact, her dad would have warned her against going as it was snowing. She assures him that there is nothing to worry about as her trainer is very experienced.

She is rushed to the hospital and the doctors decide to go ahead with the surgery. That is when the specialist Dr. Jessie enters. She is a mother of three kids and she is all the time trying to balance family life with professional life. Her husband is of a great support to her. He is a doctor too. When she gets a call from the hospital to come for the surgery, her husband tells her to carry on. He assures her that he will manage. She is advised by her husband to go carefully since it had been snowing the entire day. As soon as she reaches the hospital, she explains to Lily’s dad the exact situation and convinces him to go ahead with the surgery as that’s the only option. He agrees, but he is still not happy about her being the surgeon. He feels, some experienced surgeon should take over. Everyone assures him that Jessie is the best and he finally gives his nod.

While on one side Jessie successfully operates on Lily, though she will be bound to wheel chair her entire life owing to the extent of damage on her spinal cord; on the other side Jessie’s husband goes to drop off his son at a friend’s place meets with an accident. The son manages to come out of it with a small nose injury while her husband Tim dies on the spot. Jessie comes to know of that after the long surgery early next morning. She is completely broken. Bill, from the beginning is quite rude to her, since he feels that she is not the best. He comes running to her to ask something, when she says that her partner will take over from her for the day, he is furious. He taunts her. When he goes to meet his daughter, he comes to know from one of the nurses that her husband passed away the previous night. He feels bad for his behaviour. He apologises for the same.

He wants to somehow make sure his daughter gets back on her feet, but Jessie tells him that it is impossible. He wants to take second opinion, so he decides to take her to London. Nothing works out for him. Everyone is of the same opinion as Jessie. So, he finally sends Lily to Craig, a rehabilitation centre for people with fatal injuries. He is impressed with how Craig is set up. After seeing all the facilities and after seeing how much Lily loves it, he decides to open a Rehabilitation Centre called The Lily Pad for kids under the age of fifteen with injuries (Craig admits kids over the age of fifteen).

Bill joins hands with Jessie, his old friend Joe and Jessie’s friend. They carve out a plan for Lily Pad and execute it. How they build Lily Pad from scratch is the next part of the story. To see what happens in it, you need to quickly go and grab the book. So don’t waste time here…

See you soon.

Till then, Cheers!!!

My Review on ‘Come Easy- Go Easy’ by James Hadley Chase

7377_original_1Hi friends!! Finally, winter has set in. It’s so exciting to have a cool and pleasant weather instead of the hot and sweaty one. This is a very apt time for one to read mystery novels. Nothing can beat a James Hadley Chase novel! After deciding to become a member of a library for about a year, finally I enrolled myself. I am so happy that I did it. In the past two months or so, I have been able to read some really good mystery novels. I’ve always loved books written by James Hadley Chase. They are of a different category all together. The suspense in his books and the way in which he unfolds the mystery is something out of the world. One of the books which I read recently was ‘Come Easy- Go Easy’.

If you really love reading thrilling novels, then James Hadley Chase is a must try. Moving on to the review of the book Come Easy- Go Easy! It is about a guy, Chet Carson who is employed with the Lawrence Safe Corporation, a company which makes safes. He is an expert in opening safes. In the course of his duties he comes across a guy whose safe is loaded with money which Chet had not seen in his life together so far. He describes about it to his friend Roy. His friend suggests that they should break into the guy’s house. Chet hesitates, but then considering his poor financial condition agrees. On their mission, Roy almost kills the guy and Chet gets caught. He doesn’t reveal Roy’s name in the court and decides to face the punishment himself. The prison conditions are really bad. He makes a plan to escape and succeeds.

He happens to, by chance, meet this guy who owns a service station cum lunch place at a place called Point of No Return. He offers Chet a job. Obviously, Chet doesn’t reveal his real identity. He gets caught in a threesome. The wife of the owner finds out about his past and threatens him to reveal his identity if he doesn’t break open the locker for her. He doesn’t want to cheat the owner as he is a very sweet person. What follows is something which will keep you glued. I will not reveal anything more than this because the thrill of reading it is something which cannot be explained.

If at all you get an opportunity, you should read this book.

See you seen, with something different.

Till then, Cheers!!!