This is the first Danielle Steel book I've ever read . . . and it will most likely be the last. My mother-in-law raves about her, but I can't stand her writing style.
The book reads like a first draft, with things explained too much and in multiple places. The dialog is stilted at best, and the whole story line turned out to be boring, although it started out with promise. The romance which, in my opinion, should have been the main focus of the book got all of 20 pages at the end and felt terribly rushed -- like she just wanted to get this book over with.
Overall a disappointing book and not worth my time at all.
It was okay. Slow with a lot of extraneous explanations and just not enough action. The whole idea of the plot was good, but she never really took it anywhere. I didn't feel there was much of a conclusion at all. Probably won't read much more by McKinley.
So far I'm really liking this book. My only complaint is that the author tends to go off on tangents explaining things right in the middle of the action. I'd rather she went through with the conversation or what's happening and explain later.
However, the world that has been created is intriguing and I got sucked (no pun intended) into the story right away.