Mixed blessings – Danielle Steel
Mixed Blessings by Danielle Steel is a heartwarming and insightful novel about three couples who are faced with life-changing decisions about having children. The novel explores the complex emotions and challenges that couples face when making these decisions, and it ultimately shows that there is no one right answer.
The novel’s three main couples are:
- Diana Goode and her husband, Peter: Diana is a successful lawyer who has always dreamed of having a family. However, when she discovers that she is unable to conceive naturally, she and Peter must decide whether to pursue fertility treatments or adopt.
- Barbie Mason and her husband, Doug: Barbie is a devoted stay-at-home mom to their two young children. However, when she learns that she is pregnant with a third child, she and Doug must decide whether to keep the baby, even though they are already struggling financially.
- Pilar Graham and her husband, Michael: Pilar is a successful businesswoman who has always put her career first. However, when she and Michael decide to start a family, they discover that they have conflicting ideas about what it means to be a parent.
As the novel progresses, Diana, Barbie, and Pilar are all forced to confront their deepest fears and desires. They must weigh the pros and cons of having children against their own personal dreams and goals. They must also learn to communicate with their partners and find common ground.
In the end, each couple makes a different decision about having children. However, they all learn that there is no one right answer. They also learn that having children is a blessing, but it is also a challenge. It is a journey that requires love, sacrifice, and compromise.
Mixed Blessings is a beautifully written and thought-provoking novel that explores the complex emotions and challenges that couples face when making decisions about having children. It is a must-read for anyone who has ever thought about starting a family.
Additional thoughts on Mixed Blessings
The novel also explores the following themes:
- The importance of communication and compromise in relationships
- The challenges and rewards of parenthood
- The different ways that people define family
- The power of love and friendship
- The importance of following your dreams
Mixed Blessings is a heartwarming and insightful novel that will stay with you long after you finish reading it. It is a must-read for anyone who has ever thought about starting a family.