Danielle Steel’s Star is an inspiring story of how Crystal Wyatt, a teenager from a northern California ranch with nothing but a gorgeous body and incredible voice, becomes a Hollywood star by overcoming daunting obstacles such as her own ignorance and her reluctance to sleep with her agent.
Around that story, Danielle Steel wraps a love-at-first-glance story, in which Crystal at 14 falls hopelessly in love with ex-Army officer, Spencer Hill, age 27.
Although equally smitten, Spencer does the sensible thing. He goes to law school, and marries the daughter of a Supreme Court justice.
Within days of their wedding, Spencer is recalled to service in Korea. As he waits to deploy, he meets Crystal again.
When he leaves for Korea, she’s carrying his child.
Spencer spends three years in Korea. For the last year, he’s so miserable he doesn’t write to anyone stateside.
Finally home, Spencer becomes a political figure in Kennedy White House.
Kennedy has been shot and buried when Crystal calls saying she’s been arrested for the murder of her agent.
Spencer leaves Washington, wife, and career to go to Crystal’s defense.
The novel ends with the obligatory happy ending of all Danielle Steel novels.
Star by Danielle Steel
Delacorte Press. ©1989. 447 p.
1989 bestseller #4; my grade: C
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