Iris Cooper was dealt a tough hand. She spent her childhood with a deadbeat father who exploited her beautiful voice for his own benefit. Iris’ story is filled with heartache and perseverance. She is a sweet character and I found myself rooting for her life to change.
This was a quick, easy and enjoyable read.
Thank you to Netgalley, Random House Ballantine, Delacorte Press and the Danielle Steel for the opportunity to read and review this book.
Iris is such a likable heroine. I loved the story Danielle Steel creates for, with highs and lows. Once again,Steel is outstanding.
★★★★ ☐ The publisher has provided a copy for review.
Steel is a storyteller who understands the price of fame. She can share that in a good tale. She exposes how you look like a success when you have no life of your own, when your contracts belong to those who don't care about you, and when your private world seems against you.
Then, when all is lost, here;s a story about being found. Some scenes are unrealistic and not relatable for those outside of the entertainment industry, but you can dream along and empathize with the musicians and their crews.
This is a book about the highs and lows of fame, about the importance of people over money or acclaim. It's about making those you love happy because you know what really matters.
Iris Cooper had a rough childhood. Her mother left and her father can't hold a steady job so they move from place to place. The only thing that makes her happy is singing and boy is she good at it. This is the story of her trying to climb the ladder to fame. This story was like Danielle Steel's other books. Nice, easy and quick read of a feel good story where the main character hits some bumps along the way but ends up in a good place. I just wish she didn't always put in so many mundane details. Thanks so much for the advanced copy!
This is a novel about one woman's rise to fame in country music. Iris is a very lovable character and you tend to root for her. Another enjoyable read by DS. Thank you net galley and the publisher for an ARC in exchange for a honest review.
Danielle Steel is one of all time favorite authors in this story Iris Cooper is a young woman with an unforgettable vice who fights for the freedom to pursue her dreams. When she was 12 yrs old her father convinced the bar owner in Lake City, Texas to let her perform and she stuns the audience. Never staying anywhere long father and daughter move from town to town her passion for music growing every time she takes the mike in another roadhouse. After years of hardships on the road and abuse to do what she loves Iris’s big chance comes. But at the top at last she still fighting every step of the way. Very enjoyable story I would recommend to everyone.
Classic Danielle Steele, she tells the story of Iris's journey to be a singer exploited as a child singer by her Dad and bad managers. Ultimately she makes it to a good manager and her dreams. Good read!
I enjoyed this one by Danielle Steel. It follows the heroine from a child and all her struggles to adulthood and stardom. I loved her and the other supporting characters.
The road to stardom is a rough one and, through this entertaining and surprising story, we travel this road alongside characters who are intriguing and delightful. I've been a Steel fan for as long as I have memories and this one is comforting, interesting, and hits it out of the park! Bravo!
I was lucky to receive an advance copy of The High Notes by Danielle Steel from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest review and opinion. I'm going to start off by saying - I LOVE anything Danielle Steel writes as she is one of my absolute favorite authors! This book was fantastic. I was drawn in from page one and quickly read through this book in a day. She has a writing style that draws you in and won't let you stop reading until you finish. As always she knocked it out of the park - you must read this ASAP!
Very good! The talent and determination lead the story. Relationships developed in an easy to believe way and it was hard to put down. Recommend!
I eagerly await each and every Danielle Steel release but The High Notes didn't leave me on a high note - was this story supposed to be based on Mariah Carey's early life? I loved the premise but thought everything from Iris's bad decisions to the almost-obtrusive tie ins to the title "hit the high notes" etc or going from such horrible bad luck to the biggest news of her life just left me feeling low. Looking forward to her next one just the same = thanks to #NetGalley for the opportunity to preview #TheHighNotes by Danielle Steel.
I haven’t read a book by Danielle Steel in many years as I end up crying through the book - this was no exception.
I appreciated that the main character, while certainly taken advantage of - did not bow down and took the high road along with her high notes. It was a feel good story and one that I’d recommend.
Danielle Steel has done it again. This is one of her best books in a long time. Steel develops Iris Cooper's character wonderfully over the years. The reader can really feel her hardships and cheers for her as she overcomes the obstacles in her life.
I read each and every Danielle Steel release and this one did not disappoint! I loved reading about Iris’s rise to fame in the country music industry. This was a captivating read with lots of emotion dealing with life on the road and fame and success that kept me turning the pages to find out what happens next! Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for allowing me to read this advanced copy.
This is a good book. The main character is Iris. The book starts with Iris being 12 years old. Her father took her to a bar and she sang to get a job there 5 nights a week. The story tells how she went out at 18 and went out on tour to bars and honky tones. Later she was discovered by Clay her new manager. She started recording songs then albums. She won a Grammy. She fell in love with Clay. They got married and had a family.
This was not the typical style of Danielle Steel but I loved it just like I do almost all of her books. It’s not a bad thing, just different. I am always connected to her characters, and it was no different with The High Notes. I was intrigued by Iris right away and it was easy to read about her and feel completely interested in following along to read what would happen to her next. Though her home life was terrible, as is her father even after she finally leaves, Iris was able to pursue her dreams and stay true to herself. My heart ached for her while reading what she went through, including the awful way she was treated by her tour managers. I rooted for her and felt so happy when things were going well for her, and I found myself feeling emotional many times throughout the book. I absolutely recommend this novel and I hope it becomes a movie someday! Steel is one of my favorite all time authors, she is incredibly talented and writes bestseller after bestseller after bestseller!
what a wonderful book. I really enjoyed the country singer aspect. really good storyline. the ending was pretty good. came full circle. Loved it
Danielle Steel has been writing for quite a few years. This book is about an up and coming singer who is trying to survive the brutal world of show business.
Iris had a difficult childhood. She never had a place to call home. She never felt safe. It was pretty remarkable that Iris survived and was a decent human being.
The friends she met on her journey became her family.
I enjoyed the book.
A solid Danielle Steel novel with her usual style of a captivating story tied into a romance. Music fans may enjoy this behind-the-scenes look at some of the seedier opportunities musicians are afforded in order to find work. I thought the latter part of the book was surprising but overall enjoyed the story.