This review is by guest reviewer/blogger Sharon.
Kaleidoscope by Danielle Steel
This book starts out in 1943 during the war. We have two characters, Sam and Arthur who are on leave in Paris and Sam meets a woman and falls in love with her. He manages to convince her to marry him and come back to America. While their marriage seems ideal, Sam cheats on his wife and when she threatens to leave him, he ends up beating her up and killing her. Sam goes to jail but ends up committing suicide with no arrangements made to take care of his three young daughters.
Arthur is able to arrange adoptions for the two youngest, but Hilary ends up in foster car. The book follows her struggles through life until she is of age and able to take care of herself. She then confronts Arthur and has to deal with some of her hopes being dashed and finding a way to continue with her life.
It is a good story, but some parts are a shock which adds to the story in a good and bad way.
The story is sad – Hilary goes through several homes, none of which really care or try to help her.