Mirror Image

Mirror Image Review

To look at one was to see the other. For family, even the girls' own father, it was a constant guessing game. For strangers, the surprise was overwhelming. And for the twins Olivia and Victoria Henderson, two remarkable young women coming of age at the turn of the century, their bond was mysterious, marvelous, and often playful—a secret realm only they inhabited.

Olivia and Victoria were the beloved daughters of a man who never fully recovered from his wife's death bearing them in 1893. Shy, serious Olivia, born eleven minutes before her sister, had taken over the role of mother in their lush New York estate, managing not only a household but her rebellious twin's flights of fancy. Free-spirited Victoria wanted to change the world. She embraced the women's suffrage movement and dreamed of sailing to war-torn Europe. Then, in the girls' twenty-first year, as the first world war escalated overseas, a fateful choice changed their lives forever.

It began when Victoria's life was about to become a public scandal. It led to a painful decision, and brought handsome lawyer Charles Dawson into the Henderson's life and family. Hand-picked by the twins' father to save his daughter's reputation, Charles was still mourning his wife's death aboard the Titanic, struggling to raise his nine year-old son alone, determined never to lose his heart again. Charles wanted to believe that, for the sake of his son, he could make an unwanted marriage work. But in an act of deception that only Olivia and Victoria could manage, the twins took an irrevocable step, which changed both their lives forever; and took one of the twins to the battlefields of France, the other into a marriage she longed for but could not have.

From Manhattan society to the trenches of war-ravaged France, Mirror Image moves elegantly and dramatically through a rich and troubled era. With startling insight, Danielle Steel explores women's choices: between home and adventure, between the love for family and the passion for a cause, between sacrifice and desire. But at the heart of Mirror Image is a fascinating, realistic portrait of identical twins, two vastly different sisters who lead their lives and follow their destinies against a vivid backdrop of a world at war.


From the Hardcover edition.

Title:Mirror Image
Edition Language:English

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    Mirror Image Reviews

  • Dd

    When I picked up this book,I thought it would be a journey I could never forget.My thoughts halfway through the book was-Oh Lord!please let this journey be over quickly.And when I ended it-Thank God!T...

  • Suzanne

    3.5 stars I'd say. This was a funny one, funny as in not humerous! Set around the time of the Titanic, a set of gorgeous 'Mirror twins' experience some unrealistic scenarios, swapping identities, tric...

  • Belinda The

    The book is about two twin sisters, Victoria and Olivia. Their father’s name is Edward Henderson. They live in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. He owns a steel mills, but the person who is running it is ...

  • Amaya Cooper

    This book was awesome! Starting off with two twins, Victoria and Olivia, one, who's trapped and seeks freedom, the other, who only longs to care for her father. But when Victoria is disgraced she is f...

  • Carey Henderson

    Okay, overall I enjoyed the novel. It was entertaining, it kept my interest, & I felt the chapters dealing with the first World War were utterly fascinating (here comes the however), the ending comple...

  • Naomi

    Wonderful book. I love it so much. The story is so heart touching. I love the character of the twin sisters Olivia and Victoria. Their character was presented in such a great way that at the end of th...

  • Samah (The Nerdy Blogger)

    Danielle is the best, the way she describes the twins and their behaviors, thei choice of clothing, and everything is so detailed and I can't believe that it's only imagination. The book is a piece of...

  • Deelasha Rayamajhi

    twins opposite nature. Elder the more introvert one and 11 mins younger the more carefree one. one guy loved by the elder ends up marrying the younger one (the one he loves). sisterhood, friendship, l...

  • zaineb Mn

    What a wonderful summer read ! Couldn't get enough .... ...

  • Mildred Rupert

    I loved it, its typical of what happens when twins are involved....