By Danielle Steel
On a hot may possibly evening in San Francisco, the Ritz-Carlton ballroom shimmers as a glittering, celebrity-studded crowd gathers for a charity dinner dance. The night is perfect—until, simply mins prior to middle of the night, the room starts off to sway….
In the earthquake’s aftermath, the lives of 4 strangers will converge.… Sarah Sloane, the spouse of a monetary whiz, watches her excellent international fall to pieces…. Grammy-winning singer Melanie unfastened involves a turning element in her existence and career…. Photographer Everett Carson unearths new goal amid the carnage…and Sister Maggie Kent, a nun who works with the homeless, searches during the rubble—and understands that there's a lot to be done….
As town staggers again to lifestyles, a sequence response of outstanding occasions will contact every one of the survivors…. Sarah discovers against the law and a betrayal, then a power she by no means knew she had. Volunteering at a refugee camp opens new worlds of danger for Melanie. Everett will forge an not likely dating with Maggie, who is helping him rebuild his shattered life—and upends her personal within the approach. And as a yr passes every one discovers the unforeseen presents in a tragedy’s wake…and the superb grace of recent beginnings.
Throughout those captivating pages, Danielle metal creates a gorgeous array of contrasts —from the dazzle of a society profit to the chaos of a makeshift sanatorium, from the pampered lives of rock stars to the quiet heroism of emergency volunteers. it truly is her such a lot robust and life-affirming novel thus far.
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