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 sooner than 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 aspect in her existence and career…. Photographer Everett Carson reveals new function amid the carnage…and Sister Maggie Kent, a nun who works with the homeless, searches during the rubble—and is familiar with that there's a lot to be done….
As the town staggers again to existence, a sequence response of remarkable 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 procedure. And as a 12 months passes each 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 health facility, from the pampered lives of rock stars to the quiet heroism of emergency volunteers. it's her such a lot robust and life-affirming novel up to now.
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It was. Each of her hauls had its own soft fabric bag, five collections of astonishing jewelry, and now the Dowling take made an even half dozen. Sarah unzipped the bag with her latest haul and looked into the glorious tangle of jewels that had, until recently, belonged to a movie star’s wife. It was the most unbelievable stuff: totally insane and wonderful sapphires and diamonds; rings and necklaces and bracelets; jewelry that could be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars or more. She’d pulled off the burglary by the slimmest margin—a squeaker, for God’s sake.
Marcus Dowling, the next best thing to Sean Connery. He was telling Jacobi about the senseless murder of his wife when Conklin and I came through the door. Jacobi introduced us, telling Dowling that the three of us would be working the case together. I shook hands with the film legend, then sat at the edge of a leather sofa. Dowling was clearly distraught. And I noticed something else. His hair was wet. Dowling didn’t sit down. He repeated his story as he paced around the book-lined room. “Casey and I had the Devereaus over for dinner.
Don’t cry. ” The room went quiet for a few minutes, until Sarah heard a whoosh of bodies falling into plumped bedding, then murmuring—words she couldn’t make out. Then the headboard began to tap against the wall, and Sarah thought, Oh dear God, they’re doing it. Images came to her of Marcus Dowling in Susan and James with Jennifer Lowe and in Redboy with Kimberly Kerry. She thought of Casey in Marcus’s arms, her long legs wrapped around him. The tapping became more rhythmic and the moaning became louder and then there was a long, groaning exhalation from Marcus, and then—mercifully—it was over.
Amazing Grace by Danielle Steel