By Danielle Steel
On a hot may perhaps 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 hour of darkness, 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 ideal international fall to pieces…. Grammy-winning singer Melanie unfastened involves a turning aspect in her lifestyles 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 series response of striking occasions will contact every one of the survivors…. Sarah discovers a criminal offense and a betrayal, then a energy she by no means knew she had. Volunteering at a refugee camp opens new worlds of risk 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 latest beginnings.
Throughout those mesmerizing pages, Danielle metal creates a beautiful array of contrasts —from the dazzle of a society profit to the chaos of a makeshift clinic, from the pampered lives of rock stars to the quiet heroism of emergency volunteers. it really is her such a lot robust and life-affirming novel so far.
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Amazing Grace by Danielle Steel