By Danielle Steel
On a hot may well 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 earlier than hour of darkness, the room starts 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 loose involves a turning aspect in her lifestyles and career…. Photographer Everett Carson unearths new function amid the carnage…and Sister Maggie Kent, a nun who works with the homeless, searches throughout 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 awesome occasions will contact every one of the survivors…. Sarah discovers against the law 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 approach. And as a yr passes each one discovers the unforeseen presents in a tragedy’s wake…and the fantastic grace of latest beginnings.
Throughout those enchanting pages, Danielle metal creates a beautiful array of contrasts —from the dazzle of a society gain to the chaos of a makeshift health center, from the pampered lives of rock stars to the quiet heroism of emergency volunteers. it truly is her such a lot strong and life-affirming novel thus far.
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Brick arches at ground and second floor, one after the other in an unbroken line, surrounded an expanse of grass so dry it crackled underfoot. Twin houses, officer quarters during the Civil War, now served as quarters for the absent Lanny Wilcox and Bob and Teddy Shaw. Around the edges of the parade ground, inside the heavy walls, were scattered ruins from when Jefferson was home to troops, prisoners, slaves, cooks, washerwomen, officers, wives and daughters: the skeletal remains of a Civil War barracks, razed by the NPS when safety had broil a higher priority than preservation; two half-finished armories, their under-roofs rounded like their later relative, the Quonset hut; a half disassembled shot oven; the foundation for what started out to be a church to a soldier's god but ended life as a below-ground cistern for the federal government.
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