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 ahead of dead night, 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 excellent international fall to pieces…. Grammy-winning singer Melanie loose involves a turning element 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 in the course of the rubble—and is aware that there's a lot to be done….
As town staggers again to existence, a sequence response of amazing 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 hazard for Melanie. Everett will forge an not going courting with Maggie, who is helping him rebuild his shattered life—and upends her personal within the strategy. And as a 12 months passes every one discovers the unforeseen presents in a tragedy’s wake…and the superb grace of recent beginnings.
Throughout those enchanting pages, Danielle metal creates a gorgeous array of contrasts —from the dazzle of a society profit to the chaos of a makeshift medical institution, 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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It has to be great for her being right here without one spotting her. ” after which he seemed embarrassed back. “Or am I the one individual on this planet who didn’t recognize who she is? ” “I might bet you're. I heard she used to be right here, on the camp. yet I didn’t see her myself till this morning, should you have been chatting with her. doubtless approximately it, she’s scorching. That was once a rating, guy. ” His buddy congratulated him for his reliable flavor and judgment. “Yeah, correct. She needs to imagine I’m the dumbest man within the camp. and possibly the single one that didn’t recognize who she used to be. ” “She most likely idea it used to be cute,” his good friend reassured him. “I instructed her she regarded generic and requested her if we’d met before,” he acknowledged groaning. “I inspiration might be she’s at Berkeley. ” “No,” his buddy stated with a large grin. “Much greater than that! Are you going to return to determine her? ” He was hoping so. He desired to meet her himself. only once, so he may well say he had. “I may perhaps. If i will be able to recover from feeling silly. ” “Get over it. She’s worthy it. And along with, you’re unlikely to get one other probability like this to fulfill a tremendous famous person. ” “She doesn’t act like one. She’s completely real,” Tom commented. It was once one of many issues he had beloved approximately her, that she appeared so all the way down to earth. And it didn’t damage both that she was once clever and great. and clearly a difficult employee. “So cease whining approximately how dumb you are feeling. pass see her back. ” “Yeah. Maybe,” Tom acknowledged, sounding unconvinced, after which obtained busy stirring the soup. He puzzled if she’d come to the mess corridor for lunch. Everett got here again from his stroll round Pacific Heights overdue that afternoon. He had taken pictures of a girl being pulled out from below a home. She misplaced a leg, yet was once alive. It were a really relocating scene as they pulled her out, or even he had cried. It have been a really emotional few days, and even with his event in conflict zones, he had visible a few issues on the camp that touched his center. He was once telling Maggie approximately it as they sat outdoor in the course of her first holiday in hours. Melanie used to be within handing out insulin and hypodermics to the folks who’d come to choose them up after a press release remodeled the PA process. “You know,” he stated, smiling at Maggie, “I’m going to be sorry to return to L. A. i love it the following. ” “I continually have,” she stated quietly. “I fell in love with town while I got here right here from Chicago. I got here out the following to hitch a Carmelite order, and wound up in one other order in its place. I enjoyed operating with the terrible at the streets. ” “Our personal mom Teresa,” he teased, unaware that Maggie have been in comparison to the saintly nun repeatedly. She had an analogous traits of humility, power, and bottomless compassion, all of which sprang from her religion and reliable nature. She appeared nearly lit from inside of. “I imagine the Carmelites may were too tame for me. an excessive amount of praying, and never sufficient hands-on paintings. I’m higher suited for my order,” she stated, having a look peaceable, as they either sipped water. once more the day was once hot, because it have been, unseasonably so, considering that prior to the quake. San Francisco used to be by no means sizzling, yet now it was once.