Amazing Grace by Danielle Steel

By Danielle Steel

On a hot might 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 nighttime, 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 lifestyles and career…. Photographer Everett Carson reveals 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 familiar with that there's a lot to be done….

As the town staggers again to lifestyles, a series response of amazing occasions will contact each 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 likely dating with Maggie, who is helping him rebuild his shattered life—and upends her personal within the technique. And as a 12 months passes each one discovers the unforeseen presents in a tragedy’s wake…and the fantastic grace of recent beginnings.

Throughout those captivating pages, Danielle metal creates a gorgeous array of contrasts —from the dazzle of a society gain 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 thus far.

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I glued my foot to the pedal and blurred past a line of cars. The van increased its speed, snorting furious blasts of exhaust as its driver gunned the engine. A ladder tied to the van’s roof rack jutted out over the windshield like a jousting lance. The van began to close the distance between us, its heavy bull-bar grinning with wicked metal teeth as it drew closer. Chew on this, I thought, and whipped my car through a narrow gap. I shot ahead into a clear stretch of road and took off, leaving the van stuck behind traffic.

He zapped Brad Hinley back to obscurity with one click of the mouse. “Damn, this is going to take hours,” I said. I drained the last of my beer and tossed the can onto the floor to join the other empties. Benny scowled at me as if I had committed a blasphemy. “Let me try something else,” he said, but I was only half listening. I stared at the newspaper photo of Tess while he clicked and typed. She smiled back, cheerful and vibrant, frozen in a moment of past innocence. There was no hint of the pain and terror that was to come, no shadow of the rictus beneath her carefree smile.

I was on Springvale Road, going through Nunawading. I stopped for a red light at the Maroondah Highway intersection. ” “Yeah, it’s being recorded. ” “It was about three o’clock. ” “Hold on a second,” Gars said. I heard papers rustling. “Says here her name’s Theresa. ” “Her old man told me only family and friends called her Tess. ” “She introduced herself as Tess. ” he said scornfully. ” I knew he was just trying to taunt me into tripping over my tongue, so I locked it away and waited. ” he said after a few moments.

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