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Amazing Grace

Format:  Hardcover,

324 pages

Publisher: Random House Inc

Publish Date: Oct 2007

ISBN-13: 9780385340236

ISBN-10: 0385340230

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On a warm May night in San Francisco, the Ritz-Carlton ballroom shimmers with crystal and silver as a glittering, celebrity-studded crowd gathers for a charity dinner dance. The evening is perfect-until, just minutes before midnight, the room begins to sway. Glass shatters. And as the lights go out, people begin to scream....
In the earthquake's aftermath, the lives of four strangers will converge.... Sarah Sloane, the beautiful wife of a financial whiz, watches her perfect world fall to pieces.... Grammy-winning singer Melanie Free, the event's headliner, comes to a turning point in her life and career.... Photographer Everett Carson, a former war correspondent whose personal demons have demoted him to covering society parties, finds new purpose amid the carnage...and Sister Maggie Kent, a nun who normally works in jeans and high-tops with the homeless, searches through the rubble-and knows instantly that there is much work to be done....
As the city staggers back to life, a chain reaction of extraordinary events will touch each of the survivors.... For Sarah, it begins with the discovery of a crime and a betrayal, then a strength she never knew she had. For Melanie, volunteering at a refugee camp will open new worlds of possibility. And Everett will be shaken by the unlikely relationship he forges with Maggie, who helps him rebuild his shattered life-and upends her own in the process. But as a year passes, and the anniversary of the earthquake approaches, more surprises are in store-as each discovers the unexpected gifts in a tragedy's wake...and the amazing grace of new beginnings.
Throughout these enthralling pages, Danielle Steel creates a stunning array of contrasts-from the dazzle of a society benefit to the chaos of a makeshift hospital, from the pampered lives of rock stars to the quiet heroism of emergency volunteers. It is her most powerful and life-affirming novel to date.

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Publisher: Random House Inc
Publish Date: Oct 2007
ISBN-13: 9780385340236
ISBN-10: 0385340230
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 324
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.4
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.5 x 9.5 x 1.5

About the author

Biography of Steel, Danielle

Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world's most popular authors with over 430 million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include: "The House on Hope Street", "The Wedding", "Irresistible Forces", "Granny Dan", "Bittersweet", "Mirror Image", "The Klone & I", "The Long Road Home", "The Ghost", "Special Delivery", "The Ranch", & other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of "His Bright Light", the story of her son Nick Traina's life and death. Her latest novel is entitled Southern Lights.

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Review by Library Journal (2007-07-01)

What could possibly bring together a Grammy Award-winning singer, a photographer, the wife of a financial kingpin, and a nun? They were all at a charity event in San Francisco when an earthquake intervened.

Book description

On a warm May night in San Francisco, the Ritz-Carlton ballroom shimmers with crystal and silver as a glittering, celebrity-studded crowd gathers for a charity dinner dance. The evening is perfect–until, just minutes before midnight, the room begins to sway. Glass shatters. And as the lights go out, people begin to scream….

In the earthquake’s aftermath, the lives of four strangers will converge.… Sarah Sloane, the beautiful wife of a financial whiz, watches her perfect world fall to pieces…. Grammy-winning singer Melanie Free, the event’s headliner, comes to a turning point in her life and career…. Photographer Everett Carson, a former war correspondent whose personal demons have demoted him to covering society parties, finds new purpose amid the carnage…and Sister Maggie Kent, a nun who normally works in jeans and high-tops with the homeless, searches through the rubble–and knows instantly that there is much work to be done….

As the city staggers back to life, a chain reaction of extraordinary events will touch each of the survivors.… For Sarah, it begins with the discovery of a crime and a betrayal, then a strength she never knew she had. For Melanie, volunteering at a refugee camp will open new worlds of possibility. And Everett will be shaken by the unlikely relationship he forges with Maggie, who helps him rebuild his shattered life–and upends her own in the process. But as a year passes, and the anniversary of the earthquake approaches, more surprises are in store–as each discovers the unexpected gifts in a tragedy’s wake…and the amazing grace of new beginnings.

Throughout these enthralling pages, Danielle Steel creates a stunning array of contrasts–from the dazzle of a society benefit to the chaos of a makeshift hospital, from the pampered lives of rock stars to the quiet heroism of emergency volunteers. It is her most powerful and life-affirming novel to date.

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Rated 5 out of 5★ by 2reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Another Great Story This story is a truly fascinating one. Ms. Steel takes a terrible situation & shows how something good can happen, like the silver lining in every cloud. As I have found with most of her stories, it was true to life enough to make you want to keep reading & yet fictional enough to make you want it to happen in your life. Another great story from a true talent! 11/30/2007
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