An extraordinary friendship binds two strikingly different women together through 30 years of drama, free-spirited joy, and shattering tragedy.
I'll Be There picks up after the tragic death of Bertie Barron, who has entrusted the care of her eight-year old daughter, Nina, to her best friend, the dazzling entertainer Cee Cee Bloom. But life in the Hollywood spotlight never prepared Cee Cee for this role: mother to a little girl she barely knows. Even on the couch of the Tonight show or preparing the biggest act of her career, Cee Cee tries to focus on Nina and her needs.
From the best-selling author of Beaches comes a new novel about a central fact of adult life - the perils and passions of parenting in the 90s. Rick is famous movie director on the brink of his 50th birthday. Despite his wealth and his many conquests, he's floundering until he decides to adopt a baby.