In a novel that is as compelling as it is compassionate, Danielle Steel weaves a story of courage in the face of unimaginable loss. With the grace of a master storyteller, she explores the strength it takes to conquer our greatest fears, showing us how the toughest choices can yield the most unexpected rewards...and how the longest, most winding journeys can begin with a single kiss.
Life was good for Liz and Jack Sutherland. In 18 years of marriage, they had built a family, a successful law practice, and a warm, happy home near San Francisco, in a house on Hope Street. Then, in an instant, on Christmas Day, it all fell apart, and Liz was left alone to pick up the pieces.
"Sad,but good book. Wish it would have been longer"
Johnny Peterson stepped into a car on prom night, and in an instant, it was all taken away. His family and high school sweetheart, struggle to put together the pieces of their shattered lives. When a sudden illness sends Alice to the hospital, a glorious vision comes to her in her dreams. There, standing before her, is Johnny. Through a season of hope and healing, Johnny will walk by his mother's side, leading his parents, his girlfriend, his sister, and his brother out of their grief.
"This was the worst!"
On a warm June evening, a red double-decker bus full of passengers speeds down a London street. A few blocks away, a man and a woman climb into a limousine, reveling in a magical evening of dancing and champagne. As their driver pulls into an intersection, the couple shares their first, searching kiss. For a moment etched in time, all stands still - until, in a flash of metal and glass, their limousine is struck at full speed, crushed under the bus's tremendous weight. And a long journey begins....