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Amazing Grace
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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 perfectG''until, just minutes before midnight, the room begins to sway. Glass shatters. And as the lights go out, people begin to screamGǪ.

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

As the city staggers back to life, a chain reaction of extraordinary events will touch each of the survivors.GǪ 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 lifeG''and upends her own in the process. But as a year passes, and the anniversary of the earthquake approaches, more surprises are in storeG''as each discovers the unexpected gifts in a tragedy's wakeGǪand the amazing grace of new beginnings.

Throughout these enthralling pages, Danielle Steel creates a stunning array of contrastsG''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.

From the Hardcover edition.
Genre: Fiction
Published: Sep 2008
Publisher: Dell Publishing Company
ISBN13: 9780440243274
ISBN10: 0440243270
Pages: 399