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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,457 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Danielle Steel Narrator: Joseph Siravo Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2001 ISBN: 9780553753516
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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—toward healing, toward hope, toward dreams of an infinite future…

Isabelle Forrester is the exquisite wife of a prominent Parisian banker who has long since shut her out of his heart. For lonely years, Isabelle has lived a life of isolation, pouring her passions into caring for her desperately ill son, Teddy, and into making their Paris home as happy as possible for her teenage daughter, Sophie. Isabelle allows herself one secret pleasure: a long-distance friendship by telephone with an American man, a Washington power broker who travels in the highest circles of politics and who, like Isabelle, is trapped in an empty marriage.

To Bill Robinson, Isabelle is a godsend, a woman of extraordinary beauty and intellectual curiosity—a kindred spirit who touches him across the miles with her warmth and gentle empathy. Their relationship is a gift, a lifeline that sustains them both through the heartache of marriages they cannot leave and will not betray. Agreeing to meet for a few precious, innocent days in London, Isabelle and Bill find their friendship changing. Then, amidst the sudden crash of steel against steel, they are thrust onto a new path, a path fraught with pain but also with possibility.

Now, inside the cool, sterile wards of a London hospital, Isabelle and Bill cling to life, their bodies shattered almost beyond repair. In the days and weeks that follow, they slowly, painfully traverse a road to recovery littered with challenges of the body, spirit, and heart. Together, they must find the strength not only to embrace life again but to face what they have left behind. For Isabelle, a loveless marriage turns into a brutal power struggle. For Bill, a time of healing exposes wounds that cut deeper than steel and realities that will test him to his core. For both, a tangle of changing relationships and the tragedy of another loss conspire to separate them once again. And this time they could lose each other forever.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 1/29/2014

    " This book was pretty good. I enjoyed the story line although it tended to repeat itself a lot, I guess this was to refresh the reader's memory. It was kind of annoying because I just really wanted to move on with the story. I was a little annoyed by Bill's attitude and thought that his negativity was a bit overplayed. I wished that the book would of provided some insight on Bill's and Isabelle's life after they got together instead of ending it right when they decided to get back together. All in all it was an easy read due to the fact that your memory was refreshed quite often. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marcia | 12/29/2013

    " not a steele type book fan, but i had already read her book on her son, and i had liked that one... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gigi | 12/12/2013

    " This was my first book by Danielle Steel, thanks to Dottie. I loved it. I'll read more from her. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Robin | 12/11/2013

    " My God, this was awful. I will never read another DS book in my life. She repeats everything like 50 times!! This book would have been 10 pages if she just wrote the damn story. Don't waste your time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara | 12/6/2013

    " So good right up until the end, since you dont know what will happen between Isabelle and Bill. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jackie | 11/30/2013

    " Why do I read Danielle Steel????? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 11/30/2013

    " Danielle Steel is an amazing romance author! She always seems to find a way to happiness in any situation! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 11/5/2013

    " This is a beautiful love story from Danielle Steel about two people who fall in love and kiss. Lots of passion, romance, a bit of drama and lots to love of Danielle Steel books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa Ervin | 10/22/2013

    " I found it a little depressing not the best! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Diana Matias | 10/5/2013

    " Unfortunately, I found this book similar to another Danielle Steel's, therefore I couldn't finish it... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Desislava | 9/24/2013

    " Wonderful, lovely story. I recommend it to everyone who likes romantic stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tyra | 9/13/2013

    " Just finished this.Really enjoyed this one. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lizzy | 8/17/2013

    " great book if you think adultry is ok "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Maureen | 7/3/2013

    " I normally don't read books like this, but I found several Danielle Steel novels left behind in the home we recently purchased, so I figured why not?!!! A good romance novel can be good for the soul! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brandy | 6/25/2013

    " This wasn't one of her beter one's. It was predictable and too long. It dragged on too long to get to the point. It's also hard to believe that characters can put up with someone like that and live like that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennine | 5/29/2013

    " My 1st Danielle Steel book.. Bought on vacation to NC with my parents and abuela. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 3/4/2013

    " My only Steel book that I really liked, remembered and own. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dottie | 3/2/2013

    " A wonderful and tender book. I just love reading Danielle Steel. She is my favorite author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Argnese Julmist | 1/23/2013

    " I read this a long time ago, I believe in high school or college. I remembered it being so sad, yet so sweet. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ira | 1/12/2013

    " In the end....true love prevails.... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Suzanne | 10/15/2012

    " I know I read it. Just don't remember it. Guess it didn't make an impression on me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Donna S | 9/28/2012

    " Not even a good beach read! I've never read such a whiny, repetitive tale with horrible dialog. I kept waiting for it to get better. Is this typical of D Steele? "

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About the Author
Author Danielle Steel

Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with over six hundred million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include: Big Girl, Southern Lights, Matters of the Heart, One Day at a Time, A Good Woman, Rogue, and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina’s life and death.