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. Download and start listening now!