It is just days before Christmas, 1940. The war is raging in Europe when Kate Jamison makes her debut in New York City. In a room filled with scions of East Coast society and the leading political figures of the day, it is Joe Allbright who catches Kate's eye. At 29, Joe is the brilliant protégé of Charles Lindbergh, and already a legend in flying circles for his record-breaking speed and state-of-the-art airplane designs. All Kate sees is a tall, strikingly handsome man who seems at once awkward and larger-than-life, like a shining star - just out of reach. Joe, too, is caught off balance by his response to Kate, seeing in this beautiful woman vitality and youth, the lifelong soulmate he never expected to find.
Against a vivid backdrop of war and thrilling innovation, Danielle Steel breathes life into history, weaving an intensely human story that spans three decades, of two tremendously different people, who in spite of themselves, are irrevocably woven into the fabric of each other's lives. With rare insight and emotional power, she brings to life a tale of unconditional love, sacrifice, and compromise - the joining of two remarkable halves into a single, far more powerful whole. It is a novel of extraordinary grace and compassion from a master storyteller, perhaps the best story she has ever told.
©2001 Danielle Steel; (P)2001 Random House, Inc. Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing Group, a Divsion of Random House, Inc.
some of it was a bit drawn out
just brings the characters to life
The story line was awesome . Makes you want to hate and love the people
In the story line on every page. Nothing less than one of her very best .
When the husband lied to the lover about her being crazy . Makes you want to kill him.
When he came off the boat and she finds him .
All of the above...
"Not one of her best books"
I've read quite a few of Danielle Steel's books and this to me is the worst of them. To me, it was a very depressing read. Everytime I thought it going to get better,it just dragged on & on.
I have enjoyed other books by this author, but I didn't even finish listening to this one. I waited for it to get better, but it never did. Don't waste a book credit on this.
"Great story, great narration"
As always, Danielle Steele delivers a fantastic story. Narration is right in target. Great listening.
"i enjoy this book! what a great story "
Joe to me half his life was childest he had commitment issues and when the going gets tough he got the running to me he was a coward.
I loved this love story. It is so familiar though, and I think it was a made-for-tv movie although I can't find a record of it anywhere. But...I do remember this being on tv...maybe under another name.
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