Amazing Grace (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Feb 25, 2009 - Fiction - 416 pages
9 Reviews
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 perfect–until, just minutes before midnight, the room begins to sway. Glass shatters. And as the lights go out, people begin to scream….

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

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

Throughout these enthralling pages, Danielle Steel creates a stunning array of contrasts–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.


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Review: Amazing Grace

User Review  - Amy Johnson - Goodreads

BLUCK. I expect so much better from her. Written like I was in a middle-school-age class. Could have been more solid. Wish she had told more of the Maggie the nun's story--or Everett's alcoholism. She repeats herself with all the mundane details. Read full review

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User Review  - Holly - Goodreads

This book was even more fun for me than normal, being that I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I liked the story and I also liked that there wasn't quite as much focus on sex as in other Steel novels. This was a little more simple and naive story. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
30
Section 3
58
Section 4
77
Section 5
97
Section 6
119
Section 7
137
Section 8
149
Section 13
230
Section 14
244
Section 15
260
Section 16
275
Section 17
307
Section 18
315
Section 19
331
Section 20
355

Section 9
159
Section 10
174
Section 11
183
Section 12
215
Section 21
375
Section 22
382
Section 23
391
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About the author (2009)

Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with over 570 million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include Amazing Grace, Bungalow 2, Sisters, H.R.H., Coming Out, The House, 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.


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