By Danielle Steel
Danielle Steel’s 56th bestselling novel is set family members and friendship, approximately one woman’s fight to wreck unfastened from the past—and the guy who is helping her triumph. And so much of all, it's approximately bold to think in...Answered Prayers.
at the outdoor, religion Madison is the very photo of a worldly New Yorker. narrow, blond, trendy, religion has a existence many may envy. Overcoming a adolescence marked via tragedy, married to a winning funding banker and having raised grown daughters, religion has loved her function as mom and spouse, and the great lifestyles that emanates from their bustling new york city condominium. yet each step of how, religion has carried inside her a mystery she may perhaps disclose to not anyone. And with it, she has stored a good extra painful mystery from herself.
For religion, it's the unexpected dying of her stepfather—a guy who, like her husband, Alex, continuously remained simply past her reach—that will spark off a trip of swap and revelation. on the funeral, painful thoughts flood back—and an outdated buddy reenters Faith’s lifestyles. religion is greeting mourners, whilst she hears a voice at the back of her and a unmarried notice that brings a short smile to her face: “Fred.” purely one individual apart from her older brother, Jack, known as her that. Brad Patterson was once Jack’s ally, an extended, lanky boy who teased, tormented, and guarded religion after they fancied themselves “The 3 Musketeers” as childrens. while Jack died years later, religion and Brad got here jointly back of their universal, inconsolable grief, then misplaced contact once again amid the calls for of households and busy lives a continent aside.
Now a attorney in California, Brad has reentered Faith’s lifestyles simply as she is making a choice that plunges her marriage into trouble. decided to meet a long-held wish for a occupation of her personal, religion applies to legislation university opposed to her husband’s needs, igniting a barrage of anger and recrimination. Faith’s merely solace is the correspondence she has started with Brad, a guy trapped in an empty marriage of his personal, a chum she as soon as misplaced and has came across back. quickly e-mails are flying among them, bridging 3 thousand miles, sharing much-needed friendship, aid, laughter. And as those early life acquaintances rediscover one another, anything amazing is commencing to take place. within the safeguard in their friendship, Brad will locate the braveness to choose he must have made years ahead of. And religion, too, is altering, starting to think in herself—and in her correct to snatch carry of her goals. collecting a energy she by no means knew she had, religion is ultimately able to face the main painful step of all: of sharing the key that has lengthy been haunting her, and actually beginning up her center for the 1st time in her existence.
With unerring perception into the hearts of husbands and better halves, fanatics and households, Danielle metal tells a sensible and relocating tale of the secrets and techniques that wound and the alternatives that heal—and of the second one possibilities that come just once in a lifetime.
From the Hardcover edition.