By Danielle Steel
Danielle Steel’s 56th bestselling novel is ready relations and friendship, approximately one woman’s fight to wreck unfastened from the past—and the guy who is helping her triumph. And such a lot of all, it's approximately bold to think in...Answered Prayers.
at the open air, religion Madison is the very photograph of a worldly New Yorker. narrow, blond, fashionable, religion has a lifestyles many could 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 nice existence that emanates from their bustling long island city apartment. yet each step of ways, religion has carried inside her a mystery she may well disclose to nobody. And with it, she has stored an excellent extra painful mystery from herself.
For religion, it's the surprising demise of her stepfather—a guy who, like her husband, Alex, continually remained simply past her reach—that will spark off a trip of switch and revelation. on the funeral, painful thoughts flood back—and an outdated pal reenters Faith’s existence. religion is greeting mourners, whilst she hears a voice in the back of her and a unmarried notice that brings a short smile to her face: “Fred.” simply one individual apart from her older brother, Jack, referred to as her that. Brad Patterson was once Jack’s ally, an extended, lanky boy who teased, tormented, and guarded religion once they fancied themselves “The 3 Musketeers” as teenagers. whilst 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 legal professional in California, Brad has reentered Faith’s lifestyles simply as she is making a choice that plunges her marriage into situation. made up our minds to meet a long-held hope for a occupation of her personal, religion applies to legislations institution opposed to her husband’s needs, igniting a barrage of anger and recrimination. Faith’s simply solace is the correspondence she has began 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 buddies rediscover one another, anything impressive is starting to ensue. within the protection in their friendship, Brad will locate the braveness to come to a decision 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. accumulating 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 really starting up her center for the 1st time in her existence.
With unerring perception into the hearts of husbands and other halves, fans and households, Danielle metal tells a smart and relocating tale of the secrets and techniques that wound and the alternatives that heal—and of the second one probabilities that come just once in a lifetime.
From the Hardcover edition.