By Danielle Steel
In her fifty fifth bestselling novel, Danielle metal explores the seasons of a unprecedented friendship, weaving the tale of 3 undefined, lifelong acquaintances, for whom a month’s vacation in St. Tropez turns into a summer season of swap, revelation, secrets and techniques, surprises, and new beginnings . . .
As Diana Morrison laid the desk for 6 at her based vital Park condominium, there has been no caution of what used to be to return. Spending New Year’s Eve jointly used to be a sacred culture for Diana, her husband of thirty-two years, Eric, and their most sensible buddies, Pascale and John Donnally and Anne and Robert Smith. the longer term regarded rosy because the long-time neighbors sipped champagne and talked of renting a villa jointly within the South of France the subsequent summer season. yet lifestyles had different plans . . .
Just weeks after New Year’s, tragedy moves the guts in their shut circle, as Robert Smith suffers a surprising, unforeseen loss. with out hesitation, Diana and Eric, Pascale and John rally to his aspect, united of their help, love, and shared grief. confident swap of surroundings is simply what Robert wishes, they urge him to hitch them at the Riviera in August. yet as they quickly notice, the ramshackle outdated mansion they rented in St. Tropez--sight unseen--is a ways varied from the beautiful villa and sun-drenched gardens touted within the brochure. Cobwebs grasp from the ceiling. Beds cave in underneath them. All whereas a would-be housekeeper in a leopard-skin bikini and six-inch heels sashays throughout the apartment with a trio of yapping poodles at her heels. however the greatest shock of all is the girl Robert invitations to the villa as his guest--a attractive, much-younger movie actress with mile-long legs and a million-dollar smile. Diana and Pascale hate her on sight. however the males are dazzled. And amid the crumbling furnishings and the fantastic sunsets, the strained relationships and the acts of forgiveness, extra surprises are in shop for the villa’s occupants. With the final days of summer time quick coming near near, every one couple reveals themselves altering in unforeseen methods, as outdated wounds are healed, new love stumbled on, and miracles unfold...all underneath the incredible solar of St. Tropez.
By turns clever and relocating, heartbreaking and wickedly humorous, Danielle Steel’s new novel is set forgiving with no forgetting, in regards to the sorrow that shadows our lives and the wish that saves us. And it's approximately once-in-a-lifetime friendships . . .the type that heal, maintain, and alter us forever.
From the Hardcover edition.