Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

Danielle Steel / Oct 21, 2020

Amazing Grace 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 unti

  • Title: Amazing Grace
  • Author: Danielle Steel
  • ISBN: 9780385340236
  • Page: 164
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 sOn 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, 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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      • Danielle Steel

        Since 1981, Ms Steel has been a permanent fixture on the New York Times hardcover and paperback bestseller lists In 1989, she was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for having at least one of her books on the Times bestseller list for 381 consecutive weeks But Guinness was premature The fact is that one or of Ms Steel s novels have been on the New York Times bestseller list for over 390 consecutive weeks Twenty one of Ms Steel s novels have been adapted for television, each earning high ratings and critical acclaim, including two Golden Globe nominations for JEWELS, a four hour mini series that starred Anthony Andrews In addition, Ms Steel is the author of the Max and Martha series of books for young readers They are ten illustrated storybooks written to comfort the young as they face problems, such as a new stepfather, new baby, new school, loss of a grandparent, and other crucial dilemmas in a child s life She has also written the Freddie books, four of them, about real life situations in children s lives, like a visit to the doctor and the first night away from home Ms Steel has also written nonfiction, HIS BRIGHT LIGHT, about the life and death of her son Nicholas Traina, released by Delacorte Press in September 1998 and immediately jumped to the New York Times Non Fiction bestseller list and Having a Baby She has also written a book of poetry entitled LOVE POEMS BY DANIELLE STEEL In 2002, Ms Steel was decorated by the French government as an Officier of the distinguished Order of Arts and Letters, for her lifetime contribution to world culture She was awarded the second highest rank of the Order Ms Steel also has a passionate interest in emerging contemporary artists She has had an art gallery for several years, and and continues to sponsor and organize free lance art shows and events to show the work of emerging and mid career artists She has a degree in design herself In addition to her writing, Ms Steel has varied philanthropic interests She founded and runs two foundations, one named in honor of her late son, The Nick Traina Foundation, which funds organizations involved in mental illness and child abuse The second was established to assist the homeless She has won numerous awards for her personal work with mentally ill adolescents and children Ms Steel maintains a passionate interest in the welfare and well being of children, particularly those in jeopardy She has raised nine children of her own And they continue to keep her busy, as she juggles writing and family Her family is her first priority, despite her many interests From an education in New York and Europe to a professional background in public relations and advertising, and teaching, Ms Steel moved on quickly to her literary career and has been hard at work writing ever since She wrote her first book at nineteen Often, she works on five books at a time researching one storyline, writing another, and editing the third Still, she often spends two to three years researching and developing a single project In the heat of a first draft, it is not uncommon for her to spend eighteen to twenty hours a day glued to her 1946 Olympia manual typewriter Family, children, and young people are the central focus of her life, and her passion, which frequently shows in her writing She deals with the themes that touch on the most pressing issues of real life, which makes her books universal, and touch so many people She is fascinated by the pressing life situations that affect us all, how people handle them and are often transformed as a result And her novels have explored subjects such as kidnapping, incest, mental illness, suicide, death, divorce, adoption, marriage, loss, cancer, war, among others She also frequently writes about historical themes, shedding new light on familiar historical events with meticulously accurate research Despite her varied interests and activities,


    136 Comments

    1. This was my first Danielle Steel novel and it will be my last. Her writing style drove me crazy. I think the book could have been 100 pages shorter and still gotten her superficial point across. The characters are all very boxed into whatever their specific character trait is. For example, Melanie is the sweet, humble pop star who has an (unrealistically) over-bearing mother. And we get to hear, during every section of the book in which Melanie appears, that she is sweet and humble and kind. It [...]


    2. I used to really enjoy Danielle Steel. This one felt like she hadn't bothered to develop the dialogue and the books events beyond the outline for the book. At times yes, but large portions were repetitive descriptions of "this is what the book is about." It felt like she maintained an observer mode instead of bringing the reader into the feel of each character.Perhaps I'm more sensitive to how a book is presented at this point. I write non-fiction but am contemplating doing some fiction. So how [...]


    3. This story kind of confused me in all honesty in regards to the plot. I thought the majority of the story was going to be based on the earthquake and it ended up being about the aftermath for the majority of the novel. I felt like the characters were a huge random mess of people that would never be together and kinda found the story in my opinion to seem thrown together and scrambeled. I mean a nun and a recovering alcoholic; a superstar and an average college grad, it just seemed far fetched to [...]


    4. I am so proud of Derek for going Back to Schoolbut this is how it went"Hey, Derek, I'm going to the library. I need a new book on CD for the car.""Hey, Amanda, I need to study math, so I am going to the library. I will pick out a book for you, baby."Later, that same day"Hey, Amanda. Just got back from the libes. I checked out this booka Danielle Steel novel.""Hey, Derek, do you really take me for that kind of girl? I am not a chick-lit kind of girl. I am schematically offended.""Hey, Amanda, ste [...]


    5. This is one of the Best Novels I have read which made me rethink a lot about myself. i learnt from Sarah, The art of making it on my own and the art of forgiveness. There is always a hidden strength in us, which carries us through one of our worst times ever. Never Give Up Because the moment you do Failure becomes mandatory. From Melanie, I learnt the importance of having the freedom to make our own decisions. I learnt how much ever of money one has, it cant make you as much happy as volunteerin [...]


    6. الرواية التي عرفتني بـ دانييل ستيل الغريب انها في البدء لم ترقني كثيرا ولم تعجبنيتوقفت في الصفحة الثمانون ولم اتزحزح لـ شهرين كاملين وذات يوم أعدت قراءتها ولم أضعها من يدي إلا وكنت أنهيتها جميلة جداقصة كفاح خمسة أشخاص بعد زلزال مدمرمع عدة زلازل شخصية مرت بالأبطالتستحق الخ [...]



    7. تبدأ القصة بزلزال سان فرانسيسكو و الزلزال الذي أحدثه في نفوس شخصيات القصة البعض منهم كسبوا ، و البعض خسروا. خسر البعض حياتهم . و آخرون هاجروا بعيدا. لقد زلزل حياتهم بكاملها لتتغير إلى الأبد. أعرف بأن روايات دانيال ستيل مثل أفلام أمريكية بلمحات رومنسية و كنت أحتاج كتابا لا يتع [...]



    8. Hace ya demasiado tiempo que no leía algo de esta autora y creí que era tiempo de volver a aventurarme con ella y en cierto modo no me decepcionó, aunque tampoco es que la tuviera tan arriba en mi altar de lecturas, por lo que puede que simplemente se quedara en alguien que volvería a leer si algo de ella llegara a mis manos.Un Regalo Extraordinario nos cuenta la historia de varios personajes y lo que sucede con ellos post terremoto. Sarah, una mujer profesional, pero que se dedicó por ente [...]


    9. Lives are tied together through the force of a San Francisco earthquake. Melanie Free, one of the top young singers, is doing a charity benefit in San Francisco when a massive earthquake leaves her and her entourage in the city for weeks. While her group is stuck at the shelter, she volunteers at a field hospital and meets Maggie, a Converse-wearing nun, who was also at the benefit. Meanwhile, Maggie meets Everett, a journalist from LA, and they quickly form a close bond. And Sarah, the head of [...]


    10. I had to read this book for my book club and if it were possible to give it negative stars I would. Danielle Steel is not an author I would choose to read on my own but I am all about trying new genres/authors and came to it with an open mind. However, this was just the worst. I found the writing to be repetitive and the characters under developed, unrealistic, and unrelatable. The book could have been at least 100 pages shorter and still made the same vague points. I detested the gratuitous ref [...]


    11. I read this book because we were getting ready to move to SF and I had never been there, so I was hungry for any information that I could find about the city, fact or fiction, that would make me feel more familiar with it once I arrived. I am not a typical Danielle Steele fan - not that I don't like her, I just don't choose her books for some reason - too mainstream for my liking I guess. However, I found myself totally engrossed in this story and wondering why I don't read more books by DS. I b [...]


    12. This is the second Danielle Steel book I have ever read and although it's not as bad as the first one I gave an awful review to, A Good Woman, it still wasn't great. I have no idea why this author is as famous as she is.Good thing this book had 4 principles in it and not one because every character she has, I could care less about. She seems to not be able to build characters up at all. Every character is so Lilly white and perfect. Doesn't she get tired writing about boring people? I sure am ti [...]


    13. Some people say that every Danielle Steel book is the same, but I disagree. The same formula is used, and at times the outcome of the stories may be similar, but I think that Ms. Steel comes up with the most interesting and heartwarming reads.At first, I was not sure what to make out of "Amazing Grace" but I was for the most part satisfied. The story takes place in San Francisco and follows four characters who meet at a benefit, but on an unfortunate night, when an earthquake hits town. And iron [...]


    14. Way to long.Seth got what he deserved. Maggie gave up being a nun to marry a fine gentleman. Hope they live happily ever after


    15. After a devastating earthquake, 4 lives became intertwined and changed forever. This book was really well written, definitely had substance, and gave me some things to think about. It's all about forgiveness, taking charge of your life, being happy with your decisions, and just plain loving your life. 5 stars!


    16. A different kind if book from what I except from Danielle Steele, but it had a beautiful message of forgiveness and finding true love.


    17. I love this book for the myriad of different characters and the parallel stories which are interlinked throughout the book. My favorite would be Maggie and Everett!


    18. Great book Danielle SteeleEnjoyed the diversity of the characters, a nun, a star and a housewife. The interaction of the characters and the setting of the aftermath of an earthquake is brilliant.


    19. Un regalo extraordinarioBuena ,interesante trata de las decisiones que tomamos y las consecuencias de estas ,ya sean positivas o negativas a gustado y e quedado satisfecha con toda la historia.


    20. An oldie - aftermath of a San Francisco earthquake and relationships. Two of the three couples lived happily ever afterurgh! bookcrossing/journal/1





    21. This book was given to me in a book of books. I haven't bought or read a book of hers for years, and now I remember why


    22. القصة ممتعة نوعا ما الحبكة جيدة جدا وتشد القاري سلسة في تسلسل الاحداث لم افهم جيدا دور سارة وكيف انها بريئة تماما وتقع في حبائل زوج مخادعهل هي فقط عبثية اقدار ؟مع انها براي تصرفت بحكمة ايضا


    23. This was my first exposure to this prolific and well known author’s works. I was drawn to this story primarily because of its setting. I was born and raised in Northern California where San Francisco is commonly referred to as “The City”. I have spent many wonderful hours exploring the environs of “Baghdad by the Bay”. Hence I was most familiar with the areas mentioned in this novel. I was also drawn to the plot of this book. There are four central characters around which this story is [...]


    24. On a warm night in May, in San Francisco, California, a glittering crowd gathers for a charity dinner dance. A celebrity headliner, a gorgeous venue, and the sparkle of the good life promise a wonderful and profitable evening.Sarah Sloane, the wife of a wealthy hedge fund manager, is the hostess. And she knows just how to excel at bringing successful events to fruition.But before the night is over, everything about her life and the lives of all those attending will be upended. A shake, the horri [...]


    25. Sarah Sloane is a San Francisco socialite who thinks her life is perfect. She has a husband she loves, 2 children she adores, and they are wealthy. She has put together a charity auction dinner at the Ritz to raise money for the local hospital that saved the life of her older child when the child was born premature. She arranged for Melanie, one of the country's top singers, to donate a performance to add to the glitz of the event. The event is going better than even Sarah's high expectations un [...]


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