By Danielle Steel
In her fifty-ninth bestselling novel, Danielle metal tells an unforgettable tale of survival...of how those who misplaced every little thing locate hope...and of the extreme acts of religion and braveness that carry --and keep-- households together...
On a windswept summer time day, because the fog rolls around the San Francisco sea coast, a solitary determine walks down the seashore, a puppy at her facet. At 11, Pip Mackenzie's younger existence has already been touched via tragedy; 9 months earlier than, a bad twist of fate plunged her mom into inconsolable grief. yet in this cold July afternoon, Pip meets anyone who fills her unhappy grey global with colour and light-weight. And in her innocence and in his kindness, a spark can be kindled, lives should be replaced, and a trip of wish will begin.
From the instant the curly-haired woman walks as much as his easel at the sand, Matt Bowles senses anything magical approximately her. Pip reminds him of his personal daughter at that age, earlier than a sour divorce tore his kinfolk aside and swept his childrens midway the world over. together with her personal mom, Ophélie, taking flight deeper into her grief, Pip spends her summer season on the shore the best way lonely childrens do: gazing the glittering waters and dashing clouds, having a pipe dream and remembering how issues was once. that's, until eventually she meets artist Matt Bowles, who bargains to educate the woman to draw—and can't support yet observe her attractive, lonely mom. initially, Ophélie is thrown off stability via her daughter's new companion—until she realizes how a lot pleasure he's bringing into their lives, regardless of the disappointment she sees in his eyes. As their newfound good friend works his sophisticated magic, mom and daughter slowly start to heal, to snort back, to rediscover what they've got lost.
When summer season ends, and Ophélie and Pip needs to go away the seashore for town, the season of therapeutic keeps. accumulating her newfound energy, Ophélie starts a volunteer task at a urban outreach software, the place she works with the homeless, and will not forget about the benefits in her personal lifestyles. yet as soul-sharing mobilephone calls and autumn seashore getaways deepen Ophélie and Matt's friendship, destiny moves one other blow. abruptly, Matt needs to confront unfinished enterprise from his prior. Days later, Ophélie is struck via a gorgeous betrayal by way of an individual she trusts. And as those occasions reverberate in already wounded hearts, whatever amazing occurs. Out of the darkness that has shadowed them either comes an unforeseen reward of hope.
With grace and compassion, Danielle metal explores the delicate bonds among moms and daughters, husbands and better halves, kinfolk and lifetime neighbors. Her haunting, impassioned novel takes us around the advanced panorama of loss—to the advantages that come up from even the darkest tragedies. instantaneously a narrative of triumph and a relocating elegy to those that endure and continue to exist, secure Harbour could be her strongest and life-affirming novel to this point.