A GOOD WOMAN: Nineteen-year-old Annabelle Worthington was born into a life of privilege, but everything changed on an April day in 1912, when the sinking of the Titanic changed her family and her world forever. Finding strength within her grief, Annabelle pours herself into volunteer work, igniting a passion for medicine that would shape the course of her life.
But for Annabelle, first love, and a seemingly idyllic marriage, will soon bring grief caused by the secrets of her husband. Betrayed, and pursued by undeserved scandal, Annabelle flees New York for war-ravaged France, hoping to lose herself in a life of service. There, in the heart of the First World War, in a groundbreaking field hospital run by women, Annabelle finds her true calling, studying medicine and saving lives. And when the war ends, Annabelle begins a new life in Paris Ã¢ÂÂ now a doctor, a mother, her past almost forgotten...until a fateful meeting opens her heart to the world she had left behind.
Finding strength in the most unlikely of friendships, pulling together the broken fragments of her life, Annabelle will return to New York one more time -- this time a changed woman, a woman of substance, infused with life''s experience, building a future filled with hope...out of the rich soil of the past.
ONE DAY AT A TIME: Coco Barrington was born into a legendary Hollywood family: her mother Florence is a mega-bestselling author, and her sister Jane is one of HollywoodÃ¢ÂÂs top producers. Jane has lived with her partner, Liz, for ten years, in a solid relationship. Florence, widowed but still radiant, has just begun a secret romance with a man twenty-four years her junior. And Coco, a law school dropout and the family black sheep, works as a dog walker, having fled life in the spotlight for the artsy northern California beach town of Bolinas.
When Coco reluctantly agrees to house-sit in JaneÃ¢ÂÂs luxurious home, it turns out JaneÃ¢ÂÂs house comes complete with an unexpected houseguest: Leslie Baxter, a dashing but down-to-earth British actor whoÃ¢ÂÂs fleeing a psycho ex-girlfriend. Their worlds couldnÃ¢ÂÂt be more different. The attraction couldnÃ¢ÂÂt be more immediate.
Suddenly Coco is seeing things differently: Leslie is not just a celebrity, heÃ¢ÂÂs a single dad to an adorable six-year-old girl. Her mother is a woman in love, with vulnerability and new insight. And Jane and Liz are about to take the bravest plunge of all Ã¢ÂÂ into parenthood. As Coco contemplates a future with one of HollywoodÃ¢ÂÂs hottest stars, as her mother and sister settle into their lives, old wounds are healed and new families are formed Ã¢ÂÂ all bonded by love.
With wit and intelligence, Danielle Steel explores love in all its guises, taking us into the lives of three unusual but wonderfully real couples. One Day at a Time is at once moving, thought provoking, and utterly impossible to put down.
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