By Danielle Steel
In Bittersweet, Danielle metal has written a singular for our occasions, a narrative of selections and new beginnings.
India Taylor lived in an international of manicured lawns and smartly maintained calendars: a merry-go-round of Little League, piano classes, and Cape Cod summer season vacation trips. With 4 incredible young ones, India believed in dedication and sacrifice, simply as she believed in Doug, the fellow she married 17 years prior to. For India, this used to be the promise she made, the lifestyles she had chosen--not the award-winning occupation as a photojournalist she as soon as had. It was once a decision she had by no means really regretted. till she starts to remorse it with all her heart.
India couldn't pinpoint the precise second. might be it used to be the final time her agent referred to as, begging her to take an task Doug insisted she flip down. or even it used to be while Doug instructed her he considered her as a spouse and an individual to maintain their young ones, and never even more. At that second, the cost of the sacrifices she'd made started to look high.
And then, she met Paul Ward. A Wall road multi-millionaire married to a bestselling writer, Paul lived lifestyles on his personal phrases, touring the realm on his personal yacht. India hadn't deliberate to develop into Paul's good friend. something extra was once unthinkable. but chatting with Paul was once really easy. India may perhaps proportion her goals with him, and provide convenience whilst Paul suffers a heartbreak of his personal. And whereas Paul urges India to reclaim her occupation, Doug is adamantly opposed to it, made up our minds to maintain her tied to the house. yet with Paul's encouragement, India slowly, painfully, starts off to wreck unfastened, and locate herself again.
Rediscovering her creativity and her braveness, India makes use of Paul like a beacon at the horizon, sharing intimate cellphone conversations with a guy part a global away, a guy who by no means stops reminding her of all that's attainable for her. India is altering, and not anything in her lifestyles will ever be a similar back. now not her marriage. no longer her friendship with Paul. And whilst India is gifted with an impossible to resist chance, she makes a heart-wrenching determination, leaving a secure, conventional place-and the folks she loves there-to movement into the phobia of the unknown.
Bittersweet is her tale, a narrative of freedom, of getting goals and making offerings to discover them. With unerring perception, Danielle metal has created a relocating portrait of a lady who dares to embark on a brand new event and the fellow who is helping her get there. Her painful, exhilarating trip evokes us all.
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I’m not a saint,” Kerri said as she leaned back against the sofa. ” She’d already told Linda about her disastrous meeting with Nathan King. “I don’t know what else to do,” Kerri admitted, which wasn’t her style. She never allowed herself to even think about failing. After all, she was Wonder Mom. The idea for the crazy name and costume had popped into her brain four years ago, shortly after Cody had been diagnosed with Gilliar’s Disease. He’d been five and in a lot of pain. He’d gotten so down, he refused to go to school or hang out with his friends.
Linda had been the one to tell her about the lack of funding. Which was still Kerri’s problem. She rented a chair at the local beauty salon. Even on the best of weeks, her tips would never get her to the needed fifteen-million-dollar mark. She drove into town, honked and waved at Frank, the guy who owned the gas station, and turned left at the library. Songwood might be close to going under, but like an elegant Southern woman, she would go down looking good. The storefronts were all freshly painted, the flowers and bushes trimmed and tidy.
I’m open to any suggestions you have,” she said. “Mr. King doesn’t like publicity he doesn’t control. ” Interesting, but not helpful. ” Tim hesitated. She suspected he was weighing his loyalty to his boss and thinking about the afternoon he’d spent with her son, remembering Cody didn’t have as many afternoons left as other children. ” Did he have to be so cryptic? ” “Say you already got what you want. ” Before she could absorb that, Lance burst out the front door of the restaurant. “I’m not supposed to be doing this,” he said as he thrust her belongings at her.