By Danielle Steel
In her fifty-ninth bestselling novel, Danielle metal tells an unforgettable tale of survival...of how those who misplaced every thing locate hope...and of the intense acts of religion and braveness that carry —and continue— households together...
On a windswept summer season day, because the fog rolls around the San Francisco sea coast, a solitary determine walks down the seashore, a puppy at her aspect. At 11, Pip Mackenzie's younger existence has already been touched by means of tragedy; 9 months sooner than, a negative coincidence 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 could 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, ahead of a sour divorce tore his relatives aside and swept his young children midway the world over. along with her personal mom, Ophélie, taking flight deeper into her grief, Pip spends her summer season on the shore the way in which lonely little ones do: looking at the glittering waters and speeding clouds, having a pipe dream and remembering how issues was once. that's, till she meets artist Matt Bowles, who deals to educate the woman to draw—and can not help yet realize her appealing, lonely mom. at the start, Ophélie is thrown off stability by means of 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 buddy works his sophisticated magic, mom and daughter slowly start to heal, to giggle back, to rediscover what they've got lost.
When summer season ends, and Ophélie and Pip needs to go away the seashore for the town, the season of therapeutic keeps. collecting her newfound energy, Ophélie starts off a volunteer activity at a urban outreach application, the place she works with the homeless, and will now not forget about the advantages in her personal existence. yet as soul-sharing mobilephone calls and autumn seashore getaways deepen Ophélie and Matt's friendship, destiny moves one other blow. instantly, Matt needs to confront unfinished enterprise from his prior. Days later, Ophélie is struck by means of a beautiful betrayal through an individual she trusts. And as those occasions reverberate in already wounded hearts, whatever notable occurs. Out of the darkness that has shadowed them either comes an unforeseen present of hope.
With grace and compassion, Danielle metal explores the delicate bonds among moms and daughters, husbands and other halves, kin and lifetime associates. Her haunting, impassioned novel takes us around the advanced panorama of loss—to the advantages that come up from even the darkest tragedies. immediately a narrative of triumph and a relocating elegy to those that undergo and live to tell the tale, secure Harbour may be her strongest and life-affirming novel to date.
From the Hardcover edition.