A Novel

Book - 2016
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Ginny Carter was once a rising star in TV news, married to a top anchorman, with a three-year-old son and a full and happy life in Beverly Hills-until her whole world dissolved in a single instant on the freeway two days before Christmas. In the aftermath, she pieces her life back together and tries to find meaning in her existence as a human rights worker in the worst areas around the globe. Then, on the anniversary of the fateful accident-and wrestling with the lure of death herself-she meets a boy who will cause her life to change forever yet again. Thirteen-year-old Blue Williams has been living on the streets, abandoned by his family, rarely attending school, and utterly alone. Following her instincts, Ginny reaches out to him. Leery of everyone, he runs from her again and again. But he always returns, and each time, their friendship grows. Blue glows with outsized spirit and an irresistible mix of innocence and wisdom beyond his years. Ginny offers him respect as they form an unusual bond and become the family they each lost. But just as Blue is truly beginning to trust her, she learns of a shocking betrayal that he has been hiding. Is it a wound too deep to heal, or will she be able to fight the battle that will make them both whole again?
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780345531056
Characteristics: 322 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number: STEEL, D


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Feb 15, 2019

Great story, I just feel it could of gone further with it's plot. It's also very repetitive.

I like Danielle Steel, when I want a quick and easy read, so I picked up one of her latest novels. Ginny, a former TV news anchor with a painful past is now travelling the world’s most dangerous places, helping those in the direst need. On the anniversary of the tragedy of her family, she decides to end her life by jumping off the bridge into a river, but a chance encounter with a young homeless boy named Blue stops her at the last minute. She starts bonding with him, taking him in and taking care of him. Blue has no one in the whole world, except his Aunt who is not interested in taking care of him, and he does not trust that Ginny is. And on top of everything, secrets about molestations by a beloved church priest start to resurface… (Submitted by Monika).

Nov 15, 2017

Read before

Sep 13, 2016

I liked this book a lot. Plan to read more of her books.

Jun 24, 2016

Very good story, and I enjoyed
it very much.

Jun 11, 2016

Fluff book!

Jun 02, 2016

Touching story, I enjoyed it very much.

MirandaRiley8796 May 04, 2016

Great book, loved it, but the boy, Blue, is too perfect. Deals well with homelessness and more. Still a must read.

Apr 25, 2016

Didn't like it. Predictable, sappy and in some parts it felt like a big plug for McDonald's.

Mar 02, 2016

I enjoyed this book. It has a bit more "meat" in it than many of her books. It takes on a few social issues/injustices. I recommend it for those who think her books are all the same with predictable endings.

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