Sunday, April 28, 2013

Until the End of Time by Danielle Steel

Bill, a dedicated young lawyer working at his family’s prestigious New York firm, leaves everything he trained for to follow his dream and become a minister in rural Wyoming. Jenny, his wife, is a stylist whose heart and soul are invested in fashion. She leaves the milieu and life she loves to join him. The certainty they share is that their destinies are linked forever.

Fast forward thirty-eight years. Robert is a hardworking independent book publisher in Manhattan who has given up all personal life to build his struggling business. He is looking for one big hit novel to publish. Lillibet is a young Amish woman, living as though in the seventeenth century, caring for her widowed father and three young brothers on their family farm. In secret at night, by candlelight, she has written the novel that burns within her, and gets it into Robert’s hands, wrapped in her hand-stitched apron. He falls in love first with the book, and then with the woman he has never met, living in the sequestered world of the Amish—a world without telephones, computers, electricity, modern conveniences, or cars. Although Lillibet faces banishment from her family and community, she embraces the opportunity to publish her novel, and is irresistibly drawn to the man who has heard her voice. Destiny is at work here. Fate draws her from her horse-and-buggy life toward his, and the publication of her novel.

In the hands of master storyteller Danielle Steel, these two remarkable relationships come together in unexpected and surprising ways, as lovers are lost, and find each other again. If it is true that real love lasts forever and lovers cannot lose each other, then Until the End of Time will not only comfort and fascinate us, as destiny does her dance, but it will give us hope as well. Love and fate are powerful, irresistible forces, as Steel proves to us here, in a book about courage, change, risk, and hope . . . and love that never dies.

About The Author 

Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world's most popular authors, with over 590 million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include 44 Charles Street, Legacy, Family Ties, Big Girl, Southern Lights, Matters of the Heart, One Day at a Time, and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina's life and death.

My Review: 

A very different book, it includes two love stories. Alike, but yet, very different.
The book is a very fast read, took me less than a day. I found the first story was captivating, and a refreshing love story. Two people who loved each other so much. Their lives were complete, except for a child. We travel with them, each supporting the other. Willing to make ultimate sacrifices to help the other.
Now one of my big problems was the fact that the husband goes to Divinity School, he helps others with his Jail and and Abuse Ministries. He is sharing help, and beliefs in God, but as a Christian believing in reincarnation. No!
The other story about Old Order Amish was good, but again a bit unbelievable. That one you will have to judge for yourself, as I don't want to giveaway spoilers. Just know that the Father would not change his belief system so much.
Now I would read the book, and you will enjoy it, just take it as a fairy tale.

I received this book from the Publisher Delacorte Press, and Net Galley, and was not required to give a positive review.

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