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The Resource Answered prayers, Danielle Steel

Answered prayers, Danielle Steel

Label
Answered prayers
Title
Answered prayers
Statement of responsibility
Danielle Steel
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On the outside, Faith Madison is the very picture of a sophisticated New Yorker. Slim, blond, stylish, Faith has a life many would envy. Overcoming a childhood marked by tragedy, married to a successful investment banker and having raised two grown daughters, Faith has enjoyed her role as mother and wife, and the good life that emanates from their bustling Manhattan town house. But every step of the way, Faith has carried within her a secret she could divulge to no one. And with it, she has kept an even more painful secret from herself. For Faith, it is the sudden death of her stepfather<U+2014>a man who, like her husband, Alex, always remained just beyond her reach<U+2014>that will touch off a journey of change and revelation. At the funeral, painful memories flood back<U+2014>and an old friend reenters Faith<U+2019>s life. Faith is greeting mourners, when she hears a voice behind her and a single word that brings a quick smile to her face: “Fred.” Only one person aside from her older brother, Jack, called her that. Brad Patterson was Jack<U+2019>s best friend, a long, lanky boy who teased, tormented, and protected Faith when they fancied themselves “The Three Musketeers” as kids. When Jack died years later, Faith and Brad came together again in their common, inconsolable grief, then lost touch once more amid the demands of families and busy lives a continent apart. Now a lawyer in California, Brad has reentered Faith<U+2019>s life just as she is making a decision that plunges her marriage into crisis. Determined to fulfill a long-held desire for a career of her own, Faith applies to law school against her husband<U+2019>s wishes, igniting a barrage of anger and recrimination. Faith<U+2019>s only solace is the correspondence she has begun with Brad, a man trapped in an empty marriage of his own, a friend she once lost and has found again. Soon e-mails are flying between them, bridging three thousand miles, sharing much-needed friendship, support, laughter. And as these two childhood friends rediscover each other, something extraordinary is beginning to happen. In the safety of their friendship, Brad will find the courage to make a decision he should have made years before. And Faith, too, is changing, beginning to believe in herself<U+2014>and in her right to grab hold of her dreams. Gathering a strength she never knew she had, Faith is finally ready to face the most painful step of all: of sharing the secret that has long been haunting her, and truly opening up her heart for the first time in her life
Summary
Her seemingly idyllic life shadowed by a dark secret, sophisticated New York wife and mother Faith Madison experiences painful memories at her stepfather's funeral and finds support and a new career through old friend Brad Patterson
Theme
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
070060
Cataloging source
RCL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Steel, Danielle
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Married women
  • Marital conflict
  • Friendship
Target audience
adult
Label
Answered prayers, Danielle Steel
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780385335430
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 50853588
  • 400702
Label
Answered prayers, Danielle Steel
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780385335430
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 50853588
  • 400702

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