By Danielle Steel
In her 53rd bestselling novel, Danielle metal explores how a unmarried shattering second can swap lives ceaselessly. The Kiss
is immediately a relocating testomony to the fragility of lifestyles and a wide ranging tale concerning the strength of affection to heal, to unfastened, to remodel, and to make damaged spirits whole.
On a hot June night, a crimson double-decker bus, jam-packed with pasengers, speeds down a London highway. a couple of blocks away, a guy and a girl climb right into a limousine, reveling in a paranormal night of dancing and fizz. As their driving force pulls into an intersection, the couple stocks their first, looking out kiss. For a second, etched in time, all stands still—until, in a flash of steel and glass, their limousine is struck at complete pace, beaten less than the bus's great weight. And a protracted trip begins—toward therapeutic, towards desire, towards desires of an unlimited future...
Isabelle Forrester is the beautiful spouse of a sought after Parisian banker who has lengthy considering the fact that close her out of his center. For lonely years, Isabelle has lived a lifetime of isolation, pouring her passions into taking good care of her desperately in poor health son, Teddy, and into making their Paris domestic as chuffed as attainable for her teenage daughter, Sophie. Isabelle permits herself one mystery excitement: a long-distance friendship by way of mobile with an American guy, a Washington strength dealer who travels within the maximum circles of politics and who, like Isabelle, is trapped in an empty marriage. To invoice Robinson, Isabelle is a godsend, a lady of impressive attractiveness and highbrow curiosity—a kindred spirit who touches him around the miles along with her heat and delicate empathy. Their courting is a present, a lifeline that sustains them either in the course of the heartache of marriages they can't depart and won't betray. Agreeing to satisfy for a number of invaluable, blameless days in London, Isabelle and invoice locate their friendship altering. Then, amidst the surprising crash of metal opposed to metal, they're thrust onto a brand new direction, a direction fraught with discomfort but additionally with possibility.
Now, contained in the cool, sterile wards of a London health center, Isabelle and invoice grasp to existence, their our bodies shattered nearly past fix. within the days and weeks that stick with, they slowly, painfully traverse a highway to restoration affected by demanding situations of the physique, spirit, and middle. jointly, they have to locate the power not just to include lifestyles back yet to stand what they've got left in the back of. For Isabell, a loveless marriage becomes a brutal strength fight. For invoice, a time of therapeutic exposes wounds that reduce deeper than metal and realities that might try out him to his middle. For either, a tangle of adjusting relationships and the tragedy of one other loss conspire to split them once more. And this time they can lose one another forever.
In a unique that's as compelling because it is compassionate, Danielle metal weaves a narrative of braveness within the face of incredible loss. With the grace of a grasp storyteller, she explores the energy it takes to beat our best fears, exhibiting us how the hardest offerings can yield the main unforeseen rewards...and how the longest, such a lot winding trips can start with a unmarried kiss.