By Danielle Steel
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Danielle Steel fearlessly tackles a catastrophe and its aftermath with characters who are joined together by accident, then share their vulnerabilities, regrets, losses, and hopes.
Hurricane Ophelia is bearing down on New York City. And in a matter of hours, six people, along with their families, friends, and millions of other New Yorkers living around them, will be caught up in the horrific flooding it unleashes.
Ellen Wharton has flown into New York from London, regardless of the weather and her husband’s worry. The successful interior designer is intent on seeing her lively architect mother and has an important personal appointment to keep. But despite Ellen’s urging, when the storm hits, seventy-four-year-old Grace Madison refuses to leave her Tribeca apartment in the midst of the evacuation zone, and they must eventually wade through chest-high water to the police boats outside.
British investment banker Charles Williams is traveling on business but is also eager to see his young daughters, who live with his beautiful, estranged ex-wife in SoHo. Desperate to find them, he checks the shelters where thousands have taken refuge and runs into Ellen and her mother.
Juliette Dubois, a dedicated ER doctor, fights to save lives when the generators at her hospital fail.
NYU students Peter Holbrook and Ben Weiss, living in a shabby downtown walkup, are excited by the adventure of the approaching hurricane, refuse to evacuate, and settle in with junk food and beer until their building threatens to collapse. Should they swim for it or not?
A day of chaos takes its toll. Lives, belongings, and loved ones are swept away. Heroes are revealed as the city and New Yorkers struggle to face a natural disaster of epic proportions. And then the real challenge begins, as the survivors face their futures, with damage to repair and scars to heal.
Keenly observed and brilliantly told, this is an unforgettable story that proves that while life can change in an instant, even the darkest storm can bring forth courage, resilience, unexpected joy, and new life. And it reminds us all that nature, at its fiercest, is a powerful force nothing and no one can resist.
From the Hardcover edition.
Rushing waters1By RigibBoring book as all of her books lately. Books have no conversation or hardly any. Will not purchase her books any longer and I have pretty much all she ever wrote
Completely predictable3By anesthetizerThis book was a disappointment. Where D.S. Shines is in her character development and depth of story. I saw the ending as the story unfolded.
A Storm of Happy Endings!5By miamiamoaLoved this book. It got my attention immediately on Chapter One. Very fast moving and a lot of interesting characters. The hurricane caught my eye immediately, probably because I'm a Native Floridian. Danielle Steel as always has another hit under her belt. Looking forward to her next book. MIA
Delightful5By Dan VermilionI am retired and read three to four books a week. Never one by Danielle Steel. I am more the mystery and spy lover. However, I thought I would try this one to take a break from the murderers. And I really enjoyed the book.
Rushing Waters5By Mawmaw1121I loved this book,the story was fast paced, characters you loved. The only negative I can say about the book, most of the characters were filthy and had money and means to find a place to live,they had high paying jobs. rich friends to share this tragedy. But it made me more aware of the destruction of lives,homes,businesses. Great,great book,read it in 3 days
Rushing Waters1By CAmcrapA waste of both time and money. What a stupid book.
Rushing Waters5By Anes1228Excellent, exciting and very moving.
Rushing Waters2By cmk81352Characters not strong enough to survive the inaccurate details of a hurricane. I realize this is fiction but as someone from the Gulf coast this was just too unbelievable to keep my attention. Love Danielle Steel but more research was need here. Don't waste you money.