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Hardback 3/2007 & Paperback 2/2008

Sisters Sabrina, Tammy, Annie & Candy are happy each with their own lives Sabrina being a successful lawyer, Tammy a producer for a hit TV show in L.A., Annie living in Florence lives for art and to paint, and Sister Candy is and International model in Paris, New York and Tokyo and is well know to everyone in the supermodel industry as "The Candy". The Sisters all take leave from their prospective jobs to go home to Connecticut to spend time with their parents for their annual Fourth of July party. Sister Annie and their Mom go to pick up a few forgotten items for the party and are involved in a tragic three vehicle accident when pipes from a truck in front of them fall off the truck and fly through the window striking the window and ejecting her mother from the car killing her on impact and severely injuring her leaving her blind. When authorities let them know the family is crushed that their mother and wife is gone and daughter& sister is severely injured. When it is time for Annie's bandages to come off they let the doctor gently tell her the news all though she still was very upset and though her life was ending since her mother had dies and now she has lost her sight. One of her sisters brought up the idea of all of them living together till Annie can function on her own. At first Annie does not like the idea because she doesn't think she's ever going to be able to function independently Their father seems to be getting worse and worse over losing his wife until a person from the sisters past shows up to pay respects to the family of their mothers passing. They become kindred spirits and start seeing each other without the sisters knowing it. Once the sisters move in together some things start to be easier for each of them. Annie finally decides to start the school of the blind, and does well to acclimating to her new lifestyle. When Thanksgiving rolls around their father seems to be a bit happier than he was. The girls do notice a girl's pair of tennis shoes sitting near the back door which alarms them a bit but they are waved off by their father saying it may be just one of the friends he had over lately. The girl's lives have been turned upside down since the Fourth of July accident and they really don't know what to expect next and they may not be ready for it either.

This is another one of Danielle's all time tug-at-your heart strings stories. She will never cease to amaze us with how well she can manipulate our feelings with each page. This is definitely be put with my ever growing Danielle Steel collection.

Book Blurb for Sisters

Four sisters, a Manhattan brownstone, and a tumultuous year of loss and courage are at the heart of Danielle Steel's new novel about a remarkable family, a stunning tragedy-and what happens when four very different young women come together under one very lively roof.

Candy-it's the only name she needs-is blazing her way through Paris, New York, and Tokyo as fashion's latest international supermodel. . . .

Her sister Tammy has a job producing the most successful hit show on TV, and a home she loves in L.A.'s Hollywood Hills. . . . In New York, oldest sister Sabrina is an ambitious young lawyer, while Annie is an American artist in Florence, living for her art. . . . On one Fourth of July weekend, as they do every year, the four sisters come home to Connecticut for their family's annual gathering. But before the holiday is over, tragedy strikes and their world is utterly changed.

Suddenly, four sisters who have been fervently pursuing success and their own lives-on opposite sides of the world-reunite to share one New York brownstone, to support each other and their father, and to pick up the pieces while one sister struggles to heal her shattered body and soul. Thus begins an unscripted chapter of their lives, as a bustling house is soon filled with eccentric dogs, laughter, tears, friends, men . . . and the kind of honesty and unconditional love only sisters can provide. But as the four women settle in, they are forced to confront the direction of their respective lives. As the year passes and another July Fourth approaches, a season of grief and change gives way to new beginnings-as a family comes together to share its blessings and a future filled with surprises and, ultimately, hope.

With unerring insight and compassion, Danielle Steel tells a compelling story of four sisters who love and laugh, struggle and triumph . . . and are irrevocably woven into the fabric of each other's lives. Brilliantly blending humor and heartbreak, she delivers a powerful message about the fragility-and the wonder-of life.

Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2008 4.00