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In our next meeting of the Romance Literature Discussion Group, we will
visit, through the writing of Danielle Steel, a time in history that will
never be forgotten.
About to marry her fiancé, Charles, Edwina Winfield has her whole life ahead
of her. Filled with the hopes and dreams of love and marriage, her life
changes abruptly in one moment. About to sail on the maiden voyage of the
Titanic, its first and only voyage, Edwina's mother makes a choice that will
change the lives of her five children forever. As it becomes clear that life
and death choices must be made or all will perish, Mrs. Winfield must make a
choice no mother ever wants to make. Heartbroken at the thought of living a
life alone, she chooses to follow her husband to the bottom of the ocean.
Edwina is left with the responsibility of raising her younger siblings.
Suddenly, her life with fiancé Charles becomes nothing more than a memory.
Faced with the loss of both her parents and the man she loves, Edwina must
somehow find the strength to help her four younger brothers and sisters
adjust to life without parents. How does a young woman sacrifice all she has
hoped for? How can she come to terms with being an adult too soon? To whom
can she turn for guidance when difficulties inherent in growing up
inevitably arise? What will happen to her hopes and dreams? Must she
sacrifice her life forever? Will she ever find love again? As she lies
wakeful in the middle of the night, how will she look back on the fateful
choice her mother made that day? Did her mother make the right choice?
What captivates us about the sinking of the Titanic is that people had to
make decisions like this? If you had been there, what choice would you have
made? That question haunts us as we read this page-turner by Danielle Steel.
A new copy of No Greater Love by Danielle Steel is available on Bookshare.
If you wish, you may be able to obtain a copy from your local branch of the
National Library Service on cassette.
Here is a review from the publisher.
It was the maiden voyage of the, greatest ship ever built, and in one fatal,
unforgettable night, the sea shattered the lives and future of an
extraordinary family, the Winfield's.
Edwina Winfield, returning from her engagement trip to England with her
fiancé and her family, instantly loses her parents, the man she loved and
her dreams. Without even time to mourn, she courageously defies convention
to run her family's California newspaper and care for her five younger
to forget her fiancé Charles, she is determined never to marry, to keep her
family together, and to fight to survive as a woman alone. But Phillip, her
beloved oldest brother, sets out for Harvard and tragically betrays her
trust. Madcap brother George turns to the excitement of Hollywood during its
days, not to the Winfield publishing empire. And lovely Alexis, who narrowly
escaped death when the Titanic went down, grows into a troubled runaway whom
even Edwina's love may not be able to save. The two youngest, Fannie and
Teddy, remain with Edwina at home.
Compelling and deeply moving, No Greater Love questions a woman's choices
and the price she must pay for making them. And in an unforgettable climax,
it offers an answer--as Edwina confronts the ghosts haunting her and take an
extraordinary risk for her future and her heart.
If you have any questions, please contact me at: bookmaven1 at verizon.net.
Bonnie Blose, Group Facilitator
Email: Bookmaven1 at verizon.net
Date: Friday, October 16, 2009
Time: 6:00 p.m. PDT, 7:00 p.m. MDT, 8:00 p.m. CDT, 9:00 p.m. EDT
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