No Greater Love Author:Danielle Steel As the eldest daughter in a large and happy family, Edwina Winfield was returning from her engagement trip to England with her fiance, her parents, and five siblings on the maiden voyage of the greatest ship ever built, the Titanic. — In one fatal, unforgettable night, the Winfield family would be changed forever as that terrible catastrophe at s... more »ea shattered their lives and their future. Edwina instantly becomes a woman mourning the loss of the man she loved, and mother to her five brothers and sisters. Her life is irreversibly altered in a single moment.
She must return to San Francisco with five young children, to care for them, run the family newspaper, and take on responsibilities that are both overwhelming and unexpected. Philip, the eldest of the boys, does everything he can to help her, before going on to Harvard and later, the Great War. George, madcap boy, is the humor and laughter in the family until, unexpectedly, Hollywood beckons and he follows his dream. Alexis follows him eventually, courting both excitement and disaster in the world of film, but always with Edwina watching over them with love and wisdom. And Fannie and Teddy, the younger ones, remain at her side as loving children.
Edwina's adventures and struggles to keep the family together go on for twelve long years, as she carefully avoids any romantic involvement. But as each child sets sail at last, to Hollywood, Europe, and elsewhere, Edwina finds her own life finally, and frees herself from the ghosts of those she loved and lost on the Titanic. Her life is far different than it would have been, but in some ways, in the end, far more exciting than she had expected.
In this magnificent work that brings a new authenticity and immediacy to the Titanic disaster and its impact on those who survived, Danielle Steel is at the height of her enormous talent as one of America's most respected and beloved writers.
Danielle Steel is the internationally best-selling author of such books as Heartbeat, Message from Nam, Daddy, Star, Zoya, Kaleidoscope, Fine Things, Wanderlust, Secrets, Family Album, and Full Circle.« less