Once in a Lifetime Author:Danielle Steel Daphne Fields, at 33, had achieved staggering fame and fortune as a best-selling author, but her millions of fans never knew that tragedy compelled her to live a solitary life of hard work and devotion to her son. No one knew her lonliness at Christmastime, when she suffered unbearable memories of a tragic holiday fire that had taken the lives ... more »of her young husband, Jeff, and their baby daughter. Her only ray of hope had been a baby on the way--an everlasting token of her "once in a lifetime" love for Jeff--Andrew, born deaf, to whom she devoted her entire heart and soul.
A turning point came when she took Andrew to New Hampshire to stay at a special school, feeling her loneliest. There she met John Fowler, a kind logger whose loving support gave her the courage to write her first novel--and to love again. In time, he too was taken from her. It was Matthew Dane, the warm, sensitive, boyishly handsome director of Andrew's school, whose friendship helped her through a time when she was convinced she could never love again.
In Hollywood, writing a screenplay for one of her novels, she began a disillusioning affair with the stunningly handsome star of the movie. But it wasn't until she was fighting for her life in a New York City hospital that a true love would come to claim her, a love that had been waiting for her all along.« less