Summer's End Author:Danielle Steel (book club edition)cover jacket alittle worn on edges. — Ben and deanna meet walking on the beach; she an artist unreconised as yet who is demeaned by her husband. Ben an art dealer--and art becomes the bond between them. — The choice is simple;loneliness and memories of a cold and empty marriage or the possiblity of a deeply rich and beautiful ... more »affair. Deanna decided pragmatically --she woould be ben's for the summer.
Ben offers her paintings in a one woman show; happily immeersed in thier tender love affair, deanna is struck by tragedy. Her daughter is injures in a motorcycle accident in France, deanna rushes to her bedside, while trying to absorb the shock that pilar is probably dying, she discovers her husband with his lovely young mistress--an affair that has obviously consumed his long absences abroad. Deanna could have ended the marriage on the spot but for one fateful llie her husband told-- and one secret she must keep till--- summer's end.« less