Summer's End Author:Danielle Steel It happened so unexpectedly - and so easily. Ben and Deanna were the only ones walking the beach that evening, and they drifted together and talked. She was an artist, unrecognized as yet and demeaned by her husband, who spent longer and longer periods of time on business abroad. Ben was an art dealer - and art became the bond between him and De... more »anna.
It might have been just another solitary summer for her. Her husband had gone to Tehran. Her daughter Pilar was in France. The choice was simple: loneliness and memories of a cold and empty marriage.... or the possibility of a deeply rich and beautiful affair. Deanna decided pragmatically - she would be Ben's for the summer.
Then, caught up in a blossoming career as Ben offers her paintings in a one-woman show; happily immersed in their tender, idyllic love, Deanna is struck by tragedy in her other world. Pilar is critically injured in a motorcycle accident in France. Deanna rushes to her daughter's bedside, and while still 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 bot for one fateful lie her husband told - and one secret that Deanna must keep till .... summer's end.« less