Now and Forever Author:Danielle Steel Jessica and Ian Clarke were a golden couple. They had everything, but most of all they had each other, and marriage had only deepened their love. Then, with one afternoon's faithless longings, Ian ended Jessica's dream of the perfect marriage. The man she loved had not only cheated on her, but was charged with rape and ... more »assault!
Still, they both clung to the marriage, trying to sustain the love they once had had. He was innocent -- Jessie knew that. They would fight this and win. She sold her sports car, put up her business as collateral, even pawned the precious emerald ring that was her mother's. And throughout the whole soul-wrenching trial, she was there emotionally for Ian. But Ian was convicted and Jessica was left with only the raw, sheer, endless terror of being alone in the world.
For despite her sophisticated beauty and her joy with Ian, Jessica had always hidden a child's fear of abandonment. She had known the pain of tragic loss, and she had never forgotten for a moment that she might lose Ian as well. And now that fear has turned to anger... and one afternoon, as she visits Ian in prison, Jessica pours out all the venom in her heart, driving Ian even further away from her. The marriage is over... or so Jessica thinks. But she is only beginning to learn about the power of love.« less
Ms. Steel also touched on some very deep issues in this novel, especially on things like emotional trauma, depression, the power of friendship, love and healing in the most distressing circumstances. If you have not picked up this novel to read, please do. It's one of Ms. Steel's best novels yet. (Thanks to Amazon.com)