Rushing Waters

Rushing Waters

A Novel

Large Print - 2016 | First large print edition.
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Danielle Steel fearlessly tackles a catastrophe and its aftermath with characters who are joined together by accident, then share their vulnerabilities, regrets, losses, and hopes.
Hurricane Ophelia is bearing down on New York City. And in a matter of hours, six people, along with their families, friends, and millions of other New Yorkers living around them, will be caught up in the horrific flooding it unleashes.
Ellen Wharton has flown into New York from London, regardless of the weather and her husband's worry. The successful interior designer is intent on seeing her lively architect mother and has an important personal appointment to keep. But despite Ellen's urging, when the storm hits, seventy-four-year-old Grace Madison refuses to leave her Tribeca apartment in the midst of the evacuation zone, and they must eventually wade through chest-high water to the police boats outside.
British investment banker Charles Williams is traveling on business but is also eager to see his young daughters, who live with his beautiful, estranged ex-wife in SoHo. Desperate to find them, he checks the shelters where thousands have taken refuge and runs into Ellen and her mother.
Juliette Dubois, a dedicated ER doctor, fights to save lives when the generators at her hospital fail.
NYU students Peter Holbrook and Ben Weiss, living in a shabby downtown walkup, are excited by the adventure of the approaching hurricane, refuse to evacuate, and settle in with junk food and beer until their building threatens to collapse. Should they swim for it or not?
A day of chaos takes its toll. Lives, belongings, and loved ones are swept away. Heroes are revealed as the city and New Yorkers struggle to face a natural disaster of epic proportions. And then the real challenge begins, as the survivors face their futures, with damage to repair and scars to heal.
Keenly observed and brilliantly told, this is an unforgettable story that proves that while life can change in an instant, even the darkest storm can bring forth courage, resilience, unexpected joy, and new life. And it reminds us all that nature, at its fiercest, is a powerful force nothing and no one can resist.

From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, [2016]
Edition: First large print edition.
ISBN: 9780735210011
Branch Call Number: Large Print Fic
Characteristics: 368 pages ; 24 cm
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Mar 19, 2017

What great reading and a happy ending.

Feb 21, 2017

Easy read, simple story.... Was not much impressed.

Jan 15, 2017

Enjoyed this book but then I always love Danielle Steel's stories.

Dec 14, 2016

Good book; captivating; typical romance novel. I was in two hurricanes, but couldn't find a man. Well...maybe better luck next time.

Oct 12, 2016

Predictable but an easy read.

Sep 19, 2016

Danielle Steel's latest book is a perfect example of "what you know is what you get." As predictable as ever, "Rushing Waters" has more men than women so obviously some men are going to be nasty (Of course the women are really good,) and ultimately all the men pair up with all the women. Needless to say the Hurricane that blasted New York City was invaluable in this process.

Sep 10, 2016

Another good Danielle Steel book. Always a quick read with gorgeous people of wealth. This time they were leveled with other people by a hurricane in New York City.


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