Until the End of Time

Until the End of Time

A Novel

eBook - 2013
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Two couples, four decades apart. One believes that if lovers die, they find each other again in another life. Or perhaps they wind up as stars side by side in the sky, together forever. Who knows how it really ends? Danielle Steel breaks new ground in her career as a perennial New York Times bestseller with the poignant story of two parallel destinies, and the kind of love we all hope will be everlasting.


Bill, a dedicated young lawyer working at his family's prestigious New York firm, leaves everything he trained for to follow his dream and become a minister in rural Wyoming. Jenny, his wife, is a stylist whose heart and soul are invested in fashion. She leaves the milieu and life she loves to join him. The certainty they share is that their destinies are linked forever.

Fast forward thirty-eight years. Robert is a hardworking independent book publisher in Manhattan who has given up all personal life to build his struggling business. He is looking for one big hit novel to publish. Lillibet is a young Amish woman, living as though in the seventeenth century, caring for her widowed father and three young brothers on their family farm. In secret at night, by candlelight, she has written the novel that burns within her, and gets it into Robert's hands, wrapped in her hand-stitched apron. He falls in love first with the book, and then with the woman he has never met, living in the sequestered world of the Amish--a world without telephones, computers, electricity, modern conveniences, or cars. Although Lillibet faces banishment from her family and community, she embraces the opportunity to publish her novel, and is irresistibly drawn to the man who has heard her voice. Destiny is at work here. Fate draws her from her horse-and-buggy life toward his, and the publication of her novel.

In the hands of master storyteller Danielle Steel, these two remarkable relationships come together in unexpected and surprising ways, as lovers are lost, and find each other again. If it is true that real love lasts forever and lovers cannot lose each other, then Until the End of Time will not only comfort and fascinate us, as destiny does her dance, but it will give us hope as well. Love and fate are powerful, irresistible forces, as Steel proves to us here, in a book about courage, change, risk, and hope . . . and love that never dies.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2013
ISBN: 9780345538659
Characteristics: 1 online resource ; 323 pages
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Sep 10, 2018

Great novel - 2017 read

Feb 13, 2017

I really liked this book, even though the first part was really sad. The second part was great. Would recommend it to anyone who likes a love story. Liz

Mar 03, 2015

It was like reading 2 separate love stories and I don't think it was connected well at the end.

Feb 12, 2015

Wonderful book, interesting characters

Jun 02, 2014

this is a wonderful book by Danielle steel.. I enjoyed the book very much. will read it again from time to time.It had twists and turns in the story which made it special. I thought the book was very well written I enjoyed the stories very much.

Sep 24, 2013

It seems after reading Friends Forever and now this book, that Ms Steele has a fascination with individuals coping with the death of a loved one. Really, when you read DS it is for a bit of fluff.

IMolina3 Sep 13, 2013

i agree with sablegirl about that danielle puts her many child to write few of her books, i think, but i love this story danielle is deffenetly a great author..

soblessed59 May 20, 2013

My first by this author was very different than usual contemporary romance,

I had never read anything by Danielle Steel,and I liked the synopsis for 'Until The End Of Time' so thought I would give her a try.

Several reviewers complain that this is not up to her usual standards so since I have no past experience with her writing,I will have to try some more,even though I liked this book very much.

I thought it was very well written with excellent character development,and it kept me very interested from begining to end,and I finished it in two sittings.

It is actually two love stories.The second one involves an Old Order Amish girl and as strict as they are I found the ending totally unbelievable,so I deducted one star for that,because she should have known that,was not a plausible ending,if she had done her research.

I appreciated that there was no graphic sex,just two closed-bedroom-door,incidents between husband and wife,and only a couple mild curse words said.

May 19, 2013

This story was a bit different from most of the Danielle Steel stories I've read . . . and I loved it!! Two love stories in one, intertwined about 40 years apart. Loved that the story is about down-to-earth, real people instead of the extremely wealthy characters that are most often in Danielle's stories. 8 out of 10 for me--very enjoyable read!!

Apr 06, 2013

Danielle Steel's books may not be the finest in literature but she certainly has interesting and different story lines. In this story of spanning two lifetimes Steel explores the love story of Jenny and Bill and then in a surprising twist of fate, she is forced to abandon that story and decades later follow another love story - that of an Amish girl, Lillibet, and a publisher, Bob. The plot is simple but it does tug at the reader's heartstrings.

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