The phone call came on a snowy December afternoon. Kate was certain
it was Joe, the brilliant, visionary man who had been her soulmate,
her driving force since the night they met, almost thirty-four
years before. What she got was the one call she had never wanted,
and didn't expect. As the snow continued to fall, Kate's mind
drifted back, to the moment when she and Joe first met. She had
been just seventeen and he was young, powerful, dazzling, and
different from any man she'd ever known. It was just days before
Christmas, 1940. The war is raging in Europe when Kate Jamison
makes her debut in New York City. In a room filled with the scions
of East Coast society and the leading political figures of the day,
it is Joe Allbright who catches Kate's eye. At twenty-nine, Joe is
the brilliant protege of Charles Lindbergh, and already a legend in
flying circles for his record-breaking speed and state-of-the-art
airplane designs. All Kate sees is a tall, strikingly handsome man
who seems at once awkward and larger-than
-life, like a shining star -- just out of reach. Joe, too, is
caught off balance by his response to Kate, seeing in this
beautiful young woman vitality and youth, the lifelong soulmate he
never expected to find. As the months pass, they will meet again,
forging a bond that will set the course of both their lives. Kate
will go off to study at Radcliffe. Joe will skyrocket to fame in
modern aviation. Joe's planes are his life, his passion. But
irresistibly drawn to her, like moth to flame, he always comes back
to Kate. Even after the long, dark years of World War II, when Kate
was sure she had finally lost him completely, Joe returns. Never
willing to stay, always needing to flyaway. As planes are for him,
Joe is the passion in her life. When the war is over, at
twenty-four Kate wants marriage and a family. Joe wants the world,
his limitless horizons, and the unique aviation empire he is
building. Unwilling to wait any longer, Kate moves on with her
life. But when a chance encounter brings them together again,
the time has finally come to make a choice, one that will have
profound consequences for them both for the rest of their lives.
Against a vivid backdrop of war and thrilling innovation, Danielle
Steel breathes life into history, weaving an intensely human story
that spans three decades, of two intensely different people who, in
spite of themselves, are irrevocably woven into the fabric of each
other's lives. With rare insight and emotional power, she brings to
life a tale of unconditional love, sacrifice, and compromise -- the
joining of two remarkable
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