After the wedding of Diana Goode and Andrew Douglas, Diana teases that they will make a baby on their honeymoon. But long afterward, she is still not pregnant. As Diana and Andrew wait out each month only to be bitterly disappointed, they are forced to question just how much they are willing to go through to have a baby.
Charlie Winwood dreams of a house filled with children. His bride, party-girl actress Barbie Mason, has other ideas. When he discovers he is sterile, Charlie has to rethink his deepest values - and his marriage to a woman who shares none of his dreams.
After ten years of living together, Pilar Graham, a prominent Santa Barbara attorney, marries Judge Brad Coleman, who is nineteen years her senior and father of two grown children. They are happy with their comfortable life together, à deux, until Pilar begins to wonder if she will someday regret not having a baby with Brad. Are they crazy to begin now - with Brad about to become a grandfather and Pilar with a busy career, and in her early forties, possibly putting herself at risk?
Through the lives of these couples, Danielle Steel shows us the mixed blessings we face as we build our families and live our modern lives. She touches us with the triumphant people who prevail, their victories, their defeats, their tragedies and joys, their compromises, their lives.
"Heartstrings plucked like a banjo and great Steelian lines ("She had endless legs and breasts that were exploding out of her cleavage")." - Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Danielle Steel:
"Steel is one of the best!" - Los Angeles Times
"Few modern writers convey the pathos of family and material life with such heartfelt empathy." - The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Steel pulls out all the emotional stops... She delivers!" - Publishers Weekly
"What counts for the reader is the ring of authenticity." - San Francisco Chronicle