Everything seems perfect until an earthquake, registering a 7.9 on the Richter scale, strikes the
area. This is the second biggest disaster this city has ever known. Suddenly, amid the destruction and devastation, secrets are exposed, lives are torn apart and beliefs are questioned. Sarah finds that Seth, her husband for the past five years, is in reality a stranger. He is not the man she thought she married. Melanie Free, the nineteen-year-old Grammy winner and performer for the night, questions her life’s goals and, perhaps, discovers her life’s purpose. Everett Carson, the photographer covering the event for Scoop magazine, gets the courage to revisit some of his past. A recovering alcoholic and at one time a war correspondent, his personal problems have reduced him to covering social events. Through it all, Sister Mary Magdalen Kent, known for helping the homeless and fighting the city government on their behalf, interacts with the victims of the earthquake.
’s version of Mother Teresa, she suddenly questions things she took for granted before today and has some serious decisions to make.
AMAZING GRACE is a thoroughly absorbing novel. The reader becomes totally involved. It is filled with suspense, mystery and romance. As the reader becomes familiar with the characters and observes how a person’s true personality appears in the face of tragedy, Ms. Steel proves again why she is such a well known and beloved author. This book is indeed hard to put down. I highly recommend AMAZING GRACE.