By Danielle Steel
NEW YORK occasions BESTSELLER
Even the main ideal lives should be shattered immediately. during this relocating, emotionally charged novel, Danielle metal introduces readers to an unforgettable solid of characters striving to beat tragedy and realize the internal assets and resilience to win at life—once back.
Lily Thomas is an aspiring ski champion education for the Olympics, a tender lady together with her center set on profitable the gold. yet in a single second, Lily’s destiny is modified without end, her hopes for the Olympics swept away in a sad coincidence.
Dr. Jessie Matthews, the neurosurgeon who operates on her that evening, endures a tragedy of her personal, and immediately turns into the only real aid of her 4 young ones, whereas her personal destiny hangs within the stability.
invoice, Lily’s father, has pinned all his hopes on his purely daughter, his goals now shattered.
different lives will entwine themselves with theirs: Joe, a monetary supervisor, faces a ruined occupation on the hand of a unethical companion. Carole, a psychologist at Mass common, is a breast melanoma survivor, her physique and center scarred via what she’s been via. Teddy, with a spinal wire harm worse than Lily’s, goals of faculty and turning into an artist.
From the ashes in their lives, six humans struggle to change the process future and refuse to be defeated. while invoice builds a impressive rehab facility for his daughter, numerous lives are eternally altered, and every turns into a winner.
Winners is ready refusing to be overwhelmed, irrespective of how insurmountable the problem. And while Lily will get on skis back and enters the Paralympics, the conflict to courageous lifestyles back is won.
Winners is ready greater than surviving, it's approximately braveness, victory, and triumph. whilst all seems to be misplaced, the conflict has simply begun.
Praise for Winners
“Steel skillfully weaves the strands of the Matthews and Thomas households jointly in a layered tale. . . . jointly, they realize friendship, loyalty, and new dreams.”—Publishers Weekly
“[Winners] will go away readers crying and cheering.”—Booklist
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Extra resources for Winners: A Novel
She talked to all people she knew, and sat with the DJ for your time and helped him decide the song. And Walker spun her round the dance flooring in her wheelchair a few times and he or she obtained so dizzy, she approximately fell out, yet he stuck her ahead of she did. She stuck a glimpse of Veronica with a brand new boyfriend, yet she pretended to not see Lily and not came to visit to assert hi. And regardless of the strangeness of being at her junior promenade in a wheelchair, Lily was once stunned that she rejoiced. It have been great of Walker to take her, and she or he informed Teddy all approximately it whilst she visited him the next day to come. “I want i'll visit school,” he stated wistfully. “You’re most likely studying extra here,” Lily stated. He learn consistently, he enjoyed books approximately artwork heritage, and biographies of well-known artists. His dream used to be nonetheless to educate artwork at some point, and he was firm to use to the college of Denver within the fall, of their high-quality arts software. Lily used to be nonetheless making plans to use to her favourite schools within the East, and had shunned discussing it along with her father lately. just about all her buddies had summer season jobs. a few of the women have been going to be junior camp counselors. One used to be educating swimming, one other one was once operating in her father’s place of work. She and Teddy have been the single humans Lily knew who had not anything to do this summer season. And her father used to be going to be busy with The Lily Pad. She used to be making plans to spend so much of time vacationing Teddy at Craig, and so they had given her permission to exploit the pool. She was once brooding about taking their scuba diving category. And her father shocked her per week after tuition obtained out. He acknowledged he desired to make a short journey to London and invited her to compliment him. He used to be chartering a jet back, so it might be effortless for her to move alongside. She had taken a go back and forth category at Craig, which coated touring on an airline, so she knew she may have flown commercially too, yet her father didn’t prefer to. Chartering jets used to be an indulgence he allowed himself and will find the money for. “How approximately coming with me? ” he steered mysteriously. “What are you going to do there? ” She nonetheless remembered her undesirable adventure at Harrods the final time, yet she knew she may perhaps deal with that now too. “I’m doing a enterprise deal. in case you don’t come, I’ll be again in a number of days. as a way to subscribe to me, lets remain longer, even if i've got much to do the following. ” “I’ll come,” she stated, feeling adventurous, and advised Teddy approximately it the following day. She hadn’t heard from a person in class considering that sessions ended, yet she knew that this time humans have been surely busy and many them had already long past away. It was once going to be an extended uninteresting summer time for her with no activity. The journey to London will be a pleasant switch and whatever to do. She continuously loved journeys along with her dad. invoice and Lily left for London every week later, and stayed at Claridge’s back. Her father had advised taking an attendant for Lily with them, yet she insisted she may possibly deal with on her personal and most well liked it. He took a two-bedroom suite, and so they shared a front room, and he took her to Harry’s Bar for dinner, which was once a membership he belonged to.