Until the End of Time

A Novel

Steel, Danielle

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Until the End of Time
Random House, Inc.

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.

Baker & Taylor
A couple destined to be together forever meet an untimely demise and wind up reincarnated as a hardened New York City publisher and a shy Amish woman writer, both of whom feel an uncanny attraction to each other.

& Taylor

A couple destined to be together forever meet an untimely demise and wind up reincarnated as a hardened New York City publisher and a shy Amish woman writer, both of whom feel an uncanny attraction to each other. (This book was previously listed in Forecast.)

Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345530882
Branch Call Number: FIC S
Characteristics: 323 p. ; 25 cm.


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Mar 03, 2015
  • kellyc319 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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

Feb 12, 2015
  • joschaffer rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wonderful book, interesting characters

Jun 02, 2014
  • texasbooks rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

this is a wonderful book by Danielle steel.. I enjoyed the book very much. will read it again from time to time.

Sep 24, 2013
  • scrubble4 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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.

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..

May 20, 2013
  • soblessed59 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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.

Apr 06, 2013
  • writermala rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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.

Mar 08, 2013
  • sablegirl rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Brava Danielle, brava! Finally, a great book worthy of your name! As an avid Danielle Steel fan, I can honestly say I've ready every one of her many books. Unfortunately, the last few I read were noT up to her caliber. Maybe she was letting one of her many children write her books? Not sure but I was diappointed with them. This book has shown me that the old Danielle Steel is back! This was an absolutely wonderful book (or two books!) I couldn't put it down. Both stories were wonderfully romantic, beautifully told and total Danielle. I can't say enough good things about this book except to say READ IT!!!

Feb 06, 2013
  • soanil rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Two different stories but it is still a novel?.First story is a very good one and because of it I awarded 3stars. Steel is not what she used to be.

Feb 05, 2013
  • lfranz rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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