I had heard the name Danielle Steel so much that when I found this book in the book fair, I could not resist the urge of buying it. The title Until the End of Time appealed to me and it was mine before I could change my mind.
The book is divided into two parts.
The first section talks about Bill, a dedicated young lawyer working in New York who wants to be a minister. He falls in love with Jenny, a fashion stylist and the blooming love ties them up in a knot. While Bill is ready to sacrifice his career for Jenny’s happiness, she does the same when they move to Wyoming. Despite of the fact that they madly love each other and are ready to do anything for each other’s happiness until the end of time, the fate has something else in mind.
Thirty-eight years ahead of that timeline, Robert is a book publisher in Manhattan, working hard to find a novel that would change his career. Lillibet is a young Amish woman, looking after her father and three young brothers on their family farm. Despite of the fact that Amish people live in the seventeenth century and the customs do not allow girls to do anything except looking after of their home, she desires to write. To pursue her passion, she writes her novel at night, by candlelight. When the book comes across Robert, he falls in love with the book at first and the writer who has written it later.
Until the End of Time is like a soothing breeze.
Frankly, it makes you happy. The plot is predictable and fairly simple; exactly how I expect it to be in this genre. The characters are adorable and except how fate shows its evil side in the first story, the book has a good and positive vibe. If you have ever been in a relationship, and you are reading the book in your teenage or young adult age, it is pretty likable. In fact, you might give birth to a few relationship goals.
I liked the fact that the characters in Until the End of Time are independent and strong to take charge of their lives in both the stories. They do not rush into anything and are intelligent. The people they brush in their lives instantly start liking them and I can’t help but feel that I would have reacted in the same manner.
I wish the narrative was better.
This book is more about Danielle Steel telling a story. It could have been better if more visual elements were added into the narration and we had more actual conversations happening. Personally, I like the levels of telling and showing to balance out. Too much of either hurts my experience as a reader. Other than that, I believe that Until the End of Time is definitely a nice read, if you are not expecting too much. The core theme is beautiful. It gives you hope and makes you happy. By the time you finish the book, you have a smile on your face.
Quotes from Until the End of Time
I think true love lives on until the end of time, and you find each other again. If anything happened to us, I’m sure we’d find each other. It wouldn’t just end there. We were meant to be together, in this life or another. I knew it the first time we met. What we have is too strong to just die with us.
Don’t worry about it. The right thing will come at the right time.
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