The House on Hope Street

Written by:
Danielle Steel
Narrated by:
Joseph Siravo

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
July 2000
6 hours 42 minutes
Danielle Steel's 49th bestselling novel is a story of courage and loss, of the power of family and the strength of the human soul.

Life was good for Liz and Jack Sutherland. In eighteen years of marriage, they had built a family, a successful law practice, and a warm, happy home near San Francisco, in a house on Hope Street. Then, in an instant, it all fell apart. It began like any other Christmas morning, with joy and children's laughter. But for Jack Sutherland, a five-minute errand ends in tragedy. And suddenly, Liz is alone, facing painful questions in the wake of an unbearable loss.

How can she go on without her husband, her partner, her best friend? How can she grieve when she must console five devastated children, including one with special needs of his own? Powered by her children's love, Liz finds the strength to return to work, to become both mother and "daddy," coaching her youngest son for the Special Olympics. And one by one the holidays come and go before her eyes: Valentine's Day without flowers and without Jack...Easter...July 4.... Then, just weeks before Labor Day, a devastating accident sends her oldest son to the hospital—and brings a doctor named Bill Webster into her life. Bill becomes a friend to Liz as he slowly heals her shattered son.

And as the long days of summer blend into fall, a new relationship offers new hope, and Liz reflects on what she has, on what she's lost, on the little blessings that give strength when nothing else is left. Then, with the first anniversary of her husband's death approaching, and with it another Christmas in the house on Hope Street, Liz will face one more crisis before she can look back at a year of mourning and change—and ahead to the beginning of a new life.

The House on Hope Street is about learning to live again after you think life is over, about getting up when you have been knocked down, again and again. It is about cherishing small miracles, and believing in big ones. It is above all about hope.
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Amy M.

I like it

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Shirley Stinnett

Good book and had a story line. Very easy listening.

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As Danielle Stelle goes, this one is typically predictable. Not a single surprise throughout the read, but fine for short trips. Definitely not one to keep you satisfied for a long road trip.

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Kim Todd

Good book, pretty predictable but a very nice story. If you have recently suffered a close family loss, you may want to keep this one on the shelf for awhile. There is a lot of deep emotion and lots of tears that may be hard to manage while driving....

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Angela Jones

A good book that goes through the family dynamics after loss of the head of the house. It has believable characters with plenty of emotion. I will miss the characters. Would love a sequel!

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