Until the End of Time
by Danielle Steel
This whimsical romance is one of three books churned out last year by the prolific Steel – said to be the best-selling author alive – and its ponderous approach to love has a philosophical dimension that may not be expected of the stalwart writer. Looking at the lives of two couples, four decades apart, it is concerned with the nature of love, the concept of destiny, and how we can make sense of loss. While Steel’s sentimental style is not for everyone, the question at the book’s heart – how unconditional and everlasting can love really ever be? – will strike a chord with anyone who’s ever said ‘I’ll love you forever’ and meant it.