She baked cookies, organized school fairs, ran the school auction every year, made costumes by hand at Halloween, spent countless hours at the orthodontist with them, and generally did what many other wives and mothers did.
She didn't need an MBA for any of it, but her extensive understanding of the corporate world, and her lively interest in it made it a lot easier when talking to Peter late at night about the cases he was working on. She was, and had been, the perfect wife for him, and he had profound respect for the way she had brought up their children.
She had cut a profusion of multicolored peonies, the tablecloth was immaculate, and the crystal and silver gleamed. He was a partner in a lucrative law firm, specializing in corporate accounts, and at fifty-one, he was the managing partner.
Peter probably wouldn't notice, especially if he was tired when he got home, but what he sensed more than saw was the kind of home she provided him with. She created an atmosphere of warmth and elegance that people flourished in. The house he'd bought for them ten years before was large and beautiful.
In a poignant, wickedly funny novel about getting dumped and getting over it, about tackling life with both courage and laughter, Danielle Steel explores what it means to start over, whether you wanted to or not, and finding something better than you had before.
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But the caterers had only been available on this particular Friday.
They had weddings booked for every Saturday night through July.
It was hard to believe sometimes how the years had flown by and how full they had been.She had a solid respect and understanding for the business world.They had married as soon as she graduated from college, and she had gone to business school and graduated with an MBA.She had wanted to start a small business of her own, but got pregnant in her second year of business school, and had decided to stay home with their children instead. Peter supported her in her decision, there was no need for her to work.And for twenty-four years, she had felt competent and fulfilled, devoting herself full time to Peter and their children.The entire week had been blessed with the kind of weather that made everyone slow down, even in New York. She and Peter were giving a dinner party on a Friday night, which was rare for them.