In Danielle Steel's thrilling novel, a woman's legacy - shaped by tragedy, fortitude, and undying devotion - transforms lives and hearts long after she is gone, and fulfills at last her most precious bequest.
Faded photographs of a glamorous couple in postwar Europe. Old letters hinting of tragic loss. And a breathtaking array of magnificent jewelry, spectacular stones in exquisite settings. These are the contents of a safe-deposit box long abandoned in a New York City bank. If no heir can be identified, the jewelry will be auctioned. But who was the woman who left such a fortune and no will?
Two people, drawn together by chance, begin to unravel the mystery. Jane Willoughby is a law clerk at the surrogate's court and Phillip Lawton a fine arts expert for Christie's auction house. They are simply doing their jobs when they come to the bank to inspect the contents of the box. But for both Jane and Phillip the search turns personal - and their efforts to reconstruct an enigmatic life will lead from New York to London and Paris, to Rome and Naples, and a series of stunning revelations.
Eighteen-year-old Marguerite Pearson left America with a broken heart in the shadow of World War II. She found a new life in Europe but forever mourned what she left behind. As the truth about Marguerite's extraordinary history - her forbidden love affair and her family's treachery - is slowly revealed, more people are drawn into the puzzle that Jane and Phillip have pieced together, and one among them will inherit the most unexpected gift of all.
©2015 Brilliance Audio, Inc. All rights reserved.; 2016 Danielle Steel
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"more of a short story"
nice little story
no I have not
nothing in particular
read more like a high school written short story, ok to pass the time
long read hard to stay tuned in, her usual style. not enough suspense, kind of a too many words for discriptions.
"very good story"
Loved it as always Danielle Steele gave a great story. I always love her books
"Typical Danielle Steel"
Now I remember why I stopped being an avid reader of Danielle Steel. I have moved beyond her “typical romance” formula style of writing. If you love her books, you will love this one. I didn't.
"Like only Steele Can..."
Listening to a Dannielle Steel book is like listen to your favorite piece of classical music...the words always eloquently follow from chapter to chapter with grace and poise. It always amazes me how She can turn the lives of those whom live in comfort into simplicity that we all can appreciate and enjoy!
Perhaps Ms. Steel should concentrate on the quality of her books and not the quantity she is able to put out. Don't waste your money.
I have read so many of her books that they no longer hold my attention. Requires no thinking when reading her books.
"Needs a sequel....."
Good story though a bit predictable - there were certainly some surprises and quite a few viable stories going on. I didn't feel the book should have been finished. I liked it and certainly it held my attention.
This is a great book, couldn't put it down. Have always enjoyed all of Her books. Very interesting story and just keeps getting better throughout the book.
Another excellent book from Danielle Steel. I couldn't put it down & finished it in one day.
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