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An epic and emotionally resonant tale from the world's favourite storyteller, Danielle Steel.

Gaëlle de Barbet is sixteen years old in 1940 when the German army occupies France. In a matter of months, her father and brother are killed, her mother descends into madness, and her closest friend, Rebekah Feldmann, is sent to a detention camp.

Taking terrifying risks, Gaëlle becomes a member of the Resistance, fearlessly delivering Jewish children to safety underneath the eyes of the Gestapo and their French collaborators. Conducted in secret, her missions for the Resistance will mark her for years.

In the final days of the war, she executes a plan to help save France's art treasures. But when the war draws to a close, she is falsely accused of collaboration, and flees to Paris in disgrace. There, she begins a new life that eventually takes her to New York, from a career as a Dior model to marriage and motherhood, unbearable loss, and mature, lasting love when she returns to France.

The ghosts of the past are always near. No matter where she goes, her label as a collaborator remains, until her granddaughter, a respected political journalist, embarks on a journey to see her grandmother recognized as the war hero she was . . .

Danielle Steel is famous for her inspirational stories about family, love and life. Her novels will be enjoyed by readers of Penny Vincenzi, Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780552166171

    July 31, 2017

    Corgi

    400 pages

    RRP $26.00

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  • Hardback

    9780593068960

    November 15, 2016

    Bantam Press

    336 pages

    RRP $55.00

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780593068977

    November 14, 2016

    Bantam Press

    336 pages

    RRP $37.00

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Also by Danielle Steel

Magic
The Apartment
The Mistress
Rushing Waters
Pretty Minnie In Hollywood
Property of a Noblewoman
Blue
Precious Gifts
Undercover
Country
Large Print: Country
Prodigal Son
Large Print: Pegasus
Large Print: Winners
Large Print: Hotel Vendome
Pretty Minnie In Paris
Pegasus
A Perfect Life
Power Play
Pure Joy
Winners
First Sight
A Gift of Hope
Until The End Of Time

Recommendations

Voyager
The Handmaid's Tale
To Kill A Mockingbird
Beauty in Thorns
The 7th Function of Language
Echo Burning
A Gentleman in Moscow
Best Laid Plans
Fool Me Once
The Golden House
The Girl on the Train
The Heart's Invisible Furies
Swing Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Life After Life
The Girls
Cold Blood
Fifty Shades Darker
The Trip of a Lifetime