A Novel

Large Print - 2010
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At the age of thirty-eight, Brigitte Nicholson has a job she likes, a man she loves, and a book she's writing that she will finish--someday. Someday is Brigitte's watchword. Someday she and Ted will clarify their relationship. Someday she will stop playing it so safe. Then, on a snowy day in Boston, Brigitte's life is jolted and everything she has counted on changes. As she struggles to plot a new course, Brigitte agrees to help her mother on a family genealogy project and makes a stunning discovery that reaches back to the French aristocracy. How did Brigitte's mysterious ancestor Wachiwi, a Dakota Sioux, travel from the Great Plains to the French court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette? How did she come to marry into Brigitte's family? What is the truth behind the tantalizing clues in the fragmented, centuries-old records? Traveling from South Dakota to Paris, following the threads of Wachiwi's life, Brigitte finds herself in the forefront of her own story.
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, c2010
ISBN: 9780739377871
Characteristics: 481 p. (large print) ; 24 cm


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Feb 03, 2018

Author not my usual cup of tea given she usually writes on the present rich & famous.
However, the premise was different & how the two stories past (pre-French Revolution & actual revolution) & present intertwined.

IMolina3 Feb 04, 2014

i did not like it, i mean it was nice bu at the same time was borin, i like the end though

Nov 10, 2012

Probably my favourite of all her books, as she delves into the history of the French revolution, as well as Sioux history.

dpicone1 Aug 15, 2012

Great Book, Reading Happy Birthday now.

Jul 11, 2012

Had almost quit reading her books. They got to be too predictable and boring. This one was great. I began reading it with trepidation but got hooked right away. Loved the genealogy involved. Hope she writes more like this.

Jun 08, 2012

REALLY good, one of her best!

wodneywat May 04, 2011

Not a usual Danielle Steel book. I liked the Genealogy part in it and the story that was involved. Very nicely told keeping the time period involved in mind.

Dec 01, 2010

One of the best books by Danielle Steel that will be added to my favorites! I love the genealogical aspect as I'm also researching interested in genealogy. I got caught up in the story and it made me want to pursue even further the family history!

Nov 26, 2010

i am on hold for this book, but find it remarkable that this awesome author has written i think 3 or 4 books this year. how on earth does she do it/ she is amazing. can't wait for this one!


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