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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 $19.99

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The Mistress
Rushing Waters
Pretty Minnie In Hollywood
The Apartment
Property of a Noblewoman
Blue
Precious Gifts
Undercover
Country
Prodigal Son
Pretty Minnie In Paris
Pegasus
A Perfect Life
Power Play
Pure Joy
Winners
First Sight
Until The End Of Time
A Gift of Hope
The Sins of the Mother
Friends Forever
Danielle Steel: 44 Charles Street & Malice
Betrayal

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Voyager
The Handmaid's Tale
To Kill A Mockingbird
A Gentleman in Moscow
Echo Burning
Atonement
The Heart's Invisible Furies
The Girl on the Train
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Memoirs Of A Geisha
Swing Time
The Bear and The Nightingale
Life After Life
Breath
Ready Player One
Sanctuary
The Juliet Code
The Tea Gardens
The Trip of a Lifetime