By Danielle Steel
From the glittering ballrooms of new york to the fires of worldwide battle I, Danielle metal takes us on an unforgettable trip in her new novel—a spellbinding story of struggle, loss, historical past, and one woman's unbreakable spirit....
Nineteen-year-old Annabelle Worthington was once born right into a lifetime of privilege, raised amid the glamour of recent York society, with excellent houses on 5th road and in Newport, Rhode Island. yet every thing replaced on a chilly April day in 1912, whilst the sinking of the Titanic shattered her relations and her privileged global perpetually. discovering energy inside of her grief, Annabelle pours herself into volunteer paintings, nursing the negative, igniting a keenness for medication that will form the process her existence.
But for Annabelle, past love, and a likely idyllic marriage, will quickly convey extra grief—this time because of the secrets and techniques of the human middle. Betrayed, and pursued by way of a scandal she doesn't deserve, Annabelle flees ny for war-ravaged France, hoping to lose herself in a lifetime of provider. There, within the middle of the 1st international battle, in a groundbreaking box health facility run via ladies, Annabelle unearths her actual calling, operating as an ambulance medic at the entrance strains, learning drugs, saving lives. And while the struggle ends, Annabelle starts a brand new existence in Paris—now a physician, a mom, her prior virtually forgotten…until a fateful assembly opens her middle to the area she had left at the back of. discovering energy within the impossible of friendships, pulling jointly the damaged fragments of her lifestyles, Annabelle will go back to long island another time—this time as a replaced lady, a girl of substance, infused with life’s adventure, construction a destiny packed with hope…out of the wealthy soil of the prior.
Filled with breathtaking pictures and old aspect, Danielle Steel’s new novel introduces one among her most original and interesting characters: Annabelle Worthington, a notable girl, a very good lady, a real survivor who triumphs opposed to overwhelming odds. For Annabelle’s tale is greater than compelling fiction, it's a strong occasion of lifestyles, dignity, and courage—and a testomony to the human will to outlive.
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