Legacy

Legacy

A Novel

Book - 2010
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This compelling, centuries-spanning novel brilliantly interweaves the lives of two women-a writer working in the heart of modern academia and a daring young Sioux Indian on an incredible journey in the eighteenth century. The result is an unforgettable story of courage in the face of the unknown.

At the age of thirty-eight, Brigitte Nicholson has a job she likes, a man she loves, and a book on the women's suffrage movement that she will finish-someday. Somedayis Brigitte's watchword. Someday she and Ted, a rising star in the field of archaeology, will clarify their relationship. Someday she will have children. Somedayshe will stop playing it so safe. Then, on a snowy day in Boston, Brigitte's life is jolted. Suddenly everything she counted on has changed and she finds herself questioning every choice she has made along the way.

As she struggles to regain her balance and plot a new course, Brigitte agrees to help her mother on a family genealogy project. In Salt Lake City at the Family History Library, she makes a stunning discovery-reaching 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-and into the arms of a French marquis? How did she come to marry into Brigitte's family? What is the truth behind the tantalizing clues in the fragmented, centuries-old records?
 
Following the threads of Wachiwi's life, Brigitte travels to South Dakota, then on to Paris, irresistibly drawn to this brave young woman who lived so long ago. And as she comes closer to solving the puzzle of Wachiwi's journey, her previously safe, quiet life becomes an adventure of its own. A chance meeting with a writer of historical fiction, a new opportunity, and a difficult choice put Brigitte at last in the forefront of her own story. With a complex and powerful family legacy coming to life around her, someday is no longer in the future. Instead, in Danielle Steel's mesmerizing new novel, someday is now.
 
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385343138
Branch Call Number: STE
Characteristics: 326 p. ;,25 cm

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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

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barb8571
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.

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FBridgeman
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.

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LIBRARY3
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.

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Kalynz
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!

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Belindas
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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