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Mystery | Saga | Suspense
The restoration of a
majestic old home provides the exhilarating backdrop for
Steel’s 66th bestselling novel, the story of a young woman’s
old man’s gift, and the surprises that await us behind every
on a hill overlooking San Francisco, the house was
in 1923 by a wealthy man for the woman he adored. For her
and for this
house, he would spare no expense and overlook no detail,
endless marble floors to the glittering chandeliers. Almost
later, with the once-grand house now in disrepair, a young
through its empty rooms. Sarah Anderson, a perfectly
lawyer, is about to do something utterly out of character.
client has died and left her two gifts. One is a generous
The other, a priceless message: to use his money for something
wonderful, something daring. And in this old house,
crumbling grandeur, Sarah knows just what it is.
attorney and self-described workaholic, Sarah had always
lived life by
the book. With a steady, if sputtering, relationship and a tiny
apartment that has suited her just fine, Sarah cannot
explain the force
that draws her to the mansion and its history–to the story
of a woman
who once lived in the house, then mysteriously left it, to a
grew up there, and a drama that unfolded in war-torn
France…and to a
history she never knew she had.
Taking the biggest
risk of her
life, Sarah enlists the help of architect Jeff Parker, who
Sarah’s passion for bringing the exquisite old house back to
she and Jeff work to restore the home’s every detail, as one
relationship shatters and another begins, Sarah makes a
powerful discoveries: about the true meaning of a dying
gift…about the extraordinary legacies that are passed from
to generation…and about a future she’s only just beginning
a novel of daring and hope, of embracing life and taking
Danielle Steel brilliantly captures one woman’s courageous
pour herself into a dream–and receive its gifts in return.
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