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Legacy: A Novel

Legacy: A Novel

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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Danielle Steel's Hotel Vendome.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. LEGACY 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. With a powerful family legacy coming to life around her, someday is no longer in the future. Instead, in Danielle Steel’s mesmerizing novel, someday is now.
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Danielle Steel's Hotel Vendome.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. LEGACY 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. With a powerful family legacy coming to life around her, someday is no longer in the future. Instead, in Danielle Steel’s mesmerizing novel, someday is now.

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Publish date: Sep 28, 2010
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eliselb reviewed this
Rated 1/5
I've enjoyed a couple of Danielle Steel's books in the distant past, but couldn't get beyond the first few chapters. It seemed as if she'd realized how popular genealogy was and decided to throw together something relating to it. It was very slow and boring and even though she spent a lot of time attempting to develop her main character, there was no depth. Many of the sentences were poorly constructed. One example from page 77 - "The artifacts at the institute were ancient and fragile, and had been carefully preserved, and once again Brigitte was able to find a librarian, who in this case was not just helpful, but fascinated by the story Brigitte told". I don't mind long sentences, but...she should fire her editor. I wanted to like it and I very rarely fail to finish a book. My mother recommended this to me as I've been an avid genealogist for over 20 years, but that wasn't enough to hold my interest.
dbhutch_1 reviewed this
Rated 4/5
This is the story of how Brigette's life is changed from the normal easy make no waves kind if life to one of adventure when she losses her long time boyfriend and job with in days of each other. She soon sets out to help her mother with the family tree (which she things is boring ) and soon discovers a family member that intrigs her and she sets off to find everything she can bout the Sioux girl in her family tree .. in Paris she finds Marc who helps her after returning to Boston she gets an email for a job in Paris and goes back and starts things with Marc
njmom3 reviewed this
Rated 2/5
Typical Danielle Steel book. The description sounded like there might be more historical substance to the book, but unfortunately no. A quick light read if that is what you are in he mood for.
santhony_35 reviewed this
Rated 3/5
Short, average and not up to Michener's usual standards.
jpsnow reviewed this
Rated 3/5
I was expecting more of the misguided preachiness typical of Michener's modern commentary. It appeared subtly in certain passages, but the overall story at least portrays both sides in the critical debates in our nation's history - independence, the Constitution, the Civil War, and women's rights. His most controversial idea surfaces around p. 70 where he admires the supreme court decisions that resulted in a flexible government, based on changing definitions decided solely by it. Despite my reservations this is a respectable and interesting introduction to our government. The closing message is that we need to not be silent.
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