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Nineteen-year-old Annabelle Worthington was born into a life of privilege, but everything changed on an April day in 1912, when the sinking of the Titanic shattered her family and her world forever. Finding strength within her grief, Annabelle pours herself into volunteer work, igniting a passion for medicine that would shape the course of her life. But for Annabelle, first love, and a seemingly idyllic marriage, will soon bring grief caused by the secrets of her husband. Betrayed, and pursued by undeserved scandal, Annabelle flees New York for war-ravaged France, hoping to lose herself in a life of service. There, in the heart of the First World War, in a groundbreaking field hospital run by women, Annabelle finds her true calling, studying medicine and saving lives. When the war ends, Annabelle begins a new life in Paris—now a doctor, a mother, her past almost forgotten…until a fateful meeting opens her heart to the world she had left behind. Filled with breathtaking images and historical detail, Danielle Steel’s new novel introduces one of her most unique and fascinating characters: Annabelle Worthington, a remarkable woman—a good woman—who triumphs against overwhelming odds. More than compelling fiction, her story is a powerful celebration of life, dignity, and courage—and a testament to the human will to survive.
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    I really liked the storyline. However, Steel's writing is horrible: so repetitive. In every chapter she has to remind the reader what happend previously. After reading about 10 times that Annabelle can't go out socially for a year after a death in the family, I get the idea. I don't need to read it x times more.

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    Annabelle Worthington's world changes with the sinking of the Titanic. To work through her grief she becomes involved in volunteer work in New York City hospitals and discoveres her love of medicine. A seemingly ideal first marriage is ended in scandal and Annabelle flees to France during World War I.There she begins a new life and attends medical school.more
     Another good book from Steel. I honestly don't know if she can write a bad one. Rich in character development and scenery, but not so much to give you the 'come on already' feeling. I didn't find to many surprises in this book as everything went smooth and was easy to guess what was to come. This usually disturbs me but with this book it didn't. It was like eating your favorite meal....having seen it you KNOW what it is...having eaten it a few time you KNOW the taste...the knowlege of this doesn't lessen your senses it acts quite the opposite. It's what makes your tastebuds water and want more. Great read....Recommendmore
    Not your typical, cheese-y by Steel. I think her historicals are the best. It was great from the beginning. A woman in the early 1900's whose husband & her family had died & she had to choose what she wanted to do with her life. She went to medical school and became a doctor. She opened her own practice & took care of her son. She had to overcome some situations since she was female.more
    I'm so glad we got passed what a jerk Annabelle's husband was and on to a more interesting story. Neat story with its historical aspects - but I don't know how true to history the background was. Annabelle turned into a strong character, but a bit unbelievable.more
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    I really liked the storyline. However, Steel's writing is horrible: so repetitive. In every chapter she has to remind the reader what happend previously. After reading about 10 times that Annabelle can't go out socially for a year after a death in the family, I get the idea. I don't need to read it x times more.

    more
    Annabelle Worthington's world changes with the sinking of the Titanic. To work through her grief she becomes involved in volunteer work in New York City hospitals and discoveres her love of medicine. A seemingly ideal first marriage is ended in scandal and Annabelle flees to France during World War I.There she begins a new life and attends medical school.more
     Another good book from Steel. I honestly don't know if she can write a bad one. Rich in character development and scenery, but not so much to give you the 'come on already' feeling. I didn't find to many surprises in this book as everything went smooth and was easy to guess what was to come. This usually disturbs me but with this book it didn't. It was like eating your favorite meal....having seen it you KNOW what it is...having eaten it a few time you KNOW the taste...the knowlege of this doesn't lessen your senses it acts quite the opposite. It's what makes your tastebuds water and want more. Great read....Recommendmore
    Not your typical, cheese-y by Steel. I think her historicals are the best. It was great from the beginning. A woman in the early 1900's whose husband & her family had died & she had to choose what she wanted to do with her life. She went to medical school and became a doctor. She opened her own practice & took care of her son. She had to overcome some situations since she was female.more
    I'm so glad we got passed what a jerk Annabelle's husband was and on to a more interesting story. Neat story with its historical aspects - but I don't know how true to history the background was. Annabelle turned into a strong character, but a bit unbelievable.more
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