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Legacy by Danielle Steel

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739377871
Publisher: Diversified Publishing
Publication date: 09/28/2010
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with over 650 million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include Country, Prodigal Son, Pegasus, A Perfect Life, Power Play, Winners, First Sight, Until the End of Time, The Sins of the Mother, and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina’s life and death; A Gift of Hope, a memoir of her work with the homeless; Pure Joy, about the dogs she and her family have loved; and the children’s book Pretty Minnie in Paris.


San Francisco, California

Date of Birth:

August 14, 1947

Place of Birth:

New York, New York


Educated in France. Also attended Parsons School of Design, 1963, and New York University, 1963-67

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Legacy 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 424 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In less than forty-eight hours, Brigitte Nicholson's life is shattered starting with her archeologist boyfriend Ted abruptly dumping her and finishing with Boston University Admissions Office firing her. Stunned with no place to go, Brigitte agrees to assist her mom who is working on a family tree. Brigitte goes to Salt Lake City to research her ancestry at Family History Library. There she uncovers a strange mystery about her heritage as an ancestor Dakota Sioux princess Wachiwi who apparently traveled to France just before the French Revolution. While there she married a marquis. Wachiwi as the Marquise de Margerac was buried in Brittany rather than the Great Plains. Following clues takes the researcher to Sioux Falls and Paris. In France, Brigitte and Sorbonne Professor Marc Henri meet and are attached to one another. Their encounter and her family project begin to bring back la vivre de joie sprit that Brigitte had lost to complacency. This is an entertaining tale mostly because of the exciting look at the life of Wachiwi, which is inserted throughout the enjoyable present day story line of Brigitte's research. Fast-paced in two centuries, readers will wonder what lessons Brigitte will take from the stirring life of the Sioux princess as Danielle Steel provides a winner for her fans. Harriet Klausner
12GABBY12 More than 1 year ago
LEGACY, by Danielle Steele Reviewed by Hana Gabrielle Packard Thirty-eight year old Brigitte Nicholson, who works as an assistant admissions director at Boston University, (so-so, not exciting or stimulating) and having been in a long-time relationship with Ted Weiss, an archeology professor, and fully expecting to marry him, receives a couple of simultaneous blows that completely change her life. Ted suddenly throws her over for new expectations and shortly after that she is laid off after eleven years from the University. As a last resort she visits her mom who is working on a project researching their family genealogy. She decides to help her as she has nothing better to do. Brigitte goes to Salt Lake City to research her ancestry at Family History Library. She uncovers a strange mystery and discovers a love story that involves a French Aristocrat and a Sioux Indian Princess, Wachwi. Having become excited and interested she jumps on a plane to France to do more research where she meets Sorbonne Professor Marc Henri who helps her so much more than she had anticipated. I thoroughly enjoyed the well-researched and very interesting history included in the wonderful love story and the feel-good, search for a better life.and finding it theme; always a favorite of mine! I've been a fan of Danielle Steele for years.
Francena More than 1 year ago
Another wonderful read by Danielle Steel. I hesitated starting this book because of the negative reviews and I am so glad that I decided to read it. All I can say was that I truly loved this book and like other Danielle Steel books, I was sad when it came to the end. The story of Wachiwi I found inspirational and a wonderful addition to this book.
Jazz1958 More than 1 year ago
This proved to be another awesome Steele book.
bevcricket More than 1 year ago
This was a light read. You can read the book and watch television at the same time without missing anything. It is not as well written as most of Steel's books. The word, "profusely" is overused. As for the story and the characters, I enjoyed the way she intertwined the past and the present... the potpourri of characters was somewhat unique. I have read a couple of Steel's books twice. I would not read this one again. The ending was easily predictable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read just about all that Daniell Stell writes. I have found that most fall in the area of ok and good. Some are good for light reading, others have a story that has some substance to it, but not much more. This is the first time I have written review because I found Legacy to be the first book that I thought was terrific. I truly enjoyed learning about the research that was done by the main character, the second story about the Indian relative, and the extent of effort that was put in to the wriitng. I was sad when the story ended and am hoping mayber there is a sequel in it. My first thought when I finished reading this book, was "wow Danielle is now a grown up author" I hope her new style of writing continues, and I am looking forward to see if this new style continues. Excellant all the way!!!
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A wonderful tale with a little history meshed with today. The details of Wachiwi and her life are so vivid it feels like you are in the story.
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I have many book of Danielle Steel, but this one I can read over and over again. One of the best books of Danielle Steel.
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pookies-girl More than 1 year ago
I was not prepared to like this book. Yet was very pleasantly surprised to find the writing hooked me from page one. Everyone has felt like their lives have imploded. It is just what you do with your life when that happens that matters. This was a touching story of two strong women that made a difference in their family and moved in an out of their comfort zone to make their lives better. A must read for women of all ages
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Oh bye.
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I have read all of Danielle's books, and have never found any of them not a winner.
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Comes into the camp and wonders what shes misses.
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