By Danielle Steel
In her fifty-second bestselling novel, Danielle metal weaves a compelling tale of the facility of lies, the misuse of trust--and of 1 woman's conquer a devastating betrayal.
Marie-Ange Hawkins has the type of formative years that the majority humans dream of. Freedom, love, protection in a stunning previous French château. but if Marie-Ange is simply 11, a sad coincidence marks the top of her idyllic lifestyles.
Orphaned and on my own, she is shipped to the United States, to dwell together with her great-aunt on a farm in Iowa. Bitterly resented by way of the outdated girl, bring to a halt from every little thing she has recognized and enjoyed, Marie-Ange is compelled to paintings tirelessly at the farm, dreaming basically of the day she will go back to her cherished Château de Marmouton.
In Marie-Ange's remoted lifestyles, simply the friendship of a neighborhood boy, Billy Parker, bargains convenience and desire. yet her purely want is to realize an education--and break out. Then, simply after her twenty-first birthday, an unforeseen customer brings startling information and a rare reward: the liberty to come back to France, to Château de Marmouton.
When she arrives in France, Marie-Ange learns that the château's new proprietor is Comte Bernard de Beauchamp, a rushing younger widower who invitations her into his domestic, then into his middle. yet their magical lifestyles jointly, which quickly contains marriage, teenagers, and extravagant houses, slowly takes an ominous flip. A mysterious girl tells Marie-Ange a stunning tale, a narrative so chilling she does not are looking to think it.
Not even her pricey buddy Billy will help her now. he's hundreds of thousands of miles away. and because the darkness gathers round her, Marie-Ange needs to locate the religion and braveness to take one, final determined step to save lots of her family and herself.
Danielle Steel's robust novel is ready being pulled right into a position the place not anything is what it kind of feels. it's approximately being seduced and lied to and circled, and eager to think the lies--until the instant comes, in a single blinding rapid, while survival and salvation depend upon a last Leap of Faith: the one route to freedom, and lifestyles.