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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,326 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Danielle Steel Narrator: Lewis Arlt, Patrice Donnel Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In my eyes she had always been old, always been mine, always been Granny Dan. But in another time, another place, there had been dancing, people, laughter, love. . . . She had had another life before she came to us, long before she came to me. . . . 

She was the cherished grandmother who sang songs in Russian, loved to roller-skate, and spoke little of her past. But when Granny Dan died, all that remained was a box wrapped in brown paper, tied with string. Inside, an old pair of satin toe shoes, a gold locket, and a stack of letters tied with ribbon. It was her legacy, her secret past, waiting to be discovered by the granddaughter who loved her but never really knew her. It was a story waiting to be told. . . . 

The year was 1902. A new century was dawning as a motherless young girl arrived at a ballet school in St. Petersburg, Russia, at the age of seven. By age seventeen, Danina Petroskova had become a great ballerina, a favorite of the Czar and Czarina, who welcomed her into the heart of the Imperial family. But events both near and far away shook the ground upon which she danced. A war, an extraordinary man, and a devastating illness altered the course of her life. And when revolution shattered Russia, Danina Petroskova was forced to make a heartbreaking choice—as the world around her was about to change forever.

Granny Dan is about the magic of history. In it, Danielle Steel reminds us how little we know of those who came before us—and how, if we could only glimpse into their early lives, and see who they once were, there is so much we would understand and learn. For in this extraordinary novel, a simple box, filled with mementos from a grandmother, offers the greatest legacy of all: an unexpected gift of a life transformed, a long-forgotten history of youth and beauty, love and dreams.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Chris | 2/18/2014

    " This will be the last Danielle Steele book I ever intend to read. She's so one dimensional. There's so much more she could do with her plot and characters and she wastes all of it on trite writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Leanne | 2/12/2014

    " I enjoy an author who proves their talent with no cussing & good morals. Danielle Steel is the opposite. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dee Schwinn | 1/28/2014

    " I like Steel's books when she relates them to history. These characters were well developed and the reader really gets into the lives of Nicolai and Daniana. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nicki Wood | 1/26/2014

    " I know, I know..Danielle Steel?!?!?! But this was one of the more entertaining and engaging books I have read recently. I was happily surprised by how much I liked the characters and how engaged I was by the story line. "

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