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3.00018497965224 out of 53.00018497965224 out of 53.00018497965224 out of 53.00018497965224 out of 53.00018497965224 out of 5 3.00 (5,406 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Danielle Steel Narrator: Tim Curry Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2000 ISBN: 9780553752458
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On Sarah Whitfield's seventy-fifth birthday, memories take her back to New York  in the 1930s. To a marriage that ends after a year, leaving Sarah  shattered. A trip to Europe with her parents does little to  raise her spirits, until she meets William, Duke of Whitfield.  In time, despite her qualms, William insists on giving up his distant right to the British  throne to make Sarah his dutchess and his wife.

On their honeymoon, the newlyweds buy an old French chateau, but not long after,  the war begins. William joins the allied forces, leaving Sarah,  their first child, an infant, and their second child on the way,  in France. After the Nazi forces take over the chateau, Sarah  continues to survive the terror and deprivation of the Occupation,  unwavering in her belief that her missing-in-action husband is still  alive.

After the war, as a gesture of goodwill, the Whitfields start buying  jewels offered for sale by impoverished war survivors. With Sarah's style and  keen eye, the collection becomes the prestigious Whitfield's  jewelry store in Paris. Eventually, their jewelry business expands  to London and Rome, as their family grows. Phillip, their firstborn,  is stubborn and proud; Julian, their second son, is charming and  generous and warm; Isabelle is rebellious and willful; and Xavier,  unusual and untamed, is the final unexpected gift of their love. They  each find their own way, but will be drawn to the great house of gems their  parents built. In Jewels, Danielle Steel takes the reader through  five eventful decades that include war, passion, international intrigue,  and the strength of family through it all. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amel Armeliana | 2/14/2014

    " Loved this book, even not as much as her others. But still, this is one of my favorite. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsey Cook | 2/6/2014

    " My favorite Danielle Steel novel, and the only one I own. As good as the TV Movie. Filled with romance, family, royalty, war, and history. The best book she ever wrote. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 2/4/2014

    " This is a great story about romance and jewels. A compelling read with intrigue and drama. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachael | 1/19/2014

    " Very intriguing, however I cheated and watched the movie. Bad idea "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 1/18/2014

    " I was never a Danielle Steel fan. I carried the perception that her books were trashy and that I had no use for that crap. And this remains the only book of hers that I have read. But I don't regret it. I was first turned on to the story when I saw the movie version on TV one day. It's a 6-hour miniseries that I could not get enough of. I was totally engaged and adored the love story between the two main characters. It was the kind of love I wanted. The story is full of romance, royalty, war, lots and lots of children, money, sex, scandal, and like the title suggests, a lot of jewelry. When I found out the movie was based off a book, I knew I had to read it. And like it's film version, the book was quite long and took a while for me to read but I absolutely loved it and could almost say that the book was better than the movie. Almost. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dottie | 1/17/2014

    " This was a good book and also a great lifetime movie that was made from her book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane Eldridge | 1/16/2014

    " This book is my "first love" to Danielle Steel. I think its one of her best & her finest. Love it love it love it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mia Mabuti | 1/15/2014

    " heritage is important for families. & what your parents will do for the children's welfare "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vera | 1/8/2014

    " One of my favorites from Danielle Steel. A lot of her stuff is fluff, but this is one of the better ones. Check out the movie too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela Lavender jarvis | 1/6/2014

    " My favorite Danielle Steel book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gina | 10/27/2013

    " My favorite Danielle Steel book! Although I have not read one of her more recent books in the last probably 10 years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Corie | 10/25/2013

    " Probably the only Danielle Steel book I've read... Actually enjoyed it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shauna | 10/20/2013

    " The first Danielle Steel book that I ever read, and still one of my favourites today "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda.w | 10/9/2013

    " Not done with the book yet, but i definitely find Danielle's older books more refreshing and enjoyable than her newer ones. Love her anyway! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 10/8/2013

    " I liked the story, however I am learning that I don't think I like the stories from the early 1900's and before then. I am a more of a modern story reader. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Krista | 10/1/2013

    " My friend jenni and I used to read these, she always had the newest book and I would borrow it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane | 9/26/2013

    " My favorite Danielle Steel book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cyd | 4/4/2013

    " One of her better written books, when she still employed an editor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zoekezoef | 3/16/2013

    " Ook weer een mooi boek waar een miniserie van gemaakt is later. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 2/26/2013

    " Hadn't read this since junior high! Good story, strong characters, an easy yet addicting read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cody | 1/2/2013

    " If the Royalty of England were on the Jerry Springer Show it would look something like this book. And to think that my Nanny recommended this book to me! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 12/19/2012

    " This one is a keeper too. I have read a lot of Danielle Steels books and this one is my favorite. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eva suryaman | 12/9/2012

    " when i finished read this novel, sometimes i think about this book, touching very deeply for me. Teach me about the meaning of loyal to someone "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren Roberts | 12/9/2012

    " Best Danielle Steel I've ever read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Homer H. | 11/24/2012

    " This is perhaps not DS's best. Rambling in the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/4/2012

    " Fast easy enjoyable read. A great read for a plane trip! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terising | 10/21/2012

    " Just not to give after a bad experience, there is so much more to do and to enjoy in life. Family is important and the joys of watching it grow in every sense... supecedes anything that can be imagined... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 9/26/2012

    " i'm not saying till i finish "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Raina Lie | 7/22/2012

    " nice story.. full of passion, just like danielle steel's film :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Isabella Rodriguez | 7/6/2012

    " Yes people. I read trash once, and I am proud to say it. "

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About the Author
Author Danielle Steel

Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with over six hundred million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include: Big Girl, Southern Lights, Matters of the Heart, One Day at a Time, A Good Woman, Rogue, 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.

About the Narrator

Tim Curry has created a rich array of memorable characters for both the screen and stage, most notably the role of the scientist in the Broadway and film versions of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. He’s been nominated for Tony Awards for his roles in My Favorite Year and The Pirates of Penzance. His film credits include Muppet Treasure Island, The Shadow, Clue, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, The Three Musketeers, and many, many more.