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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Danielle Steel Narrator: Arthur Morey Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2010 ISBN: 9781423388128
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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 on the women’s suffrage movement that she will finish — someday. Someday is Brigitte’s watchword. Someday she and Ted, a rising star in the field of archaeology, will clarify their relationship. Someday she will have children. Someday she will stop playing it so safe. Then, on a snowy day in Boston, Brigitte’s life is jolted. Suddenly everything she counted on has changed and she finds herself questioning every choice she has made along the way. As she struggles to regain her balance and plot a new course, Brigitte agrees to help her mother on a family genealogy project. In Salt Lake City at the Family History Library, she makes a stunning discovery — reaching 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 — and into the arms of a French marquis? How did she come to marry into Brigitte’s family? What is the truth behind the tantalizing clues in the fragmented, centuries-old records? Following the threads of Wachiwi’s life, Brigitte travels to South Dakota, then on to Paris, irresistibly drawn to this brave young woman who lived so long ago. And as she comes closer to solving the puzzle of Wachiwi’s journey, her previously safe, quiet life becomes an adventure of its own. A chance meeting with a writer of historical fiction, a new opportunity, and a difficult choice put Brigitte at last in the forefront of her own story. With a complex and 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. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 | 12/9/2013

    " I LOVE her books this one is especially good because of the geneology ascept. My husband is part indiana and he said "about time I here someone telling like it is from the indian side of things. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kirsten | 6/13/2011

    " I never thought I would read one of her books--a friend recommended it to me. The geneaology stuff was intriguing, but I'm not a fan of her writing. WAY too repetitive, and the characters were skanky. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Merceda | 6/11/2011

    " Decent book. The best part of the book was in the Indian camps, and tracking Wachiwi's life, and her trip on the boat to France. And it should have been caught in the editing that Indians did not drink alcohol in their camps. Duh. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annette | 6/2/2011

    " Really loved this story and was sorry the end came so quickly. Could of used another 100 pages or so.
    It turns out to be a family history search and what a find. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 5/25/2011

    " This was a good book! Very enjoyable! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 5/22/2011

    " A novel about a woman catching the genealogy bug from her mother after she lost both her job and your boyfriend of 6 years in 1 week. Nice mentions of the Mormons and their resources for doing genealogy!!
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly | 4/25/2011

    " Was a good book but took a little to get into. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jackie | 4/18/2011

    " I liked it. I'm glad that I read for entertainment. It wasn't deep and quite predictable, but it was ok. It was my first Danielle Steel and I know this is not the book that made her Danielle Steel. What was? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lila | 4/16/2011

    " I haven't read a Danielle Steele book in a while....this one is interesting enough, but still a love story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 4/5/2011

    " This book started out slow for me, but then improved towards the middle. It is a typical Danielle Steel book, who I always find to be entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy T | 4/3/2011

    " Another good book by one of my favourite authors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 3/29/2011

    " Danielle Steel started off like she usually does, talking in circles. As in she takes about 10 pages to tell you the same thing over and over. I almost didn't get past that, but I'm glad I did because it turned out to be a pretty good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 3/29/2011

    " I have been a reader of Danielle Steele's books for years although never consistent, always just purchased one if it looked interesting. A few weeks ago, I happened to pick up the Legacy, and it is by far the best of all Danielle Steele's books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 3/29/2011

    " I really enjoyed this story. I enjoyed the history and genealogy in it. I found it to be very compelling. A great read. "

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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

Arthur Morey graduated from Harvard and did graduate work at the University of Chicago. He has won awards for his fiction and drama, worked as an editor with several book publishers, and taught literature and writing at Northwestern University. As a narrator, he has received nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award.