Echoes - Large Print Author:Danielle Steel For the Wittgenstein family, the summer of 1915 was a time of both prosperity and unease as the guns of war sound in the distance. But for eldest daughter Beata, it was also a summer of awakening. By the waters of Lake Geneva, the Jewish beauty met a young French officer and fell in love. Knowing that her parents would never accept her marria... more »ge to a Catholic, Beata followed her heart anyway. As the years pass, and Europe is one again engulfed in war, Beata must watch in horror as Hitlerís terror threatens her life and family - even her 18 year old daughter Amadea, who has taken on the vows of a Carmelite nun.
For Amadea, the convent is no refuge and is forced into hiding. Thus begins a journey of survival, as she escapes into the heart of the French Resistance. Here Amadea will find a renewed sense of purpose, taking on the most daring missions behind enemy lines. And it is here that Amadea will feel her mother's loving strength - and that of her mother's mother before her - as the voices of lost loved ones echo in her heart. And here, Amadea will meet an extraordinary man, British secret agent Rupert Montgomery. In Col. Montgomery, Amadea finds a man who will help her discover her place in an unbreakable chain between her lost family and her dreams for the future - a future she is only just beginning to imagine, a future of hope rooted in the rich soil of the past.« less