Jewels Author:Danielle Steel On Sarah Whitfield's 75th birthday, memories take her back to New York in the 1930's. 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, Williams insists on giving up his distant right to the ... more »British throne to make Sarah his duchess and his wife.
On their honeymoon, the newlyweds buy an old French chateau, but not long after, the war begins. Wiliams joins the allied forces, leaving Sarah, their first child, an infant, and their second child on the way, in France. Sarah survives the terror 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. The collection becomes the prestigious Whitfield's in Paris. Eventually, their jewelry business expands to London and Rome, as their family grows. Phillip, prideful and stubborn; Julian, charming and generous; Isabelle, rebellious and willful; and Xavier, the final unexpected gift of their love. They each will find their own way, but will be drawn to the greater house of gems their parents built.
In Jewels, Danielle Steel takes the reader through five eventful decades that include war, passion, & international intrigue.« less