Jewels Author:Danielle Steel A Journey through five eventful decades, Jewels, Danielle Steel's twenty-ninth work of fiction, is the story of a family whose lives are woven into the fabric of history. On the eve of Sarah Whitfield's seventy-fifth birthday, she stands at the window of her chateau bedroom in France, waiting for her family to join her. As she watches her childr... more »enand grandchildren arrive, Sarah is reminded of the year that have brought her to this moment.
Sarah's memories take her back to New York in the 1930s, where she was raised in Manhattan and Southampton, a beautiful young woman with a magnetic personality and rare intelligence. But when her marriage to a childhood friend ends after just one year, Sarah is shattered and ashamed. She turns inward and withdraw. In a time when only "that" woman., Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor, took such a shameful step, divorce becomes Sarah's guilty secret. After great protest, Sarah's parents finally convince her to join them on a trip abroad. And despite the growing turmoil in prewar Europe, they set sail on the Queen Mary.« less