Property of a Noblewoman Author:Danielle Steel Faded photographs of a glamorous couple in post-war Europe. Old letters hinting of great love and tragic loss. And a breathtaking collection of jewelry. These are the contents of a safe-deposit box long abandoned in a New York City bank. But who was the women who left such a fortune and no will? — Two people, drawn together by chance, begin to un... more »ravel the mystery. For Jane Willoughby, a law clerk at the surrogate's court, and Phillip Lawton, a fine arts expert for Christie's auction house, the search turns personal - and their efforts to reconstruct a mysterious life will lead to London and Paris, to Rome and Naples, and a series of stunning revelations.
As the truth is slowly revealed - the extraordinary story of love and a family's treachery in the shadow of World War II - more people are drawn into the puzzle that Jane and Phillip have pieced together. One among them will inherit the most unexpected gift of all.« less