Book Reviews of Echoes

Author: Danielle Steel
ISBN-13: 9780385336345
ISBN-10: 0385336349
Publication Date: 10/26/2004
Pages: 336
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 97 ratings
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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If you love Danielle Steel, this is a terrific book as all hers are.
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A book that is hard to put down. 1915 has never been so real.
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Really loved this book of Danielle Steel. Its against a vivid backdrop of history. a compelling story of love, war, acts of faith and acts of betrayal and the three women as they journey through years of loss and survival
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I really enjoyed this book and hated to see it end. This book tells about some of the atrocities that the Jewish people went through during Hitler's regime.
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I have always been a big Danielle Steele fan and this was another great story. Like all of her books there is love, tradgedy, healing, and happiness. Her characters are all very real and likeable that is why I keep reading her books.

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By the glimmering waters of Lake Geneva, 1915, quiet Jewish beauty Beata falls in love with young, Catholic, French officer.....
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Great reading
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Danielle Steel has done a wonderful job creating a work of fiction with history & romance. I finished this book in 3 days & enjoyed every chapter thoroughly.
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An interesting book, Daniel Steele takes us on a story through at least two generations of mother and daughter and their stories through love, trials, and personal choices. Story takes place dsuring one of the World Wars. A great story for those who are religious, particularly Jewish or Catholic, and espcially for women.
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Danielle Steel's books always seem so sad. Really good, but sad. I guess they're good for a catharctic (sp?) cry. This is a book about a Jewish woman who falls in love with a French Catholic in the first World War. Even though it's sad, it is really well written. Danielle Steel knows her love stories!
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A good Danielle Steel read!
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Against a vivid backdrop of history, Danielle Steel tells a compelling story of love and war, acts of faith and acts of betrayal...and of three generations of women as they journey though years of loss and survival, linked by an indomitable devotion that echoes across time.

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 glimmering waters of Lake Geneva, the quiet Jewish beauty met a young French officer and fell in love. Knowing that her parents would never accept her marriage to a Catholic, Beata followed her heart anyway. And as the two built a new life together, Beata's past would stay with her in ways she could never have predicted. For as the years pass, and Europe is once again engulfed in war, Beata must watch in horror as Hitler's terror threatens her life and family--even her eighteen-year-old daughter Amadea, who has taken on the vows of a Carmelite nun.

For Amadea, the convent is no refuge. As family and friends are swept away without a trace, Amadea is forced into hiding. Thus begins a harrowing 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, in the darkest moments of fear, 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 powerfully in her heart. And here, amid the fires of war, Amadea will meet an extraordinary man, British secret agent Rupert Montgomery. In Colonel Montgomery, Amadea finds a man who will help her discover her place in an unbreakable chain between generations...and 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.

With the grace of a master storyteller, Danielle Steel breathes life into history, creating a bold, sweeping tale filled with unforgettable characters and breathtaking images--from the elegant rituals of Europe's prewar aristocracy to the brutal desperation of Germany's death camps. Drawing us into a vanished world, Echoes weaves an intricate tapestry of a mother's love, a daughter's courage...and the unwavering faith that sustained them--even in history's darkest hour.
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In this gripping historical panorama of three generations of European women, Danielle Steel departs from her usual subject matter without betraying her gift for close portraiture. Echoes traces the Wittgenstein family as they cope with two world wars; romance and personal tragedy; religious and social pressure; and the rise of Nazism. Beata Wittgenstein is a youthful Jewish beauty whose love for a French army officer compels her to defy her parents and abandon her faith. She raises her daughter, Amadea, as a Catholic; when she is a teenager, Amadea takes vows to become a Carmelite nun. But, during the years of the Third Reich, not even a convent can offer her sanctuary. As family and friends are swept away without trace, Amadea retreats into hiding, eventually joining the French Resistance.
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Wonderful book. Very moving.
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This is one of Danielle Steel's better books.
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Anything Steele writes is a good read.
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I absolutely love this book. I have re-read it about five times, because it plays over and over in my mind as a movie. Although it is fiction, it reads as a memoir.

If you love books about WWII, this is a wonderful read.

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Set in 1915, a Jewish woman and a French officer fall in love
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this book is in good condition, read nly half of it, but will post as soon and you would like