Nineteen-year-old Annabelle Worthington was born into a life of privilege, but everything changed on an April day in 1912, when the sinking of the Titanic changed her family and her world forever. Finding strength within her grief, Annabelle pours herself into volunteer work, igniting a passion for medicine that would shape the course of her life. But for Annabelle, first love, and a seemingly idyllic marriage, will soon bring grief caused by the secrets of her husband. Betrayed, and pursued by undeserved scandal, Annabelle flees New York for war-ravaged France, hoping to lose herself in a life of service. There, in the heart of the First World War, in a groundbreaking field hospital run by women, Annabelle finds her true calling, studying medicine and saving lives. And when the war ends, Annabelle begins a new life in Paris now a doctor, a mother, her past almost forgotten... until a fateful meeting opens her heart to the world she had left behind. Finding strength in the most unlikely of friendships, pulling together the broken fragments of her life, Annabelle will return to New York one more time -- this time a changed woman, a woman of substance, infused with life's experience, building a future filled with hope...out of the rich soil of the past.
About the Author
Danielle Steel is the author of more than eighty-five New York Times bestselling novels. She has also written nonfiction, poetry, and several children's books, including the Max and Martha ten-book series and four Freddy books. She runs two charitable foundations, is a guest curator at an art gallery, and is the mother of nine children. Danielle lives in San Francisco, California, and Paris, France.
Jay O. Sanders has been seen in over 80 films, among them The Day After Tomorrow, The Big Green, Tucker, and JFK; his stage work includes extensive work on and Off-Broadway. On TV he has appeared on, among many others, Law & Order, Northern Exposure, and Roseanne.