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Legacy by Danielle Steel

posted Oct 6, 2015, 10:56 AM by lf lf   [ updated Oct 6, 2015, 11:01 AM ]

Legacy interweaves the lives of two women, a writer working in modern academia and a young Sioux Indian on an incredible journey in the eighteenth century. The result is a story of true courage in the face of the unknown.

 

Brigitte likes her job, loves Ted, and is writing a book on the women’s suffrage movement that she will finish, someday. Someday is Brigitte’s watchword. Someday she and Ted will clarify their relationship. Someday she will have children. Someday she will stop playing it safe. Then, one day in Boston, Brigitte’s life is changed and she finds herself questioning every past choice. As she struggles to plan her future, she helps her mother on a family genealogy project.

 

At the Salt Lake City Family History Library, she makes a discovery. How did Brigitte’s ancestor Wachiwi, a Sioux, travel from the Great Plains to the court of Louis XVI and into the arms of a French marquis? Why did she marry into Brigitte’s family? What truth lies behind the clues in the centuries-old records?

 

Brigitte travels to South Dakota and Paris, irresistibly drawn to this brave young woman. As she comes closer to solving the puzzle of Wachiwi’s journey, her safe life becomes an adventure. A meeting with a writer, a new opportunity, and a difficult choice put Brigitte at last in the forefront of her own story. With a complex and powerful family legacy coming to life around her, someday is no longer in the future, it is now.

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