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Leap of Faith: A Novel Kindle Edition
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“Steel is one of the best!”—Los Angeles Times
“Few modern writers convey the pathos of family and material life with such heartfelt empathy.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Steel pulls out all the emotional stops. . . . She delivers!”—Publishers Weekly
“What counts for the reader is the ring of authenticity.”—San Francisco Chronicle
From the Inside Flap
Marie-Ange Hawkins has the kind of childhood that most people dream of. Freedom, love, security in a beautiful old French château. But when Marie-Ange is just eleven, a tragic accident marks the end of her idyllic life. Orphaned and alone, she is sent to America, to live with her great-aunt on a farm in Iowa. Bitterly resented by the old woman, cut off from everything she has known and loved, Marie-Ange is forced to work tirelessly on the farm, dreaming only of the day she can return to her beloved Château de Marmouton.
In Marie-Ange's isolated existence, only the friendship of a local boy, Billy Parker, offers comfort and hope. But her only wish is to gain an education — and escape. Then, just after her twenty-first birthday, an unexpected visitor brings startling news and an extraordinary gift: the freedom to return to France, to Château de Marmouton.
When she arrives in France, Marie-Ange learns that the château's new owner is Comte Bernard de Beauchamp, a dashing young widower who invites her into his home, then into his heart. But their magical life together, which soon includes marriage, children, and lavish homes, slowly takes an ominous turn. A mysterious woman tells Marie-Ange a shocking story, a story so chilling she doesn't want to believe it.
Not even her dear friend Billy can help her now. He is thousands of miles away. And as the darkness gathers around her, Marie-Ange must find the faith and courage to take one, last desperate step to save her loved ones ... and herself.
Danielle Steel's powerful new novel is about being pulled into a place where nothing is what it seems. It is about being seduced and lied to and turned around, and wanting to believe the lies — until the moment comes, in one blinding instant, when survival and salvation depend on a final Leap of Faith: the only path to freedom, and life. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
- ASIN : B001TMCFGA
- Publisher : Dell; Reprint edition (February 24, 2009)
- Publication date : February 24, 2009
- Language : English
- File size : 631 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 243 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #44,479 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Of late a number of novels written by Author ends this way.
There is room for a bit more. Come on, tell us how the trial went. Show for example Billy and Marie had a life, together. Did they stay in Paris, go back to the states. She went back to school. Come on. This is frustrating. Not sure I want to read more novels like this
good toward the last l/2 of the book. I realized that it was just fiction, but these stories do happen often
in our every day life. People who are in love need to read it if they are considering marriage in the future,
especially if they do not know the person over a long period of time.
Wish to spoil anything for new readers of this particular
Book, but, I hate incomplete endings. These stories are, in
My humble opinion, are strictly for enjoyment. Leaving us hanging is not an enjoyment. Disappointed.