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by Danielle Steel | Women's Fiction
Registered by LindyLouMac of Twywn, Wales United Kingdom on 11/29/2011
Average 5 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by LindyLouMac from Twywn, Wales United Kingdom on Tuesday, November 29, 2011

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Someday is Brigitte Nicholson's watchword. Someday she and the man she loves, Ted, will clarify their relationship. Someday she'll have children. Someday she'll finish writing her book. Someday she'll stop playing it so safe...

Then something happens that changes Brigitte's life completely.

Struggling to plot a new course, Brigitte agrees to help her mother on a genealogy project - and makes a fascinating discovery that reaches back to the French aristocracy. Brigitte decides to travel to South Dakota and Paris to follow the path of her ancestor. And as she begins to solve the puzzle of this exceptional young woman who lived so long ago, her quiet life becomes an adventure of its own.

A chance meeting and a new opportunity put Brigitte back at the heart of her own story. And with family legacy coming to life around her, someday is no longer in the future. Instead, someday is now. 

Journal Entry 2 by LindyLouMac at Viterbo, Lazio Italy on Monday, December 05, 2011

6 out of 10

It is only because of the Transworld Book Group Reading Challenge that I find myself reading Danielle Steel again as just over two years ago I read and reviewed Sisters claiming that ‘Although I have been reading the novels of Danielle Steel as light relief for over thirty years I am now seriously wondering why I continue to do so. She may be a prolific and popular author but I think the time has come to remove her novels from my wishlist and spend more time reading other authors that I enjoy more’. If I was so disappointed why did I indeed pick one of her titles for the challenge, well I am glad I did as this was so much better. An enjoyable read which I devoured in a couple of days, but I do prefer a book to have more substance to it these days than this provided. Danielle Steel is certainly a very prolific and popular writer with millions of fans and if her books come my way I may well read them from time to time for light entertainment, but they will still not be appearing on my wishlist.
Two female protagonists dominate this story, separated by hundreds of years but sharing family genes. We first meet Brigitte Nicholson the modern day female, actually a somewhat boring character, living a safe and academic lifestyle, that I wanted to shake very early on in the book. Her life is turned upside down unexpectedly and struggling to come to terms with what has happened to her, she agrees to help her mother with a genealogy project, just for something to do initially. Fortunately for the reader the story is not just about Brigitte, she is just the tool the author has used to introduce us to the other female protagonist Wachiwi; whom we first meet in Chapter Six when we are transported from modern day to 1784 and are introduced to this daring young Sioux Indian girl. Her story is one of courage in the face of the unknown and for the rest of the novel it swaps between present and past as we learn Wachiwi’s story both in real time and through the research Brigitte is carrying out in the present day. Brigitte discovers that her family has connections to the French aristocracy and she cannot wait to learn how and why a Sioux Indian should end up in France married to a member of her family. Her boring life at last seems to be changing as she finds herself taking opportunities she would never have thought of considering before embarking on the family research. Her ancestor Wachiwi certainly seems to shake up Brigitte’s life for the better and the story provides the reader with a few hours romantic entertainment.

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Journal Entry 3 by LindyLouMac at A RABCK SURPRISE!, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, December 17, 2011

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Journal Entry 4 by Melamura at Montefiascone, Lazio Italy on Wednesday, June 20, 2012

4 out of 10

I am of the same opinion about Danielle Steel as LindyLouMac. In my twenties I was a prolific reader of DS books, but now I find them frothy, too good to be true, romantic drivel. Having said that, this book was lifted slightly by the Wachiwi story, which was by far the most interesting part of the book. I think this will be the last DS for me and I think she should retire gracefully from writing and enjoy her millions! 

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