One woman's odyssey through a century of turmoil ...St Petersburg: one famous night of violence in the October Revolution ends the lavish life of the Romanov court forever - shattering the dreams of young Countess Zoya Ossupov. Paris: under the shadow of the Great War, emigres struggle for survival as taxi drivers, seamstresses and ballet dancers. ...Read MoreOne woman's odyssey through a century of turmoil ...St Petersburg: one famous night of violence in the October Revolution ends the lavish life of the Romanov court forever - shattering the dreams of young Countess Zoya Ossupov. Paris: under the shadow of the Great War, emigres struggle for survival as taxi drivers, seamstresses and ballet dancers. Zoya flees there in poverty - and leaves in glory. America: a glittering world of flappers, fast cars and furs in the Roaring Twenties; a world of comfort and cafe society that would come crashing down without warning. Zoya, living through it all, faces challenges and triumphs with an indomitable spirit. In Zoya, Danielle Steel has created a true heroine through masterful storytelling.Read Less
Very good. Appearance of only slight previous use. Cover and binding show a little wear. All pages are undamaged with potentially only a few, small markings. Help save a tree. Buy all your used books from Thriftbooks. Read. Recycle and Reuse.
Very good in very good dust jacket. flaps of jacket slightly faded; copy has faint pinkish smudge on front cover; text and binding fine. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 446 p. Audience: General/trade.
Very good. Jacket is clean and bright with no shelf wear, no creases, no tears. Cover is clean and square, with no edge or shelf wear. Binding is tight, solid and square, appears unread. Pages are clean, bright and tight, with no internal marks or wear. Book Club Edition.
I completely agree with VickiLN - this story was incredible. All the elements of family, friendship, love, perseverance and ambition were beautifully depicted throughout. This is one of Danielle Steel's very best!
Jul 11, 2009
I usually don't read books like this, and I can't remember why I decided to read this one. But I'm so glad I did. I first read this book over 20 yrs ago and it's still my favorite. It's a little long, the paperback is 500 pages, but it is well worth the time spent. From the very beginning this book had me hooked. It was never boring and I found it hard to put down. I laughed, cried and was in awe of this very strong lady who took whatever life gave her and kept going!
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