- NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Capturing historical events, terrifying moments of danger, tragedy, the price of war, and the invincible spirit of a woman of honor, The Award is a monumental tale from one of our most gifted storytellers—Danielle Steel’s finest, most emotionally resonant novel yet.
- Gaëlle de Barbet is sixteen years old in 1940 when the German army occupies France and frightening changes begin to occur. She is shocked and powerless when French gendarmes take away her closest friend, Rebekah Feldmann, and her family for deportation to an unknown, ominous fate.
- The local German military commandant makes Gaëlle’s family estate outside Lyon into his headquarters. Her father and brother are killed by the Germans; her mother fades away into madness. Trusted friends and employees become traitors. And Gaëlle begins a perilous journey with the French Resistance, hoping to save lives to make up for the beloved friend she could do nothing to help.
- Taking terrifying risks, Gaëlle becomes a valuable member of the Resistance, fearlessly delivering Jewish children to safety under the eyes of the Gestapo and their French collaborators. Then she is suddenly approached by the German commandant with an astonishing, dangerous plan to save part of France’s artistic heritage. Conducted in secret, flawlessly carried out, her missions will mark her for years, when she is falsely accused of collaboration at the end of the war. Orphaned and alone, she begins a new life in Paris, with the ghosts of the past always close at hand.
- Gaëlle’s life will take her from Paris to New York, from a career as a Dior model to marriage and motherhood, unbearable loss, and mature, lasting love. She returns to Paris to run a small museum, honoring victims of the Holocaust. But her label as a collaborator remains, until her granddaughter, a respected political journalist, ensures that her grandmother’s brave acts are recognized. Now a grateful nation will finally absolve this remarkable woman and honor her as the war hero she was.
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“The story of Gaele gives us a look into ear torn France and the German occupation. We see both the horrors of war and the bravery of some. It portrays the extraordinary life of a young French woman and her family. It is a story that holds you captive until the end. I highly recommend it.” By Jaguars Lady
“I have read every book Danielle Steel has written – some better than others, some too typically Steele, but The Award is different. It brings World War II and the post-war time period to life. As another reviewer said, few books have touched me this deeply. The personalized history is fascinating, the humanizing of a time period most of us only know from history books. Highly recommend this excellent read!” By Marianne Eisenhauer-Wall
Author: Danielle Steel
Kindle Price: Hardcover $18.35 Paperback $29.00 Audible $0.00 MP3 CD $24.99
File Size: 1465 KB
Print Length: 336 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Press (November 1, 2016)
Publication Date: November 1, 2016
Sold by: Random House LLC
Word Wise: Enabled
Lending: Not Enabled
Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #741 Paid in Kindle Store