Against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution and World
War I Europe, Zoya, young cousin to the Tsar, flees St.
Petersburg to Paris to find safety. Her entire world forever
changed, she faces hard times and joins the Ballet Russe in
Paris. And then, when life is kind to her, Zoya moves on to
a new and glittering life in New York. The days of ease are
all too brief as the Depression strikes, and she loses
everything yet again. It is her career, and the man
she meets in the course of it, which ultimately save her, as
she rebuilds her life through the war years and beyond. And
it is her family that comes to mean everything to her. From
the roaring twenties to the 1980's, Zoya remains a rare and
spirited woman whose legacy will live on.
About The Author
Danielle Steel is one of the world's most popular authors, with over 560 million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include Bungalow 2, Sisters, H.R.H., Coming Out, The House, Toxic Bachelors, and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina's life and death.
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1st January 2011
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.9 x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1
Danielle Steel is an internationally best-selling author of over fifty romance novels. Since publishing her first book in 1973, Steel has acquired an enormous following of loyal, avid readers.
Steel was born on August 14, 1947, in New York City, the only child of John Schuelein-Steel, a member of Munich's wealthy Lowenbrau beer family, and Norma Schuelein-Steel, an international beauty from Portugal. Steel's parents divorced when she was seven or eight years old. Afterwards, she was raised by relatives and servants in Paris and New York. She graduated from the Lycee Francais when she was not quite fifteen and in 1963 entered New York's Parsons School of Design. However, she soon abandoned her dream of becoming "the new Chanel" when the pressure to succeed caused her to develop a stomach ulcer. She then enrolled at New York University, where she studied until 1967. When she was eighteen, Steel married her first husband, a French banker with homes in New York, San Francisco, and Paris.