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A Good Woman
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Nineteen-year-old Annabelle Worthington was born into a life of privilege, raised amid the glamour of New York society, with glorious homes on Fifth Avenue and on Rhode Island. But everything changed on a cold April day in 1912, when the sinking of the Titanic shattered her family and her privileged world forever. Finding strength within her grief, Annabelle pours herself into volunteer work, nursing the poor, igniting a passion for medicine that would shape the course of her life. ut for Annabelle, first love, and a seemingly idyllic marriage, will soon bring grief this time caused by the secrets of the human heart. Betrayed and pursued by a scandal she does not deserve, Annabelle flees New York for war-ravaged France, hoping to lose herself in a life of service. There, in the heart of the First World War, in a groundbreaking field hospital run by women, Annabelle finds her true calling, working as an ambulance medic on the front lines, studying medicine, saving lives. When the war ends, Annabelle begins a new life in Paris now a doctor, a mother, her past almost forgotten. Until a fateful meeting opens her heart to the world she had left behind. Finding strength in friends
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Danielle Steel is one of the world's most popular writers, with over 580 million copies of her novels sold. She is the author of many international bestsellers including His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina's life and death. Visit the Danielle Steel Web Site at www.daniellesteelbooks.co.uk

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Nineteen-year-old Annabelle Worthington, the only daughter of a wealthy New York banker, weathers a life of unexpected catastrophe with superhuman patience in Steel's solid latest. After her father and brother die in the sinking of the Titanic, Annabelle and her mother go into mourning, and Annabelle marries the kindly older banker Josiah Millbank. After two years of unconsummated marriage, he reveals that he's contracted syphilis and wants a divorce so he can join his male lover. When Annabelle refuses to divorce him, Josiah files for it on the basis of adultery, forcing Annabelle, now the victim of vicious rumors, to flee New York. Alone in Paris, she draws on her experience volunteering at Ellis Island to pursue a career as a doctor as WWI looms. Steel toys with the premise of a modern woman, though the characterization of Annabelle as a "good woman" who has been dragged through the mud somewhat mitigates her strength and elemental stubbornness. Steel's fans will eat this up--Annabelle is one of the better protagonists Steel's conjured recently. (Oct.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

When the sinking of the Titanic also sinks her family, Annabelle Worthington marries badly, then finds purpose by volunteering in a field hospital during World War I. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

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