Echoes

Echoes

Book - 2004
Average Rating:
2
Rate this:
Against a vivid backdrop of history, Danielle Steel tells a compelling story of love and war, acts of faith and acts of betrayal...and of three generations of women as they journey though years of loss and survival, linked by an indomitable devotion that echoes across time.

For the Wittgenstein family, the summer of 1915 was a time of both prosperity and unease, as the guns of war sound in the distance. But for eldest daughter Beata, it was also a summer of awakening. By the glimmering waters of Lake Geneva, the quiet Jewish beauty met a young French officer and fell in love. Knowing that her parents would never accept her marriage to a Catholic, Beata followed her heart anyway. And as the two built a new life together, Beata's past would stay with her in ways she could never have predicted. For as the years pass, and Europe is once again engulfed in war, Beata must watch in horror as Hitler's terror threatens her life and family--even her eighteen-year-old daughter Amadea, who has taken on the vows of a Carmelite nun.

For Amadea, the convent is no refuge. As family and friends are swept away without a trace, Amadea is forced into hiding. Thus begins a harrowing journey of survival, as she escapes into the heart of the French Resistance. Here Amadea will find a renewed sense of purpose, taking on the most daring missions behind enemy lines. And it is here, in the darkest moments of fear, that Amadea will feel her mother's loving strength--and that of her mother's mother before her-as the voices of lost loved ones echo powerfully in her heart. And here, amid the fires of war, Amadea will meet an extraordinary man, British secret agent Rupert Montgomery. In Colonel Montgomery, Amadea finds a man who will help her discover her place in an unbreakable chain between generations...and between her lost family and her dreams for the future--a future she is only just beginning to imagine: a future of hope rooted in the rich soil of the past.

With the grace of a master storyteller, Danielle Steel breathes life into history, creating a bold, sweeping tale filled with unforgettable characters and breathtaking images--from the elegant rituals of Europe's prewar aristocracy to the brutal desperation of Germany's death camps. Drawing us into a vanished world, Echoes weaves an intricate tapestry of a mother's love, a daughter's courage...and the unwavering faith that sustained them--even in history's darkest hour.


From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2004
ISBN: 9780440240785
0440240786
9780385336345
0385336349
Branch Call Number: STEE
Characteristics: 324 p

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

w
writermala
Jun 07, 2015

Steel describes the lives of three brave women in the backdrop of history. I would have to say Amadea is the main character in this powerful novel. Beata, the daughter and mother experiences a situation somewhat similar to what she herself put her parents through. It was an echo of the past; and that is what the book is all about. Every generation experiencing situations which though different have a de ja vue quality about them.

Junglequeen Dec 30, 2011

I thought I read this book even though it has been around a long time One of Steel's best books.

The characters were unforgettable and the vivid imagery tell it all. About three generations of women from one family living through the pre-war years to the Second World War. They were rich European aristocracy who lived fabled lives of luxury and security.

" Echoes weaves an intricate tapestry of a mother's love, a daughter's courageā€¦and the unwavering faith that sustained them--even in history's darkest hour." from a book review.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at SCL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top