By Danielle Steel
While a gorgeous younger Frenchwoman and an excellent American actor meet in wartime Paris, their love starts off like a fairy story yet leads to tragedy. without notice orphaned, their 3 little ones are cruelly separated. Megan, the child, followed via a kinfolk of cushty capability, turns into a physician within the rural Appalachia. Alexandra, raised in lavish wealth, marries a robust guy whose delight is in his pedigree and who assumes that Alexandra is her parents' common offspring. Neither of them has the remotest suspicion that she is followed, or what turbulent tragedy lurks in her previous. And Hilary, oldest of the Walker teenagers, recollects all of them, and the grief that tore them aside and forged them into separate lives. Feeling the loss all through her existence, and not able to discover her sisters, she builds a rare profession and has no own life.
When John Chapman, attorney and prestigious inner most investigator, is requested to discover those 3 girls, he wonders why. Their parents' simply good friend, he did not anything to maintain them jointly as youngsters and has been haunted by way of regret all his existence. The investigator follows a path that leads from stylish manhattan to Boston slums, from dependent Parisian salons to the Appalachian hills, to where the place the 3 sisters face one another and yet one more ultimate, devastating fact ahead of they could flow on.
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