• by Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by Tim Curry
  • 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On Sarah Whitfield's 75 birthday, memories take her back to New York in the 1930s. To a marriage that ends after a year, leaving Sarah shattered. A trip to Europe with her parents does little to raise her spirits, until she meets William, Duke of Whitfield. In time, despite her qualms, William insists on giving up his distant right to the British throne to make Sarah his duchess and his wife.
On their honeymoon, the newlyweds buy an old French château, but not long after, the war begins. William joins the allied forces, leaving Sarah; their first child, an infant; and their second child on the way, in France. After the Nazi forces take over the château, Sarah continues to survive the terror and deprivation of the Occupation, unwavering in her belief that her missing-in-action husband is still alive.
After the war, as a gesture of goodwill, the Whitfields start buying jewels offered for sale by impoverished war survivors. With Sarah's style and keen eye, the collection becomes the prestigious Whitfield's jewelry store in Paris. Eventually, their jewelry business expands to London and Rome, as their family grows. Phillip, their firstborn, is stubborn and proud; Julian, their second son, is charming and generous and warm; Isabelle is rebellious and willful; and Xavier, unusual and untamed, is the final unexpected gift of their love. They each find their own way, but will be drawn to the great house of gems their parents built.
In Jewels, Danielle Steel takes the reader through five eventful decades that include war, passion, international intrigue, and the strength of family through it all.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

half the book

What disappointed you about Jewels?

They Skipped over half the book in the audio version.

What did you like best about this story?

i loved the whole storyn when i read the book.

Which scene was your favorite?

When shara meets William.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Jewels?


Any additional comments?

Why would you record only half a book.

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- Kandie

I hate abridged books

What would have made Jewels better?

To bad I didnt pay closer attention. This is an epic story of love and war which was ruined by this abrigement. I don't buy abridged books but I was hurrying that day.

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- Teresa Jensen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-05-2012
  • Publisher: Random House Audio