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She was the cherished grandmother who sang songs in Russian, loved to roller-skate, and spoke little of her past. But when Granny Dan died, all that remained was a box wrapped in brown paper, tied with string. Inside, an old pair of satin toe shoes, a gold locket, and a stack of letters tied with ribbon. It was her legacy, her secret past, waiting to be discovered by the granddaughter who loved her but never really knew her. It was a story waiting to be told...The year was 1902. A new century was dawning as a motherless girl arrived at a ballet school in St. Petersburg, Russia, at the age of seven. By age seventeen, Danina Petroskova had become a great ballerina, a favorite of the Czar and Czarina, who welcomed her into the heart of the Imperial family. But events both near and far away shook the ground upon which she danced. A war, an extraordinary man, and a devastating illness altered the course of her life. And when revolution shattered Russia, Danina Petroskova was forced to make a heartbreaking choice - as the world around her was about to change forever.
©1999 Danielle Steel; (P)1999 Random House, Inc., All Rights Reserved, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.
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By shirley K. Bigham on 04-06-12

excellent

enjoyed every word and the book was an inspiration to all ballet dancers. I would read this again.

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By Amazon Customer on 12-06-17

Granny Dan

A tender story of love in Russia and the ravages of war. Both WWI and revolutionary war in Russia.

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By PENNY FEARON on 11-02-15

Heartwarming and tear jerking

What an amazing story. Makes you look at your own grandparents in such a different light- opens your eyes!

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By Shakiera on 05-15-12

Granny Dan

This book is wonderful, though i almost cried out the entire length of it.

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