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Legacy

3.84  ·  Rating Details ·  4,394 Ratings  ·  416 Reviews
This compelling, centuries-spanning novel brilliantly interweaves the lives of two women - a writer working in the heart of modern academia and a daring young Sioux Indian on an incredible journey in the eighteenth century. The result is an unforgettable story of courage in the face of the unknown.

At the age of thirty-eight, Brigitte Nicholson has a job she likes, a man sh
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Published September 28th 2010 by Brilliance Audio (first published January 1st 2010)
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Debbie
Feb 16, 2011 Debbie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: just-ok
Another typical Danielle Steel novel, where the heroine finds love and happiness in the end, and never deals with such mundane realities as health insurance, how to make the next mortgage payment, or gaining weight. Instead, Brigette is most concerned about explaining why she stayed in a comfortable (read BORING) relationship and job for so long, and dealing with not having had a kid or two.

The plot is rather thin, as Brigette is canned from her job, and dumped by her boring boyfriend. And alth
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Suzanne
Must not have a great memory. Cannot remember much of this one..
Sandi *~The Pirate Wench~*
This book was given to me as a gift by my staff.I have never bought a Danielle Steel book or read one as I didnt think it was my kind of book. But my fellow gift givers thought "women my age" like her books *scatches head here* not sure what they meant by that. So I started to read this book the day after Christmas ( afraid I may get a quiz or something ) and it was pretty good. It starts off with the main charcater Brigitte at the age of 38 being dumped by her boyfriend of 6 years and getting s ...more
Ana Fernandes
Oct 02, 2016 Ana Fernandes rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Talvez entre as 2,5⭐ e as 3⭐
Achei k a autora se repita mt na escrita e a bem da verdade, a história em si não me cativou
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Carla Faleiro
Foi a primeira vez que li esta autora. Achava que os livros dela eram o dramaaaa! Mas bem... este não é! Longe disso, é um romance normal e com história à mistura.
Foi uma leitura interessante.
Terrie
Feb 06, 2012 Terrie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was very interesting to me because it is the story of a woman, Brigette, who is searching for her ancestory. Her first stop is the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The entire book is very complimentary of the Library, Mormons and the tremendous help she received there. She discovers that her 4th Great Grandmother was a Dakota Sioux who somehow ended up in France. Brigette goes to the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris to continue her search, where she determines that the employee ...more
Erin
Dec 09, 2010 Erin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think the book would have been so much better if it had just been about Wachiwi in the late 1700's. The parts with Brigitte were so boring and repetitious and took away from the best part of the book. Although I loved the first part of the Wachiwi story with Jean, I didn't feel anything between Wachiwi and Tristan, although their love was supposedly so real and deep. I feel the book was way too repetitious and poorly developed. Danielle Steel has been my favorite author for more than 20 years ...more
Diane
Feb 24, 2011 Diane rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Started out well and mildly intriguing, but quickly got redundant. Clearly, there was a page quota which had to be filled. Did I say redundant. Let me tell you again how I felt..and then say it again .. It went on and on like that. Only second DS book I've read. Clearly a very bad choice! Or maybe all her books are like this and I didn't see it the first time. I know I skipped pages then too. There were two parallel stories, which sounded intriguing and a good ploy, but it was not. One began thr ...more
Mary
Oct 19, 2010 Mary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very interesting book. Somewhat similar to her other books, but different at the same time. A book about Paris, South Dakota Indians, New York, and Boston, but still a love story. I enjoyed all the information about the Indians and even have started to research my husband's family legacy that includes Blackfeet Indians. The book has stirred me to look into his family tree and bring him up to date with where he comes from.

I would recommend this book to any and all people who like Daniele's book
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Christe
Oct 11, 2010 Christe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I couldn't put this book down! This is one of the best Danielle Steel books I've read. If you are a genealogy buff, love Native American culture & romance you will absolutely love this book! This story has so much diversity in it, from having everything go wrong to making a fresh start with life when everything changes for the better. It sure leaves you with a feeling of hope, courage & wanting to research your family history to find those most interesting ancestors. What a wonderful boo ...more
Irina Marin
May 08, 2016 Irina Marin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
O carte foarte frumoasa

Povestea unei familii.

Invatam despre minerit, despre vita de vie...
Margie
Feb 14, 2017 Margie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Brigitte has lost her boyfriend of six years and her job of ten years, all within a short period of time.
Feeling terrible, she decides she needs to visit her mother in New York City. Her mother is very into researching the family tree and somehow convinces her daughter to help with the research as she has hit a brick wall. Brigitte isn't too happy about this but since she has nothing else to do, she decides to help with the research by traveling to different areas. I found this to be a delightfu
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Gloria Bernal
The story was fantastic, the writing was not. You have two stories in one novel here. Present day and past. Brigitte is the present day main character. She is a wishy-washy, educated but unambitious woman who has nothing to show for her education or her choices in life. She is unmarried, nearing 40, no kids, a mediocre job at a university and writing an uninteresting novel for several years that she is bored with. She has invested 6 years with a guy who dumps her, she gets layed off after 10 yea ...more
Rexanne
Jun 06, 2016 Rexanne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I honestly thought I wouldn't enjoy this novel when I read the synopsis but I'm happy to report I thought wrong.

I don't know what it is about American Indian storylines that don't make them my cup of tea but 'Legacy' was an exception. I enjoyed the American Indian period storyline interwoven with the modern narration. The facets of culture imbued in the book were very interesting and wasn't overwhelming unlike what I initially presumed. I relished reading about the life of Wachiwi just as much,
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Jonne Adams
Nov 25, 2012 Jonne Adams rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book but struggled between giving a rating of three or four. It has a great plot in which the current day character, Brigette, finds her comfortable world turned upside down by the loss of both her long time boyfriend and a job she has held for 10 years. At her mother's urging she agrees to delve into some research in her mother's longtime passion, the family's genealogy, which had always bored her to death in the past.

Her research starts with the Mormon Library in Salt Lake,
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Peg
Oct 24, 2011 Peg rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought I would proudly go through life being able to say I had never read a Danielle Steel book. Alas, she made the mistake of writing one that showed up in the genealogy-related fiction section of our library and now, although I'm only on page 83, I absolutely must finish it to see how it turns out. Yes, she is ridiculously redundant, and yes, I feel like I'm reading a grade-school level work. However, I'm a family history buff, curious of late about the fiction works based on a genealogy th ...more
Amber Gorman-korn
It has been many years since I have read a Danielle Steel novel, so when I started Legacy I was in for a great surprise. Ms. Steel has always been a good author, but with this book, I feel she has transformed into an amazing author.

I loved how the story started with Brigitte, and the changes and that she was facing after a ten year slump. (I don't want to ruin the book for anyone by giving anything away) After a visit with her mother she is guiltily asked to help research some of their family h
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Joshua
Eh. I'm moving, so I'm trying to burn through all the Danielle Steel so I can toss them(and/or keep a few...) I was beginning to think I'd finally outgrown Dani Steels silly little stories, but I had fun reading this. One of her more readable books. Albeit very typical; Follows wealthy white people working through first world problems by traveling and falling in love. I did enjoy the historical element mixed with the main protagonist. I don't read Dani Steel for great writing or to improve brain ...more
Valerie
May 19, 2010 Valerie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've read every single one of Danielle Steel's books. I think by now it has become a habit. Legacy is such a welcome change from the predictable story of so many of the others. This has a great storyline...not just sex! Her writing is still very repetitive, but at least this one had some surprises. It really held my attention. I loved the story of Wachiwi.
Sherryl
Oct 23, 2010 Sherryl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first Danielle Steel book that I have read in a while that was different. I loved the story line and how she combined two different periods of time. It was a very good book and a page turner for some of the book (which is usually not typical for a Danielle Steel in my opinion.)
Betty
Nov 01, 2013 Betty rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Topic was interesting but it was a typical Danielle Steel - interesting but not compelling.
Lisa Lyles
May 28, 2012 Lisa Lyles rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book! It reminded me of some of Danielle Steel's earlier books. I liked the story within a story format.
Shannon Rodriguez
I thought the beginning of the book was pretty slow, but it also matched up with how Brigitte's life was going. Things began to get more interesting when she researched her long lost relatives. My absolute favorite part was toward the end of the book, and it was very memorable. I enjoyed this book so much more than I thought I would when I started reading it.
Arlen
Feb 05, 2017 Arlen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Classic. Loved it
Viola80
Mar 14, 2017 Viola80 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dei libri della Steel si può scrivere sempre la stessa cosa: piacevoli e rilassanti al massimo, ottimi per staccare e leggere qualcosa di 'heart-warming' (che scalda il cuore) senza impegno. Purtroppo ha perso quella vena che aveva fino a un decennio fa, quando i suoi romanzi erano davvero toccanti e riuscivano a far 'vivere altre vite' e immedesimare con i personaggi, alcuni dei quali ricordo ancora dopo quasi vent'anni!! Consiglio a chi non l'ha mai letta di recuperare i 'vecchi', questo è poc ...more
Karen seng
Good book I really enjoyed it
Jessica
Oct 28, 2013 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Michele Tanton
It took me awhile to get through this one. It was good, but a lot of repetitive, boring talk about the main character and how sorry she feels for herself. Move on. The book's premise was good and that part held my attention. However, this book just wasn't a quick mover like most of Danielle Steel's novels. I would recommend it, but to me it wasn't a quick read.
Cláudia Martins
Definitivamente não é dos melhores livros desta autora... Não considerei a história atractiva, ao contrário às vezes tornou-se monótona. Não me convenceu...
Lainy
Sep 02, 2011 Lainy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
From the cover

A tale of love, courage and family, interweaving the lives of two extraordinary women - a writer working in the heart of modern academia, and a daring young Sioux of an unforgettable journey in the eighteenth century.

Someday is Brigitte Nicholson's watchword. Someday she and the man she loves, Ted, will clarify their relationship. Someday she'll have children. Someday she'll finish writing her book. Someday she'll stop playig it so safe...Then something happens that changes Brigett
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