The Award

The Award

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Gaëlle de Barbet is sixteen years old in 1940 when the German army occupies France and frightening changes begin. She is shocked and powerless when French gendarmes take away her closest friend, Rebekah Feldmann, and her family, and send them to a detention camp for deportation to an unknown, ominous fate. The local German military commandant makes Gaëlle family estate outside Lyon into his headquarters. Her father and brother are killed by the Germans; her mother fades away into madness and ill health. Trusted friends and employees become traitors. And by accident, Gaëlle begins a perilous journey with the French Resistance, hoping to save lives to make up for the beloved friend she could do nothing to help. Taking terrifying risks, Gaëlle becomes a valuable member of the Resistance, fearlessly delivering Jewish children to safety underneath the eyes of the Gestapo and their French collaborators. Then she is suddenly approached by the German commandant with an astonishing and dangerous plan to save part of France's artistic heritage as the Germans withdraw. And once again, her life is on the line.
Publisher: London : 2016. Bantam Press,
ISBN: 9780593068960
Branch Call Number: AF STEE


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Dec 23, 2018

Very moving novel. Gives a glimpse into the Holocaust. One of Daniell's best!

Apr 23, 2018

I stopped reading after a few boring chapters.

Sep 20, 2017

Great story. One of her best! bit draggy couple of pages but still good.

Jun 29, 2017

Great book for the Historical Fiction Fan--One of Danielle Steel's best.

Jun 12, 2017

A little slow at the beginning and a rushed finish
Not her best

caj1222204441801 Jan 22, 2017

Another home run book for Danielle Steele. Great story of a young girl who saves children during the world war with Germany. Not only does she save them but a German officier allows her to hide some of France's art works. Very well written and loved her characters so vivid. Loved it!

Dec 27, 2016

Great book, read it in two days.

Dec 22, 2016

Interesting story of that time period.

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