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Crossings by Danielle Steel
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Crossings (original 1982; edition 1987)

by Danielle Steel

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Title:Crossings
Authors:Danielle Steel
Info:Dell (1987), Paperback, 448 pages
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Crossings by Danielle Steel (1982)

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Great, emotional book set during WWII. ( )
  soosthemoose | Jul 9, 2015 |
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  Carole-Ann | Aug 16, 2014 |
Love and romance among the rich and famous. This time with a WWII background. ( )
  MarthaJeanne | Feb 10, 2011 |
I love anything Danielle Steel writes. She takes me to my dream land always. ( )
  redd1333 | Mar 15, 2009 |
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The house at 2129 Wyoming Avenue, NW, stood in all its substantial splendor, its gray stone facade handsomely carved and richly ornate, embellished with a large gold crest and adorned with the French flag, billowing softly in a breeze that had come up just that afternoon.
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Despite rumors of impending war, the majestic ship Normandie makes its transatlantic voyage from Washington D.C., to France. Aboard is beautiful, American-born Liane de Villiers, devoted to her much-older husband, the French ambassador to the United States, and her two daughters. She meets Nick Burnham, an American steel magnate, a kind man trapped in a loveless marriage. Their passion remains unacknowledged. But when the outbreak of World War II forces Liane to flee Paris, she and Nick meet again—and pledge a love that can no longer be denied.

From 1982 Hardcover edition:

In this poignant tale set against France and America in World War II, Danielle Steel creates the most heart-wrenching love story of her stellar career. For the millions who have made this phenomenal writer their favorite storyteller, Ms. Steel has fashioned her strongest, most triumphant heroine. Liane Crockett de Villiers is a character readers will adore, envy, and identify with—a passionate, vulnerable woman caught by circumstances beyond her control in a net of conflicting passions and divided loyalties.

The story beings in the tense summer before the outbreak of World War II. Armand de Villiers, Ambassador of France, has been called home from Washington. Crossing the Atlantic on Frances’s supremely glamorous Normandie, he and his young American wife, Liane, meet Nick and Hillary Burnham. Nick owns one of the world’s great steel empires; Hillary is a spoiled, sensual Boston beauty for whom no marriage, and no one man, could ever be enough. The spark between Nick and Liane is instantaneous, but it is not admitted by either of them Not until a second fateful crossing, when each is forced to flee France without family or spouse, do Liane and Nick confront the power—and the hopelessness—of their passion.
On the dangerous voyage, suspended between two worlds, all is fair and beautiful, including their brief, bright love affair. But the crossing ends; Nick is still trapped in his charade of a marriage by his love for his son, Johnny, and Liane is tied by love and loyalty to the husband she left behind in France. Liane and Nick walk away from their love, each torn by a loss time cannot lessen. But neither of them knows the new heartbreak that lies ahead, the conflict between bravery and bitter betrayal each will face.
Moving between Paris, New York, and San Francisco, and vividly portraying the events of the century’s most turbulent decade, Crossings carriers Liane toward a final desperate choice—and the twist of fate that brings her face-to-face with the truth her heart has always know: “Strong people cannot be defeated…”

From the best-selling author of novels such as Remembrance, A Perfect Stranger, and Once in a Lifetime—fiction that is full, passionate, and straight from the heart—here is a novel of a woman caught between the love that comes from devotion and duty and the love that comes like a lightning flash—sudden, bright, brilliant, and strong. It is the story of lives irrevocably interwoven into the fabric of destiny and history.
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Despite rumors of impending war, the majestic ship Normandie makes its transatlantic voyage from Washington D.C., to France. Aboard is beautiful, American-born Liane De Villiers, devoted to her much-older husband, the French ambassador to the United States, and her two daughters. She meets Nick Burnham, an American steel magnate, a kind man trapped in a loveless marriage. Their passion remains unacknowledged. But when the outbreak of World War II forces Liane to flee Paris, she and Nick meet again—and pledge a love that can no longer be denied.

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Liane de Villiers moves between Paris, New York, and San Francisco the year before the outbreak of World War II.

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