By Danielle Steel
In my eyes she had continuously been previous, consistently been mine, continuously been Granny Dan. yet in yet again, one other position, there have been dancing, humans, laughter, love. . . . She had had one other existence earlier than she got here to us, lengthy ahead of she got here to me. . . .
She was once the loved grandmother who sang songs in Russian, enjoyed to roller-skate, and spoke little of her previous. but if Granny Dan died, all that remained used to be a field wrapped in brown paper, tied with string. within, an outdated pair of satin toe footwear, a gold locket, and a stack of letters tied with ribbon. It was once her legacy, her mystery earlier, ready to be chanced on via the granddaughter who enjoyed her yet by no means rather knew her. It used to be a narrative ready to learn. . . .
The yr used to be 1902. a brand new century used to be dawning as a motherless younger lady arrived at a ballet tuition in St. Petersburg, Russia, on the age of 7. by means of age seventeen, Danina Petroskova had develop into a very good ballerina, a favourite of the Czar and Czarina, who welcomed her into the center of the Imperial family members. yet occasions either close to and much away shook the floor upon which she danced. A battle, a unprecedented guy, and a devastating sickness altered the process her lifestyles. And whilst revolution shattered Russia, Danina Petroskova used to be pressured to make a heartbreaking choice—as the realm round her used to be approximately to alter forever.
Granny Dan is set the magic of historical past. In it, Danielle metal reminds us how little we all know of these who got here earlier than us—and how, if lets in basic terms glimpse into their early lives, and spot who they as soon as have been, there's loads we might comprehend and study. For during this notable novel, an easy field, choked with mementos from a grandmother, bargains the best legacy of all: an unforeseen reward of a existence reworked, a long-forgotten heritage of youngster and sweetness, love and desires.