Danielle Steel's wonderful novel spans three generations of one family and the loves, losses and lessons they encounter.
In the turbulent days of Germany in the thirties, Kassandra von Gotthard met the man who changed her life...Dolff Sterne.
She was the beautiful wife of a wealthy Berlin banker. He was a famous Jewish writer. Together they shared a love that happens only once in a lifetime. But theirs was a love fated to end in tragedy.
The fateful day came when Dolff was wrenched from Kassasndra's arms by Nazi soldiers - leaving her heartbroken and humiliated. And Kassandra decided that her life was no longer worth living. All that she leaves for her descendants is her memory of pain and a diamond signet ring. A ring that will carry the destiny of the von Gotthards to new lives and new loves.