Precious Gifts by Danielle Steel
Precious Gifts by Danielle Steel, Timmie Parker was a social worker in New York, Juliette was a baker in her own business, Joy was working on an acting career. The girls had a half-brother from their father’s side. Bertie was after any money he could lay his hands on. As Timmie was working is when she received a phone call from her father’s best friend and lawyer. All she said was, Dad? and Arnold Sands said “He slipped away quietly last night.” They knew it was inevitable he had, had a stoke a year ago and slowly declined. She had seen him every few weeks. She asked if he had called her mother yet. Veronique had seen him just before she left for St. Tropez where she had rented a house for two months. Timmie wanted to call her mother instead of Arnold. She also asked that her sister’s shouldn’t call their mother that Timmie would call her.
Veronique called the funeral home the next morning and started planning the funeral. She called Bertie since the girls didn’t want to speak to him. After the funeral Arnold asked if they wanted to come to his office for the reading of the will. They all agreed.
Timmie was surprised at how much he left her. She got the largest amount. Juliette got a smaller amount but more then she expected. Joy got enough to live on for two years but again a smaller amount than Juliette. Then came a shock, a fourth sister, Sophie Marnier, she received a smaller amount. The chateau was left to all four sisters, each one receiving a quarter. Bertie didn’t get anything because he had already received more then the sisters had. Paul and Veronique had funded over a dozen business ventures, all having failed due to “lack of good judgement.” Bertie was furious.
The story goes on, who do the main characters, all women end up with. You will have to get the book from Amazon in order to read the rest of the story. The book is an adventure for a certain character and I’ll let you fine out when you read the book.
Precious Gifts by Danielle Steel is a most interesting book. It also talks about some art for those that love that kind of thing. I am sure you will enjoy this book. Thank you (c) Erma Friesen 2020