PROPERTY OF A NOBLE WOMAN DANIELLE STEEL
An abandoned safe-box in a New York City bank is opened to reveal a treasure trove – a bundle of old letters, photographs and priceless jewellery, including a wedding ring and a locket. Court clerk Jane Willoughby is charged with discovering more about the mystery of the box’s owner, the late Marguerite Wallace Pearson di San Pignelli. Jane is sad to think that these most precious possessions are to be sold off. Why did Marguerite never claim them? Had she no one to leave them to? After arranging for the jewellery to be valued, Jane and Christie’s auctioneer Phillip Lawton are thrown together in a quest to find out more about Marguerite’s story. But neither of them could imagine where the contents of the box could lead them …or how it will change their lives forever.
I love reading all of Danielle Steel books.Every novel is so different. I loved reading this new novel by Danielle about an unpaid safe deposit box. I loved reading the mystery to who the unpaid safe deposit belonged to. Marguerite Wallace Pearson was ninety-one when she died. She was American but she had married an Italian Count at eighteen. Her unpaid safe deposit box contained photographs, documents and an expired passport, and twenty-two leather jewelry boxes with the most fabulous collection of jewelry. If no relatives or heirs came forward to her claim her belongings then the surrogate court would sell her possessions as abandoned goods.