In Germany engulfed by war and hatred, thebeautiful wife of an influential banker fell in lovewith a German author. His Jewish heritage led themboth to death. The husband who survives her lives onto protect her memory, and their children. And thering he passes on to his daughter, Ariana vonGotthard, remains a bond of love between them.Separated from her family, and unable to escape Germany,Ariana is finally arrested. A young Nazi officeroffers her survival and hope for the future.Tragedy and a sudden twist of fate carries Ariana toAmerica, to a chilling deception, and a new life ofunfamiliar terrors. Her past seemingly lostforever, her future uncertain, the ring she still clingsto is all she has left of her father and brother.And in time it will become the bridge from herpast to her future.From the Paperback edition.