Crossings (Steel novel)

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The front cover of Crossings.jpg
First edition
Author Danielle Steel
Country United States
Language English
Publisher Delacorte Press
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardcover)

Crossings is a 1982 novel that was written by Danielle Steel. The book is Steel's fourteenth novel.


The ship Normandie makes a voyage from Washington D.C. to France despite an impending war. Aboard the ship is American, Liane De Villiers, the young wife of an old ambassador to France.

List of characters[edit]

Liane Crockett de Villiers[edit]

A daughter of a world shipping enterprise, Crockett Shippings, who marries Armand after his wife's death

Armand de Villiers[edit]

Ambassador of France to the US, having returned to France, who works for the Vichy Regime of German occupied France

Odile de Villiers[edit]

Wife of Armand who dies early

Nicholas Burnham[edit]

President of an enterprise in steel business, Burnham Steel, who first meets Liane during crossing the Atlantic

Hillary Burnham[edit]

Unfaithful wife of Nick who refuses to divorce him

Johnny Burnham[edit]

Only son of Nicholas and Hillary