The Ghost

The Ghost

Book - 1997
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A small chateau lies hidden in the New England woods. No one has lived there for a hundred years. But it is as pristine and exquisite as if it had been built yesterday, and the incandescent spirit that fills and surrounds it keeps a timeless love alive and gives a shattered man the strength to begin again. Charles Waterston is sure his life is over at 42. His wife of ten years has fallen in love with another man and brought an abrupt end to their once blissful life together in London. At the same time, Charles' exhilarating career as an innovative international architect is thrown badly off track when his company orders him back to New York to administer the politicized and aesthetically stagnant head office. Without friends or family, unable to regain his footing and move forward, the dazed and emotionally dead architect takes a leave of absence and heads north to his native New England to nurse his wounds.Sarah Ferguson's life ended over 150 years before Charles Waterston's began. Forced into marriage to a vicious aristocrat in 18th century England, the fragile heiress found the strength to flee, leaving everything behind to brave alone the perilous crossing to post-revolutionary America. There, in the wilderness of western Massachusetts, amid soldiers, settlers, and natives living in uneasy truce, she carves out a peaceful place for herself, wanting nothing more. But her life truly begins when she meets Francois de Pellerin, the enigmatic intermediary between the army and the tribes, as dangerous as he is fascinating.Separated by centuries, united by a deathless courage and a magical place, two lives converge in an unforgettable tribute to life and a new beginnings in DanielleSteel's spellbinding novel, The Ghost..
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Delacorte Press, [1997], ©1997
ISBN: 9780385316958
038531695X
Branch Call Number: FICTION Ste
Description: 352 pages ; 24 cm

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barryandlinda
Sep 28, 2017

I have to say that I like this book very much. When a heart broken man, Charles Waterson finds out that his marriage of 9 years is over because his wife has fallen in love with a much older man, he doesn't know what to do with his own life. He leaves London and returns to New York and finds that he is not happy with his job or himself. He takes a six month leave of absence from his job and decides to go skiing in Vermont. A snow storm halts his travels and he ends up staying in a bed and breakfast run by an elderly widow. She shows him a house that has been in her family for years that is suppose to be haunted. He rents the house for one year and the first night sees the ghost of Sarah Ferguson. He finds her diaries and starts reading them and cannot seem to stop. Her story made me laugh and cry at times. He also meets a woman who has had a similar life of marriage and deception by her spouse. Can either one of them find happiness and love again. This is the type of book that you will not want to put down until the end.

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