Danielle Steel writes an interesting novel that so fluently moves between the past and present. She did an incredible job of weaving the two stories together, making Charlie and Francesca learn to love through the story of Sarah and Francois. Both of the stories were fairly simple. The characters of Sarah and Francois were much more exciting and likable, but Charlie and Francesca grew as the story continued. However, She could have shortened the beginning of the book. It was evident that Charlie was miserable on the first page, but for some reason, Ms. Steel thought it was necessary to drag this point out. Definitely worth the time! The one really surprised me!
Architect Charles Waterston has a job he loves, a charming and beautiful wife, and an idyllic life in London. But when everything comes crashing down around him--his wife leaving him for another man and his sudden transfer back to the New York home office--Charles takes a well-deserved ski vacation in Vermont. When an unexpected snowstorm strands Charles in a small town, he takes refuge in a small bed-and-breakfast. The proprietor, an elderly widow, also owns a family home in the woods, which Charles decides to rent. Soon after moving in, Charles senses a ghostly presence. While investigating in the attic one day, Charles discovers the diary of Sarah Ferguson, who left her abusive husband in England for a better life in the New World. Charles soon finds himself drawn to Sarah, and he even visits the local historical society in an attempt to learn more about her. There he meets lovely, timid Francesca Vironnet, the historical society curator and librarian, who has fled France with her young daughter. Through Sarah's journals and Francesca's kindness, Charles is able to heal his heart and learn to love again. Complete with Steel's trademark poignancy but minus the glitz and glamour so evident in many of her novels, The Ghost is an outstanding and awesome read. One of her best!
I love this book. This is the only Danielle Steel book that I've read. It weaves in and out of the past and present. Easy to read.
I really liked this one very much! I love a great ghost story and this one is a very good read. The setting is beautiful - in the woods in New England in the winter!!! A very cozy read.
A charming romance that keeps your nose in the book until the very end!!