By Danielle Steel
With a spouse he loves and an exhilarating London-based occupation, architect Charles Waterston's existence turns out in ideal stability. not anything in his cozy lifestyles prepares him for the surprising finish to his ten-year marriage—or his undesirable move to his firm's ny place of work. With not anything left to lose, Charlie takes a depart of absence from his task to force via New England, hoping to make peace with himself.
Christmas is forthcoming whilst Charlie leaves long island, heading to Vermont to ski. yet a unexpected, blinding storm from snow strands him in a small Massachusetts city. There, as though unintentionally, Charlie meets an aged widow who bargains to hire him her most useful ownership: a distant, beautiful lakeside chateau. Hidden deep within the woods, it as soon as belonged to a lady who lived and died there centuries sooner than. Her identify used to be Sarah Ferguson. And from the instant Charlie units foot contained in the chateau's sleek depths, he feels her presence, and longs to grasp extra concerning the lifestyles she led.
It is Christmas Eve while Charlie first glimpses her, a gorgeous younger girl with jet black hair. He thinks it's a neighbor enjoying a shaggy dog story on him, till he unearths her diaries hidden away in an previous trunk. As he starts off to show the brittle, dusty pages, Sarah Ferguson comes alive. Intrigued and unafraid, Charlie immerses himself within the diaries, wanting to examine extra in regards to the girl for whom the home used to be outfitted. Sarah's first access is dated 1789, the yr she arrived in the US. with out self-pity or sentiment, she writes of her harrowing trip from her local England, having fled the brutality of her aristocratic husband. Settling in Massachusetts, Sarah reveals an unusual land seething with the turbulence of the Indian wars. made up our minds to begin a brand new existence within the gigantic new global, Sarah unearths freedom—and danger—as she builds her domestic within the barren region and meets a guy who will rework her existence. His identify is François de Pellerin, a French nobleman followed by means of Indians and drawn into the conflict for the turning out to be country. Their fateful union is a testomony to a love so robust it reaches around the centuries. And for Charlie Waterston, stuck among Sarah's global and his personal, their tale is a gift—one that provides him the braveness to allow cross of his prior, and the liberty to understand a destiny that's correct prior to his eyes.
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Or perhaps she didn’t even understand Greek. A cynical smile twisted his mouth. It was an indication of just how bad things had become between him and his father that he had no idea whether the new woman in Cyril’s life was Greek or some other nationality entirely. The last time he had known anything about any of Cyril’s mistresses, his father had been deeply involved with a woman from the village. ’ He spoke again, more firmly and clearly this time, just as she reached the far end of the pool and held onto the side, wiping the water from her face.
No—Suffolk. ’ Theo raised his glass to his lips, sipped slowly, black eyes moving to lock with grey over the top of it. His fierce, unwavering gaze held hers mesmerically. ’ She forced it from between lips that felt as if they were carved from wood. ’ Careful! Skye warned herself. One false step and he would swoop like that hunting eagle. But she didn’t want him to think he had her on the run. It might feel like that, of course—she was very definitely trapped with her back against a wall, but she was damned if she was going to run away in panic and leave the field to him.
She had forfeited the right to it in the moment that she had closed the door on that hotel room and walked away. He would never know just how hard she had found it to do that. How much she had longed to stay, but known that it was impossible. She had left a piece of her heart with him, though he would never know it. And as soon as he worked out just why she was here then he wouldn’t even want her near him, let alone keep her in his arms where she longed to be. Still supporting her with one hand, he snatched up a towel with the other and began to rub her dry.
The Ghost by Danielle Steel