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The Ghost

Danielle Steel

With a wife he loves and an exciting London-based career, architect Charles Waterston's life seems in perfect balance. Nothing in his comfortable existence prepares him for the sudden end to his ten-year marriage-or his unwanted transfer to his firm's New York office. With nothing left to lose, Charlie takes a leave of absence from his job to drive through New England, hoping to make peace with himself. Christmas is approaching when Charlie leaves New York, heading to Vermont to ski. But a sudden, blinding snowstorm strands him in a small Massachusetts town. There, as if by chance, Charlie meets an elderly widow who offers to rent him her most precious possession: a remote, exquisite lakeside chateau. Hidden deep in the woods, it once belonged to a woman who lived and died there two centuries before. Her name was Sarah Ferguson. And from the moment Charlie sets foot inside the chateau's graceful depths, he feels her presence, and longs to know more about the life she led. It is Christmas Eve when Charlie first glimpses her, a beautiful young woman with jet black hair. He thinks it is a neighbor playing a joke on him, until he finds her diaries hidden away in an old trunk. As he begins to turn the brittle, dusty pages, Sarah Ferguson comes alive. Intrigued and unafraid, Charlie immerses himself in the diaries, eager to learn more about the woman for whom the house was built. Sarah's first entry is dated 1789, the year she arrived in America. Without self-pity or sentiment, she writes of her harrowing journey from her native England, having fled the brutality of her aristocratic husband. Settling in Massachusetts, Sarah finds an unfamiliar land seething with the turbulence of the Indian wars. Determined to start a new life in the vast new world, Sarah finds freedom-and danger-as she builds her home in the wilderness and meets a man who will transform her life. His name is François de Pellerin, a French nobleman adopted by Indians and drawn into the battle for the growing nation. Their fateful union is a testa

With a wife he loves and an exciting London-based career, architect Charles Waterston's life seems in perfect balance. Nothing in his comfortable existence prepares him for the sudden end to his ten-year marriage-or his unwanted transfer to his firm's New York office. With nothing left to lose, Charlie takes a leave of absence from his job to drive through New England, hoping to make peace with himself. Christmas is approaching when Charlie leaves New York, heading to Vermont to ski. But a sudden, blinding snowstorm strands him in a small Massachusetts town. There, as if by chance, Charlie meets an elderly widow who offers to rent him her most precious possession: a remote, exquisite lakeside chateau. Hidden deep in the woods, it once belonged to a woman who lived and died there two centuries before. Her name was Sarah Ferguson. And from the moment Charlie sets foot inside the chateau's graceful depths, he feels her presence, and longs to know more about the life she led. It is Christmas Eve when Charlie first glimpses her, a beautiful young woman with jet black hair. He thinks it is a neighbor playing a joke on him, until he finds her diaries hidden away in an old trunk. As he begins to turn the brittle, dusty pages, Sarah Ferguson comes alive. Intrigued and unafraid, Charlie immerses himself in the diaries, eager to learn more about the woman for whom the house was built. Sarah's first entry is dated 1789, the year she arrived in America. Without self-pity or sentiment, she writes of her harrowing journey from her native England, having fled the brutality of her aristocratic husband. Settling in Massachusetts, Sarah finds an unfamiliar land seething with the turbulence of the Indian wars. Determined to start a new life in the vast new world, Sarah finds freedom-and danger-as she builds her home in the wilderness and meets a man who will transform her life. His name is François de Pellerin, a French nobleman adopted by Indians and drawn into the battle for the growing nation. Their fateful union is a testa
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With a wife he loves and an exciting London-based career, architect Charles Waterston's life seems in perfect balance. Nothing in his comfortable existence prepares him for the sudden end to his ten-year marriage-or his unwanted transfer to his firm's New York office. With nothing left to lose, Charlie takes a leave of absence from his job to drive through New England, hoping to make peace with himself. Christmas is approaching when Charlie leaves New York, heading to Vermont to ski. But a sudden, blinding snowstorm strands him in a small Massachusetts town. There, as if by chance, Charlie meets an elderly widow who offers to rent him her most precious possession: a remote, exquisite lakeside chateau. Hidden deep in the woods, it once belonged to a woman who lived and died there two centuries before. Her name was Sarah Ferguson. And from the moment Charlie sets foot inside the chateau's graceful depths, he feels her presence, and longs to know more about the life she led. It is Christmas Eve when Charlie first glimpses her, a beautiful young woman with jet black hair. He thinks it is a neighbor playing a joke on him, until he finds her diaries hidden away in an old trunk. As he begins to turn the brittle, dusty pages, Sarah Ferguson comes alive. Intrigued and unafraid, Charlie immerses himself in the diaries, eager to learn more about the woman for whom the house was built. Sarah's first entry is dated 1789, the year she arrived in America. Without self-pity or sentiment, she writes of her harrowing journey from her native England, having fled the brutality of her aristocratic husband. Settling in Massachusetts, Sarah finds an unfamiliar land seething with the turbulence of the Indian wars. Determined to start a new life in the vast new world, Sarah finds freedom-and danger-as she builds her home in the wilderness and meets a man who will transform her life. His name is François de Pellerin, a French nobleman adopted by Indians and drawn into the battle for the growing nation. Their fateful union is a testa

Language:

English

Narrators:

Richard Poe

Length:

5h 42m


Chapters

Free Sample

02:15

Introduction
Introduction

00:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:30


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:29


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:51


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:18


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:57


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:29


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:18


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:22


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:09


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:40


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:27


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:57


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:27


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:43


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:10


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:56


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:33


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:22


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:20


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:09


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

00:52


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

00:51


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

01:32


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

01:44


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

01:26


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:32


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

01:22


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:02


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

01:19


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

01:17


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

00:54


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

01:21


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

01:16


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:35


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

02:26


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:26


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

01:22


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

01:46


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

02:05


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

01:45


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:09


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:27


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

02:38


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

01:22


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

01:48


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

02:21


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:18


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

02:42


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:42


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

02:13


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:20


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

01:51


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

01:00


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:24


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

00:37


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

02:56


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

01:41


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

00:30


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

00:53


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

01:25


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

01:12


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

02:51


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:08


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

01:31


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

02:55


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

02:03


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

02:55


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

01:36


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

02:21


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

01:33


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

01:37


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

02:23


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:10


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

01:55


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

01:56


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

02:34


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:07


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

00:44


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

01:38


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

02:34


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

02:26


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

01:46


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:26


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:01


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

02:14


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

02:43


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

02:12


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

01:10


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

00:28


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

01:39


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

01:36


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:06


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

01:48


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

00:36


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

02:34


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

02:28


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

01:54


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:02


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

02:12


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

03:03


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

02:20


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

01:59


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

02:37


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

02:06


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

02:27


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

01:48


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:08


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

02:46


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

01:38


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

01:13


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

03:16


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

00:37


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

02:20


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

02:31


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

01:50


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

02:40


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

01:01


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

02:59


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

02:45


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

00:48


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

02:50


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

01:36


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

02:19


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

00:53


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

02:25


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

01:55


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

02:59


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

02:33


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

00:58


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

02:26


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

00:38


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

01:39


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

02:24


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

02:39


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

02:37


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

02:34


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

02:29


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

01:25


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

01:31


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

01:44


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

02:01


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

01:19


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

02:41


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

01:53


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

01:50


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

02:35


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

01:41


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

01:33


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

01:13


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

01:29


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

02:46


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

01:46


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

00:26