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3.00056497175141 out of 53.00056497175141 out of 53.00056497175141 out of 53.00056497175141 out of 53.00056497175141 out of 5 3.00 (3,540 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Danielle Steel Narrator: Richard Poe Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2000 ISBN: 9780553752380
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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 testament to a love so powerful it reaches across the centuries. And for Charlie Waterston, caught between Sarah's world and his own, their story is a gift—one that gives him the courage to let go of his past, and the freedom to grasp a future that is right before his eyes.

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  • 1.666666 out of 51.666666 out of 51.666666 out of 51.666666 out of 51.666666 out of 5 diana | 6/13/2017

    " This book is so good, you won't be able to put it down and I am sure I will listen to it again later. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 2/10/2014

    " This book is a slow read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren~ | 2/10/2014

    " A book about a ghost interesting but to long for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicolette | 2/6/2014

    " This is one of my favorite Danielle Steel books because I like the time changes an the story line is good. I always looked forward to when he started to read the journals an I wasn't as interested in the main character. But all over a pretty good novel. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katrina the Bookworm | 2/5/2014

    " It was okay, I guess. What made me decide that it was just okay? Well, for the sappy romance existing in the present tense of the story. Way too obvious. But the diary story part was fine. I think it was the best part, too. The story didn't justify much of the title, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 2/1/2014

    " Brilliant read good story : ) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 1/15/2014

    " I listened to this book via audio cd and enjoyed it very much. The narrator did a nice job and the story was enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liv | 1/9/2014

    " Very easy reading. She's so good at description! I could feel the character's emotions! One of Danielle's best books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie Carrico | 1/1/2014

    " Loved it! Highly recommend, first book I've read of hers "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dottie | 12/11/2013

    " This one will keep you on the edge. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Noralyn | 12/4/2013

    " This book is an interesting story for a light weekend read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 12/3/2013

    " Life goes on. Where there is life, there is hope. Never give up on yourself, and even though life seems to deal you a bad hand, things work out in the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan Dugan-montafia | 11/26/2013

    " OMG What a great love story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 11/6/2013

    " I enjoyed the reading this book with the blend of history and drama. The interweaving past & present held my interest. Letting go of past love & developing into a new exciting life is always a gift. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Geri Newman | 9/17/2013

    " This was my first Danielle Steel book. She writes terrific suspense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kati | 9/7/2013

    " Not really a book review but a forever memory with this book.I went into labor with my daughter the night I was reading this book :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 ~☆ Alice☆~ | 4/12/2013

    " I did not think I had read any books by Danielle Steel except for the one about her son which is very good. I don't remember this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassie | 3/11/2013

    " Enjoyed it a lot. A must read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 angela | 10/12/2012

    " Although I profusely swore never to read a Danielle Steel novel, I really enjoyed this one. Nice classy storyline and not like most trashy romance writers who describe every raw detail about the "intimate" moments. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nishalini Rajasekar | 10/6/2012

    " One of my all-time favorite books by Danielle. A beautiful story line and I loved the way the story flowed throughout the novel. Perfect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruvini | 8/27/2012

    " The most beautiful story i've ever read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taina Lynn | 7/15/2012

    " Currently reading this novel for a second time ! Love the story and the whole idea of this kind of love! Great romantic whimsical read !! <3 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 12/30/2011

    " I really enjoyed the love story. I was quite caught up in it. I will definitely be reading another Danielle Steel book so she can whisk me away. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 9/21/2011

    " I'm not much for romance novels but I really liked the story lines in this one. Especially the story from the diary. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mingyi Wei | 9/17/2011

    " I have actually read this book many times and never got tired of it ..... Especially the part that Sarah had escaped from her cruel husband and gone to Boston to start a new life on the farm.... I love the background of the story and really longed to lead such a simple life style like Sarah did..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 9/16/2011

    " This is a beautiful story, an unlikely ghost story, about past secrets from the house and how it unfolds in the present. It's one of my favorites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sindey | 9/1/2011

    " Really liked it, might read it again sometime "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsey | 8/31/2011

    " I absolutely love this book. I have read it many times and will read it many more[once i acquire a new copy] "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mindy | 7/25/2011

    " this book was sooo good. and it was really inspring. it shows u that no matter how hard u think ur life is someone has it worse nd that u can live through it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paras | 7/20/2011

    " One of the first Danielle Steel book that I read. Back when I was young, innocent, dreamy and naive. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeanne | 7/19/2011

    " First Danielle Steel book I read! It was a good one. Romance, but good plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Estrella | 4/28/2011

    " It was okay. I don't really like love stories, I was hoping it would be a scary book (it was missing the jacket).

    Divorced people learning to love again through the past.

    Yep. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Timbusz | 4/10/2011

    " It's a good book, it interweaves past and present.Loved Sarah and Francois, their story was so romantic! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Brenda | 3/29/2011

    " This book reads like it was written for firth graders. I read it quickly, but with disdain. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nupur | 3/2/2011

    " a very good novel, keeps the reader bound till the end "

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About the Author
Author Danielle Steel

Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with over six hundred million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include: Big Girl, Southern Lights, Matters of the Heart, One Day at a Time, A Good Woman, Rogue, and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina’s life and death.

About the Narrator

Richard Poe has worked extensively in movies, television, and on Broadway. He is best known for his portrayal of Gul Evek in three different Star Trek series: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager. He is a well-known and prolific audiobook narration who has won twelve AudioFile Earphones Awards.