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The Ghost

My daughter brought this book home from the fourth grade book swap. 

The fourth grade book swap just isn’t what it used to be, is it? They grow up so fast. Sigh. 

Inside the back cover, we read that this book is about a newly divorced Londoner who goes to Vermont and stumbles upon a two hundred year old diary of a beautiful lady, who manifests to him in person, somehow. 

The end of the synopsis reads, “In The Ghost, Danielle Steel brilliantly interweaves past and present, bringing to life two stories, centuries apart, in a timeless novel of courage, healing, and love.”

Sounds great for a nine year old reader. Except, it needs horses, doesn’t it? I suggest Steel change all of the characters in this book to either horses or puppies, to make it more palatable for the fourth grade book swap crowd.

Although, in defense of including it, it does actually say, “Everybody reads Danielle Steel” on the back cover.


What is up with this author photo, by the way? I so want an author photo of myself like this. Could anyone help me with this? 

6 thoughts on “The Ghost

  1. OK, that is really funny! Was no one in charge of censorship at this school? How unusual. LOL!

  2. Danielle Steele? Are you serious? That teacher needs a talking to.

  3. I’ve got photos of you with your sheep, will that do?

    1. Do you think that I look like her when I’m with my sheep?

  4. Did he make love to the ghost? If they practised safe sex it would have been a good lesson for 9 year olds. That picture isn’t so great. Leaning over a chair is structurally unstable.

  5. Perhaps the awkwardness in the pose is studied. Definitely a striking woman.

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