Past Perfect

Past Perfect

Book - 2017
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What's so perfect about the past for Sybil and Blake Gregory, a successful Manhattan couple with three children who land in San Francisco when Blake impulsively accepts the job of a lifetime as CEO of a start-up? The family moves into a grand, surprisingly affordable Pacific Heights mansion and soon meets the affable Butterfield family, who lived there a century ago. Of course the Butterfields are ghosts, and only the Gregorys can see them, but that doesn't keep the two families from leading a charmed life together.
Publisher: London : 2017. Macmillan,
ISBN: 9781509800360
Branch Call Number: AF STEE

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365edward
Apr 15, 2018

I usually enjoy an easy , romantic and enjoyable read from Danielle Steele between murder mysteries ,family sagas and historical fiction but this one was a dud like her “The Klone and I”. I hope her next is better.

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kristinbay
Feb 01, 2018

I’m not always a fan of Danielle Steel’s writing style, but she often creates some good stories and this is one of them. I’ll remember this story, while some of the other books I’ve read recently have already been forgotten. It was a quick, fun read with a heart.

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pktab
Jan 15, 2018

This book was "okay", not horrible but not great either.

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Nanac826
Jan 09, 2018

Did not like this book at all - I do not believe in ghosts, so I read up until the 2nd Chapter when the entire family saw the ghosts of the previous owners from 100 years ago walk by them on the stair case and further into the book they all sit down together and have dinner in the dining room -too far fetched for me. Didn't finish this book.

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writermala
Jan 07, 2018

Danielle Steel states in her introduction to this book that she does not like Ghost Stories or books about Time Travel; yet in 'Past Perfect' she has written a book which is a perfect blend of both. I too count myself among those who don't like this genre but I must confess Steel has handled these topics well in the book. Sybil and Blake Gregory and their family leave a perfect life in New York for an untested one in San Francisco. More importantly unlike the usual men in Steel's women-centric novels, Blake decides on buying a beautiful old mansion to live in without consulting Sybil. The plot moves rapidly and without being a spoiler all I can say is that the house brings the Gregories and the original owners together with the past colliding with the present in a glorious way. As always this book too is about love and emotions as two families a century apart share their lives. Well worth a read if you are a Steel fan and worth trying out even if you aren't.

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Marcley
Jan 03, 2018

I truly enjoyed this new book by Danielle Steele. It's actually historical fiction --- when a modern-day family moves into a centuries old mansion in California and encounter - the residents from 100 years ago. The friendships that develop between the two generations -- 100 years apart is very interesting. I really liked the ending.

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orange_snake_341
Jan 04, 2018

orange_snake_341 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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