By Liz Curtis Higgs
“A very good tale of redemption and recovery that would hot your middle in the course of the Christmas season—or any time of year!”
—Francine Rivers, best-selling writer of Redeeming Love
Wrapped in a cloud of steam, the engine rolled to a cease, the screech of steel opposed to steel filling the frosty air. Snow blew around the railway platform and round Meg’s calfskin strolling boots. the elements certainly used to be no longer enhancing.
She ordered tea with milk and sugar, eying the currant buns and candy mincemeat muffins displayed underneath a bell jar.
Later, maybe, while her urge for food again. in the meanwhile her abdominal used to be twisted right into a knot.
“Anything else for you?” the cashier requested as she passed over the tea, steaming and fragrant.
Meg was once shocked to discover her hands trembling while she lifted the cup. “All i need is a secure trip home.”
“On an afternoon like this?” the round-faced girl exclaimed. “None however the Almighty can promise you that, lass.”
“A Wreath of Snow glows with heat, allure, and style. a superb read.”
—BJ HOFF, writer of The Riverhaven Years series
Christmas Eve 1894
All Margaret Campbell wishes for Christmas is a secure trip domestic. whilst her plans for a festive vacation together with her relations in Stirling collapse underneath the burden of her brother’s bitterness, the younger schoolteacher desires not anything greater than to come to the scholars she loves and town condominium she calls domestic.
Then an unforeseen detour locations her within the direction of Gordon Shaw, a good-looking newspaperman from Glasgow, who struggles less than a burden of regret and disgrace.
while the key in their shared background is printed, will it depart them tangled in a knot of remorse? Or may possibly their earlier carry the threads that might bind their destiny together?
As hot as a woolen shawl on a chilly winter’s eve, A Wreath of Snow is a young tale of affection and forgiveness, wrapped in a party of all issues Scottish, all issues Victorian, and, specifically, all issues Christmas.
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A twinge of concern bloomed in his chest. The purchases of the shop and fields and home had all but annihilated the family fortune, and there was little left for building the business. Along with his list of tasks, the list of costs was also lengthening. Would there be enough? He slammed the lid on the money box and clenched his fist around the coins. There must be. As though his heart were the fertile black soil of his vineyard, the determination to thrive here had taken root inside him like a stubborn vine, curling around his heart, drawing nourishment from the pain of the past, longing to bear fruit.