By Liz Curtis Higgs
“A fabulous tale of redemption and recovery that would hot your center 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 jogging boots. the elements certainly was once now not bettering.
She ordered tea with milk and sugar, eying the currant buns and candy mincemeat brownies displayed underneath a bell jar.
Later, possibly, while her urge for food back. in the mean time her belly was once twisted right into a knot.
“Anything else for you?” the cashier requested as she passed over the tea, steaming and fragrant.
Meg used to be stunned to discover her arms trembling whilst she lifted the cup. “All i would like 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, appeal, and beauty. an excellent read.”
—BJ HOFF, writer of The Riverhaven Years series
Christmas Eve 1894
All Margaret Campbell desires for Christmas is a secure trip domestic. whilst her plans for a festive vacation along with her relations in Stirling collapse underneath the load of her brother’s bitterness, the younger schoolteacher wishes not anything greater than to come to the scholars she loves and town residence she calls domestic.
Then an unforeseen detour locations her within the course of Gordon Shaw, a good-looking newspaperman from Glasgow, who struggles lower than a burden of regret and disgrace.
whilst the key in their shared heritage is printed, will it go away them tangled in a knot of remorse? Or may 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, specially, all issues Christmas.
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