About the book
A captivating new story from Victoria Cornwall, perfect for fans of books by Tracy Rees, Fiona Valpy and Dilly Court.
A Cornish Christmas wish sent across the ocean ...
Christmas, Cornwall 1919
A promise to a fellow soldier leads Nicholas to Cornwall for Christmas, and to the teashop managed by Rose; the youngest daughter of a family whose festive spirit has been blighted by their wartime experiences. But as Nicholas strives to give Rose the best Christmas she could wish for, he begins to question whether his efforts are to honour his friend, or whether there is another reason …
Published by Choc Lit
I found this to be a beautiful Christmas read, full of hope and romance and shows the way that love can work in mysterious ways and how bringing people together isn't always an easy task.
Nicholas made a promise to his friend Sam, a fellow soldier, to deliver a poem to his sweetheart, and when Nicholas is faced with the woman he has heard so much about, he finds it a little more difficult to complete the task. Rose starts to notice this man hanging around her teashop a little too often, but soon finds comfort in his visits and begins to spend more time with him, and that helps her escape the reality of her own life which isn't going so well, especially at home. War has affected her family in more ways than one and working in the teashop allows her to be herself and try and put her life back together.
Nicholas has his own family issues on a much different scale, and it is fascinating to see how such different characters are dealing with such different problems. He feels he knows Rose from spending so much time with Sam, and he starts to question his own reasons for being there and thinking of her all the time.
I really enjoyed the characters created in this story and it was also an intesting period in time to set a book - it shows how the war affected those who went, and those left behind. An absorbing festive read!