I have to confess that I haven't read many family/romance saga novels, especially at the moment when most of my review books are crime fiction or psychological thrillers, so when I was planning my festive giveaways I decided that I would include a Christmas saga title as one of the prizes. On offer this afternoon is a copy of The Christmas Card, the 24th novel from Dilly Court who also writes as Lily Baxter.
She turned the picture of the Christmas card over with her frozen hands, a pretty picture of a family gathering at Yuletide. How different from her own life; stiff with cold on the icy cobbles, aching for shelter . . .
When her father dies leaving Alice and her ailing mother with only his debts, the two grieving women are forced to rely on the begrudging charity of cruel Aunt Jane. Determined to rid herself of an expensive responsibility, Jane tries forcing Alice into a monstrous marriage. And when Alice refuses, she is sent to work in a grand house to earn her keep.
Finding herself in sole charge of the untameable and spoilt young miss of the house, Alice’s only ally is handsome Uncle Rory, who discovers that Alice has talents beyond those of a mere servant. But when someone sets out to destroy her reputation, Alice can only pray for a little of that Christmas spirit to save her from ruin . . .
As with all giveaways on the blog, this one is open to existing followers of the blog as a thank you for your support. The winner will be selected at random and contacted for their postal address to enable me to post the book to you. NB. Please do not add details of this giveaway to other sites without my permission.
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