A Wreath of Snow: A Victorian Christmas Novella by Liz Curtis Higgs

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By Liz Curtis Higgs

 “A excellent 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 was once now not bettering.

She ordered tea with milk and sugar, eying the currant buns and candy mincemeat cakes displayed underneath a bell jar.
Later, probably, while her urge for food again. in the intervening 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 was once shocked to discover her arms trembling while she lifted the cup. “All i need is a secure trip home.”

“On an afternoon like this?” the round-faced lady exclaimed. “None however the Almighty can promise you that, lass.”
 

“A Wreath of Snow glows with heat, appeal, and charm. an excellent 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 kinfolk in Stirling disintegrate underneath the burden of her brother’s bitterness, the younger schoolteacher wishes not anything greater than to come back 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 below a burden of regret and disgrace.
 
whilst the key in their shared heritage is published, will it depart them tangled in a knot of remorse? Or could their earlier carry the threads that may 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, in particular, all issues Christmas.

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 “A incredible tale of redemption and recovery that might hot your center in the course of the Christmas season—or any time of yr! ”
—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 bettering.

She ordered tea with milk and sugar, eying the currant buns and candy mincemeat brownies displayed underneath a bell jar.
Later, probably, whilst her urge for food lower back. in the meanwhile her belly 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 used to be shocked to discover her palms trembling while she lifted the cup. “All i would like is a secure trip domestic. ”

“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. a superb learn. ”
—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 family members in Stirling fall apart underneath the burden of her brother’s bitterness, the younger schoolteacher wishes not anything greater than to come to the scholars she loves and the city condo she calls domestic.
 
Then an unforeseen detour areas her within the direction of Gordon Shaw, a good-looking newspaperman from Glasgow, who struggles below 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 could their previous 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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Alan Taylor joined the ILP in 1921, when he was fifteen. ’ 29 17 Rose Terrace, Preston, as it is now (with blue plaque to the right of the door). GROWING 29 Thus there was little difference initially between the arguments he could put within a left-wing ILP branch and his intellectual support for the CPGB. His parents’ involvement in politics led to various national politicians of the Left staying at their house. These included such leading Labour figures as Arthur Henderson and George Lansbury, and also Harry Pollitt of the CPGB.

I had lost my own father when I was seven. ’ She also delivered the judgement: ‘He was worth two of Alan. ’ In contrast, she observed of Connie Taylor, ‘She was something of a dragon. She had been a teacher – but got married to get out of teaching. 36 As well as enjoying the company of Doris Sharples, Percy continued to enjoy treating other children, notably his nephews and nieces. They later remembered him as their favourite uncle – ‘a delightful person’, ‘a nice bloke’. He had a strong sense of fun, so much so that they warmly recalled that ‘he wasn’t like a grown-up at all’.

Harry Thompson was one of an advisory committee, chaired by Walter Ayles and including Henry Sara, which organised the absolutists in Wakefield gaol and rejected the Home Office’s proposals for them. 10 For the rest of the war and 1919 Connie devoted herself to her brother and to the cause of the conscientious objectors. Harry spent lengthy terms in gaol, and his sister took great pains to support him in any way she could. In the summer of 1919 the Taylors gave holidays at their rented holiday house in Hawkshead to a stream of conscientious objectors newly released from prison and selected by Harry Thompson.

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