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By Liz Curtis Higgs

ISBN-10: 1400072174

ISBN-13: 9781400072170

 “A really good tale of redemption and recovery that might 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 jogging boots. the elements certainly was once now not enhancing.

She ordered tea with milk and sugar, eying the currant buns and candy mincemeat muffins displayed underneath a bell jar.
Later, possibly, whilst her urge for food again. in the intervening time her abdominal 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 shocked to discover her hands trembling while she lifted the cup. “All i would like 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 desires for Christmas is a secure trip domestic. whilst her plans for a festive vacation along with her relatives in Stirling fall apart underneath the load of her brother’s bitterness, the younger schoolteacher desires 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 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 historical past is published, will it go away them tangled in a knot of remorse? Or could their prior carry the threads that would 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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From nowhere came two strong hands, forcing me to my knees. My cloak was loosened at my neck and I felt cold hard steel against the frantic throbbing of the vein there. This was it. I had failed, brought shame on the Rakshana and my brother's memory, and now I would die for it. " asked the voice. My voice, pressed tight in my throat by the flat of the knife, sounded frantic, strangled. " "I ... I bow to the will of the brotherhood. " The blade retreated. I was released. When I realized my life would be spared, I am ashamed to say that I felt near to crying tears of relief.

A swarm of girls of varying ages, from six to seventeen, breaks out into spontaneous caroling, entreating God to rest ye merry gentlemen. No mention of God's resting gentlewomen, merry or not. I long to join them, to light the candles on the grand tree, to pull at the strings on the bright Christmas crackers and hear the paper pop with a satisfying, jolly sound. I long to have no concerns other than whether Father Christmas will be kind this year or I shall find coal in my stocking. With arms linked like paper dolls cut from the same paper, a trio of girls sways back and forth; one places her soft, curly head on the shoulder of the girl next to her, and she in turn gives a tiny kiss to that one's forehead.

Keeping my hand hidden beneath the cover of my cloak, I reached toward the pile of steaming buns. The hot pie was barely in my grasp when the man from the wall sidled up to me. "The Eastern Star is hard to find," he said in a low but cheery voice. It was only then that I noted the pin on his lapel—a small sword emblazoned with a skull. The symbol of the Rakshana. " We clasped right hands then, placing the left over the fist as brothers of the Rakshana. " I cannot say exactly what happened next.

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