About the Book
Three Delightful Christmas Tales from Beloved Storyteller Michelle Griep
Pour yourself a cuppa, get lost in the merriment of the season, and enjoy a Dickensian Christmas in three stories from fan favorite Michelle Griep:
12 Days a Bleakly Manor: Brought together under mysterious circumstances, Clara and Ben discover that what they’ve been striving for isn’t what ultimately matters. What matters most is what Christmas is all about . . . love.
A Tale of Two Hearts: Pleasure seeker William Barlow needs a wife immediately to gain his uncle’s inheritance, and Mina Scott is just the girl to make him look respectable—too bad she turns him down. Ought he give her a second chance?
The Old Lace Shop: Recently widowed Bella White is finally freed from the domination of the overbearing men in her life, but when she enters into a business partnership with the handsome Edmund Archer, she begins to wonder if marriage is worth a second chance.
In My Opinion
Three Dickens-Esque tales set in Victorian England at Christmas in one collection? Written by Michelle Griep? Yes, please!
12 days at Bleakly Manor
Speaking of tension, how about Clara and Ben? They both feel the other wronged them, but they are both good people deep down and spending time together reminds them of better times. Clara’s tenderhearted kindness not only impacts Ben but the other guests as well. And despite her betrayal of him, Ben is determined to protect Clara from whatever is going on in the strange manor house.
When cozy mystery, Clue, and a little Charles Dickens are brought together, what results is a fun read. As the weather starts to turn from summer to autumn, this is the perfect book to pull out with a cup of tea and keep you warm on one of those cooler evenings.
A Tale of Two Hearts
Is there anything more discouraging than unrequited love? Mina Scott discovers that, yes, there is as she agrees to play the part of William Barlow’s wife. And that’s not all Mina has to deal with. There are plenty of secrets and questions about William’s family—and his past. Mina’s tender heart will not allow a good man to be hurt, so she finds herself agreeing to the charade much longer than she originally agreed upon. Can her heart survive the duplicity?
Michelle Griep delivers another fantastic holiday read with heart, hope, and plenty of Dickens. As Mina and William find, sometimes miracles come in the form of second chances.
The Old Lace Shop
Second chances, a lace manufacturer, and subterfuge. Arabella and Edmund were young and in love when they separated. Years later, they come face to face at the Lace and Hose Shop. As expected, time has changed them both. Friends, second chances, a sweet little girl, and moments of danger all made this story one I could put down.
You are sure to find a favorite in this collection of Victorian Christmas tales.
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