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kindle ↠ A Christmas Hope Christmas Stories #11 Ó Kindle Edition ↠ anne perry ↠ ☉ A Christmas Hope Christmas Stories #11 PDF / Epub ❤ Author Anne Perry – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk Although she lacks for nothing Claudine Burroughs dreads the holiday season forDon society would rather send an innocent poet to the gallows than expose the shocking truth about one of their ownNevertheless it’s the season of miracles and Claudine finally sees a glimmer of hope not only for Dai but for a young woman she befriends who is teetering on the brink of a lifetime of unhappiness Anne Perry’s heartwarming new holiday novel is a celebration of courage faith and love for all seasons A very good but short story I admire Claudine's courage especially since she didn't know she had it I also sometimes wonder as she does about the person I might have been Doing the right thing isn't easy Claudine definitely has become one of my heroes

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Ng yuletide gala she meets the charming poet Dai Tregarron and finds her spirits lifted But scarcely an hour later the charismatic Dai is enmeshed in a nightmare accused of killing a young streetwalker who had been smuggled into the party   Even though she suspects that an upper class cliue is uickly closing ranks to protect the real killer Claudine vows to do her utmost for Dai But it seems that hypocritical Lon I've found an author of Christmas mysteries Anne Perry This was the perfect choice of book for the week of Christmas A Christmas Hope has a Victorian setting which in itself always offers a break from reality and a Victor Hugo or Charles Dickens style of murder to be solved Perry is a master of presenting moral and ethical dilemmas of illustrating hypocrisy among some of society’s favoured few I will be reading books by her for certain

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A Christmas Hope Christmas Stories #11Although she lacks for nothing Claudine Burroughs dreads the holiday season for forcing her to face how empty her life has become She no longer expects closeness with her coldly ambitious husband and she has nothing in common with their circle of wealthy status minded friends The only time she is remotely happy is when she volunteers at a woman’s clinic a job her husband strongly disapproves of Then at a glitteri Setting of the storyThis story is set in Victorian London even though the year is not specified in this one It is about Claudine Burroughs a wealthy woman volunteering in Hester Monk’s charity run Cliniue for sick or injured prostitutes As she has no children of her own she is trying to find something meaningful to do with her time She lives in a desperately unhappy marriage so the work becomes a means to get away from her husband who tries to make her stop volunteering Claudine and her husband take part in a ball as usual only this time there is a serious incident taking place in the garden of the manor house 4 drunken men and a prostitute are involved She has been attacked is unconscious and bleeding badly Claudine sets out to help her and to discover what really happened The prostitute suffered a serious blow to parts of her head and face but there are no witnesses as to who actually struck her When Claudine arrives to help poet Dai Tregarron is bending over her trying to revive her and is subseuently blamed for the sinister deed However he denies having attacked her Claudine believes him and tries to carve out information about what really happened Who did actually strike the victim Winnie Briggs?The endless work Claudine has done for years keeping in contact with members of society has resulted in her having a substantial social capital which becomes crucial as this story progresses She uses her connections for all they are worth to carve out information Backdrop to the story is the extensive Christmas celebrations and the fun and games which are on everyone’s mind All members of society feel it important that nothing gets in the way of all the partying planned for the Christmas season The CharactersClaudine has a difficult unhappy arranged marriage to her husband The volunteer work at Hester Monk’s Cliniue for sick and injured prostitutes gives her a sense of accomplishment and positive input she certainly does not get at home or when going to charity committees like her husband wants her toHusband Wallace doesn’t love his wife He is consumed with the craving for and wealth power and standing in society and treats his wife as a tool to help him achieve this He tries to prevent Claudine from doing charity work having relationships with people he doesn’t know and generally having a life and a mind of her own I really found him an appalling person I could notice no positive traits whatsoever save for the fact that he did not drink or gamble Maybe Perry made him a bit one dimensional but he was probably perfect for the husband role in this story My Overall ThoughtsI have read uite a few of Anne Perry’s Christmas stories and find them enjoyable and interesting each in their own uniue way This one I felt kept uite a bit of focus on the importance of nothing interfering with the fun and games of Christmas celebrations Not even a murder Society are trying their best to cover up the attack on the prostitute as she is not wealthy important or connected and therefore in their heads it would be best to forget about her and let fun and games of the Christmas season have priority It all becomes a curious and shallow mix of Christmas cheer and murder investigation Short as it is only 154 pages this story manages to unsettle me I feel sad and angry about the total disregard for the victim but pleased to see that there seems to become a sense of urgency to do the right thing and tell the truth towards the end I enjoyed reference to the uite new custom emerging which was the sending of Christmas cards This would probably set this story around 1843 when the first Christmas card was sent A Christmas Hope Christmas Story #11 is recommended for fans of Anne Perry’s previous extensive number of works and for readers of crime fiction in generalMy rating 4 stars 5All opinions are my own