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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas at the Vicarage by Rebecca Boxall



I hadn't started on anything for the season and though this was not exactly a Christmas story, it certainly was a story of love, hope, survival and new beginnings which is an equally good Christmas
message.

The writer wrote the story in two time frames (I seem to be reading more and more books like this these days) and one related to Rosamunde as a youngster and then a teenager to the present day time of Rosamunde as a 40 plus. It was a slightly different change to time lines in lots of stories where the main character would be in her late twenties and still embarking on new journeys. In this story, Rosamunde has done enough of journeys and adventure and has decided to come home. She wants to put her heartache of the years gone by behind her and make a life for herself where her family are.
She finds that being back in the village of her teens, with the father she adored and the comfort of the known all around her she will find contentment and happiness at last.

Very well told and exuding a feeling of warmth, comfort and goodwill towards all, I finished the book very happy. Success on the author's part indeed.

The book was sent to me by Netgalley courtesy of Lake Union Publishing for an unbiased review.

4 comments:

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I'm adding the title to my list. Merry Christmas, Mystica!

Blodeuedd said...

It sounds like a lovely xmas one

bermudaonion said...

I love books that make me feel happy, especially this time of year.

Literary Feline said...

The dual time line books do seem to be on my shelf more and more frequently too. I don't know if it's because of the books I choose or if it's the in trend right now. This one sounds interesting and a good one for this time of year. I will have to look for it.

I hope you had a Merry Christmas with your family!