Anne Perry’s “vastly entertaining” (Newark (NJ) Star-Ledger)holiday novels are “as delicious as mince pie and plum pudding” (MilwaukeeJournal Sentinel). A Christmas Hope is just as delectable, thegripping story of an unforgettable battle between goodness and evil inVictorian London—and a lonely woman’s search for meaning in her life.
Claudine Burroughs, a volunteer in Hester Monk’s clinic forsick and injured prostitutes, no longer expects closeness with her coldlyambitious husband and dreads the holidays. Then, at a glittering Yuletide gala,she meets the attractive poet Dai Tregarron, and suddenly her spirits lift. Butan hour later, this fascinating man is enmeshed in a nightmare—accused ofkilling a young streetwalker who had been smuggled into the party.
Even though she suspects that an upper-class clique isquickly closing ranks to protect the real killer, Claudine and the clinic’sdisreputable bookkeeper, Squeaky Robinson, vow to do their utmost for Dai. Itseems, however, that hypocritical London society would rather send an innocentpoet to the gallows than expose the shocking truth about one of their own.
Nevertheless, it’s the season of miracles, andClaudine and Squeaky finally see a glimmer of hope—not only for Dai but for aninnocent young woman teetering on the brink of a lifetime of unhappiness. AnnePerry’s heartwarming new holiday novel is a celebration of courage, faith, andlove for all seasons.