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A Christmas Promise by Anne Perry

A Christmas Promise (original 2009; edition 2010)

by Anne Perry

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Title:A Christmas Promise
Authors:Anne Perry
Info:Headline Book Publishing (2010), Paperback
Collections:MCL, READ, Read but unowned
Tags:OD, COZY MYSTERY, ^2012, 3*, Kindle, moreseries2012

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A Christmas Promise by Anne Perry (2009)



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A so-so murder mystery that I listened to as an audiobook and the presentation was very well done. The descriptions really bring the setting to life of lower class people in London in the early 1880's, but I just didn't enjoy the story very much. It was too slow moving and drawn out for me. An 8 year old girl is looking for a lost donkey after the tragic death of her Uncle Alf, a bone and rag man. This is only a few days before Christmas. She enlists the aid of another older girl to find their donkey and find out what happened to uncle, who they believe was murdered. ( )
  RBeffa | Jul 19, 2014 |
Delightful tale of 2 young Victorian girls who meet by chance just days before Christmas. Wonderfully descriptive writing of the season, weather, dialogue, settings ~ all bring the reader into the story in depth and connection. Excellent character sketches and development even in this brief reading encounter. Human interest and plot that captivated this reader... ( )
  FHC | Jun 13, 2013 |
Gracie Phipps, a young girl living in the poorer section of London befriends an 8 year old who is wandering the streets searching for her lost donkey. The child fears that her donkey will not find his way home and that she must track him down.

Their adventures take them into the seedier parts of the city but throughout the friendship forged between the two young girls aids them to their unusual conclusion. ( )
  cyderry | Dec 22, 2012 |
A short Novella featuring Charlotte and Thomas Pitt's maid, Gracie.When she was a young girl, Grace attempts to help a another girl unravel a mystery. Thomas would have been proud of her. ( )
  silversurfer | Dec 13, 2010 |
Anne Perry does a wonderful job painting a picture of Victorian England. In this Christmas novella, the lower class of England as glimpsed though the characters of Gracie Phipps and Minnie Maude Mudway displays that the true Chrictmas spirit may be found anywhere. The story centers around the death of Minnie's uncle and the disappearance of the uncle's mule, Charlie. Minnie and Gracie search for Charlie, only to involve themselves in the opium trade. I enjoy reading these Christmas novellas to jumpstart my Christmas spirit, the stories are sugary, but always show the true character of man. ( )
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The week before Christmas, the smell and taste of it were in the air, a kind of excitement, an urgency about everything.
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When a younger fellow orphan is imperiled by her uncle's murder and the disappearance of a family donkey, Gracie, Charlotte Pitt's maid, aids the child's search for both the killer and the donkey.

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