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In the year 1850, Clara Chapman received an invitation to spend the twelve days of Christmas at an English manor home and promised five hundred pounds if she can complete the time there. She is eager to use the money to bring her brother home from America and reinstate her family fortune which was stolen. Benjamin Lane, her former fiancé has been unjustly imprisoned and now he wants revenge. The two of them have somehow been brought together, will Clara must try to let go of her anger towards him.
Paperback with French flaps and deckled page edge.
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Shiloh Run Press
Publication Date: 2017
|Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.50 (inches)|
Series: Once Upon a Dickens Christmas
A mysterious invitation to spend Christmas at an English manor home may bring danger...and love?
England, 1851: When Clara Chapman receives an intriguing invitation to spend Christmas at an English manor home, she is hesitant yet feels compelled to attendfor if she remains the duration of the twelve-day celebration, she is promised a sum of five hundred pounds.
But is she walking into danger? It appears so, especially when she comes face to face with one of the other guestsher former fiancé, Benjamin Lane.
Imprisoned unjustly, Ben wants revenge on whoever stole his honor. When hes given the chance to gain his freedom, he jumps at itand is faced with the anger of the woman he stood up at the altar. Brought together under mysterious circumstances, Clara and Ben discover that what theyve been striving for isnt what ultimately matters.
What matters most is what Christmas is all about . . . love.
Pour a cup of tea and settle in for Book 1 of the Once Upon a Dickens Christmas series--a page-turning Victorian-era holiday tale--by Michelle Griep, a reader and critic favorite.
Julie Klassen, bestselling, award-winning author
"Hands down, the most fun I've had reading a book in a long time! With a plot reminiscent of a mystery dinner theater, the author gathers a cast of characters you will not soon forget into an English manor where murder, mayhem, and mystery ensue. Add in a speck of romance and a sprinkle of humor, and you have a masterpiece of literary entertainment."
MaryLu Tyndall, award-winner author of the Legacy of the King's Pirates series
"Fans of Victorian Era romance will swoon over 12 Days at Bleakly Manor: Book 1 in Once Upon a Dickens Christmas by Michelle Griep. Her characters are mesmerizing, her writing flawlessa winning combination!"
Elizabeth Ludwig, author of A Tempting Taste of Mystery