A Christmas Secret (Christmas Story, Book 4) by Anne Perry

By Anne Perry

Anne Perry - A Christmas Secret
Christmas tale sequence, ebook 4

Just in time for the vacations, Anne Perry offers her lovers a fabulous present: a brand new xmas yarn choked with mild social gathering and darkish mischief.

Dominic Corde is overjoyed to "fill the robe" as replacement vicar within the village of Cottisham, whereas the Reverend Wynter is away on a three-week Christmas vacation. comfortable to flee his dreary London flat and a less-than-satisfying activity as church curate, Dominic and his liked spouse, Clarice, trigger for what they wish could be a stunning iciness getaway.

Upon arrival, in the course of a frigid, exceedingly snowy season, Dominic and Clarice are welcomed via hot, hospitable acquaintances and enchanted by way of the comfy, inviting vicarage. every thing turns out virtually too excellent. Dominic's basically obstacle is how he'll be bought by means of the congregation, who carry the Reverend Wynter in such excessive regard. yet as Clarice quickly discovers, she and Dominic have even more dire concerns to fret approximately. It seems that the Reverend Wynter isn't on vacation at all--and that anything very sinister has transpired.

As a snowfall leaves Cottisham treacherously snowbound and the remoted village swirls with unsavory secrets and techniques, Dominic and Clarice by surprise locate themselves in lethal probability.

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Tried to calm his own state of mind, spilling his agitation out onto one of the big white pages. He drew and piled together squiggles, curved lines, until he sketched human figures that immediately struck him as sinister, ominous, presages of ruinous events. He crumpled up the pages, got to his feet and threw them into the fireplace. Guy had always loved to draw. Sadly, his drawings had been burned in the fire that had happened two years ago. The house had been struck by lightning, the flames had devoured the wood, the map collection, the books in the library, important documents about land concessions.

Little Abraham closed his eyes. It was the sign of his agreement. indd 37 31/03/2010 17:26:53 38 wu ming Silence filled the room, while everybody, one after the other, turned to look at Joseph, waiting for his translation. He allowed the silence to become solid, a material that kept them at once united and divided from one another. What had Tekarihoga said? ” Not enough for the white men. The meaning was: “If my problem risks involving other people, it isn’t good to solve it alone. You have to consult everyone, starting with those closest to you, inform them of the danger, hear their point of view.

You are a war chief, persuade your people to come. ” Joseph seemed to meditate on the last sentence. indd 51 31/03/2010 17:26:53 52 wu ming Guy did not reveal the true reason for his choice. Oswego was on the way to Montreal. General Gage was asking for troops for Canada. If the council went as he predicted, Guy would be leading an Indian army. He couldn’t tell Joseph that. His neck went on creaking. indd 52 31/03/2010 17:26:53 13. The echo of hammer blows, the ring of nails entering wood. The scrape of saws, banging beams.

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