A Wreath of Snow
A Victorian Christmas Novella
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About the author
Liz Curtis Higgs is the author of thirty books, with more than three million copies in print. Her six Scottish historical novels have won the hearts of readers and reviewers around the globe. Whence Came a Prince received a Christy Award for Best Historical Novel. Here Burns My Candle won the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Inspirational Romance, and Mine Is the Night, was a New York Times bestseller.
Liz is happily married to Bill Higgs, who serves as director of operations for her speaking and writing office. When she’s not traveling to Scotland for research, Liz can be found curled up with a good book in their old Kentucky home, a nineteenth-century farmhouse near Louisville, Kentucky.
“A wonderful story of redemption and restoration that will warm your heart during the Christmas season—or any time of year!”
—Francine Rivers, best-selling author of Redeeming Love
Wrapped in a cloud of steam, the engine rolled to a stop, the screech of metal against metal filling the frosty air. Snow blew across the railway platform and around Meg’s calfskin walking boots. The weather definitely was not improving.
She ordered tea with milk and sugar, eying the currant buns and sweet mincemeat tarts displayed beneath a bell jar.
Later, perhaps, when her appetite returned. At the moment her stomach was twisted into a knot.
“Anything else for you?” the cashier asked as she handed over the tea, steaming and fragrant.
Meg was surprised to find her fingers trembling when she lifted the cup. “All I want is a safe journey home.”
“On a day like this?” the round-faced woman exclaimed. “None but the Almighty can promise you that, lass.”
“A Wreath of Snow glows with warmth, charm, and grace. A wonderful read.”
—BJ HOFF, author of The Riverhaven Years series
Christmas Eve 1894
All Margaret Campbell wants for Christmas is a safe journey home. When her plans for a festive holiday with her family in Stirling crumble beneath the weight of her brother’s bitterness, the young schoolteacher wants nothing more than to return to the students she loves and the town house she calls home.
Then an unexpected detour places her in the path of Gordon Shaw, a handsome newspaperman from Glasgow, who struggles under a burden of remorse and shame.
When the secret of their shared history is revealed, will it leave them tangled in a knot of regret? Or might their past hold the threads that will bind their future together?
As warm as a woolen scarf on a cold winter’s eve, A Wreath of Snow is a tender story of love and forgiveness, wrapped in a celebration of all things Scottish, all things Victorian, and, especially, all things Christmas.
The Crown Publishing Group
; October 2012
224 pages; ISBN 9780307729569Read online
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Title: A Wreath of Snow
Author: Liz Curtis Higgs
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Praise for A Wreath of Snow
“I loved it. A Wreath of Snow is a wonderful story of redemption and restoration that will warm your heart during the Christmas season—or any time of year!”
— Francine Rivers, best-selling author of Redeeming Love
“When A Wreath of Snow arrived at my doorstep, I settled down to read just a few lines and instead devoured it. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys heart-tugging stories of forgiveness and grace. If you’ve not yet read any of Liz’s books, start with this one.”
— Tracie Peterson, best-selling author of the Land of the Lone Star series
Praise for Here Burns My Candle and Mine Is the Night
“When a beautifully written, well-researched romance filled with intelligent, complicated characters comes along, it is definitely cause for celebration.”
“A compelling tale of love, loss, faith, and forgiveness that is certain to please both inspirational readers and fans of wellcrafted historical fiction.”
“Weaving history around history, Higgs’s story is laced with strong emotion and viable character development. Thoroughly satisfying. Readers will savor every scene.”
—CBA Retailers + Resources
“A well-crafted tale. Every part of this novel is extraordinary, and you will not want it to end. This is one for the keeper shelf.”
—Romantic Times Book Reviews Top Pick
“A memorable tale…with flawed, convincing characters and abundant historical detail.”
—Historical Novels Review