About the book
A fabulous new Christmas story for 2018 from Kirsty Ferry.
When midwinter magic brings you home for Christmas …
When Emmy Berry arrives at Hartsford Hall to work at the Frost Fayre she immediately feels at home. Which is odd because she’s never set foot in the place in her life.
Then a freak blizzard leaves her stranded and things get even weirder when she bumps into Tom Howard. Tom and Emmy have never met before but neither can ignore the sense that they know each other.
With Christmas fast approaching and the weather showing no sign of improving it soon becomes apparent that Hartsford Hall has a little bit of midwinter magic in store for them both …
Published by Choc Lit
I do love the Hartsford Mysteries series and this is the latest addition and I just want more!! Hartsford Hall has become a favourite place of mine through this series and it was just so wonderful to be able to go back and visit some old favourite characters, alongside some new introductions!
Emmy Berry finds herself at Hartsford Hall for a craft fair. One of those last minute things that she agreed to do to help distract herself from an upcoming lonely Christmas. Her crafting is her passion and she’s not in it for the money – and that is what seemed to upset her ex!
She is welcomed with open arms by the owners and despite never having visited the Hall before she feels at home! She’s keen to learn more about the history and keeps catching glimpses of people dressed in vintage clothing which really adds to the historical atmosphere.
I love the parallel timelines contained in this series. They work so well alongside each other, so in this book we get flashbacks to 1884 and the story of Charles and Millie. Both besotted by each other but hesistant to take things further, until a snowy Christmas brings them closer together.
While Emmy is snowed in at the Hall she spends more time with Kate, who lives above the museum and her brother Tom is visiting for the holidays. He’s been having very strange dreams recently about a woman and he’s a little shocked to now see her in real life! Maybe spending Christmas with his sister and her family won’t be so bad after all! The world works in mysterious ways or so they say!
The blend of romance and history is a wonderful mix once more, and with a snowy setting it can’t get any better! I loved being reunited with old characters from the series, but this can also easily be read as a standalone story, perfect to get you in the Christmas mood. Loved every single second of it!!