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A Daughter’s Christmas Wish

Published Date: November 20, 2018

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Releasing 20th November!

Cornish Tales series

Synopsis

A Cornish Christmas wish sent across the ocean …

Christmas, Cornwall 1919.

A promise to a fellow soldier leads Nicholas to Cornwall for Christmas, and to the teashop managed by Rose; the youngest daughter of a family whose festive spirit has been blighted by their wartime experiences. But as Nicholas strives to give Rose the best Christmas she could wish for, he begins to question whether his efforts are to honour his friend, or whether there is another reason …

Cornish Tales Series. Other books in series: The Thief’s Daughter, The Captain’s Daughter & The Daughter of River Valley

Available as an eBook on all platforms & audio download.

Victoria Cornwall

Victoria Cornwall

Victoria Cornwall grew up on a dairy farm in Cornwall. She can trace her Cornish roots as far back as the 18th century and it is this background and heritage which is the inspiration for her Cornish based novels.

Victoria is married, has two grown up children and a black Labrador, called Alfie. She likes to read and write historical fiction with a strong background story, but at its heart is the unmistakable emotion, even pain, of loving someone.

Following a fulfilling twenty-five year career as a nurse, a change in profession finally allowed her the time to write. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and the Historical Novel Society.

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Customer Reviews

4 Comments

  1. Barbara P
    Barbara P at .

    This romance, set just after the end of the first war, portrays the horror of war, the camaraderie between men and the women left at home in an easy but true manner for such tough subjects. Relationships between lover, friend, parent and child are brought out in the book. The romance between Nicky and Rose highlights the importance of honesty as lies nearly ended their story before it started. There are enough twists and turns to keep you interested and reading to the end. It is only at the end the sun fully shines on their love.

  2. Having received an ARC copy of this novel, I read it during the run up to the Armistice Day.  Rose has a hard, unhappy life. She has lost her brother and her future husband to the battlefields of France. Not only has she got to cope with her own loss, but she supports parents who since the death of  her brother Arthur are shadows of their former selves – people who have given up on life. Her days are spent baking and serving tea and cake in the small tea shop owned by her brother Arthur, a man who had plans for his business when war had ended. Once her working day is over she returns home to a sad house; place where her parents are too wrapped in their own grief to notice her, other than to complain if things aren’t right.

    Into her life walks a handsome soldier – Nicholas, who begins visiting the tea shop daily. He soon becomes the one bright spot in her life. But little does she realise he is there for a purpose.

    I love Victoria’s novels and this one, coming at the time it did was a poignant reminder of the suffering people went through at that time. I really felt for Rose’s plight. There was no joy in her life, nothing to look forward to, only sadness and loss to accompany her days.

    Nicholas was beautifully written. A good, kind gentle man honouring a dead friend’s last request.One by one he took each line of the poem she had written to boyfriend Sam – requests for her perfect Christmas – and made them real.  I loved the way each of the things he did for her gradually changed Rose, making her believe she could enjoy life again.  Nicholas finds himself falling in love with her, but how can he possibly compete when the ghost of Sam still lingers in Rose’s heart?

    All in all a lovely romantic Christmas story with some unexpected twists – one of which I didn’t see coming.

    Highly recommended.

  3. Ruth
    Ruth at .

    After fighting in the Great War, Tom returns to England shortly before Christmas 1919 and visits Rose, his fallen comrade’s fiancé. Both Rose’s fiancé and her brother died in the fighting and she is too grief stricken to celebrate Christmas. As Tom attempts to help Rose regain her interest for the coming season they grow closer, a dramatic event is suddenly exposed that might be enough to drive them apart.
    The author has managed to describe the growing love between two damaged people brought together after experiencing the horrors of the First World War. An absorbing and moving book.

  4. Yvonne Greene
    Yvonne Greene at .

    Wonderful story set just after WW1. She is forced to work in the family cafe due to the war. He is fulfilling a promise to his army buddy. Can two such different people overcome their pasts and family issues to find a new life together? This is an engrossing and moving story. Highly recommend

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