By Anne Perry
Three days earlier than Christmas, within the freezing slums of London’s East finish, thirteen-year-old Gracie Phipps encounters Minnie Maude Mudway, who's purely 8, on my own, and made up our minds to discover her buddy Charlie.
However Charlie isn't any usual better half: he's a donkey who belonged to Minnie Maude’s Uncle Alf. Gracie is stunned to benefit that in simple terms the day ahead of, an individual brutally murdered Uncle Alf and made off together with his rag-and-bones cart and the loved beast who pulled it. Now, come hell or excessive water, Minnie Maude skill to rescue Charlie–and Gracie comes to a decision to aid. however the course that Uncle Alf had taken to his dying used to be no longer his normal direction, and in his cart weren't simply the standard bits of worn silver and china but additionally, the kids are instructed, a blinding golden field. What its contents can have been nobody can say, for, like Charlie and the cart, it too has vanished.
Uncertain the place their four-legged pal should be, the youngsters are drawn into an grownup global some distance past their blameless imaginings. And in a store sparkling with attractive items, they recruit an unforeseen best friend: Mr. Balthasar, who warns them that the shining prize could be a Pandora’s field of evil.
Set within the Victorian global the place Anne Perry reigns perfect, A Christmas Promise culminates in a radiant finale that may stay with you lengthy after the ultimate web page is turned.
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A Christmas Promise: A Novel (The Christmas Stories Book 7) by Anne Perry