Gripping drama as Pennington’s department store prepares for a glittering Christmas in 1911, but a killer stalks the women of Bath.
Christmas sees Pennington’s at its most glorious, thronged with shoppers, its grand staircase and balcony adorned with holly, mistletoe, tinsel and lights. It should be the happiest time, but dramas are seething beneath the surface.
For Cornelia Culford, in charge of jewellery, a divorce hearing looms, where she could lose custody of her young sons to her overbearing and unfaithful husband.
For Stephen Gower, being head of security at Pennington’s is the perfect refuge from a tragic past at Scotland Yard. But soon the past will call him back, as Joseph Carter and Elizabeth Pennington beg him to help solve the murder of Joseph’s first wife, now that it seems as if the killer has struck again.
For Joseph and Elizabeth, their marriage depends on exorcising the past. But can it ever be laid to rest?
Thank you to the author and Rachel’s Random Resources for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
This was a great drama-filled entertaining Christmas read! This is the third in the series for the Pennington Department store series and having read the second one I was very excited to get into this one. While I think this can definitely be read as a standalone I really enjoyed going back into the world the author has created. What I really enjoy about these books is not only are you transported back to an earlier time but the author creates such strong well developed characters that it’s incredibly easy to not only get behind them but to be generally interested in what they’re going to do and how their stories will develop. There is a fair amount going on but I didn’t find myself confused or going back to figure it all out at any point so that was also great. All in all a really enjoyable read!
Would I read again: Yes
Would I Recommend: Yes
Would I read another book from this author: Yes
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About the Author
Rachel lives with her husband and their two daughters in a small town near Bath, England. Since 2007, she has had several novels published by small US presses, eight books published by Harlequin Superromance (Templeton Cove Stories) and four Victorian romances with eKensington/Lyrical.
In January 2018, she signed a four-book deal with Aria Fiction for a new Edwardian series set in Bath’s finest department store. The Mistress of Pennington’s released July 2018, A Rebel At Pennington’s February 2019 and Christmas At Pennington’s September 2019.
Rachel is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and Romance Writers of America and has thousands of social media followers all over the world. To sign up for her quarterly and new release newsletter, click here to go to her website: https://rachelbrimble.com/
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