A Christmas Gathering

A Christmas Gathering

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A cold case adds an extra chill to the holiday season as bestselling author Anne Perry whisks readers to an English country house for a Christmas of secrets, soul-searching, and forgiveness.

As beautiful as it may be, their friends' country home is not where Lady Vespasia wishes to spend Christmas with her new husband, Victor Narraway. She'd rather pass a relaxing holiday at home with him--especially because Victor, former head of the London Special Branch, seems to be hiding some undercover dealings with the other guests who have gathered in the spacious home.

As tensions grow among the couples, the young and beautiful Iris Watson-Watt becomes the center of several men's focus. Unbeknownst to Vespasia, Iris carries a message for Victor that may help unmask a British traitor. As Victor plots his moves, he is reminded of a similar case from twenty years before, when a young Frenchwoman also carried a clandestine message--one that resulted in her murder, still unsolved to this day. Victor has always been tormented by his failure to protect her--and now, with all eyes on Iris, Victor must act fast before history repeats itself.

With the joy of Christmas at risk of being forgotten and Vespasia feeling alone on this holiday meant to be shared with loved ones, Victor must ultimately learn to forgive himself.

Title:A Christmas Gathering
Edition Language:English
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    A Christmas Gathering Reviews

  • Leslie Ray

    Anne Perry returns this year with another installment in her Christmas mysteries with Lady Vespasia and her husband, Victor Perry, who is former head of London Special Branch. As Victor still has ties...

  • Susan

    I look forward to Anne Perry's annual Christmas novella every year. This year was particularly delightful as it featured Lady Vespesia, an aunt of sorts to the Pitts. She is married to Pitts former b...

  • Bam cooks the books ;-)

    What could be more Christmasy than spending the holiday at an English country manor house? But it turns out it's a working vacation for Lady Vespasia's new husband, Lord Victor Narraway, former head o...

  • Fred

    Could have been better to keep my interest, I like all the others in her Christmas series books I’ve read...and will continue to read her yearly books....

  • Tom

    All I can say is the part of the story that bothered me the most is the hidey hole Victor chose to hide the package. As former head of Special Branch you would think he would have found one more secur...

  • LJ

    First Sentence: It was not the Christmas Vespasia had planned.Vespasia and Narraway had hoped for a quiet Christmas at home. Instead, they are obligated to attend the country estate gathering of Max a...

  • Randi Annie Framnes

    A quick and easy read which is perfect when you want to take a break from your Christmas preparations.Lady Vespasia and Victor Narraway are invited to spend Christmas at a beautiful country estate in ...

  • Pamela Haley

    Poorly plotted, written and edited. eg. reuse of same lines; no character development; repetitious. A disappointing effort from such a popular author....

  • Frosty61

    Perhaps I needed to read previous Christmas books by this author in order to be more invested in the characters. It was OK, but didn't really feel much like a Christmas story. ...

  • Sophia

    Every year the author delivers up to fans an engaging and heartwarming side story to one of her series with a Christmas holiday setting for one of her minor characters to shine and solve their own mys...