A Christmas Legacy

A Christmas Legacy

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Thomas and Charlotte Pitt's former maid takes a new job as Christmas approaches--but not everyone in the household may survive the holidays in this tension-filled novel from bestselling author Anne Perry.

"Perry's Victorian-era holiday mysteries [are] an annual treat."--The Wall Street Journal

After leaving her position with Charlotte and Thomas Pitt to get married, Gracie thought her days as a maid were behind her. But when her good friend's daughter, Millie, turns up on her doorstep just before the holidays, frantic because things are going missing from the kitchen in the household she serves, Gracie knows she has to find out what is happening. Millie, whose mother died years before, can't risk being accused of theft and getting thrown out on the street, with no character references for a new position.

So Gracie takes on Millie's job herself, claiming Millie is sick and needs a few days to recuperate. At first, it seems that all is normal in the household, even if the couple's elderly granny keeps entirely to her bedroom upstairs. But Gracie begins to realize that Granny is suffering from neglect--and rather than helping her, the husband and wife have decided she isn't dying fast enough.

Title:A Christmas Legacy
ISBN:9780593159392
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    A Christmas Legacy Reviews

  • Leslie Ray

    Gracie, the former maid to Thomas and Charlotte Pitt, has been requested to help in a household where things are going missing. She trades places with the young maid who requested her help and soon fi...

  • Deanne Patterson

    This is a Victorian-era holiday mystery.This is my first read by this author and I know this book is part of a series but I had no problem jumping right in and enjoying the story to the fullest.A easy...

  • Bam cooks the books ;-)

    *3.5 stars rounded up. First, I'd like to say what a pleasure it is to read Anne Perry's Christmas novellas each year. It's one of my traditions which began when I purchased them annually for my mothe...

  • Val

    My thanks to Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine Publishing, as well as to NetGalley, for the opportunity to read and review an early copy of A Christmas Legacy!This is the first book I've read...

  • Bonnie DeMoss

    Gracie Tellman, former maid to Charlotte and Thomas Pitt, is enjoying her home and family in Victorian-era London and looking forward to Christmas with her daughter, Charlie, when a knock sounds at th...

  • Darlene

    Something evil is happening at the Harcourt house, so when one of their servants seeks refuge with Gracie Tellman and asks for her help, her sense of honor takes over. Gracie, a former ladies maid, is...

  • eyes.2c

    Strange happenings!What a different and lovely addition to Perry’s looked for Christmas treats. A simple tale that drew indignation, sympathy and peace.Gracie Tellman, formerly in service to the Pit...

  • Christine

    It’s that time of year again - time for a new Anne Perry Christmas mystery. Perry’s Christmas novels feature secondary characters from her novels. I’ve read some with characters from the WIlliam...

  • Bookreporter.com Mystery & Thriller

    As a reviewer of all 19 Christmas-inspired mysteries by Anne Perry, I can honestly say that it would not be the holiday season without these superb tales.This year’s entry, A CHRISTMAS LEGACY, stars...

  • Kav

    This is my first Anne Perry book (I know...I can hear the collective gasp!!!) and while I think A Christmas Legacy might be part of a series -- or at least feature secondary characters from a series?....