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A Christmas Homecoming

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Anne Perry's latest Christmas novella follows Charlotte Pitt's mother, Caroline, as she travels up the Yorkshire coast with her husband, Joshua Fielding, and his troupe of actors. Their destination is Whitby, the famed landing site of Count Dracula in Bram Stoker's tale; the brooding, windswept fishing village is home to theatrical "Angel" Charles Netheridge. Cleverly playing upon the idea of evil as something one has to invite in, Anne Perry delivers another thrilling, ultimately heart-warming tale just in time for Christmas.
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Anne Perry's latest Christmas novella follows Charlotte Pitt's mother, Caroline, as she travels up the Yorkshire coast with her husband, Joshua Fielding, and his troupe of actors. Their destination is Whitby, the famed landing site of Count Dracula in Bram Stoker's tale; the brooding, windswept fishing village is home to theatrical "Angel" Charles Netheridge. Cleverly playing upon the idea of evil as something one has to invite in, Anne Perry delivers another thrilling, ultimately heart-warming tale just in time for Christmas.
Product Details
eBook (224 pages)
Published: October 25, 2011
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Imprint: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345524645
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  • Caroline Fielding saw the huge mansion rising from the steep incline ahead of them as the carriage turned the corner, and felt an almost overwhelming sense of relief.

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  • Behind her, other church bells joined in the welcome of the day when, briefly, gloriously, all mankind is at home.

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