The new novel from Sunday Times best seller Dilly Court.
She turned the picture of the Christmas card over with her frozen hands. The scene showed a family at Yuletide as they gathered around the magnificent tree. Standing stiff with cold on the icy cobbles, Alice could only dream....
With the snow falling steadily, Alice and her ailing mother have found themselves on the cold streets of London with only debts to their name - forced to rely on the begrudging charity of cruel Aunt Jane. Determined to rid herself of an expensive responsibility, Jane instead tries forcing Alice into a monstrous marriage.
Even though Alice knows her aunt will turn her out, she refuses the marriage and is sent to work in a grand house to earn her keep. Finding herself in sole charge of the untamable and spoilt young miss of the house, Alice's only ally is handsome Uncle Rory, who can see she's more than a mere servant. But when someone sets out to destroy her reputation, Alice can only pray a little Christmas spirit will save her from ruin....
"A fast-paced, riveting read." ( Sunday Express)
"A heart-warming, fast-paced story that will keep you gripped till the end." ( The People's Friend)
"As always Dilly keeps you absorbed right to the end." ( Choice)
"A rollicking, fast-paced adventure with a hint of romance!" ( My Weekly)
"Spellbinding...you just keep turning the pages." ( Daily Mail)
"Atmospheric, vivid and compelling." ( My Weekly)
"An excellent, well-researched read." ( People's Friend)
"Perfect for Downton Abbey fans...heart-tugging." ( Peterborough Telegraph)