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December 10, 2013

Today's Featured Title and Contest December 10, 2013
This Special Newsletter spotlights a book to consider as a holiday gift selection. Read more about it, and enter our Holiday Cheer Daily Contest by Wednesday, December 11th at noon ET for a chance to win one of five copies of A CHRISTMAS HOPE by Anne Perry. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!
Today's Featured Book and Contest: A CHRISTMAS HOPE by Anne Perry
Anne Perry’s “vastly entertaining” (The Star-Ledger) holiday novels are “as delicious as mince pie and plum pudding” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel). A CHRISTMAS HOPE is just as delectable --- the gripping story of an unforgettable battle between goodness and evil in Victorian London --- and a lonely woman’s search for meaning in her life.

Although she lacks for nothing, Claudine Burroughs dreads the holiday season for forcing her to face how empty her life has become. She no longer expects closeness with her coldly ambitious husband, and she has nothing in common with their circle of wealthy, status-minded friends. The only time she is remotely happy is when she volunteers at a woman’s clinic --- a job her husband strongly disapproves of. Then, at a glittering yuletide gala, she meets the charming poet Dai Treggaron and finds her spirits lifted. But scarcely an hour later, the charismatic Dai is enmeshed in a nightmare --- accused of killing a young streetwalker who had been smuggled into the party.

Even though she suspects that an upper-class clique is quickly closing ranks to protect the real killer, Claudine vows to do her utmost for Dai. But it seems that hypocritical London society would rather send an innocent poet to the gallows than expose the shocking truth about one of their own.

Nevertheless, it’s the season of miracles and Claudine finally sees a glimmer of hope --- not only for Dai but for a young woman she befriends who is teetering on the brink of a lifetime of unhappiness. Anne Perry’s heartwarming new holiday novel is a celebration of courage, faith and love for all seasons.

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-Click here to read an excerpt.
-Click here to read Anne Perry's bio.

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