Here, in this perfect Christmas confectionery, Higgs takes us on a railride from Edinburgh to Stirling where a young and intelligent young woman is confronted by a dashing man who holds a desperate secret.
From the beginning, Meg Campbell is conflicted: she doesn't feel as if she belongs at home with her well-off parents, even during the most important time of the year. Moreover, she is forever haunted by the accident that crippled her younger brother when they were both children. His bitterness, it would seem, has ramifications on the entire family. The stolen hope that has pervaded his older years leaves Meg and her family struggling to connect with a man whose personality has become difficult.
Gordon Shaw is as troubled by Meg's past as she is. Initially unbeknownst to her, Gordon is the long lost stranger who once innocently injured her brother and set in motion a wheel of events with ramifications stemming to the present. Gordon longs to make amends; but Meg would rather her new acquaintance stay completely away from her unhappy family. Will Christmas bring a time of redemption and unexpected grace...or just added sorrow?
I received this delectable little treat from WaterBrook Multnomah Books in exchange for an honest review.