Title: A Christmas Journey
Author: Anne Perry
Publisher: Headline Paperbacks
Publication Date: 2004
This is the first Anne Perry Book that I have read, however, it will not be the last. I loved the imagery, the victorian era, the story line and the fact that it was a short read! Lady Vespasia(what a name!)is attending a dinner with many other wealthy folks and one lady insults another lady in front of everyone. The insulted lady is then found drowned, an apparent suicide. It is assumed it is because of the insult. Lady Vespasia and the insulter are sent on a trip of atonement to the see the dead girls mother byt the Host of the party. The journey is long and hard and they meet with several tribulations along the way. The setting is in the freeing cold and it is nearing christmas. So, the snow and ice are sure to set you to thinking about Christmas!
"If Isobel is indeed guilty of anything,or if Bertie is, then all of us agreeing upon a form of expiation would absolve them of guilt, after which we would make a solemn covenant that the matter would be considered closed." A Christmas Journey by Anne Perry