A Family For Christmas
The stunning new Christmas saga from Linda Finlay, author of The Royal Lacemaker and The Girl with the Red Ribbon Christmas joy is in short supply for twelve year old Eliza when she is thrown out of her home on a freezing night by her brutal father. As she trudges through the snow over the Devon moors she collapses in exhaustion, chilled to the bone and barely able to drag one foot in front of the other. She is taken in by Fay, who treats her with her own curatives, nursing her back to health until she is strong enough to continue on her travels. As the weather improves and spring arrives, Fay encourages Elizas natural love of plants and flowers and she teaches her how to use them to treat ailments, and also to make exquisite perfumes. When Fays own health fails, she secures a position for Eliza working for a master perfumer, Charles Farrant, in East Devon. But further trials and dangers await Eliza, a new romance is threatened by her jealous employer, and there are attempts from many quarters to thwart her happiness and success. But her beloved Fay has one more susprise up her sleeve - will she be able to help Eliza find what she really wants? A family in time for Christmas? About the Author As an image consultant, Linda has always had an avid interest in people. Lindas writing has been published in a number of magazines and annuals. Moving to the spectacular Devon coast and learning about its local history inspired her novels set in the area.
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