A Cornish Christmas wish sent across the ocean ...
A promise to a fellow soldier leads Nicholas to Cornwall for Christmas, and to the teashop managed by Rose; the youngest daughter of a family whose festive spirit has been blighted by their wartime experiences. But as Nicholas strives to give Rose the best Christmas she could wish for, he begins to question whether his efforts are to honour his friend, or whether there is another reason …
An emotional read
After fighting in the Great War, Tom returns to England shortly before Christmas 1919 and visits Rose, his fallen comrade's fiancé. Both Rose's fiancé and her brother died in the fighting and she is too grief stricken to celebrate Christmas. As Tom attempts to help Rose regain her interest for the coming season they grow closer, a dramatic event is suddenly exposed that might be enough to drive them apart.
The author has managed to describe the growing love between two damaged people brought together after experiencing the horrors of the First World War. An absorbing and moving book.
Thoroughly enjoyed this story. Set just after WW1 it shows the impact of that war on several generations and families. The growing feelings of two young people and the challenges they face makes a beautiful story. Highly recommended