I bring to your attention a book I have just read and that warmed my heart,
Daisy Banks's Victorian romance Christmas Carols.
Stephen Grafton, the blind organist at Holy Trinity Church, is gaining a reputation for his fine playing and compositions. Alice Broadbrace’s initial venture back into society after years in deep mourning brings her to the notice of the talented organist, and he offers her the opportunity to sing a solo carol to his accompaniment. His courage convinces her to find her own, while her charm entices him into thoughts of romance. A difficult walk in a snow storm is only the beginning of Stephen and Alice’s journey to happiness. Enjoy this sweet Victorian tale of talent and love blossoming
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Ms Banks's stories take a tight grip of your heart and soul and never let go.
I was drawn into the story straight away and loved how the story of Stephen and Alice continued to unfold and the ending was just perfect. I felt an emotional connection to both of them. Christmas Carols is a sweet Victorian romance that feels your heart with warmth. The perfect read for me at the right moment – I was in need of something to uplift my spirits and it did. The writing is so vivid and beautiful that Daisy Banks has gained a new fan! The author is a master wordsmith.
The love story between the blind organist and the young widow who has to obey the strict and absurd rules of the Victorian era is perfect, so evocative and wonderful! And Blue, Stephen’s dog companion is a perfect secondary character. My only complaints are that the story was too short and that all they give Blue in the story is water. If you want a quick and easy read with wonderful chemistry between the main protagonists, Christmas Carols is the one. My rating