Friday, 10 November 2017

The Snow Globe by Judith Kinghorn

As Christmas 1926 approaches, the Forbes family are preparing to host a celebration at Eden Hall. Eighteen-year-old Daisy is preoccupied by a sense of change in the air. Overnight, her relationship with Stephen Jessop, the housekeeper’s son, has shifted and every encounter seems fraught with tension. Before the festivities are over, Daisy has received a declaration of love, a proposal and a kiss – from three different men. Unable to bear the confusion she flees to London and stays with her elder sister. 

By the following summer, Daisy has bowed to the persistence of the man who proposed to her the previous year. When the family reunite for a party at Eden Hall and Stephen is once more in her life, it is clear to Daisy she is committing to the wrong person. Yet she also believes that family secrets mean she has no choice but to follow her head instead of her heart. Will love conquer all, or is Daisy’s fate already written?

Daisy, daughter of the big house thinks her father is wonderful but when she overhears that he has had a mistress for years her life suddenly feels very different. The treasured snow globe given to her by her him and put on display at Christmas becomes an object of loathing. Things escalate when  her father's mistress is invited for Christmas dinner and three men make Daisy the object of their affection. 

As Daisy's mother leaves for an extended European trip,Daisy,not wanting to be left with her father and deciding between the three men runs to her sister in London where more secrets are revealed to her.

If you're missing Downton Abbey then this book could be for you. The rich owners,the servants, the class system, adultery and of course,love are all there in this book. 

A great read by Judith Kinghorn. This is the first of her books I have read. I don't know why she has escaped my notice as I love books set during the war as are hers. I better sort that out right now. 

Out for kindle £1.99

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