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This is must for all Dilly Court fans as well as a wonderful feel-good heart warming read for those who are new to her books. As a lover of the combination Dilly Court and Annie Aldington I was really looking forward to listening to “The Christmas Card” and was certainly not disappointed as yet again Dilly Court presented us with another wonderfully written uplifting novel set around the familiar London back streets.
This historical saga begins as the heroine Alice finds herself in changed circumstances following the death of her father. Left only with his debts and “The Christmas Card,” Alice and her mother are forced to seek refuge with her penny pinching Aunt Jane. The plot then unfolds from Aunt Jane’s home as we very quickly meet most of the characters who are equally well written and delivered with faultless perfection by Annie Aldington’s wonderful narration.
At the beginning we are very quickly given an explanation of all the characters, so there is no confusion or trying to work out who is who. Without giving too much away this book is a typical Dilly Court saga with the heroine attempting to overcome adversity in a feel good story that totally absorbs you in the atmosphere of the lives and world of the characters. Horace seems to resemble Mr. Collins from Pride & Prejudice and he certainly made me laugh out loud in places.
Quickly conveyed into the tangled emotional rollercoaster of the story, I was kept gripped and intrigued until the very end and was unable to put it down, finishing it on the same day as I started it.
Would I recommend it? Yes, this book is an absolute must; Floras last line really made me smile and was a perfect end to a remarkable tale.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Predictable but enjoyable story.
The characters and plot was engaging and I will definitely be reading/listening to more books by Dilly Court.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I was a bit worried at the start if I was going to like this story. But I really did enjoy it. It had quite a few twists and turns.
Alice, who is the main character seems to get herself into lots of different circumstances. You think there is either nothing worse that could happen to her or that things might just work out. And then she just seems to get misunderstood or goes off at a tangent.
It has a bit of a mystery as well as a bit of romance.
A fun book that I really enjoyed as the narrator helped with her capture of the different characters