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  1. Sandra Sandra says:

    Charming short story set in Britain during the war In 1940 a couple are forced to leave their home on Christmas Eve during the London Blitz With nowhere to go, their home is gone, they go for shelter from the air raids to an underground tube station Later on they take shelter in a deserted mansion What follows is a story about the kindness of strangers during wartime People helping each other out, not knowing what the next day will bring The author really gave me a good sense of place, I f Charming short story set in Britain during the war In 1940 a couple are forced to leave their home on Christmas Eve during the London Blitz With nowhere to go, their home is gone, they go for shelter from the air raids to an underground tube station Later on they take shelter in a deserted mansion What follows is a story about the kindness of strangers during wartime People helping each other out, not knowing what the next day will bring The author really gave me a good sense of place, I felt like I was in England during the war The story was quite short and you were left sort of wondering what happens to some people in the book, but it seems to beof a story of hope in bad situations A lovely novella to read around Christmas time


  2. Linda Linda says:

    Sometimes we just need that little nudge to shift our hearts in the right direction..Rhys Bowen presents a Christmas short story echoing from times past, but surely winding its way into the present Somehow the simplest of messages carry the most impact.A young couple, Jack and Maggie Harris, are surrounded by another Christmas Eve crouched on their doorstep They sit in their darkened apartment listening to a scratched Glenn Miller record as they sway to musical notes caught in the web of th Sometimes we just need that little nudge to shift our hearts in the right direction..Rhys Bowen presents a Christmas short story echoing from times past, but surely winding its way into the present Somehow the simplest of messages carry the most impact.A young couple, Jack and Maggie Harris, are surrounded by another Christmas Eve crouched on their doorstep They sit in their darkened apartment listening to a scratched Glenn Miller record as they sway to musical notes caught in the web of their own souls The loss of their young daughter still weighs heavy on them Outside in the streets, London reacts to the relentless Blitz as people rush to the underground for safety Hitler has made his presence known Suddenly, a rapid pounding disrupts them from their reverie The house next door has caught fire from the bombing and the flames tease with smoke and oppressive heat upon their apartment Jack and Maggie run out into the streets leaving everything behind Loss just seems to leave a bigger and bigger imprint upon them.Rhys Bowen will keep us on the run with this young couple seeking something far beyond themselves on this dark Christmas Eve Bowen has a rare talent for setting the scene with challenges to the human spirit She shifts aside the curtain and allows us to experience the fear, the panic, and the desolation that Londoners felt as the wheels were coming off the world during the war But she also infuses a deep sense of hope and stamina It s a reminder that even a flicker of light is enough to guide leaden feet in the right direction.What Child Is This is available for 1.99 right now onA very short, but spirited read


  3. Kat Kat says:

    This was an enjoyable, heartwarming Christmas novella set during WW2 in Britain during the air raids When a married couple loses everything they have and stumbles upon a house that seems abandoned, is it the answer to their prayers Wonderful historical detail Please excuse typos name misspellings Entered on screen reader.


  4. Cheri Cheri says:

    It s hard to imagine there is a God at the moment, isn t it he said If I was watching this from up in heaven, I d want to step in and put a stop to it Set in 1940 s London, with World War II always a factor, challenging life in everyday ways, Christmas looms despite the blackout curtains covering windows throughout the city, although the cupboards are mostly bare with rationing And as Maggie and Jack are lost in their thoughts of old memories of better times, a time when their littlIt s hard to imagine there is a God at the moment, isn t it he said If I was watching this from up in heaven, I d want to step in and put a stop to it Set in 1940 s London, with World War II always a factor, challenging life in everyday ways, Christmas looms despite the blackout curtains covering windows throughout the city, although the cupboards are mostly bare with rationing And as Maggie and Jack are lost in their thoughts of old memories of better times, a time when their little girl was still alive In mere moments, life takes a turn for the worse when the bombing they believed would never happen on Christmas Eve does, in fact, happen They have no choice but to evacuate But to where After wandering around for some time trying to find a decent place to spend the night, Maggie wants to settle in the park, but then Jack finds a home that seems to be uninhabited The people who own this home, which isa mansion than a home, have left behind enough food for them for the evening It is at least warmer, and drier than the park, with some reminders of how life used to be A surprise or two awaits them, which takes this story in an unexpected direction, sharing a story of unforeseen kindness, and the positive impact on both the giver and receiver AnOriginal story


  5. Mark Baker Mark Baker says:

    The story opens on Christmas Eve in London in 1940 It s the middle of the blitz, and rationing is in full effect, so it is looking like a very dismal Christmas for Maggie and Jack Harris But then what little they do have is taken from them suddenly, and they find themselves on the streets Jack goes looking for shelter and finds what looks like an abandoned house Is it abandoned What will Christmas day bring While I rarely read short stories, I had to grab this story from Rhys Bowen Best kn The story opens on Christmas Eve in London in 1940 It s the middle of the blitz, and rationing is in full effect, so it is looking like a very dismal Christmas for Maggie and Jack Harris But then what little they do have is taken from them suddenly, and they find themselves on the streets Jack goes looking for shelter and finds what looks like an abandoned house Is it abandoned What will Christmas day bring While I rarely read short stories, I had to grab this story from Rhys Bowen Best known for her historical mysteries, this isof a glimpse at tragedy and triumph during 24 hours As such, it doesn t have the twists or shocks you might expect, but it is a very heartwarming tale Jack and Maggie really shine, although I did find Maggie annoying at times Believable, but annoying A quick read I read it in about an hour , this is a good way to hold on to the Christmas spirit just a little bit longer.Read my full review at Carstairs Considers


  6. Rafael Rafael says:

    Christmas WWII Maggie and Jack Harris just lost everything during the London blitz, they scape in time to save their lives but not their house, tired of the chaos and despair they ditch the shelter and take a train out of there, far from what use to be home and contemplating sleeping on the park, they found an open empty beautiful house Along with a lonely child.This is one of the most heart warming Kindle Singles I have ever read, and it was really appealing from the beginning, I really like Christmas WWII Maggie and Jack Harris just lost everything during the London blitz, they scape in time to save their lives but not their house, tired of the chaos and despair they ditch the shelter and take a train out of there, far from what use to be home and contemplating sleeping on the park, they found an open empty beautiful house Along with a lonely child.This is one of the most heart warming Kindle Singles I have ever read, and it was really appealing from the beginning, I really liked it, short, concise and real, this is the kind of WWII stories everyone wants to read, I m hungry for , great narrative


  7. Hannah Hannah says:

    What a sweet little Christmas story I loved reading about Jack and Maggie and their longing to have a better Christmas than the daily grind of war rations and bombings When the worst happens, and they are left homeless on Christmas Eve, they take shelter in a home that has a door hanging open What sort of future might that door lead to Content Jack swears pretty frequently, but it s borderline profanity


  8. Bart Bart says:

    Actual rating 3.75


  9. TL TL says:

    read for free with Kindle Unlimited This was so good, had me tearing up a few times forthan one reason and warmed my heart as well, especially near the end I had to blink a few times after the last page because I was hoping forwith these people and it was over The ending wasn t abrupt but the way everything was written, I forgot it was a novella short story after the first chapter high praise.Not always an easy thing to make a short story and the characters feel alive and have a read for free with Kindle Unlimited This was so good, had me tearing up a few times forthan one reason and warmed my heart as well, especially near the end I had to blink a few times after the last page because I was hoping forwith these people and it was over The ending wasn t abrupt but the way everything was written, I forgot it was a novella short story after the first chapter high praise.Not always an easy thing to make a short story and the characters feel alive and have a Spark to it all It takes a talent as well to wrap it up without feeling rushed or cheated Miss Bowen has done very well here.I highly recommend this and will definitely be checking out this author s other works next year


  10. Kathy Kathy says:

    A short Christmas kindle London being bombed Mixture of longing, sadness and hope.


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What Child Is This [Download] ➼ What Child Is This By Rhys Bowen – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Christmas during World War II is a time for small miracles in this bittersweet short story by the New York Times bestselling author of The Tuscan Child and In Farleigh Field Jack and Maggie Harris are Christmas during World War II is a time for small miracles in this bittersweet short story by the New York Times bestselling author of The Tuscan Child and In Farleigh Field Jack and Maggie Harris are adrift on ravaged streets during the London Blitz Their home is gone They have nowhere to go and nothing left to lose With only the memories of their greatest loss What Child PDF \ the death of their child during a Christmas years before Jack and Maggie settle in a seemingly deserted mansion for the nightInside they find shelter, warmth, and a bit of cheer They also discover a surprise Now, in the darkest of times, the unexpected compassion of strangers will make this Christmas one to remember forever.