A Christmas Hope

A Christmas Hope

Although she lacks for nothing, Claudine Burroughs dreads the holiday season for forcing her to face how empty her life has become. She no longer expects closeness with her coldly ambitious husband, and she has nothing in common with their circle of wealthy, status-minded friends. The only time she is remotely happy is when she volunteers at a woman?s clinic?a job her husb Although she lacks for nothing, Claudine Burroughs dreads the holiday season for forcing her to face how empty her li...

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Title:A Christmas Hope
Author:Anne Perry
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:0345530756
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:197 pages pages

A Christmas Hope Reviews

  • Heather McCloud
    Dec 01, 2016
    I love these Anne Perry Christmas books!! This one didn't disappoint! ...
  • Brent Soderstrum
    Feb 07, 2019
    This is Perry's 11th Christmas Stories book and quite frankly it is her best of the series. It is 1868 in Victorian England and Claudine Burroughs is in a bad marriage with Wallace. She goes to the social events with him but she doesn't enjoy it. What she enjoys best is serving in t...
  • Ddelmoni
    Oct 09, 2013
    Full disclosure -- I'm an Anne Perry fan. Fifteen years ago a friend put me on to Perry and I've read her Pitt series, WWI series plus a few Christmas. No doubt I?m addicted. Perry's Christmas mysteries are the winter equivalent of "beach books". Not actually novels, more novel...
  • Linda
    Nov 22, 2016
    I do like Anne Perry's Christmas novellas. It's been a while since I've read one of her Monk novels so I wasn't as familiar with Claudine as I could have been but it was still a good story nonetheless. ...
  • bookczuk
    Dec 30, 2013
    This is the first of the "Christmas stories" Anne Perry has written which I have read, though by the list inside the cover, she's been doing this a while. I enjoy her regular series about Monk and Hester, which present a gritty underbelly to Victorian London, as well as a wicked eye to...
  • Delaina
    Dec 25, 2018
    Really close to perfect. Great story, great characters, great storytelling. ...
  • Sharon Chance
    Dec 09, 2013
    ?A Christmas Hope? is the eleventh seasonal novel from Anne Perry, and as with the previous book, features a character readers have encountered in Perry?s ?Monk and Pitt? mysteries. While set during the Christmas season, this story is a captivating and intriguing mystery with...
  • Hapzydeco
    Jan 07, 2014
    Anne Perry's annual Christmas mysteries never disappoint her readers. This year?s novella featuring Claudine Burroughs and Squeaky Robinson continues that tradition. ...
  • Linda
    Dec 23, 2013
    A "harlot" is murdered at a fancy party and a poet is to blame or so all the rich people think. Of course, the three young men, from well-to-do families, that were there could have been responsible but no one is willing to believe that or let anyone think that way. That is, no one, exc...
  • Susan
    Dec 27, 2016
    I really enjoyed this story. the mystery progressed well and I could relate well with our heroine. ...
  • Ron Ratchford
    Dec 09, 2013
    I have read many of Ann Perry's books in the series of Monk and Pitt. This book is a genisis of a new series with a lot of delightful attributes. The woman is from the Monk series but she is a person in her own world. Christmas season in London holds some delights but this book is...
  • Sophia
    Oct 12, 2013
    Each holiday season I look forward to getting the latest installment in The Christmas Stories series. I love how the author has taken her minor characters from her regular series and given them their own stories all set against the backdrop of Christmas and their own mystery to solve a...
  • Patricia Ann
    Oct 12, 2013
    Claudine is back as the main character in Anne Perry's Christmas novel. The reader learns more about Claudine's unhappy hopeless marriage and her husband's and her mutual dislike of each other. A husband and wife who shared almost nothing. We also learned about the ways of the...
  • Maxine
    Oct 02, 2013
    It's 1868 and the Christmas season has begun in London. Claudine Burroughs, however, isn't looking forward to the incessant parties and social calls the season requires of her class. She knows she should be thankful for all her blessings, her wealth and status. She's a volunteer at Hes...
  • Julie
    Sep 28, 2013
    A Christmas Hope by Anne Perry is a November 2013 Random House/Ballantine Books publication. In December 1868 Claudine Burroughs is attending a party when a scuffle breaks out. She had stepped out for air and saw a little of the incident. A young street girl was injured and later ...
  • Audrey
    Dec 09, 2018
    Claudine Burroughs isn't enthused about the upcoming Christmas season. She is married to a cold and harsh man. She would much rather volunteer at a hospital for sick prostitutes then attend the frivolous parties of high society. At one those parties and unfortunate incident occurred. S...
  • Eustacia Tan
    Dec 11, 2013
    A while back, I reviewed Anne Perry's novel Blind Justice (link leads to review). And so, when I heard that she wrote a Christmas story, I decided to sign up to read it. And of course, it's set in the same world - so, a murder mystery with a Christmas twist. A Christmas Hope follows...
  • Jan
    Dec 20, 2016
    This was my first Anne Perry novel. It's a fun, quick, Christmas mystery with a heroin, Claudine, who certainly didn't fit the mold of a society lady in the late 1800s. I really loved her spunk and determination! Looks like I've found another author I want to get to know better. ...
  • Jeffrey
    Dec 14, 2013
    "Tis the Christmas season, and I always love turning to Christmas-themed books, particularly English mysteries set in the Victorian era. Anne Perry's annual Christmas novels are always a treat, and this, her latest, is no exception. Atmospheric as well as thought provoking, it ca...
  • Mona
    Dec 15, 2018
    TITLE: A Christmas Hope WHY I CHOSE THIS BOOK: It met my reading challenge criteria being connected to the book before it, A Christmas Grace, both having same author Anne Perry REVIEW: This book centered around a minor character from the Hester and William Monk series, who I like and...
  • Kai Hunter
    Oct 10, 2013
    A very good but short story. I admire Claudine's courage, especially since she didn't know she had it. I also sometimes wonder as she does about the person I might have been. Doing the right thing isn't easy. Claudine definitely has become one of my heroes. ...
  • Sarah
    Dec 03, 2015
    8/12 - A simple, unsophisticated historical mystery. This was my first Anne Perry book and I was kind of expecting a 'cosy romance'. A Christmas Hope was one of many (10) Christmas themed books I picked up a couple of weeks ago. All the other books I picked up were romances and I just ...
  • P.D.R. Lindsay
    Dec 29, 2014
    I always enjoy Anne Perry. She writes well, her books make you think and her research is impeccable. You feel you are in Victorian London. This was a delightful Christmas read because justice was served and a woman found she wasn't a mere wife and useless, but capable, competent and he...
  • Mirella
    Dec 05, 2013
    As a first time reader of Anne Perry?s Christmas novels, I thoroughly enjoyed this Victorian cozy mystery. The heroine is compelling in her aloneness and search for meaning in her life, while the whodunit part of the story is a strong part of the story without being overpowering. Und...
  • Dianne
    Dec 26, 2017
    I've found an author of Christmas mysteries - Anne Perry. This was the perfect choice of book for the week of Christmas. A Christmas Hope has a Victorian setting which in itself always offers a break from reality and a Victor Hugo or Charles Dickens style of murder to be solved. Perry ...
  • Randy Tramp
    Dec 24, 2017
    Claudine meets Dai Tergarron at a Christmas party. She doesn't really want to socialize with him, but out of respect, she does. That encounter will change the course of her life. A girl, Winnie Briggs, dies at that party, and Dai, a womanizer, and drunk is sought as the killer. I...
  • Fred
    Nov 21, 2013
    Claudine Burroughs (at Hester's clinic) feels she must find the real killer of a street walker to save a "poet" (Dai Tararron) from a death penalty. Claudine investigates to show 3 friends were lying to protect which of them did the killing. It was too big a crime for their "rich" fami...
  • Ariana Baxter
    Dec 14, 2013
    I went into this expecting historical romance, but once I accepted it was historical fiction I was able to be swept into the intrigue of the murder mystery, the rich characterization and holiday spirit. Claudine Burroughs has found happiness in her work at a clinic for underprivileged ...
  • Mmtimes4
    Dec 22, 2013
    Although she lacks for nothing, Claudine Burroughs dreads the holiday season for forcing her to face how empty her life has become. She no longer expects closeness with her coldly ambitious husband, and she has nothing in common with their circle of wealthy, status-minded friends. The ...
  • Niki
    Dec 01, 2017
    3.5 would be the right rating. Good plot, good suspense ...