What Child Is Thisby Rhys Bowen Published 06 Nov 2018
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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—the death of their child during a Christmas years before—Jack and Maggie settle in a seemingly deserted mansion for the night.
Inside 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.
"What Child Is This" Reviews
Set during the Blitz in World War II London, Maggie and Jack Harris lose their home on Christmas eve. Amazingly they find a home open and a boy home alone. Maggie tries to dissuade him, but Jack still has some tendencies to steal what he believes will not be missed. However, they do need a place to stay overnight, and the open home which has food is preferable to a park. I don't want to spoil it too much, but it is an enjoyable historical short story.
A good read turn back the clock to the WWII era. Maggie and Jack Harris rush from their London home to escape an air raid and bombing that set their home on fire. Their life, according to Maggie has been ruined. However,it’s Christmas Eve and an opportunity (that turns into a blessed miracle is about to take place.
I was simply looking for a quick read that would keep my mind busy as I feel from Orlando to Miami. This was just the right short story.
Actual rating: 3.75
Short little Christmas story set in London during the WWII blitz. Okay --- but not great.
A short Christmas kindle - London being bombed - Mixture of longing, sadness and hope.
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 be more of a story of hope in bad situations. A lovely novella to read around Christmas time.