Christmas at Pennington's
Christmas sees Pennington's at its most glorious, thronged with shoppers, its grand staircase and balcony adorned with holly, mistletoe, tinsel and lights. It should be the happiest time, but dramas are seething beneath the surface.
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Historical fiction is one of all time favorite genres and as I’ve read fantastic books in this genre , recently . I became very picky with liking and enjoying historical fiction books .
Christmas at Pennington’s was really interesting book , from the first c/>/>/> ...more
It was 1911 and Christmas time at the Pennington store. Cornelia was going through a divorce while struggling with job and children, and Stephen, who had left Scotland Yard, was the security guard at the store. Both had a past and found themselves attracted to each other. There were murders of rich women happening into which Stephen was asked to look.
My first book by author Rachel ...more
Stephen Gower, a police sergeant currently suspended from Scotland Yard pending an investi ...more
Cornelia desperately trying to carve a niche for herself and her two sons in a contested divorce case. Stephen head of security at Penningtons, finds himself drawn into a murder investigation which he does not want to even know about. Stepping down from Scotla ...more
Brimming with drama, style, and secrets, CHRISTMAS AT PENNINGTON'S by Rachel Brimble is a story that comes alive in your mind as you read each page and is sure to please historical fiction fans everywhere.
It is 1911 and Pennington's department store is getting ready for Christmas with its stunning displays of elegance and sophistication. But outside these hallowed walls, a killer stalks the wealthy women of Bath and is making its pres ...more
Christmas in 1911 is fast approaching, but a killer stalks the women of Bath.
For Cornelia Culford, in charge of jewellery, a divorce hearing looms, where she could lose custody of her two young sons to her overbearing and unfaithful husband.
For Stephen Gower, being head of security at Pennington's is the perfect refuge from a tragic past at Scotland Yard. But soon the past will call him back, as Joseph Carter and Elizabeth Pennington beg him to help solve the murder of Joseph's ...more
Christmas at Pennington's is Book 3 in the series and although each story can be read as a standalone the characters lives do follow on in their journeys in each story and it's w ...more
Although it can be read as a standalone novel, I highly recommend you to read the first two books because some characters appear in this one despite the fact that the main character is Cornelia, and by reading the previous novels you will have a better understanding of the background of the ch ...more
Joseph becomes even more distressed and frustrated over the never-solved murder of his first wife, Lillian, when another kind and charitable woman is killed in exactly the same circumstances--attacked while bringing food to the homeless.
Esther Stanbury, now married ...more
This time round we focus on two of the newer members of Pennington’s staff; Cornelia, serving customers with the best jewellery and trying to rebuild a life for herself and her children while she waits for the court hearing which will decide on her divorce petition. Stephen Gower is also waiting for a decision – one which will decree if he can continue with his ...more
This is the third book that I've read in this series set in an English department store. Each of the books focuses on a particular couple but because there is a larger mystery that moves through all of them, it is best to read them in order.
Cornelia is a soon to be divorced woman who is working at the jewelry counter. Stephen is a policeman on leave pending an investigation into his role in a case that went horribly wrong. He's working security at the store. Several people find out that he ...more
In the midst of a divorce from her abusive, cheating husband, Cornelia Culford is she's trying to rebuild a life for herself and sons by working in the jewellery department at Pennington's in Bath. There she meets Stephen Gower, head of security and another new employee who is also trying to forget abo ...more
This is my first trip to Pennington’s and what a delight it is. Set in historic Bath, this historical romantic saga, with a mystery to solve, is full of contrasts. The glamour, and tasteful glitz of the elegant department store, in contrast to darkness enveloping Bath as a murderer, add their menacing presence.
This is the third book in the Pennington’s historical saga but reads well as a standalone. However, the writing, style, the author’s attention to detail and the vividly portray ...more
Cornelia Culford is a wife who has done her duty and now is all about protecting ...more
A beautiful, slow love story set in 1911 Bath, England, the author does a wonderful job of setting the scene with historical context. And experiencing our heroes find redemption and a second chance at happiness in life was lovely.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions are ...more
I enjoyed the story and how the characters came together to solve the mystery. I also enjoyed the descriptions of the department store Christmas decorations and shoppers.
I received an ARC from netgalley for my review and rating.
When I’m not writing, you’ll find me with my head in a book or walking the beautiful English countryside with my f ...more