As Christmas approaches, Clem and his five-year-old son, Jakey, move to be closer to Clem's mother, Dossie, in Cornwall. Clem realizes that he has to be strong to keep his family together. Forming a slightly unconventional family setup with Dossie, Jakey, and Clem are the jovial nuns of the local convent. But when an unexpected event threatens to destroy the nuns' way of life, will everyone still be together next Christmas?
Beloved novelist Marcia Willett's gentle and compassionate holiday tale will touch the hearts of parents and grandparents everywhere.
©2011 Marcia Willett (P)2012 AudioGO
I was excited to download this book by one of my favorite authors, Marcia Willet. I was disappointed because there are technical problems with the book. There are chapters out of order (which I found very confusing when reading and didn't realize until I got to the end and realized that chapters relating to the end were randomly stuck in the middle.) and the ending is missing completely.
Book would be enjoyable but the chapters are out of order and ending is missing.
love to read and love audio books!Favorite authors: Marcia Willett,Nevil Shute,Mary Stewart,and Jacqueline Winspear. I could go on and on but wont bore you! I belong to a book group and we often" Listen" to the books we have selected for the month while using a paper copy for the discussion notes. It really enhances the quality of the story.
Technical difficulties with the download made listening to the book confusing.I had a copy of the book and was able to "sort it out" I am waiting for the problems to be fixed so I can re download the book. It is worth the wait! The Characters I liked the best were Sister Emily and Janna. The character development was excellent.Sister Emily was so wise and gentle with every one especially Janna and her reluctance to Commit . Janna was sensitive and caring despite her propensity to bolt. Listening to the book definitely enhances the story. More of Marcia Please!
The Phoney writer
I love Marcia Willett's books . She writes wonderful descriptions of birds, scenery and flowers making you feel that you are right there in Cornwall. I have read all of her books but only have a few on audio.Would love to see more of her books available at Audible. Her writing style reminds me of Rosamunde Pilcher whose books I also really enjoy.
First, the technical problems of the chapters out of order and then no ending would have helped but the story was a bit tedious and the repeated worries about the same old things got tiresome. I love Marcia Willett but this book just didn't do her justice. She could also limit her use of the word peripatetic.
I wish I would have seen the review about the technical problems before I purchased this book.
No I don't think so. Marcia Willett's books have always been favorites of mine but somehow this one is just not up to her usual standard
Cornwall is a very special place but the story lacked purpose
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