A WREATH OF SNOW
Higgs takes readers to Victorian-era Scotland in a sweet, unassuming Christmas tale. Themes of family and forgiveness resonate. Though the story is predictable, it’s quite enjoyable nonetheless.
Meg Campbell doesn’t visit home often. After an accident many years before left her brother paralyzed, he is critical and harsh whenever she travels from Edinburgh to their hometown of Stirling. A confrontation on Christmas Eve propels Meg to the train to head back early. A storm blocks the way, and she becomes acquainted with handsome Gordon Shaw, who is harboring a troubling secret of his own. (WATERBROOK, Oct., 224 pp., $14.99)