Snowfall in Burracombe, Paperback Book
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It may be winter, but in the Devonshire village of Burracombe there is always warmth and friendship, no matter what troubles arise...In the village of Burracombe, nothing stays secret for long and behind the peaceful, rural charm there's always a scandal to uncover, a newcomer to the village to set tongues wagging, a happy occasion to celebrate or friends to help their neighbours through the tough times. It's December 1953 and for Stella Simmons, recovering from a car crash, the winter wedding that she and her sweetheart had planned seems impossible.

Elsewhere in the village, Jackie Tozer is dreaming of America and Hilary Napier, who thought the war had robbed her of her chance of happiness, has to ask herself if she could ever imagine leaving her life at the big house for the sake of love and adventure.

The darkest time of the year finds everyone asking questions with no easy answer. As snow falls softly on the village, Burracombe proves once again that there's always a surprise just around the corner.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
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  • Category: Sagas
  • ISBN: 9781409136323

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The Burracombe series by Lilian Harry have been comfort reads for me. Snowfall in Burracombe is the seventh book in the series about an English village and it’s inhabitants during the 1950’s. This book is set in December of 1953 and is appropriately about the festive season. There are romances and tragedies as well as the simple day to day routines of this quiet rural village. Of course the scenes depicting the various villagers celebrating Christmas were my favourite as they brought back memories from my own childhood. There is some darkness brewing on the horizon as there are secrets being kept, a scandal brewing that could have serious consequences and important life changing decisions that need to be made. After seven books, I feel as if I know these characters so well, but it is a bit of a challenge to reacquaint myself with some thirty residents. This is definitely a series that needs to be read in order as there are many different plotlines to follow.I did love the Christmas scenes and I felt very much like I was visiting with old friends and getting caught up with all the gossip. I look forward to the next installment.

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