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What Child Is This

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 lossthe de...

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  • Lori

    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.

  • Bonnie Gleckler Clark

    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.

  • Valerie Campbell Ackroyd

    Sweet Christmas Story

    It hit just the right note for me on this Christmas Eve. Very short but I enjoyed it, hope Ms Bowen writes more stories with Maggie and Jack.

  • Kathy

    A short Christmas kindle - London being bombed - Mixture of longing, sadness and hope.

  • J.S. Green

    Jack and Maggie are just settling themselves down on Christmas Eve in 1940 London when the air raid sirens wail and bombs fall on their neighborhood. Desperate to get away, they end up in the posh West-End and find an empty house with the door open and food inside. But it's not just food they find.

    This is a nice Kindle short-story with a nice Christmas ending. There's little drama or tension, just a pleasant ending for a couple who could use one.

  • Linda

    Sometimes we just need that little nudge to shift our hearts in the right direction.....

    Rhys Bowen presents a Christmas short story echoing from times past, but surely winding its way into the present. Somehow the simplest of messages carry the most impact.

    A young couple, Jack and Maggie Harris, are surrounded by another Christmas Eve crouched on their doorstep. They sit in their darkened apartment listening to a scratched Glenn Miller record as they sway to musical notes caught in the web of th

  • Kat

    This was an enjoyable, heartwarming Christmas novella set during WW2 in Britain during the air raids. When a married couple loses everything they have and stumbles upon a house that seems abandoned, is it the answer to their prayers? Wonderful historical detail.

    Please excuse typos/name misspellings. Entered on screen reader.

  • Joan

    Christmastime always reminds Maggie and Jack Harris of the horrific loss of their child many Christmases ago. Now, in 1940 London, they find themselves facing another loss . . . their home and all that they own falls right in the path of the Christmas Eve Blitz.

    With their home destroyed, they take shelter in a seemingly deserted mansion where an unexpected surprise awaits them. In this dark time, can they find hope for the days ahead?

    Available only as an e-book, this short story is a treat for