Review: A New York Christmas

Available today:  A New York Christmas: A Novel

****3.5/5 stars

Photo courtesy of Ballantine Books.
Photo courtesy of Ballantine Books.

While accompanying a wealthy acquaintance from London to New York, Jemima Pitt finds more than a nice experience when she arrives into a high society New York home.

Recommended readers:

  • If you enjoy reading turn-of-the-century history and society
  • If you like a bit of intrigue in your historical fiction and a teeny tiny bit of romance
  • and if you’re an Anne Stuart fan looking for a new setting outside London

Here’s my Rankings:

  • 3.5/5 for characters
  • 4/5 for plot
  • 3.5/5 overall


Definitely mostly in the literature/fiction and history genres, A New York Christmas should not be confused with a romance. Anne Perry crafts a interesting story as she steps away from her usual series focus Thomas Pitt, and begins to tell the story of his daughter Jemima.  In another move by setting the book outside of London, the caring Jemima is traveling as a companion to a wealthy heiress to meet her equally wealthy fiance in New York. A good historical read, A New York Christmas isn’t the book you want for a happy-go-lucky holiday story, but is still a great plot-driven mystery.

Here’s other Books for Her reviews by Anne Perry.

Available on Amazon: A New York Christmas: A Novel


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