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LAS VEGAS, NV, December 02, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- If 2020 has been a drag and you're looking for a lighthearted Victorian Christmas celebration, then you'll want to read Christmas at Hembry Castle, the latest release from bestselling author Meredith Allard.
"I had a lot of fun writing Christmas at Hembry Castle," Allard said. "In so many ways, 2020 has been a depressing year, and I needed an escape from that as much as anyone." Allard said she wrote the historical novel set in Victorian England because she wanted to try her hand at writing a story similar to the beloved Christmas classic A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. "I've loved that story for so long, and I wanted to see how I could put my own twist on the tale. There's even a ghost that haunts Hembry Castle during the Christmas season." There is both a Dickens and a Downton Abbey influence on Christmas at Hembry Castle. "Fans of Downton Abbey will definitely see how the show influenced my characters and the storytelling," Allard said.
Why is there such a fascination with Victorian Christmas traditions? "I think it has something to do with the pure joy that the Victorians felt toward the holiday season. That, and the fact that so many of our Christmas traditions began in the Victorian era."
Readers yearning for a joyous, festive Victorian Christmas will find it in Christmas at Hembry Castle.
About Meredith Allard
Meredith Allard is the author of the bestselling paranormal historical Loving Husband Trilogy. Her sweet Victorian romance, When It Rained at Hembry Castle, was named a best historical novel by IndieReader. Her other books include Christmas at Hembry Castle; Down Salem Way, the prequel to the Loving Husband Trilogy; Victory Garden, set during the women's suffrage movement; Woman of Stones, a novella of Biblical Jerusalem; That You Are Here, a contemporary sweet romance; The Window Dresser and Other Stories; and Painting the Past: A Guide for Writing Historical Fiction. When she isn't writing she's teaching writing, and she has taught writing to students ages five to 75. She loves books, cats, and coffee, though not always in that order. She received her B.A. and M.A. degrees in English from CSU Northridge and her Ph.D. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Visit Meredith online at www.meredithallard.com.
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