What Child Is This

What Child Is This

Rhys Bowen / Jul 17, 2019

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

  • Title: What Child Is This
  • Author: Rhys Bowen
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  • Page: 378
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 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 loss the d

    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 loss the death of their child during a Christmas years before Jack and Maggie settle in a seemingly deserted mansion for the night.

    Inside they find shelter, warmth, and a bit of cheer They also discover a surprise Now, in the darkest of times, the unexpected compassion of strangers will make this Christmas one to remember forever.

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in Britain during the war In 1940 a couple are forced to leave their home on Christmas Eve during the London Blitz With nowhere to go, their home is gone, they go for shelter from the air raids to an underground tube station Later on they take shelter in a deserted mansion What follows is a story about the kindness of strangers during wartime People helping each other out, not knowing what the next day will bring The author really gave me a good sense of place, I f Charming short story set in Britain during the war In 1940 a couple are forced to leave their home on Christmas Eve during the London Blitz With nowhere to go, their home is gone, they go for shelter from the air raids to an underground tube station Later on they take shelter in a deserted mansion What follows is a story about the kindness of strangers during wartime People helping each other out, not knowing what the next day will bring The author really gave me a good sense of place, I felt like I was in England during the war The story was quite short and you were left sort of wondering what happens to some people in the book, but it seems to be of a story of hope in bad situations A lovely novella to read around Christmas time flag 106 likesLike see review View all 23 comments Dec 22, 2018 Linda rated it really liked it Shelves historical fiction, short stories, christmas theme Sometimes we just need that little nudge to shift our hearts in the right directionRhys 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 Sometimes we just need that little nudge to shift our hearts in the right directionRhys 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 their own souls The loss of their young daughter still weighs heavy on them Outside in the streets, London reacts to the relentless Blitz as people rush to the underground for safety Hitler has made his presence known Suddenly, a rapid pounding disrupts them from their reverie The house next door has caught fire from the bombing and the flames tease with smoke and oppressive heat upon their apartment Jack and Maggie run out into the streets leaving everything behind Loss just seems to leave a bigger and bigger imprint upon them.Rhys Bowen will keep us on the run with this young couple seeking something far beyond themselves on this dark Christmas Eve Bowen has a rare talent for setting the scene with challenges to the human spirit She shifts aside the curtain and allows us to experience the fear, the panic, and the desolation that Londoners felt as the wheels were coming off the world during the war But she also infuses a deep sense of hope and stamina It s a reminder that even a flicker of light is enough to guide leaden feet in the right direction.What Child Is This is available for 1.99 right now on A very short, but spirited read flag 57 likesLike see review View all 21 comments Dec 19, 2018 Kat rated it it was amazing Shelves kindle unlimited 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 flag 29 likesLike see review Dec 26, 2018 Mark Baker rated it really liked it Shelves 2018 The story opens on Christmas Eve in London in 1940 It s the middle of the blitz, and rationing is in full effect, so it is looking like a very dismal Christmas for Maggie and Jack Harris But then what little they do have is taken from them suddenly, and they find themselves on the streets Jack goes looking for shelter and finds what looks like an abandoned house Is it abandoned What will Christmas day bring While I rarely read short stories, I had to grab this story from Rhys Bowen Best kn The story opens on Christmas Eve in London in 1940 It s the middle of the blitz, and rationing is in full effect, so it is looking like a very dismal Christmas for Maggie and Jack Harris But then what little they do have is taken from them suddenly, and they find themselves on the streets Jack goes looking for shelter and finds what looks like an abandoned house Is it abandoned What will Christmas day bring While I rarely read short stories, I had to grab this story from Rhys Bowen Best known for her historical mysteries, this is of a glimpse at tragedy and triumph during 24 hours As such, it doesn t have the twists or shocks you might expect, but it is a very heartwarming tale Jack and Maggie really shine, although I did find Maggie annoying at times Believable, but annoying A quick read I read it in about an hour , this is a good way to hold on to the Christmas spirit just a little bit longer.Read my full review at Carstairs Considers flag 12 likesLike see review Dec 10, 2018 Bart rated it really liked it Shelves 2018 read, historical fiction Actual rating 3.75 flag 7 likesLike see review Dec 03, 2018 Hannah rated it really liked it Shelves 2018 challenge, christmas, december shelf, ebooks 2018, novellas short stories, stand alone 2018, ww2 What a sweet little Christmas story I loved reading about Jack and Maggie and their longing to have a better Christmas than the daily grind of war rations and bombings When the worst happens, and they are left homeless on Christmas Eve, they take shelter in a home that has a door hanging open What sort of future might that door lead to Content Jack swears pretty frequently, but it s borderline profanity flag 7 likesLike see review Dec 27, 2018 TL rated it really liked it read for free with Kindle Unlimited This was so good, had me tearing up a few times for than one reason and warmed my heart as well, especially near the end I had to blink a few times after the last page because I was hoping for with these people and it was over The ending wasn t abrupt but the way everything was written, I forgot it was a novella short story after the first chapter high praise.Not always an easy thing to make a short story and the characters feel alive and have a read for free with Kindle Unlimited This was so good, had me tearing up a few times for than one reason and warmed my heart as well, especially near the end I had to blink a few times after the last page because I was hoping for with these people and it was over The ending wasn t abrupt but the way everything was written, I forgot it was a novella short story after the first chapter high praise.Not always an easy thing to make a short story and the characters feel alive and have a Spark to it all It takes a talent as well to wrap it up without feeling rushed or cheated Miss Bowen has done very well here.I highly recommend this and will definitely be checking out this author s other works next year flag 6 likesLike see review Dec 08, 2018 Kathy rated it liked it A short Christmas kindle London being bombed Mixture of longing, sadness and hope flag 5 likesLike see review Dec 04, 2018 Joan rated it it was amazing 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 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 readers Set during the Second World War, it has a strong sense of place, pulling the reader into the horrors of war torn London Believable characters and a tense, suspenseful plot keep the pages turning while the true meaning of Christmas leaves the struggling couple filled with new hope It s the perfect story for the season don t miss this one.Highly recommended flag 5 likesLike see review Dec 03, 2018 Lady Delacour rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves listened with text to speech app, changed foul words in pronunciation, clean story A nice Christmas war story.Finding the good in the bad.Listened with TTS.Clean Story.A little Foul Language flag 5 likesLike see review Jan 05, 2019 BrotherSkip rated it it was ok 1.5 Stars for the story 5 Stars for the reminder that kindness mattersFound the story flat with too many covenant coincidences flag 3 likesLike see review Dec 17, 2018 Roland Clarke rated it it was amazing Shelves reviewed Wonderful Christmas read set during one of the darker moments in Britain s history the country locked in the midst of WWII Yet people remain strong and strive to be positive as these characters do I loved all the background detail of the period and the characters The ending had me smiling and feeling festively satisfied.Full review flag 3 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Dec 26, 2018 Krista rated it liked it Shelves kindle own, historical fiction eu, fiction, holiday christmas, setting eu, setting eu england, setting eu england london, time 1900 1949, novella, 2019 books read Short little Christmas story set in London during the WWII blitz Okay but not great flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 26, 2018 Lori rated it liked it 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 flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 10, 2018 Beth rated it it was amazing Christmas read London home front World War II a very heartwarming read I have read from this author before Okay, I went searching for the other book I have read by Rhys but I am not placing it right this moment I know I have wanted to read one of her books i ll keep looking, my kindle is so full i ll keep ya posted, Love her writing style must read will read from this author very very soon great cover too flag 2 likesLike see review View 1 comment Dec 18, 2018 J.S Green rated it liked it Shelves fiction misc, christmas 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 flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 21, 2018 Linda rated it liked it Shelves e books, christmas This was a short Christmas story taking place in London during WWII It seemed to be a very realistic story for the time and gave the message of the season hope flag 2 likesLike see review View 2 comments Nov 29, 2018 Bonnie Gleckler Clark rated it it was amazing 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 flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 21, 2018 Faith Cummings rated it it was amazing What Child is this a story of hope in the midst of chaos This is a well told tale of a family and a child left alone who find themselves together in London in 1940 The city has sustained many bombings and it s everyone for themselves for the survivors Amidst the rubble of their lives and their homes, this child is rescued by a couple who are homeless after their house was destroyed What happens after that is a story of hope and new lives even with the chaos all around them I have read sever What Child is this a story of hope in the midst of chaos This is a well told tale of a family and a child left alone who find themselves together in London in 1940 The city has sustained many bombings and it s everyone for themselves for the survivors Amidst the rubble of their lives and their homes, this child is rescued by a couple who are homeless after their house was destroyed What happens after that is a story of hope and new lives even with the chaos all around them I have read several books by Reese Bowen and look forward to many This one may help to make your Christmas just a little brighter flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 19, 2018 Stephanie Strazzybooks rated it liked it A nice little historical Christmas story with warmth and kindness A couple loses their home in WWII London and experience a Christmas Eve adventure and neighborly goodness.However, I think I m reading too much Christmas horror because the whole time, I kept expecting something crazy to happen It did not.This was my first Rhys Bowen experience, but I will pick up of her work in the future flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 31, 2018 Elyse rated it really liked it Shelves kindle unlimited, xmas books, challenge 2018, genre general fiction I own one of Rhys s books but I haven t read it yet I plan to soon though This was a sad, sweet, short Christmas story set during WWII Maggie and Jack have had a rough life and it only gets worse when bombs are dropped near their home and it will soon catch fire They evacuate with no money and have nowhere to go But miracle of miracles happen for them and things get better flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 28, 2018 Rheetha Lawlor rated it liked it Sweet novella set in London during WWII A young couple has lost their home and currently still grieving the loss of their child and find a home that is open There, in that home they find a young 6 year old and the story progresses from there Sweet story for the time period and for Christmas flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 15, 2019 Rosemary rated it really liked it More of a short story, really I wanted at the end, but for what it was, I enjoyed it Setting is wartime London and the characters are believable Ending is pat but hey, it s a Christmas miracle story flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 22, 2018 Catherine rated it it was amazing Shelves books i own, kindle A heartwarming Christmas story This is a lovely little Christmas short story set in England during World War 2 Perfect for a quick read this time of year flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 09, 2019 writer rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018 pub d list, a z reading challenge, a z titles 2019, all a zs 2019, alphabet soup author 2019, alphabet soup title 2019, brit rd trip counties, british books challenge, christmas, i spy 2019 Poignant Christmas Eve story set in London s WWII devastation A welcome surprise outcome flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 24, 2018 Valerie Campbell Ackroyd rated it it was amazing Sweet Christmas StoryIt hit just the right note for me on this Christmas Eve Very short but I enjoyed it, hope Ms Bowen writes stories with Maggie and Jack flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 30, 2018 Dianne rated it it was ok This short story had so much potential to be a great, feel good, emotional story that I have to wonder WHY the author chose to make it so short It had couple of interesting events that moved the story forward and made me want to keep reading, and then it just ended with no resolution flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 16, 2018 Marie elena Mccann baker rated it it was amazing A lovely Christmas StoryreaaReally a heart warming story When it ended I wanted of the story WWII, London, bombings ,but a happy ending I want to read by this author flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 22, 2019 Pam rated it it was amazing What Child is this Is by Rhys Bowen This novella takes place in London during World War I Rhys does a great job detailing the scenes whether at a house or in the subway Her attention to details helps the reader visualize the action and become on with the book Maggie is very upset and begins taking it out on Jack on Christmas Eve She is upset about the war and missing her daughter who died as well as her family in the country She is lonely while Jack is working and fearful of the bombs whi What Child is this Is by Rhys Bowen This novella takes place in London during World War I Rhys does a great job detailing the scenes whether at a house or in the subway Her attention to details helps the reader visualize the action and become on with the book Maggie is very upset and begins taking it out on Jack on Christmas Eve She is upset about the war and missing her daughter who died as well as her family in the country She is lonely while Jack is working and fearful of the bombs which have been hitting London When Jack brings home liver for Christmas dinner, she snaps Luckily for her, Jack understands and instead of joining her in fighting, he subdues her by making her dance with him Just as she calms down, a bombing raid occurs and they shelter beneath a table instead of going to the shelter Their house isn t hit but the bomb was incendiary and fire was on both sides of their house They evacuated with only the clothes on their backs and Maggie s purse Even Jack s pay was left behind in the bedroom Everything was gone What a Christmas Eve this was Could things get better Read the book to find out what happens to Maggie and Jack flag Like see review Dec 29, 2018 Pamela rated it really liked it Shelves drama, faith based theme, historical fiction, victorian era romance, victorian mystery This story takes place in London during the bombing raids, from the German army Christmas eve finds the couple trying to hold on to any bit of cheer,, during a black out with memories of their lost child to disease, several years earlier, and food in short supply The worst happens, and bombs hit the homes on either side, quickly spreading to their home Feeling so much shock they are led to a shelter, but Maggie begins to panic.A passing train finds her running to catch it, as her husband run This story takes place in London during the bombing raids, from the German army Christmas eve finds the couple trying to hold on to any bit of cheer,, during a black out with memories of their lost child to disease, several years earlier, and food in short supply The worst happens, and bombs hit the homes on either side, quickly spreading to their home Feeling so much shock they are led to a shelter, but Maggie begins to panic.A passing train finds her running to catch it, as her husband runs to catch her They depart near a park, and sit for awhile She has lost so much, and now has lost her home, and everything in it Jack finds a deserted mansion with the door wide open They go in for shelter, and light a fire for warmth what they find there will shift their luck, and give a new meaning to the Christmas season Heartwarming book about Sacrifices, bravery, and a miracle or two 4 stars flag Like see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed I have recently published two internationally bestselling WWII novels, one of them a 1 Kindle bestseller, the other selling almost half a million copies to date.I also write the Agatha winning Royal Spyness series, about the British royal family in th I m a New York Times bestselling mystery author, winner of both Agatha and Anthony awards for my Molly Murphy mysteries, set in 1902 New York City.I have recently published two internationally bestselling WWII novels, one of them a 1 Kindle bestseller, the other selling almost half a million copies to date.I also write the Agatha winning Royal Spyness series, about the British royal family in the 1930s It s lighter, sexier, funnier, wicked satire It was voted by readers as best mystery series one year I am also known for my Constable Evans books, set in North Wales, and for my award winning short stories I was born and raised in England but currently divide my time between California and Arizona where I go to escape from the harsh California wintersWhen I am not writing I love to travel, sing, hike, play my Celtic harp.Series Constable Evan Mystery Molly Murphy Mysteries Her Royal Spyness MysteriesAwards Agatha Award Best Novel 2001 Murphy s LawReviewer s Choice Award Historical Mystery 2001 Murphy s Law Books by Rhys Bowen More Trivia About What Child Is This No trivia or quizzes yet Add some now Quotes from What Child Is This Come on, old duck, he coaxed 0 likes More quotes renderRatingGraph 891, 923, 667, 172, 64 if rating_details rating_detailssert top 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        I m a New York Times bestselling mystery author, winner of both Agatha and Anthony awards for my Molly Murphy mysteries, set in 1902 New York City.I have recently published two internationally bestselling WWII novels, one of them a 1 Kindle bestseller, the other selling almost half a million copies to date.I also write the Agatha winning Royal Spyness series, about the British royal family in th I m a New York Times bestselling mystery author, winner of both Agatha and Anthony awards for my Molly Murphy mysteries, set in 1902 New York City.I have recently published two internationally bestselling WWII novels, one of them a 1 Kindle bestseller, the other selling almost half a million copies to date.I also write the Agatha winning Royal Spyness series, about the British royal family in the 1930s It s lighter, sexier, funnier, wicked satire It was voted by readers as best mystery series one year I am also known for my Constable Evans books, set in North Wales, and for my award winning short stories I was born and raised in England but currently divide my time between California and Arizona where I go to escape from the harsh California wintersWhen I am not writing I love to travel, sing, hike, play my Celtic harp.Series Constable Evan Mystery Molly Murphy Mysteries Her Royal Spyness MysteriesAwards Agatha Award Best Novel 2001 Murphy s LawReviewer s Choice Award Historical Mystery 2001 Murphy s Law


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    1. Charming short story set in Britain during the war In 1940 a couple are forced to leave their home on Christmas Eve during the London Blitz With nowhere to go, their home is gone, they go for shelter from the air raids to an underground tube station Later on they take shelter in a deserted mansion What follows is a story about the kindness of strangers during wartime People helping each other out, not knowing what the next day will bring The author really gave me a good sense of place, I f Charm [...]


    2. Sometimes we just need that little nudge to shift our hearts in the right directionRhys 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 Someti [...]


    3. 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.


    4. The story opens on Christmas Eve in London in 1940 It s the middle of the blitz, and rationing is in full effect, so it is looking like a very dismal Christmas for Maggie and Jack Harris But then what little they do have is taken from them suddenly, and they find themselves on the streets Jack goes looking for shelter and finds what looks like an abandoned house Is it abandoned What will Christmas day bring While I rarely read short stories, I had to grab this story from Rhys Bowen Best kn The s [...]



    5. What a sweet little Christmas story I loved reading about Jack and Maggie and their longing to have a better Christmas than the daily grind of war rations and bombings When the worst happens, and they are left homeless on Christmas Eve, they take shelter in a home that has a door hanging open What sort of future might that door lead to Content Jack swears pretty frequently, but it s borderline profanity


    6. read for free with Kindle Unlimited This was so good, had me tearing up a few times for than one reason and warmed my heart as well, especially near the end I had to blink a few times after the last page because I was hoping for with these people and it was over The ending wasn t abrupt but the way everything was written, I forgot it was a novella short story after the first chapter high praise.Not always an easy thing to make a short story and the characters feel alive and have a read for fre [...]


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