In the spirit of the season, New York Times
bestselling author Anne Perry presents readers with the
gift of another holiday mystery, taking them to the Holy
Land for an intriguing and miraculous journey of discovery.
The year is 1900, and Victor Narraway is giving his wife,
Vespasia, an unforgettable Christmas presentâ€”a trip to
Jerusalem. Vespasia is enchanted by the exotic landscape of
Palestine, and charmed by a fellow traveler the Narraways
meet at their hotel in Jaffa. But when the man is murdered
over a torn piece of ancient parchment he was taking to
Jerusalem, Victor and Vespasia risk their lives to finish
his mission and deliver the puzzling document to its home.
Pursued by a shadowy figure with evil intent, they embark on
a dangerous yet ultimately enlightening pilgrimage to the
holy city, where the mysterious message on the parchment may
finally be revealed.
Rich in suspense and wonder, A Christmas Message is
at once a breathtaking adventure story and a poignant
meditation on faith and spirituality.