Pearl was putting the first touches to a person made of snow. And that person, with coal for eyes and a turnip for a nose, was wearing Pearl's sister's best shawl. It's Christmas Eve, and Pearl Granger is making a snow sister. It won't bring her real sister back. But a snow sister is better than no sister. Then a mysterious letter arrives, with a surprise that will stir the heart of Pearl's family. Will Christmas ever be the same again?
Emma Carroll is a secondary school English teacher. She has also worked as a news reporter, an avocado picker and the person who punches holes into filofax paper. She recently graduated with distinction from Bath Spa University's MA in Writing For Young People. She lives in the Somerset hills with her husband and two terriers.