Christmas at Tiffany's: A Novel

Christmas at Tiffany's: A Novel

by Karen Swan

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ISBN-13: 9780062364104
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/28/2014
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 226,448
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Karen Swan is married with three children and lives in East Sussex, writing her books in a treehouse overlooking the South Downs. She is the author of the novels The Summer Without You, Christmas at Tiffany’s, and The Perfect Present.

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Christmas at Tiffanys 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
SezjbSB More than 1 year ago
One of the best surprises as a reader is when you pick a book up thinking this'll be alright, not expecting to be blown away by how fantastic it ends up being, and that's just what Karen has done here, truth be told I was expecting a fluffy and typical chick-lit story instead I got so much more, once I started this book it was so hard to put it down again. On the night of her tenth wedding anniversary Cassie discovers that not only has her husband been cheating on her with one of her best-friends but they also have a three year old son, devastated she makes a plan with her three childhood best-friends to spend four months with each of them, Kelly in New York, Anouk in Paris and Suzy in London, along the way Cassie finds heartbreak, happiness and love as she discovers herself and the person she's meant to be, with a cast of characters that are entertaining and uniquely different from each other and the landscapes of three big cities around the world as this stories backdrop. With vivid descriptions, a great storyline and in Cassie a heroine that I can surely relate to, this book will keep you entertained and completely absorbed as Cassie finds herself in the experiences she has throughout. I will be sure to pick up any other Karen Swan books that I come across, and keep an eye out for further releases. A great Christmas read, I definitely recommend this one.
gaele More than 1 year ago
Karen Swan takes a horrible situation and brings us characters full of life and light in this story that feels similar to Eat, Pray, Love.  I love ‘redo’ stories, where a character moves from everything that wasn’t working and tries to find their next path in life, and Swan does this with a fairly traumatic start for the heroine Cassie.  Her ten year anniversary brings revelations: her best friend has been having an affair with her husband, and her child is his child.  In a small and rural Scottish town, she really was the last to know – and that is just untenable.  As she thinks back on her list of “coulda, shoulda, woulda” she decides to test out 3 cities as she searches to find her own new way of being.  Cassie has her time plotted out: visiting friends in New York, London and Paris, and armed with a list of “must do’s” for each city, she has a jumping off point to start her transformation and with some occasionally heavy-handed suggestions from her friends, she does find her own strength and a new love interest.  The women in this book that Cassie encounters, in fact Cassie herself, are strong, likable and supportive friends, realizing that their suggestions of ‘be the image’ doesn’t always work, and that Cassie may flounder occasionally, she will find the path that best works for her.  Kelly, Anouk and Suzy all have lives that work for them, and while some may resonate more strongly with readers than others, each has a solid and satisfying life and good advice to offer Cassie.  Occasional inconsistencies in the prose, with some unexpected and rather sudden conclusions to chapters, and a very nebulous connection to Christmas as the book does cover three seasons, there were some real bonuses in Henry’s character: far more down to earth and comfortable in his interactions with Cassie, their connection was frustrating in the bumbling and miscommunication, but a few twists removed the predictable from the courtship and added much to the story as Cassie came alive with each new challenge.   Wrapping up neatly and happily, this story is fun to read and savor – and is a wonderful diversion for a day of downtime when all you want to do is travel through the eyes of another.  Swan describes each city with descriptives that bring the area to life, and you can wander through the ‘places to see’ with Cassie, enjoying them almost as much as being there.   I received an eBook copy of the title from the publisher via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. 
Anonymous 23 days ago
NOT a simple, predictable rom-com at all, thank god.
jolzyn on LibraryThing 6 months ago
I like the story plot very much.. one get to recover from a heartbreak by rediscovering herself via stops at various places and to find the place where she feel most suitable. In this book, Cassie who discovered his adultery with her best friend on the day of their 10th anniversary, fled their marriage home with her three best friends. Coincidently; the three friend; Anouk, Suzy and Kelly is living in three different parts of the world; Paris, London and New York. Cassie is going to spend with them individually. As one may guessed, at each places, Cassie experienced different things and this has helped her to gain more confident in herself; In New York, which is her first stop; she discovered betrayal yet again when she fell in love with Luke; In Paris, she feel despaired when her friend; Claude, killed himself and when she run away to London, she find herself to have to choose again between her previous love with her husband and her newly discovered love; Henry. In each of these places; Cassie learnt the hard way about discovering herself again. The story was told in a way that a reader get to feel and understand who Cassie truly are and at the same time; allowing the reader to see her transformation from a child bride of twenty; innocent to the outside grow to be someone who can make a decision for herself and no longer letting herself to be manipulated just as she was before. Overall, i enjoyed reading this book very much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed this wonderful story. Filled with ups and downs, joys and sorrows. This is a story of the journey of a woman forced to find herself and to realize what she truly wanted in life. Beautifully written.
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Loved this book!
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Nana8CA More than 1 year ago
This was one of the best books I've read in awhile. I can't wait to read another Karen Swan book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book on a whim and was happily surprised at how well thought out and thought provoking it was . Cassie is an interesting character who learns and grows all along. Very satisfying love story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book because it was $1.99. I was pleased that it has over 400 pages. The beginning was very confusing to me. I almost stopped reading it. About the middle of the book, I got more interested. The characters were hard to get to know and hard for me to get interested in. The story line was good. Nice love story, though predictable. Loved the ending. Worth the $1.99, glad I didn't pay more.
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Loved this story of four wonderful friends since childhood and how they support one of their own during her pain.
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wldflur More than 1 year ago
This is a "grown-up" fairy tale!  Complete escape!
arlenadean More than 1 year ago
Title: Christmas at Tiffany's Author: Karen Swan Publisher: Pan Books (UK) Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Rating: 4.5 Review: "Christmas at Tiffany's" by Karen Swan Book Description: "Three cities. Three seasons. One chance to find the life that fits. Cassie settled down too young, marrying her first serious boyfriend. Now, ten years later, she is betrayed and broken. With her marriage in tatters and no career or home of her own, she needs to work out where she belongs in the world and who she really is. So begins a year-long trial as Cassie leaves her sheltered life in rural Scotland to stay with each of her best friends in the most glamorous cities in the world: New York, Paris and London. Exchanging grouse moor and mousy hair for low-carb diets and high-end highlights, Cassie tries on each city for size as she attempts to track down the life she was supposed to have been leading, and with it, the man who was supposed to love her all along." What I liked about the novel.... This was some real interesting story for Cassie. There will be a revelation that will come to Cassie after she learns of a affair which involves her husband, best friend...and the child she thought was hers wasn't hers at all. So, what will she do after learning all of this information? Cassie decides to travel to three cities...New York, London and Paris to visit with her friends which are strong and supportive. What will she find from the visits with her friend? Will she finally find out just who Cassie is and what she wants to be? I loved how this author describes each city as if bringing it to life. Well for Cassie there will be an adventure which will present some highs and lows and even some grief, however, all of this will help her to really discover just who she is and even who she wants to love. This journey was beautiful delivered story to the reader showing such self discovery as Cassie encounter other cultures on her trips. The characters are all well defined, front and center right up their with the heroine with each one having their own intriguing story. The author really knows how to give the reader a engaging read that will hold your attention with you not wanting to put down until the very end. Be ready for a good read of friendships, love, joys and sorrows on this adventurous journey. If you are into a novel of friendships, travel, fashion and romance then you may enjoy 'Christmas at Tiffany's' where you will find 'self discovery, making good and bad choices and in the end it will be what will truly defined Cassie. Would I recommend? YES!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You seriout dont have anything to lose. It goes through all the emotions. It ended happy but made me wish for all that myself
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