Author: Karen Swan

Christmas in the Snow

Posted 5th May 2016 by Emma Poulloura in Reviews / 0 Comments

Christmas in the SnowChristmas in the Snow by Karen Swan
Also by this author: Christmas at Tiffany's, Christmas at Claridge's
Published by Pan on 6th November 2014
Genres: Chicklit, Love & Romance
Pages: 513
Format: eBook
Source: I bought it
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No secret stays buried forever…

In London, the snow is falling and Christmas is just around the corner – but Allegra Fisher barely has time to notice. She’s pitching for the biggest deal of her career and can’t afford to fail. And when she meets attractive stranger, Sam Kemp, on the plane to the meeting, she can’t afford to lose her focus either. She learned to shut off her emotions long ago and only her sister and best friend Isobel knows why. But when Allegra finds herself up against Sam for the bid, their passion quickly turns sour.

In Zermatt in the Swiss Alps, a long-lost mountain hut is discovered in the snow after sixty years and the last person expecting to become involved is Allegra – she hasn’t even heard of the woman they found inside. But it soon becomes clear the two women are linked and, as she and Iz travel out to make sense of the mystery, hearts thaw and dark secrets are uncovered, long buried by the snow.

With glamorous locations and heart-breaking twists, Christmas in the Snow is all you need in your stocking for a truly decadent Christmas holiday. The perfect gift – even if it’s just to yourself.

I’ve previously read Christmas at Tiffany’s, The Perfect Present and  Christmas at Claridge’s by Karen. I adored all of these so back in 2014 when I saw that she had a new book coming out I immediately pre-ordered it. I however suck and haven’t found time to read it until now.

This book follows sisters Allegra and Isobel. Allegra is a workaholic. She might as well live at the office she spends that much time there. Isobel is happily married with a baby boy.

I loved Zermatt. It sounded like the most magical place, especially at Christmas time.

This story had me hooked from the first few pages. As with Karen’s previous books I struggled to put it down. This book twists and turns and for the most part I didn’t see them coming.

This really was a lovely story that you really should find the time to read.

About Karen Swan

Karen Swan is a former fashion editor living the dream (no, not hiding out at a Chanel sample sale) raising babes and writing books.
Trademarks? They're warm (rallycries for women's friendships and good marriages) quite funny and a little bit rude

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About Karen Swan

Karen Swan is a former fashion editor living the dream (no, not hiding out at a Chanel sample sale) raising babes and writing books.
Trademarks? They’re warm (rallycries for women’s friendships and good marriages) quite funny and a little bit rude

Emma Poulloura

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