Author: Karen Swan
Publisher: Pan Books (UK)
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"Christmas at Tiffany's" by Karen Swan
"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!