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A wonderfully festive romantic read, perfect to curl up with on a cold day!



Christmas Under the Stars by Karen Swan

A gripping, festive novel, Christmas Under the Stars by Karen Swan reveals the devastating power of secrets. Worlds apart. A love without limit. In the snow-topped mountains of the Canadian Rockies, Meg and Mitch are living their dream.

Just weeks away from their wedding, they work and play with Tuck and Lucy, their closest and oldest friends.

Meg and Lucy are as close as sisters - much to Meg's sister's dismay - and Tuck and Mitch have successfully turned their passion for snowboarding into a booming business.

But when a polar storm hits, tragedy strikes. Alone in the tiny mountain log cabin she shares with Mitch, Meg desperately tries to radio for help - and it comes from the most unexpected quarter, a lone voice across the airwaves that sees what she cannot. As the snow melts and they try to live with their loss, the friendship Meg thought was forever is buckled by tensions, rivalries and devastating secrets.

Nothing is as she thought and only her radio contact understands what it is to be truly alone. As they share confidences in the dark, witnessed only by the stars, Meg feels her future begin to pull away from her past and is forced to consider a strange truth - is it her friends who are the strangers? And a stranger who really knows her best?

Meet the Author - Karen Swann

Karen Swan began her career in fashion journalism - working at TatlerVogue and YOU magazines, as well as consulting to companies like Thomas Pink - before giving it all up to raise her three children and to pursue her ambition of becoming a writer. She moved out of London in 2006 and now lives in the forest in Sussex, writing her books in a treehouse overlooking the Downs and now and then allowing herself a break to walk the dog! 

She has written eleven books and has become a Sunday Times and international bestseller. Karen’s books are linked by their unforgettable but relatable heroines, intense emotions and beautifully described locations. Research for her books has meant that at any time Karen can be immersing herself in maps of Rome, the history of the Resistance movement in World War Two or sourcing the very latest bar to be seen in in New York.   

Karen’s most recent books, Christmas Under the Stars, went into the Sunday Times top five and was described as ‘perfect for a wintry weekend curled up on the sofa’ by the Daily Mail. Her books include Christmas at Tiffany's, Summer at Tiffany's, The Perfect Present, Christmas in the Snow, The Summer Without You, Christmas on Primrose Hill, The Paris Secret and Christmas Under the Stars.

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