Christmas at Tiffany’s: A Review

Christmas at Tiffany's by Karen Swan“Three cities. Three seasons. One chance to find the life that fits.”

That’s the tag line for Karen Swan’s latest novel Christmas at Tiffany’s.

I picked up this book on a whim last week while waiting to catch a flight out of London’s Heathrow airport. After a year in Ukraine I was just excited to see brand new books in English print, but I must say I enjoyed my spur of the moment chick lit buy though most of it is not set during Christmas (a bit of a bummer).

Cassie married the first guy she fell in love with, but ten years later she finds her marriage is torn apart by her husband’s affair. She knows little of the world or who she is without her husband so her three lifelong friends step in to intervene. Cassie leaves behind Scotland and spends part of the year with each of her friends in New York, Paris and London. It is a year of highs, lows, grief and adventure that helps her discover just who she is and who she was meant to love the entire time.

I found Swan’s novel well-written and engaging. The initial attraction to me was Cassie’s journey of self-discovery and the various cultures she would encounter. I was pleasantly surprised at the minimal amount of strong language and blush inducing scenes, though they are present. For me it was a bit like an adult version of Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants except Cassie did the traveling part instead of a pair of pants. Regardless, I enjoyed the book.

Christmas at Tiffany’s  highlights the joys and sorrows of life, friendship and love during a year in some of the world’s most glamorous cities. If you enjoy books with travel, fashion, friendships and romance then you should grab a cuppa and experience Christmas at Tiffany’s.

Rating: 4 out of 5

Opinion totally my own. Nothing gained on my behalf by writing a favorable review. I just like reading and writing. 🙂