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Christmas at Tiffany's

Narrated by: Katie Scarfe
Length: 16 hrs and 24 mins
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Summary

Christmas at Tiffany's is an exciting, globetrotting story of friendship and romance from Karen Swan.

Cassie settled down too young, marrying her first serious boyfriend. Now, 10 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 yearlong 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.

Christmas at Tiffany's is followed by the captivating sequel, Summer at Tiffany's.

©2017 Karen Swan (P)2017 Macmillan Digital Audio

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Best To Date!

Fabulous book! Thoroughly enjoyed it from beginning to end. Great story with authentic characters and extremely well narrated.
Christmas at Tiffany’s is witty and funny, sad in parts but always beautifully crafted .
This has been my best Karen Swan book to date and will remain a favourite for a long time to come.
Hate to say goodbye to the characters. They have become good friends.

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Great story, loved the narrator

Really like this narrator such a lovely voice to listen too. Not as Christmassy as I’d thought by the title but really enjoyed the story. I would recommend as a entertaining feel good book that’s easy to listen too.

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A great read

About friendship love and the experience of self discovery after the end of a long relationship.

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Very chick lit ish but polished

A good story teller. Her books are very girly girly but have kept me entertained through some low periods. Narrator very good.

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Christmas at Tiffany’s - mixed reaction

I wanted to give up on this book so many times in the early chapters as it seemed to be just a series of name dropping episodes to show off how well the author and her characters knew their designer labels. This really ticked me off and I thought I’d stumbled upon a shallow and meaningless book which is not my usual fare. The book did improve in the last third and the shallowness of earlier pages was replaced with more depth. However it wasn’t sufficient to redeem the story as a whole in my opinion.
The performance was very good as several accents and characters were called for.

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Best one yet

Fantastic story with some twists and turns and loved all the great characters.. couldn’t put it down

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A great listen and fabulously narrated!

I really enjoyed this, and will be buying the sequel. That said, I really hope it's the same narrator as she was amazing!

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Totally enchanting!


A romantic, yet realistic portrayal of divorce that tugs at the heartstrings. I love Cassie, she's such a plucky lovable character, and she has the most incredible set of friends that i would love for myself.

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Easy listening

I enjoyed this book despite its predictability. The insight into her characters lifestyles was fun and her description of the various cities imaginative. The narration was excellent.

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  • Abby Welker
  • 05-12-17

Perfectly Indulgent!

Although it’s not exactly a holiday book like the title suggests, it’s a great story that I thoroughly loved!!! New York, Paris, London - each city with dreamy possibilities and the author did such a good job of allowing me to live vicariously through Cassie as she found pieces of herself in each city. Can’t wait to read the next book!

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  • Tiffany
  • 30-12-19

SLOW start...BUT A GOOD STORY!

I started this book with such excitement. I started to loose bit of steam towards the middle of the story, because the story just seem to go on and on. I was committed to finish this book. Honestly I'm glad I did. It turned to be a REALLY GOOD story.🙂🙂🙂

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  • PAT
  • 21-12-18

Fun Diversion

I am not a fan of rom com lit, but I couldn’t stop listening. Although some of the romantic scenes made me roll my eyes and the protagonist leaps from island to continent to continent to island, and conquers everything and everyone in her path in less than a year, there are elements of pretty good writing here.

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  • Shelley Tamm
  • 13-04-18

Intriguing and not predictable

Swan’s stories are not what you expect with lots of twists and turns of the plot. You will not want to turn it off!

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  • Akbudge
  • 19-02-18

Just the story I was looking for

I stumbled across this book without looking but it turned out to be just what I was looking for. The narrator was perfect for the characters. Sometimes I think narrators are too old for the characters in the story and is off-putting. Not here.
I loved the premise and the locations where it took place. I knew that the cat and mouse chase would end where it did but I didn’t mind going along on the journey. It was glamorous and dramatic and romantic. I didn’t like the suicide but that would be my only complaint.
All in all a lovely little story.