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Summer at Tiffany's is the sequel to Karen Swan's Christmas at Tiffany's. The synopsis says: "Everyone knows Cassie and Henry are meant to be together. Even Cassie's ex-husband Gil knows it. She's got a smile on her face and a Tiffany's ring on her finger and all that's needed is a date to get to the 'I do's'. Only, Cassie's Vintage Catering business is booked for every Ascot for the next five years, she won't commit to a mortgage on a place together and she's spending more time helping her friend Suzy plan other people's weddings than her own. In fact, her girlfriends are beginning to wonder whether her year of independence, spent getting over the breakdown of her marriage, wasn't just a little too successful. Suzy and Henry's wild and younger cousin, Gem, has no such hesitations. Love has gathered her into its embrace and she's heading to the aisle at a sprint, determined to marry her new man in the Cornish church where her parents were wed. But Cassie notices fault-lines in the relationship no one else appears to see and her friendly advice to think twice spectacularly backfires, leaving her own relationship hanging in the balance. As Henry departs for a jade mine hunt in Africa, Cassie commits to a summer in Cornwall to try to make amends to Gem. She tells herself everyone has to be allowed to make their own mistakes, but when news comes that Henry's disappeared, she realises she's made one of her own - and that a happy ending and Happy Ever After aren't necessarily one and the same.." Summer at Tiffany's is out in May 2015.


Christmas at Tiffany's - Karen Swan (2011)

Cassie married at a young age, thinking she found "The One", but 10 years later all she has found is heartbreak, betrayal and loss. To help her get her life back on track her three best friends, Kelly, Anouk and Suzy, hatch a plan for Cassie to live with each of them in the most glamorous cities in the world for four months each. Starting out in New York with Kelly, then Paris with Anouk and finally London with Suzy, Cassie is forced to leave the old her behind and reinvent herself in new and challenging ways. While at it, she finds love once again, discovers her passion and notices a new woman blossoming after years of being stuck in a home alone most days. But, all things great don't last for Cassie as she sees her new love lost and her newfound passion dissipated after a horrible tragedy. It's only the lists made by Suzy's brother, Henry, that get Cassie through the turmoil and help her find her way. But will she find what she truly wants before the year is up or has she let it slip through her fingers once again? Karen Swan did an amazing job with this novel. It's wonderful to see Cassie's transformation from a fragile young girl to a worldly sophisticated woman throughout the course of a year. The storyline is spot on and everything that happens seems to be related to something else, giving the reader clues as to what's to come without being too forward. It's chick lit at its most brilliant and it will leave you wanting to spend Christmas at Tiffany's ... or at least curled up in front of a fire with this beautifully written novel. (AS)



Christmas at Tiffany's by Karen Swan is about a woman who sets off an a year-long odyssey. The synopsis says: "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 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."

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