Book Review: Christmas At Tiffany’s by Karen Swan

karen swan Title: Christmas At Tiffany’s
 Author: Karen Swan
 Series: At Tiffany’s (#1)
 Publisher: Pan Macmillan
 Date: January 1st 2012
 Pages: 585
 Format: Hardcover
 Source: Purchased


Synopsis (from Goodreads): 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.



This is the story about a woman who has to find herself again.

After ten years of marriage, on her anniversary party, Cassie finds out the ugly truth: her godson is a lovechild of her husband and her best friend.
What does she do?
She leaves him and goes on a year long search for her truth-self.
To three different cities that happen to be three leading places when it comes to fashion industry: New York, Paris and London.
In every city, she has a friend she will stay with.

In New York, her good friend Kelly, takes her under her wing. She shows her a lifestyle of a real New Yorker: morning running routines, going out in the clubs on regular basis, dating hot guys and keeping up with the latest trends.
She also find her a job in the fashion industry, but the thing is: when it comes to fashion, Cassie is pants and sweater kind of girl.

In Paris, Cassie is on her way to find her new-self. She listens to her inner self and discovers her passion for cooking.

London, her last stop. Place where the main decission has to be made.

Although this book sounds like a real chick lit in all it’s glory, it’s so much more then that.
I feel like I expected nothing but entertaintment from this story, but got so much from it.

Everything that happened in this book, all those little silly things and all those situations that were so easy to judge, they all happened for a reason.

There were no black and white characters, only grey. 
With all their flaws and reasons behind them, they opened my eyes and made me think about what makes people behaving a certain way.

It is so easy to be judgamental when it’s other people lives we’re talking about!

With it’s brilliant writing style and amazing setting (I liked New York the best), Christmas At Tiffany’s is a book every women’s fiction lover should read.





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