Sunday, 13 November 2011

Books Read: Karen Swan - Christmas at Tiffany's

Source - Received free via Bookmooch

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.

I was lucky enough to get an advance proof copy of this book from Bookmooch and overall it was a very pleasant read. The title itself is very tenuous as the book has nothing much to do with Christmas or Tiffany's, just a small mention.

Another thing that did slightly bug me about the book is that again it's not very realistic...In this economic climate how many people would be able to just take off for a year to experience something new!

But asides from these small gripes it actually was a very easy book to read and it was interesting to see how Cassie spent the year immersing herself into the lives of her three friends to see how she would fit into their lives. In the end, which life will she decide to choose, will she decide to go back to Scotland, or will New York, Paris or London have won her heart? You'll just have to read it for yourself to see which life she decides is perfect for her...

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