La suite de Noël à Tiffany ! Un mariage à planifier. Un mariage à arrêter. Qu'est-ce qui pourrait mal se passer? Un feel good passionnant, rempli de questionnements sur l'amour.
Cassie aime Henry. Henry aime Cassie. Avec une bague Tiffany à son doigt, il ne reste plus à notre héroïne qu'à planifier le mariage. Cela devrait être si simple ! mais quand Henry va dans un sens, Cassie va dans l'autre...
Parallèlement, le jeune cousin d'Henry, Gem, ne partage pas ces hésitations et se précipite vers l'allée, déterminé à convoler dans l'église de Cornouailles où ses parents se sont mariés. Sa famille, inquiète, y est opposée et Cassie, connaissant bien chacun, décide d'empêcher le mariage de se dérouler.
/> Quand Henry part en expédition naviguer tout l'été dans le Pacifique, Cassie se précipite à Cornwall, dans l'espoir de trouver la tranquillité d'esprit dont elle a besoin pour avancer.
Mais dans les dunes et les criques de la côte nord des Cornouailles, elle découvre bientôt que le passé est toujours là et, inévitablement, il faudra faire un choix.
Trois villes, trois saisons, une seule chance de trouver la vie qui vous convient... Le nouveau Karen Swan !
Cassie s'est installée trop jeune en épousant son premier petit ami sérieux. À présent, dix ans plus tard, il l'a trahie et elle est brisée. Cassie se retrouve avec un mariage en lambeaux, sans carrière ni foyer. Il va falloir qu'elle décide quelle sera sa vie, et pour commencer qu'elle découvre qui elle est vraiment pour pouvoir trouver sa place.
Cassie expérimente alors une idée un peu folle : quitter sa vie protégée dans la campagne écossaise pour tester d'autres vies pendant un an. Elle va passer une saison avec chacune de ses meilleures amies dans les villes les plus glamour du monde : New York, Paris et Londres. Échangeant grouse moelleuse et cheveux frisottant pour un régime pauvre en glucides et une coupe au balayage très chic, Cassie tente de retrouver dans chaque ville la vie qu'elle était censée mener, et avec elle, l'homme qui était censé l'aimer depuis toujours.
Une histoire très romanesque aux rebondissements réjouissants !
Mystère, romantisme et glamour sont réunis dans ce feel-good captivant de Karen Swan !
Laura Cunningham, joaillière de talent, mène une vie tranquille avec son compagnon Jack et leur chien dans un pittoresque village anglais lorsqu'un jour de décembre, un client inhabituel entre dans son atelier. Élégant et outrageusement riche, Rob commande un cadeau d'anniversaire très particulier pour sa femme, Cat : un collier avec sept pendentifs, chacun symbolisant une personne importante au cours de la vie de Cat. Pour le confectionner, Laura devra enquêter ! Au cours de ses recherches, elle se lie d'amitié avec chacun... et se rapproche de Rob.
En tâchant d'en apprendre plus sur l'énigmatique Cat, qui semble si parfaite, Laura, troublée, se rend compte que la jeune femme cache peut-être bien son jeu. Derrière le glamour et le romantisme apparents, l'amour est-il vraiment là où on l'attend ?
Une plume limpide et agréable, qui permet l'identification immédiate à l'héroïne et emporte le lecteur dans un tourbillon romantique.
De rebondissements rapides en coups de coeur romantiques, le parfait roman d'hiver à savourer au coin du feu... ou à offrir !
À Londres, la neige tombe sans discontinuer à l'approche de Noël, mais Allegra Fisher n'a pas une seconde pour jeter un regard sur la City. Elle vient y négocier le plus gros contrat de sa carrière et ne peut se permettre le moindre faux-pas. Alors quand elle rencontre le séduisant Sam Kemp, elle ne peut pas non plus se laisser distraire. D'autant que Sam est le nouveau venu dans l'entreprise qui risque bien de lui ravir ses clients. Hors de question !
Allegra se lance dans la compétition avec lui, quand le coup de fil d'un policier suisse lui apprend qu'on a retrouvé le corps d'une personne de sa famille, emprisonné depuis plusieurs décennies dans les glaces. Une grand-mère dont elle n'avait jamais entendu parler. Une découverte qui va changer sa vie...
Le Style Un style très fluide et un rythme enjoué pour conter les aventures d'une héroïne moderne, entre les Alpes suisses, Londres et New York.
Le roman d'une redécouverte de soi qui célèbre le bien-être, l'amour et l'amitié...
Quand le monde de Rowena Tipton s'écroule, Hump, un garçon attachant, va l'aider à se réapproprier sa vie...
Rowena Tipton tombe de haut lorsque l'homme qui partage sa vie depuis des années lui annonce qu'il a décidé, avant de l'épouser, de s'offrir six mois de " pause " pour un trek au Cambodge. Un trek sans elle...
Pour Rowena, photographe rêveuse confortablement installée dans sa petite vie tranquille, le monde s'écroule en quelques secondes. Quand elle rencontre par hasard Hump qui l'invite à postuler pour une colocation d'été dans sa maison des Hamptons, elle décide sur un coup de tête de quitter l'Angleterre. Devant elle s'étire un long été de plages blanches et d'océan avec trois colocataires hauts en couleur.
Seule à décider de son avenir immédiat pour la première fois depuis longtemps, Ro' se redécouvre peu à peu. Avec les rêves qu'elle avait enfouis au fond d'elle-même rejaillissent des questions oubliées. Qui est-elle ? Souhaite-t-elle toujours épouser ce garçon qui l'a abandonnée et dont elle s'éloigne de plus en plus ? Et si elle trouvait ici ce qu'elle a toujours cherché sans le savoir ?
De sa prof de yoga à la militante écologiste, sans oublier un mystérieux inconnu qui ne cesse de la déstabiliser, Rowena fera de nombreuses et belles rencontres qui rendront son été inoubliable.
Rowena Tipton isn't looking for a new life, just a new adventure, something to while away the months as her long-term boyfriend presses pause on their relationship before they become engaged. But when a chance encounter at a New York wedding leads to an audition for a coveted houseshare in The Hamptons - Manhattan's elite beach scene - suddenly a new life is exactly what she's got.Stretching before her is a summer with three eclectic housemates, long days on white sandy beaches and parties on gilded tennis courts. But high rewards bring high stakes and Rowena soon finds herself caught in the crossfire of a vicious intimidation campaign. Alone for the first time in her adult life, she has no-one to turn to but a stranger who is everything she doesn't want - but possibly everything she needs.The Summer Without You is a gorgeously escapist summer read from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Christmas at Tiffany's, Karen Swan.
'This was where her dreams drifted to if she didn't blot her nights out with drink; this was where her thoughts settled if she didn't fill her days with chat. She remembered this tiny, remote foreign village on a molecular level and the sight of it soaked into her like water into sand, because this was where her old life had ended and her new one had begun.'
Portobello - home to the world-famous street market, Notting Hill Carnival and Clem Alderton. She's the queen of the scene, the girl everyone wants to be or be with. But beneath the morning-after makeup, Clem is keeping a secret, and when she goes too far one reckless night she endangers everything - her home, her job and even her adored brother's love.Portofino - a place of wild beauty and old-school glamour. Clem has been here once before and vowed never to return. But when a hansome stranger asks Clem to restore a neglected villa, it seems like the answer to her problems - if she can just face up to her past. Claridge's - at Christmas. Clem is back in London working on a special commission for London's grandest hotel. But is this really where her heart lies?Christmas at Claridge's is a glamorous contemporary romance by the bestselling Karen Swan, author of Christmas in the Snow.
The Perfect Present is glamorous and festive read from Karen Swan, author of Christmas at Tiffany's.Haunted by a past she can't escape, Laura Cunningham desires nothing more than to keep her world small and precise - her quiet relationship and growing jewellery business are all she needs to get by. Until the day when Rob Blake walks into her studio and commissions a necklace that will tell his enigmatic wife Cat's life in charms. As Laura interviews Cat's family, friends and former lovers, she steps out of her world and into theirs - a charmed world where weekends are spent in Verbier and the air is lavender-scented, where friends are wild, extravagant and jealous, and a big love has to compete with grand passions. Hearts are opened, secrets revealed and as the necklace begins to fill up with trinkets, Cat's intoxicating life envelops Laura's own. By the time she has to identify the final charm, Laura's metamorphosis is almost complete. But the last story left to tell has the power to change all of their lives forever, and Laura is forced to choose between who she really is and who it is she wants to be.
No secret stays buried forever . . .In London, the snow is falling and Christmas is just around the corner - but Allegra Fisher barely has time to notice. She's pitching for the biggest deal of her career and can't afford to fail. And when she meets attractive stranger, Sam Kemp, on the plane to the meeting, she can't afford to lose her focus either. She learned to shut off her emotions long ago and only her sister and best friend Isobel knows why. But when Allegra finds herself up against Sam for the bid, their passion quickly turns sour.In Zermatt in the Swiss Alps, a long-lost mountain hut is discovered in the snow after sixty years and the last person expecting to become involved is Allegra - she hasn't even heard of the woman they found inside. But it soon becomes clear the two women are linked and, as she and Iz travel out to make sense of the mystery, hearts thaw and dark secrets are uncovered, long buried by the snow.With glamorous locations and heart-breaking twists, Christmas in the Snow by Karen Swan is all you need in your stocking for a truly decadent Christmas holiday. The perfect gift - even if it's just to yourself.
Summer at Tiffany's by Karen Swan is the captivating and romantic sequel to Christmas at Tiffany's, perfect for fans of Santa Montefiore and Veronica Henry.A wedding to plan. A wedding to stop. What could go wrong? Cassie loves Henry. Henry loves Cassie. With a Tiffany ring on her finger, all that Cassie has left to do is plan the wedding. It should be so simple but when Henry pushes for a date, Cassie pulls back.Henry's wild, young cousin, Gem, has no such hesitations and is racing to the aisle at a sprint, determined to marry in the Cornish church where her parents were wed. But the family is set against it, and Cassie resolves to stop the wedding from going ahead. When Henry lands an expedition sailing the Pacific for the summer, Cassie decamps to Cornwall, hoping to find the peace of mind she needs to move forwards. But in the dunes and coves of the northern Cornish coast, she soon discovers the past isn't finished with her yet . . .
Christmas on Primrose Hill is a spellbinding, emotional and romantic tale from the best-selling author of Christmas at Tiffany's, Karen Swan.
On Primrose Hill . . . Twinkling lights brighten London's Primrose Hill as Christmas nears - but for Nettie Watson, it's not parties and presents that she wants. Promises are made For Nettie, Christmas only serves as a stark reminder of the life she used to have . . . One day she made a promise to never leave home, and so far she's stayed true to her word. Promises are broken Under the glaring spotlight of the world's media, Nettie is unexpectedly caught up in a 21st century storm . . . Her exploits have made her a global name and attracted the attention of one of the world's most eligible men - famous front man, Jamie Westlake. But now she has his attention, does she want to keep it?
Not every door should be opened . . .With stunning locations and page-turning tension, The Paris Secret is an intense and gripping tale from bestselling author Karen Swan.Somewhere along the cobbled streets of Paris, an apartment lies thick with dust and secrets: full of priceless artworks hidden away for decades.High-flying fine art agent Flora from London, more comfortable with the tension of a million-pound auction than a cosy candlelit dinner for two, is called in to assess these suddenly discovered treasures. As an expert in her field, she must trace the history of each painting and discover who has concealed them for so long.Thrown in amongst the glamorous Vermeil family as they move between Paris and Antibes, Flora begins to discover that things aren't all that they seem, while back at home her own family is recoiling from a seismic shock. The terse and brooding Xavier Vermeil seems intent on forcing Flora out of his family's affairs - but just what is he hiding?
A gripping, festive novel, Christmas Under the Stars by Karen Swan reveals the devastating power of secrets.Worlds apart. A love without limit.In the snow-topped mountains of the Canadian Rockies, Meg and Mitch are living their dream. Just weeks away from their wedding, they work and play with Tuck and Lucy, their closest and oldest friends. Meg and Lucy are as close as sisters - much to Meg's sister's dismay - and Tuck and Mitch have successfully turned their passion for snowboarding into a booming business. But when a polar storm hits, tragedy strikes. Alone in the tiny mountain log cabin she shares with Mitch, Meg desperately tries to radio for help - and it comes from the most unexpected quarter, a lone voice across the airwaves that sees what she cannot.As the snow melts and they try to live with their loss, the friendship Meg thought was forever is buckled by tensions, rivalries and devastating secrets. Nothing is as she thought and only her radio contact understands what it is to be truly alone. As they share confidences in the dark, witnessed only by the stars, Meg feels her future begin to pull away from her past and is forced to consider a strange truth - is it her friends who are the strangers? And a stranger who really knows her best?
Set on the beautiful island of Islay, The Christmas Secret is a gripping story filled with emotion from Karen Swan, author of Christmas Under the StarsAlex Hyde is the leaders' leader. An executive coach par excellence, she's the person the Great and the Good turn to when the pressure gets too much; she can change the way they think, how they operate, she can turn around the very fortunes of their companies.Her waiting list is months' long, but even she can't turn down the unorthodox but highly lucrative crisis call that comes her way a few weeks before Christmas, regarding the troublesome - and troubled - head of an esteemed whisky company in Scotland: Lochlan Farquhar, CEO of Kentallen Distilleries, is a maverick, an enigma and a renegade, and Alex needs to get inside his head before he brings the company to its knees.It should be business as usual. She can do this in her sleep. Only, when she gets to the remote island of Islay, with the winter snows falling, Alex finds herself out of her comfort zone. For once, she's not in control - Lochlan, though darkly charismatic, is unpredictable and destructive, her usual methods gaining no traction with him - and with Christmas and her deadline fast approaching, she must win his trust and find a way to close on this deal.But as she pulls ever closer to him, boundaries become blurred, loyalties loosen and Alex finds herself faced with an impossible choice as she realizes nothing and no-one is as they first seemed. 'Fun and great escapism' Tracy Rees, author of The Hourglass'I devoured it like a tray of warm mince pies. A delicious winter tale' Sarah Morgan, bestselling author of Moonlight Over Manhattan'If you're anything like us, then a book by Karen Swan has become synonymous with Christmas, and her latest is arguably her best yet ... smart plots, brilliant characters and juicy romance' Heat
The glamorous capital city of Italy is brought to startling life in The Rome Affair, a compelling summer novel by Karen Swan. 1974 and Elena Damiani lives a gilded life. Born to wealth and a noted beauty, no door is closed to her, no man can resist her. At twenty-six, she is already onto her third husband when she meets her love match. But he is the one man she can never have, and all the beauty and money in the world can't change it.2017 and Francesca Hackett is living la dolce vita in Rome, leading tourist groups around the Eternal City and forgetting the ghosts she left behind in London. When she finds a stolen designer handbag in her dustbin and returns it, she is brought into the orbit of her grand neighbour who lives across the piazza - famed socialite Viscontessa Elena dei Damiani Pignatelli della Mirandola. Though the purse is stolen, Elena greets the return of the bag with exultation for it contains an unopened letter written by her husband on his deathbed, twelve years earlier.Mutually intrigued by each other, the two women agree to collaborate on a project, with Cesca interviewing Elena for her memoirs. As summer unfurls, Elena tells her sensational stories, leaving Cesca in her thrall. But when a priceless diamond ring found in an ancient tunnel below the city streets is ascribed to Elena, Cesca begins to suspect a shocking secret at the heart of Elena's life.
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.
Dr Gowri Motha is one the UK's most respected obstetricians, working in holistic practice alongside Dr Yehudi Gordon. Her Gentle Birth Method has been hugely popular with celebrities, including Gwyneth Paltrow. Now she helps mothers in the first year after birth bond with their child and give them the best start in life.
A book that takes new parents month by month through the first weeks after birth - with detailed information on the health of mother and baby - and progresses to the end of the first year. Covering everything from colic and sleepless nights to your relationship with your partner, the book is a practical and emotionally reassuring guide to help you bond with your new child.
- the first weeks: the idea of creating a gentle passage into the world for the child and how to ensure good bonding is discussed
- the health of your baby and toddler. From early days of breast feeding and helping your baby to sleep to introducing first foods and coping with early childhood ailments
- the health of the mother: everything from episiotomy scarring to misaligned pelvises, insomnia and baby blues. Gowri introduces special massage and yoga techniques
- the growing child: stage-by-stage development and introducing useful toys and books
- family relationships: fathers and siblings, and grandparents
Childbirth guru Dr Gowri Motha, who practises with Dr Yehudi Gordon - author of Birth and Beyond - shows women how her revolutionary method helps women carry the baby to full term, have less intervention in the birth; feel less pain in labour, and feel happy and in control.
- The Gentle Birth method is a concise pregnancy programme combining diverse therapies such as 'creative healing' massage, a simple diet, self-hypnosis, reflexology and affirmation techniques
- The method was created by Dr Gowri Motha as an alternative to conventional obstetric practise, when she became alarmed at the increasing number of women needing intervention during their births. It teaches expectant mothers how to train their bodies and minds in order to reduce or prevent complications during pregnancy and labour.
- This book outlines the Method, with a month-by-month programme explaining how to rebalance the body and tailor it to the optimum condition for the birthing process. It includes guides to treating problems such as:
- back pain
- fluid retention
- stretch marks
- The programme offers women a formal framework in which to prepare their bodies and so avoid facing a labour that is unnecessarily long, arduous and traumatic, with significantly lower uptakes of pain relief.