The Christmas Party

The Christmas Party

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The Christmas Party is a delicious, page-turning story full of twists and turns. At an elegant country house party, shocking secrets and unexpected romances hide just beneath the surface . . . A must-read for the festive season by Karen Swan, the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Christmas Secret and Christmas at Tiffany's.

When Declan Lorne, the last remaining knight in Ireland, dies suddenly, an ancient title passes with him. But his estate on Ireland's rugged south-west coast is left to his three daughters. The two eldest, Ottie and Pip, inherit in line with expectations, but to everyone's surprise - and dismay - it is the errant baby of the family, Willow, who gets the castle.

Why her? Something unknown - something terrible - made her turn her back on her family three years earlier, escaping to Dublin and vowing never to return. So when Willow quickly announces she is selling up, her revenge seems sweet and the once-close sisters are pushed to breaking point: in desperation, Pip risks everything to secure her own future, and Ottie makes a decision that will ruin lives. It's each woman for herself.

Before moving in, Connor Shaye, the prospective new owner, negotiates throwing a lavish party at the castle just days before Christmas - his hello, their goodbye. But as their secrets begin to catch up with them, Ottie, Willow and Pip are forced to ask themselves which is harder: stepping into the future, or letting go of the past?

'A real treat to get absolutely lost in. Go on - spoil yourself!' - Veronica Henry, bestselling author of Christmas at the Beach Hut

What Karen's readers say . . .

'This is a perfect winter's day read, that will have you utterly absorbed...'
'Full of intrigue, secrets, heartbreak, love'
'If you're after a book with a truly Christmas feel, full of drama, mystery, heart and hope then The Christmas Lights is a book for you'
'Crammed with love, heartbreak and powerful secrets this Christmas story with substance is not to be missed!'
'The Christmas Lights is the perfect Christmas read . . . The festive season can now commence!'
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 31mm | 341g
  • Pan Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main Market Ed.
  • 1529006066
  • 9781529006063
  • 24,410

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An absolute feast of a Christmas read - I devoured it more quickly than a plate of smoked salmon canapés. A wild and windswept location, three feisty sisters and enough family drama to keep you quiet for hours. A real treat to get absolutely lost in. Go on - spoil yourself!
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Fun and great escapism * Tracy Rees, author of The Hourglass, on The Christmas Secret * The most unlikely of romances is only part of a moving story of loss and the promise of second chances * Sunday Mirror on The Christmas Secret * Another epic tale of love, loss, and secrets, this new book from the always-excellent Karen Swan . . . tuck yourself in under a blanket and get lost in the adventure * Heat on The Christmas Secret * An absolute feast of a Christmas read - I devoured it more quickly than a plate of smoked salmon canapes. A wild and windswept location, three feisty sisters and enough family drama to keep you quiet for hours. A real treat to get absolutely lost in. Go on - spoil yourself! -- Veronica Henry, bestselling author of Christmas at the Beach Hut
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About Karen Swan

Karen Swan is the Sunday Times top three bestselling author of sixteen books and her novels sell all over the world. She writes two books each year - one for the summer period and one for the Christmas season. Previous winter titles include Christmas at Tiffanys, The Christmas Secret, The Christmas Lights, and for summer, The Rome Affair, The Greek Escape and The Spanish Promise.

Her books are known for their evocative locations and Karen sees travel as vital research for each story. She loves to set deep, complicated love stories within twisty plots, sometimes telling two stories in the same book.
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695 ratings
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4 44% (303)
3 19% (134)
2 2% (17)
1 1% (4)
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