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Karen Swan - The ​Christmas Lights
Indulge ​in the perfect winter's day treat and escape to the snow-fringed fjords of Norway with The Christmas Lights, a delicious tale full of drama and mystery, heartache and hope by Sunday Times bestseller Karen Swan. Bo lives a life most people can only dream of. She and her boyfriend Zac are paid to travel the globe, sharing their adventures with their online followers. And when Zac proposes, Bo's happiness is complete. With Christmas coming up, Bo can't wait to head to the snow-fringed fjords of Norway. Arriving at the picturesque and remote hillside farmhouse that will be their home for the next few weeks, Bo's determined to enjoy a romantic Christmas under the Northern Lights. Everything should be perfect But the mountains hold secrets from the past and as temperatures plunge and tensions rise, Bo must face up to the fact that a life which looks perfect to the outside world may not be the life she should be living... What readers are saying: '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!'

Karen Swan - The ​Paris Secret
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 asses these suddenly discovered treasures. As an expert in her field, she must trace the history of each painting and just 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?

Karen Swan - The ​Rome Affair
_Another ​compulsive, page-turning novel from the internationally bestselling author of The Paris Secret._ 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.

Karen Swan - The ​Greek Escape
A ​scorching summer novel, set on a lush Greek island, The Greek Escape by bestselling author Karen Swan, is the perfect getaway for fans of Victoria Hislop and Santa Montefiore. Before every new beginning, there must be an ending . Running from heartbreak, Chloe Marston leaves her old life in London for a fresh start in New York. Working at a luxury concierge company, she makes other people’s lives run perfectly, even if her own has ground to a halt. But a terrible accident forces her to step into a new role, up close and personal with the company’s most esteemed and powerful clients. Charismatic Joe Lincoln is one of them and his every wish is her command, so when he asks her to find him a secluded holiday home in the Greek Islands, she sets about sourcing the perfect retreat. But when Tom, her ex, unexpectedly shows up in Manhattan and the stability of her new life is thrown off-balance again, she jumps at the chance to help Joe inspect the holiday house; escaping to Greece will give her the time and space to decide where her future truly lies. Tom is the man she has loved for so long but he has hurt her before—can she give him another chance? And as she draws closer to Joe, does she even want to? As magnetic as he is mysterious, there’s an undeniable chemistry between them that she can’t resist. But whatever her heart is telling her, she’s in over her head—another client’s wife has mysteriously disappeared and seriously allegations about Joe threaten more than just her happiness. Who can she trust? And will Chloe uncover the truth in time?

Karen Swan - Christmas ​in the Snow
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.

Karen Swan - The ​Spanish Promise
Charlotte, ​a wealth counsellor who knows from personal experience the complications that a sudden inheritance can bring, helps her clients navigate the emotional side effects of sudden wealth syndrome. When she is asked by Mateo Mendoza, heir to a huge Spanish estate, to fly to Madrid to help resolve an issue in his father's will, she's confident it will be straightforward. The timing isn't great as Charlotte's due to get married the following week, but once her client signs on the dotted line, Charlotte can return to her life in London and her wedding, and live happily ever after. Marrying Stephen might not fill her with excitement, but she doesn't want to live in the fast lane anymore - safe and predictable is good. But Carlos Mendoza's final bequest opens up a generation of secrets, and Charlotte finds herself compelled to unravel the mystery. As Charlotte digs deeper, she uncovers the story of a family divided by Spain's Civil War, and of a love affair across the battle lines that ended in tragedy. And while she is consumed in the drama of the Mendozas, Charlotte's own tragic past catches up with her, threatening to overturn everything in her life she's worked so hard to build.

Karen Swan - Christmas ​on Primrose Hill
Christmas ​on Primrose Hill is a romantic Christmas tale from the 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?

Karen Swan - The ​Christmas Party
_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?

Karen Swan - Christmas ​at Tiffany's
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.

Karen Swan - Christmas ​Under the Stars
_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?

Karen Swan - The ​Hidden Beach
_From ​internationally bestselling author Karen Swan comes The Hidden Beach, an addictive story of heartbreak, loyalty and hope, set in the historic city of Stockholm and along the beautiful archipelagos of the Swedish coast._ In the oldest part of Stockholm, Bell Everhurst is working as a nanny for an affluent family. Hanna and Max Von Greyerz are parents to 7 year-old Linus, and 5-year old twins Ellinor and Tilde, and Bell has been with the family for over two years. One early Spring morning, as she’s rushing out to take the children to school, she answers the phone – and everything changes. A woman from a clinic she’s never heard of asks her to pass on the message that Hanna’s husband is awake. Bell is confused. She clearly just saw Max walking out of the house a few minutes earlier, but the woman mentioned Hanna by name . . . When she gets hold of her employer, the truth is revealed: Hanna’s first husband fell into a coma seven years earlier, following an accident. But now he’s awake. And life is going to change for them all.

Karen Swan - Titok ​Párizsban
SUNDAY ​TIMES BESTSELLER Nem kell minden ajtón belesni... A Titok Párizsban intenzív, egy pillanat alatt beszippantja az embert - Karen Swan bestsellere a tökéletes kikapcsolódás. Valahol Párizs macskaköves utcácskái között van egy lakás, amelyben mindent ujjnyi vastagon belep a por, és ahol sok évtizeddel ezelőtt felbecsülhetetlen értékű műalkotásokat rejtettek el. Flora nem akármilyen galériás: az egyik legmenőbb Londonban - jobban el tudja engedni magát egy árverésen, ahol csak úgy röpködnek a fontmilliók, mint édes kettesben, egy gyertyafényes vacsora alkalmával. Florára esik a választás, hogy becsülje fel a párizsi lakásból előkerült műkincseket. Igazi profiként deríti fel minden egyes festmény sorsát és előéletét, és ki akarja nyomozni, kicsoda rejtegette az alkotásokat ilyen sokáig. Ahogy felveszi a kapcsolatot a fényűzően gazdag Vermeil családdal, akik Párizs és az Antibes-szigetek között ingáznak, Flora rádöbben, hogy a látszat sok tekintetben csal. A nyers modorú Xavier Vermeil eltökélte, hogy mindenáron távol tartja Florát családi titkaiktól - vajon mit rejteget? Karen Swan tizenhat bestsellert írt, számára az utazás elválaszthatatlan része az írásnak, ilyenkor találja meg regényei anyagát. Könyveit a világ minden táján hűséges rajongótábor várja. Swan Sussexben él a férjével, három gyerekük és két kutyájuk van. Ez az első könyve magyarul.

Karen Swan - Karácsonyi ​parti
Parti ​egy elegáns vidéki kastélyban, ahol a visszafogott felszín alatt burjánzanak a titkok és a románcok... Declan Lorne, az utolsó ír lovag váratlanul jobblétre szenderül. Az ősi cím vele együtt száll a sírba, birtokán pedig, amely az ország vad, délnyugati partvidékén található, három lánya osztozik. Az idősebb lányok, Ottie és Pip várakozásaiknak megfelelően kapják meg örökségüket, azonban mindenki meglepetésére - és csalódására - a legkisebb lány, a család fekete báránya, Willow örökli magát a kastélyt. Miért Willow kapta a kastélyt? A három lánytestvér annak idején közel állt egymáshoz, de most elkeseredett küzdelem kezdődik. Három évvel korábban, nem tudni, miért, Willow hátat fordított a szülői háznak, Dublinba szökött, és megfogadta, hogy soha nem tér vissza. Így aztán, amikor ripsz-ropsz bejelenti, hogy eladja a kastélyt, Pip és Ottie bosszút fogad: Pip egy lapra tesz fel mindent, hogy biztosítsa a jövőjét, Ottie pedig olyan döntést hoz, amely mindhármuk vesztét jelenti. A fényűző karácsonyi partit Connor Shaye, leendő tulajdonos rendezi: neki házavató, a három testvérnek búcsúbuli. A titkaikra azonban sorra fény derül: Ottie, Willow és Pip számára egyetlen kérdés marad - képesek lesznek arra, hogy a jövőjüket egyengessék? Ehhez ugyanis egyszer s mindenkorra el kell engedniük a múltat.

Karen Swan - Ha ​egy spanyol megígéri
Soha ​nem tudhatod a teljes igazságot. Sziporkázó regény, amelyben Karen Swan Madrid vibráló utcáira visz el bennünket... Spanyolország egyik leggazdagabb embere haldoklik. Amikor vagyona sorsáról gondoskodik, családja döbbenten értesül, hogy a férfi mindenét Charlotte-ra, egy fiatal nőre akarja hagyni, akiről a rokonok életükben először hallanak. Ki lehet ez a nő? Hogyan kerítette hatalmába a dúsgazdag Carlos Mendozát? Charlotte Fairfaxet arra kérik, utazzon Spanyolországba, látogassa meg otthonában a zaklatott családot. Charlotte-nak egy hét múlva esedékes az esküvője, de biztos benne, hogy addigra lesz ideje tisztázni az ügyet – de ha már ott van, beleássa magát a család múltjába, és feltárja a múlt döbbenetes, sötét fejezetét. Két ember történetét, akiket egy konfliktus szakított el egymástól. Charlotte a titkok birtokában immár azon tűnődik: a szerelem talán akkor is tovább él, ha nem feledünk, és nem bocsátunk meg. Amíg a két szív dobog, a szerelem örök. „A tökéletes olvasmány.” – Hello!

Karen Swan - Christmas ​at Claridge's
'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, and where a neglected villa has been bought by a handsome stranger. He wants Clem to restore it for him and it seems like the answer to all her problems -- except that Clem has been there once before and vowed, for her own protection, never to return ...Praise for The Perfect Present: 'Deliciously glamorous, irresistibly romantic' Hello! 'Hide indoors with a glass of mulled wine and lose yourself in this' Heat

Karen Swan - Karácsony ​Tiffanynál
Három ​város. Három évszak. Egy esély. Cassie túl hamar megállapodott, az első komoly párkapcsolatában hozzáment a fiúhoz. Most, tíz évvel később romokban hever, mert megcsalták. A házasságának lőttek, se karrierje, se saját otthona. Most kell rájönnie, ki is ő valójában, és hol van a helye a világban. Ezzel kezdődik a különös, kísérleti év: Cassie elhagyja védett közegét, a vidéki Skóciát, hogy végiglátogassa három legjobb barátnőjét, akik csillogó nagyvárosokban élnek: New Yorkban, Párizsban és Londonban. Eddig mocsárvidéken élt, ahol fajdra vadásztak, haja fénytelen volt, összetapadt - Cassie most reformétrendre tér, és tökéletes frizurát csináltat. Kipróbálja mindhárom várost, nyomába ered az életnek, amit már eleve élnie kellett volna, a férfinak, akit mindvégig szeretnie kellett volna.

Karen Swan - Together ​by Christmas
_Canadian ​bestseller Karen Swan returns with another moving, surprising and heartwarming novel for the holiday season._ When Lee first came to Amsterdam, it was with a newborn baby and a secret. Five years later, her life is approaching normal: her career as a celebrity photographer is flourishing, her son Jasper is growing up, and they are enjoying the run-up to Christmas with their tight circle of close friends. But all this changes one morning when Lee finds a book in the basket of her bicycle – and scrawled inside it, a desperate message. Who left it for her, and why? Lee feels compelled to help and tracks down the book’s author, Sam. With an instant, undeniable connection it seems they might have a shot at a real future together. Until her past comes calling. As the snow falls and ice thickens on the city’s canals, the secret Lee has never told resurfaces. Suddenly everything she holds dear hangs in the balance. Christmas is a time for being together – but what if the truth means she ends up alone? Escape to the snow-covered streets of Amsterdam in this deeply romantic read, featuring twists, turns and characters you'll fall in love with.

Karen Swan - Sterne ​über Rom
Die ​Engländerin Cesca lebt in Rom und betreibt einen erfolgreichen Blog, der eine Hommage an die ewige Stadt und das Dolce Vita ist. Als sie Bekanntschaft mit ihrer Nachbarin macht, der berühmten Viscontessa Elena, sind sich beide sofort sympathisch. Nach einiger Zeit willigt Cesca sogar ein, Elenas Memoiren zu verfassen. Doch je mehr Zeit sie miteinander verbringen, desto mehr beschleicht Cesca das Gefühl, dass Elena etwas vor ihr verbirgt. Als auf einer Baustelle ein wertvoller Diamantring gefunden wird, der angeblich Elena gehört, stellt Cesca zusammen mit dem attraktiven Archäologen Nico Nachforschungen an – und fördert ein tragisches Geheimnis zu Tage ...

Karen Swan - The ​Perfect Present
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 December 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.

Karen Swan - The ​Christmas Secret
They ​say that behind every great man, there’s a great woman, and behind London’s most powerful leaders, there stands only one—Alex Hyde, business coach par excellence. She’s the woman they turn to for advice and strategy when the pressure gets too much. So when Alex gets a call offering an unbelievable sum to discreetly manage a family member on the board of an esteemed Scottish whisky company, it’s business as usual. She can do this in her sleep. Only, she’s never met anyone like Lochlan Farqhuar before. CEO of Kentallen Distilleries, he’s also the son and heir of the company’s founder, and a man for whom there is no "no." He’s a maverick, and Alex needs to get inside his head before he brings the company to its knees. But as she tasks herself with finding a way in, she finds that for once, she's not the one in control. And when she stumbles across a chance discovery that changes everything, she’s suddenly not so sure she should be.

Karen Swan - Római ​kalandok
Van ​megállíthatatlan szerelem. Van eltitkolhatatlan titok. 1974: Elena Damiani gazdag családba született, lélegzetelállító szépség, ezért minden ajtó megnyílik előtte, a férfiak a lába előtt hevernek. Huszonhat évesen már a harmadik férjét nyűvi, amikor emberére akad. Ezt a férfit soha nem kaphatja meg – amin se pénz, se szépség nem változtathat. 2017: Francesca Hackett londoni élete elől Rómába szökött, éli a dolce vitát, turistacsoportokat vezet az Örök Városban. Egy szemetesben lopott dizájner retikült talál, és visszajuttatja jogos tulajdonosának, aki a piazza túloldalán lakik – a híres társasági hölgynek, Elena dei Damiani Pignatelli della Mirandolának. A pénztárcának ugyan nyoma veszett, Elena mégis kitörő örömmel fogadja a megkerült retikült, mert ott van benne a levél, amelyet a férje tizenkét évvel azelőtt, a halálos ágyán írt, és amelyet Elena azóta se bontott fel. Kölcsönösen szimpatikusak egymásnak, ezért megállapodnak, hogy Francesca fog interjúkat készíteni Elenával, hogy kiadhassák Elena memoárját. A nyár folyamán Francesca ámultan hallgatja Elena szenzációs történeteit. A város alatti ősrégi alagútból felhoznak egy felbecsülhetetlen értékű gyémántgyűrűt, amelyről kiderül, szintén Elenáé lehetett. Francesca ekkor rádöbben, mi lehet Elena életének legdrámaibb titka. „Mesés kaland... hibátlan nyári olvasmány egy pohár Prosecco mellé.” - Bookliterati.com „Sehová ne menekülj... hacsak ne ebbe a könyvbe!” - Candis „Függőséget okoz... kiemelten ajánljuk!” - Onmybookshelf blog „Van itt szenvedély és csillogás a romantika kedvelőinek, de ugyanúgy van humor, intrika, érzelmi hullámzások – fordulatok, és előre nem látható csavarok. Nem is beszélve a sötét, baljós titkokról, amelyek mostanra Karen Swan védjegyévé váltak.” - Lancashire Post „Tökéletes olvasmány a tengerpartra.” - Daily Express Karen Swan Sunday Times bestsellerszerző. Korábban divatmagazinnál dolgozott. Tizennyolc könyvet írt, Sussexben él férjével, három gyerekük és két kutyájuk van.

Karen Swan - A ​titkos part
Ketten: ​love story. Hárman: már tömeg. Elhallgatások, árulás és sokkoló felfedezések várnak Svédország lélegzetelállító üdülőszigetein... Bell Everhurst imádja a munkáját: Stockholm régi városnegyedében dolgozik, egy gazdag és elbűvölő házaspár, Hanna and Max Mogert három gyermekére vigyáz. De egy nap minden megváltozik. Egy nő telefonál valami klinikáról, amelyről Bell még sosem hallott, és megkéri, adja át az üzenetet: Hanna férje magához tért. De nem Maxról beszél. Fény derül Hanna múltjára, és ez katasztrofális következményekkel jár. A család elutazik, hogy egy idilli svéd szigeten töltsék a nyarat – vajon Bellnek kell állnia a sarat helyettük?

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