Together by Christmas by Karen Swan is this popular author’s Christmas novel for the year.
Lee Fitch is an award winning photographer/reporter, who has worked overseas, often in war-torn parts of the world where life with fellow reporter, Harry Cunningham, was often traumatic.
She has put that behind her now, however, redefined her career as a celebrity photographer and works from a studio with her devoted assistant, Bart, to earn an income. She also has a lively five year old son, Jasper, and a three storey house in Bloemgracht, Amsterdam.
As Christmas approaches, Jasper is looking forward to the annual Sinterklaas parade and to celebrating Christmas with his Godfather, Noah, and Lee’s close friends, Mila and Liam.
One morning Lee finds a book in the basket of her bicycle and inside is scrawled a haunting message. Lee is determined to find out who left it and why. By coincidence she discovers the book’s author and they realise they have a mutual attraction for each other.
Is there hope for a future together or will the relationship crash and burn as a past secret threatens Lee’s happiness?
Karen has once again found the ideal setting for her Christmas novel by choosing Amsterdam. Snow, ice on the canals, skating, Christmas trees and Sinterklaas, they all define a northern winter with great effect.
Add a hidden secret, action and intrigue regarding friends and neighbours, and, last but not least, a sparkling romance.
Put it all together and you have a superlative must read for the new year.
Together By Christmas is available in paperback and e-book
About Karen Swan
Karen Swan is one of the Sunday Times top three best selling authors, having written twenty books, her novels sell worldwide.
Karen began her career in fashion journalism before giving it all up to raise her three children and an ADHD puppy, and to pursue her ambition of becoming a writer. She lives in the forest in Sussex, writing her books in a treehouse overlooking the Downs. Her first novel, Players, was published in 2010, followed by Prima Donna in 2011.
She writes two books a year, one for the summer period and one for the Christmas season. Previous winter titles include Christmas at Tiffany’s, The Christmas Secret and The Christmas Lights. For the summer she has written The Rome Affair, The Greek Escape and The Spanish Promise.