While Christmas is still a few weeks away, I thought a festive book would be the perfect way to kick off December.
Karen Swan is an author that I really like and so I picked up a copy of Christmas At Tiffany’s.
The cover, in all its snowy glory and of course the title gave the impression this would be a great festive story, but it’s deceptive to say the least.
There is a brief celebration of Christmas some way into the story and a somewhat reference to the festive season at the end but that is it.
Despite this misleading representation of the story, I still love Ms Swan’s writing and the way she creates such vivid images for readers.
Also, winter in New York, Paris and London is a beautiful time to be in the city and I felt the author captured this in her story-telling.
This is a story about friendship, love and re-inventing oneself through a journey of discovery.
It is a little slow in the beginning but totally worth persevering and while some may find it predictable, I couldn’t put it down and read it cover to cover.
Christmas at Tiffany’s by Karen Swan is available on all major e-book sites including www.kobo.com and www.amazon.com.
Top 3 JASHANMAL
1. The Spy by Paulo Coelho (BD8.800)
2. Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them by J K Rowling (BD11.400)
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid 11: Double Down by Jeff Kinney (BD4.900)
Top 5 Christmas Reads
1. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
2. The Night Before Christmas by Clement C Moore
3. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
4. Nutcracker by E T A Hoffman
5. Miracle on 34th Street by Valentine Davies