The Christmas Party

The Christmas Party

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 31/10/2019
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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'
'Crammed with love, heartbreak and powerful secrets this Christmas story with substance is not to be missed!'
'The festive season can now commence!'

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781529006063
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Weight: 322g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 131 x 36 mm

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The Christmas Party
I loved this book set in Ireland around Christmas with plenty of family drama
This is my first Karen Swan book, and I loved it! The story is set around a castle in Ireland at Christmas and has plenty of family drama going on, a deat... READ MORE
Claire McPartlin
The Christmas Party
This took me a couple of chapters to get into however it was well worth persevering as I was soon engrossed by sisters Ottie, Pip and Willow. Each of them ... READ MORE
Sarah Goldthorpe
The Christmas Party
The perfect Christmas fairytale!
This is a charming, very well written story following three sisters in the run up to Christmas Day 2019. I really devoured this enjoyable tale which has ma... READ MORE
The Christmas Party
Great Escapism
Enchanting, winsome, and touchingly festive! I found myself whisked away to the picturesque, rugged coastline of southwest Ireland in The Christmas Party,... READ MORE
Bridget East
The Christmas Party
A winter novel of family, relationships and wonderful characters
A book with Christmas in the title, but certainly too strong a novel to be limited to the run up to the festive season. A story of three sisters and events... READ MORE
The Christmas Party
It does get better
This Book does get better. I struggled and almost gave up with boredom at the repetition for the first third. It improves and reminded me of ř 1980s. An im... READ MORE
Joy Bosworth
The Christmas Party
Christmassy romance
This Book does get better. I struggled and almost gave up with boredom at the repetition for the first third. It improves and reminded me of Women's Weekly... READ MORE
Joy Bosworth