The Christmas Postcards

The Christmas Postcards

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 27/10/2022
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Set in a snow-covered Cotswolds village, The Christmas Postcards is the unmissable, spellbinding new book from the Sunday Times bestseller Karen Swan.

The right words can change everything . . .

It had been a make-or-break holiday for their marriage, but Natasha and Rob's rekindled romance is short-lived when their daughter's beloved soft toy disappears on the journey home. As Natasha comforts her distraught child, she turns to social media for help. Miraculously, the toy is found, but it has become the lucky mascot of a man named Duffy, who is thousands of miles away trekking in Nepal.

When Duffy promises to keep Natasha updated with pictures, a correspondence begins that soon becomes more meaningful. Sometimes, Natasha feels this stranger half way across the world understands her more than the man lying next to her.

But as the weeks pass and Duffy heads deeper into the mountains, Natasha notices a change in him. Then one day, the messages stop. Too late, Natasha wonders why he had ever needed a lucky mascot at all.

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781529084252
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Weight: 376g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 131 x 30 mm

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The Christmas Postcards
One of those stories that instantly draws you in and you don't want to end
I've only read one other by this author so I'm not sure if all her books are the same but I loved that like "Midnight In The Snow' this was set in a world ... READ MORE
Karen Hewitt
The Christmas Postcards
This was a wonderful and so very unique Christmas story. I just couldn't put it down and had to binge read it in one day. It took me on the most wonderful ... READ MORE
The Christmas Postcards
Cleverley written story
This was a very cleverly written story. A young woman goes to her her Hen do at Centre Parcs and falls in love with one of the assistants. She resists her ... READ MORE
Patricia Moren
The Christmas Postcards
Himalayas, Friendship and Lucky Mascot
Wow. The Christmas Postcards in my opinion is definitely one of Karen Swans best novels. It was so well written. Her descriptions of the Himalayas was supe... READ MORE
Lyndsey King
The Christmas Postcards
Nice winter read
This is a good book, which I really enjoyed reading. It is about a woman called Natasha, whose daughter's soft toy gets lost while they are on holiday, ... READ MORE
Catherine  Craig
The Christmas Postcards
The Christmas Postcards by Karen Swan
The Christmas Postcards by Karen Swan is a fascinating read and I thoroughly enjoyed reading this emotional roller coaster of a story. Natasha marries Rob ... READ MORE
Christine Rennie
The Christmas Postcards
Fabulous festive read!
Karen Swan, you did it again! I thoroughly enjoyed this story of love and loss and hope through adversity. Natasha and Rob are back from a holiday that was... READ MORE
The Christmas Postcards
Addictive reading, so good
Loved the cover. I thought the title misleading as this isn't a traditional Christmas story. After a holiday in the Maldives, Rob and Natasha stopover in ... READ MORE
The Christmas Postcards
Lovley festive fiction
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an early review of this book in return for an honest review. This is a really enjoyable book, based around Chri... READ MORE
Aileen Clifford
The Christmas Postcards
Set in England, Vienna and The Himalayas - loved it!
Another really great read from Karen Swan. I wouldn't say it had a particularly Christmassy feeling to it, although it is set around that time of year, it... READ MORE
Claire McPartlin
The Christmas Postcards
Another brilliant book from Karen Swan
I don’t read many festive books but every year I do read Karen Swan’s offering. What draws me to her books is that they are not overly fluffy or Christmass... READ MORE
Juliet Butler
The Christmas Postcards
Highly Recommended
Karen Swan is a natural story teller and a favourite author of mine for quite a few years . A brilliant read, not particularly Christmassy , more a winter ... READ MORE
Jane Bell
The Christmas Postcards
Breathtaking descriptions!
I am a big fan of Karen Swan, the story, the descriptions, the writing; a level up from the average romance. This one I found harder to get into than usual... READ MORE
Mavis Tiller
The Christmas Postcards
I do love Karen Swan’s books and this was a wonderful winter tale with a difference - a simple case of a missing but much loved toy which connects Natasha ... READ MORE
Sarah Goldthorpe
The Christmas Postcards
The Christmas Postcards...
In Karen Swan's The Christmas Postcards, two characters' lives are linked by a series of coincidences. Natasha's daughter, Mabel loses her toy cow, Moolah,... READ MORE
Bridget East
The Christmas Postcards
Powerfully gripping story, highly recommended
Karen Swan is one of my favourite authors, I expected a good read and wasn’t disappointed. The story is about a toddler’s beloved toy going missing while ... READ MORE
Frances Heaton