Together by Christmas

Together by Christmas

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 29/10/2020
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Synopsis

Together by Christmas is a moving read of twists, turns and heart-wrenching dilemmas by international bestseller Karen Swan, author of The Christmas Secret and The Christmas Party. As the snow falls, an unstoppable love story unfolds . . .

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?

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781529006100
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Weight: 320g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 29 mm

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Together by Christmas
Moving story set in Amsterdam at Christmas
A single parent, Lee is a successful celebrity photographer but she has a dark period in her past as a war photographer, working with her friend Harry, tha... READ MORE
Beverley Riley
Together by Christmas
Reading on the edge of my seat...
This book was completely different to what I expected and some bits were very difficult to read. Without spoiling the entire plot. Lee is a troubled, awar... READ MORE
Alexandra Cameron
Together by Christmas
Happiness is just around the corner, don't give up
This book was an unexpected pleasure. At the start I thought it was going to be depressing but I was wrong. There is sadness in the book and PTSD is covere... READ MORE
Isabel Bridges
Together by Christmas
Make room on your Christmas List
Together By Christmas - Author Karen Swan. Many of Karen's books are set in various countries around the world. This is another fine example. We are transp... READ MORE
ESTHER PEACOCK
Together by Christmas
Christmas Romance
Another wonderful romantic book by Karen Swan. Christmas, both Dutch and English traditions, interweave throughout this book bringing together romance, tra... READ MORE
Sue Rouse
Together by Christmas
Next level from Karen Swan!
This is not your average Karen Swan book...not that there's anything wrong with that, in fact I love it but this is next level! Lee is a photographer livin... READ MORE
Hayley Fox
Together by Christmas
A great read
I was given this book for free in return for an honest review. I have to admit that I started this book and then put it down as I wasn’t enjoying it. I’m t... READ MORE
Elaine Hall
Together by Christmas
Twists and turns
I do love Karen Swans books. This had me emerged from the first page all the way to the end. The storyline is interesting. A war journalist turnt famous p... READ MORE
Natalie Power
Together by Christmas
Together by Christmas
Together by Christmas is not your typical Christmas story, and anyone going into it should be aware of this and manage their expectations. This is certainl... READ MORE
Katy
Together by Christmas
So much more than a romantic novel
Together by Christmas by Karen Swan Rating ***** 4.8/5 Don’t be fooled by thinking this is just a romantic novel, it is so much more than that. The depth a... READ MORE
Eileen Barnes
Together by Christmas
Her best festive book to date; moving and heartfelt
Every year I always read Karen Swan’s festive book, and this years offering is one of her best yet. Lee Fitchett is lving in Amsterdam with her five year o... READ MORE
Juliet Butler
Together by Christmas
A gripping page turner, wonderful read
The book is set in Amsterdam, with Lee and her young son Jasper. She is a photographer who has experienced the horrific conflict of war in the Middle Eas... READ MORE
Frances Heaton
Together by Christmas
A first Karen Swan for me
wasn't sure what to expect from this read as I have never read anything by this author before. It did start very slow and I didn't really get into it till ... READ MORE
Michelle  Nelder
Together by Christmas
KAREN SWAN'S MAGIC IS REAL
Such a perfect December read. The magic of Karen Swan's writing is real. Together by Christmas is a book I totally recommend to everyone who enjoys heart... READ MORE
alina barac
Together by Christmas
Another book by Karen Swan that I will long remember
I don't know what it is about a Karen Swan book, but I find them so compelling. I often start off not even liking a character, usually one of the main cha... READ MORE
Claire McPartlin
Together by Christmas
Christmas?
Going off the cover of this book I was expecting the normal glitzy easy Christmas read. Don’t be mistaken it isn’t it’s much more than that. The theme is... READ MORE
Pauline Williamson
Together by Christmas
Love, family relationship
If you want a typical boy meets girl Christmas book put this book down. Single mum, pulitzer award winning photo journalist. Ex working partner and his wi... READ MORE
Helen Wilkinson
Together by Christmas
Christmas romance with depth
I read this book courtesy of NetGalley. This is a very different Christmas romance book to the usual. It is a gripping tale with several sub plots beside... READ MORE
Grey Lady
Together by Christmas
The grittiness was a pleasant change from the typical soft, lighthearted Christmas novels.
This is the first book that I have read by Karen Swan and I will be reading more! I gave it a 5 as I felt there was a good mix of Christmas warmth, reality... READ MORE
Carolyn Hamer
Together by Christmas
Christmas snow, romance and intrigue
I am a massive fan of Karen Swan and once again she has written a masterpiece. This is unlike any Christmas novel I have read. It was brilliantly written a... READ MORE
Lyndsey King
Together by Christmas
I Couldn't Put It Down!
This story grabbed me from page one and I struggled to put it down, in fact, I stayed up most the night in the end to finish it. It is a gripping story wit... READ MORE
Marian Girling
Together by Christmas
Fascinating characters
I’ve loved Karen Swan’s previous novels however I found this a little harder to get into than usual, possibly because Lee is quite a hard person in many re... READ MORE
Sarah Goldthorpe
Together by Christmas
Gripping Story
Oh my goodness what a book enjoyable, happy and sad in places. This is about Lee Andy her son Jasper who live in Amsterdam she is a former war photographe... READ MORE
Emma Watson
Together by Christmas
Wonderful Christmas read
I read all of Karen Swans books, and I have enjoyed them all. Many set in different countries and being able to absorb the feel of the country as well as a... READ MORE
Mavis Tiller
Together by Christmas
Just loved this book!
What a great book. It was really thoroughly researched and well detailed. I loved the characters and all of the sub stories. Parts of it were predictable b... READ MORE
Naomi Hall
Together by Christmas
Winter warmth
Karen Swan back to her best . A wonderful book to snuggle down with in cold winter days . Hot chocolate , treats and blanket . Get lost in the pages of thi... READ MORE
June Fowler
Together by Christmas
A good read
This was a moving story with just the right amounts of charm and humour added in to make it a really enjoyable read. I liked Lee as a character, and I fee... READ MORE
Holly Reynolds
Together by Christmas
Wow what a book
I really enjoyed this story by the author . This book tells the story of Lee who’s a celebrity photographer living in Amsterdam with her 5 year old son, p... READ MORE
Sharney  cat
Together by Christmas
Highly Recommend
I absolutely adored this book! I really enjoy Karen’s writing style, as the locations and traditions of the countries they are set in are thoroughly rese... READ MORE
Jane Bell