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Christmas by Candlelight

(2023)
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER!

'There’s nothing quite like a Karen Swan novel to get you in the festive mood - Seasonal escapism at its best' -
Woman & Home

Snowed in for the holidays, old truths rise to the surface. Christmas by Candlelight is a cosy Christmas story from Karen Swan, bestselling author of The Stolen Hours.

It’s three days before Christmas and starting to snow when high-flier Libby and her new boyfriend reluctantly attend her university reunion.

Hosted by Archie Templeton – the heartbreaker of their group – at his grand family estate in Yorkshire, the night is a great success until they go to leave: the road is now blocked with snow.

At first, being snowed in together is fun. But as hours pass everyone grows restless.

Then the power goes out . . .

Hunkered down together by candlelight, they reminisce about old times – and tensions soon start to rise. Secrets from the past begin to unravel and Libby is confronted with a truth she has long tried to deny.

Reviews for Christmas By Candlelight:

'
You know that the festive season is well and truly here when a Karen Swan Christmas cracker appears . . . Sprinkled throughout with Swan’s trademark twists and turns, insight, cosy charm, and eye for comedy, this is the perfect warm-up for the Christmas holiday.' - Yorkshire Post

'An author loved for her cosy, escapist, festive fiction'
Prima

'With well-drawn characters and plenty of romance and drama, this page-turner will leave you with a warm festive glow.' -
The Mirror

'Seasonal escapism at its best' -
Women's Weekly

'A cosy Christmas read with plenty of twists' -
Woman's Own

'This escapist, uplifting story explores old friends and fractured relationships . . . With relatable characters, plenty of secrets and a sprinkle of feel-good cosiness, this is the perfect winter read.' -
MyWeekly

What readers are saying about Christmas by Candlelight:

'a Christmas/Winter read at its best. Dive in and escape any Winter Blues!'
'Christmas isn't Christmas without a Karen Swan book!'
'Perfect ingedients for a lovely Christmas read!'
Genre: Romance

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