It's three days before Christmas and just starting to snow . . . Against her better judgement, Libby Pugh has been persuaded by her best friend to stop in on their university reunion on her way back from a wedding in North Yorkshire with her new boyfriend, Max.Their host is Archie Templeton, the playboy of their group, who has finally inherited his father's title and estate - even if the latter is more stately heap than palace. Libby is surprised at how good it feels to catch up, despite the fact that her humble background has always meant she has felt a little out of place among her more privileged friends. The night is a great success but when they come to leave, the road is now impassable and she and Max are given a bed for the night.At first being snowed in with old friends is rather lovely - the next day is spent in high spirits as they wait for the local farmer to clear the snow. But as the hours pass and he doesn't come, everyone grows restless. Christmas is two days away and everyone has other plans, other places to be. Then the power goes out . . .
Feel-good stories to curl up with over Christmas . . . escapist romance at its best Heat
There’s nothing quite like a Karen Swan novel to get you in the festive mood Woman & Home
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 My Weekly
Seasonal escapism at its best Woman's Weekly
Karen Swan is the Sunday Times top three bestselling author of twenty-five books and her novels sell all over the world. She writes two books each year, which are published in the summer and at Christmas. Previous summer titles include The Spanish Promise, The Hidden Beach and The Secret Path and for winter, Together by Christmas, Midnight in the Snow and The Christmas Postcards.Her historical series, called 'The Wild Isle' and starting with The Last Summer, is based upon the dramatic evacuation of Scottish island St Kilda in the summer of 1930.Karen lives in Sussex with her husband, three children and two dogs.
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