Thursday, November 13, 2014

TLC Book Tours Book Review: Christmas At Tiffany's

Author: Karen Swan
Title: Christmas At Tiffany's
Publisher: William Morrow
Publish Date: Oct 28, 2014
Review Copy Provided By: TLC Book Tours
Book Blurb: What do you do when the man you pledged your life to breaks your heart and shatters your dreams? You pack your bags and travel the big, wide world to find your destiny—and your true love . . .

Ten years ago, a young and na├»ve Cassie married her first serious boyfriend, believing he would be with her forever. Now her marriage is in tatters and Cassie has no career or home of her own. Though she feels betrayed and confused, Cassie isn’t giving up. She’s going to take control of her life. But first she has to find out where she belongs . . . and who she wants to be. Over the course of one year, Cassie leaves her sheltered life in rural Scotland to stay with her best friends living in the most glamorous cities in the world: New York, Paris, and London. Exchanging comfort food and mousy hair for a low-carb diet and a gorgeous new look, Cassie tries each city on for size as she searches for the life she’s meant to have . . . and the man she’s meant to love.

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Review:  The title of this book is a teensy bit deceiving. I was thinking that I was going to get a festive chicklit novel, but I should have known better, when I saw the length of this book.  Holy frijoles! It almost tops 600 pages.

No joke, I can't remember when I read a book this long, and for awhile, I wasn't sure I was going to finish this one. It starts out slowly and if you have a short attention span or if you need something fast paced, this might not be a good book to start with.

Cassie's life falls apart in a very big way. More than just a cheating husband kind of way. Her husband was scum and that's about all I can say on that.

That's where her friends step in. Imagine having 3 friends living in 3 fantastic cities, and while you regroup, you get to live with them as you reinvent yourself. (Note to self...find friends like this)

In some ways I absolutely loved this book. It's more than just chicklit. Sure there are relationships going on, but it is a little deeper than that, but sometimes Cassie annoyed me and that's what kept me from being over the moon by this book.

But no matter what, if you have a cold weekend with nothing to do, grab this book and cozy up in a chair with a blanket and get to reading!

Rating: 4 flowers


Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

At first I thought this was a Christmas book too but it sounds like it is a fun read for any time of year!

Thanks for being a part of the tour.

Nikki - Notes of Life said...

I was about to say this book sounds great and I'll at it to my list, but 600 pages?! I'm not sure I've got time! :D

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