The Christmas Postcards

Karen Swan

27 October 2022
480 pages


'Feel good stories to curl up with over Christmas . . . Escapist romance at its best' – Heat Magazine

Set in a snow-covered Cotswolds village, The Christmas Postcards is a cosy, escapist festive delight about distant connections from Sunday Times bestselling author of The Stolen Hours, Karen Swan.

'A romance you won’t be able to put down' – Metro

The right words can change everything . . .

It had been a make-or-break winter 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 . . .

'The queen of destination fiction' – Woman & Home

Readers are falling in love with The Christmas Postcards . . .

'I was enthralled from the first pages' – 5* reader review

'Definitely my favourite Karen Swan book so far' – 5* reader review

'The story gripped me right from the start and still hasn't let me go' – 5* reader review

'I read this in two sittings, I literally didn't want to put the book down' – 5* reader review

'Addictive reading' – 5* reader review

A well-crafted journey, this read details the intricacies of complicated romance and allows you to fall into its pages with delicious escapism
It’s a romance you won’t be able to put down, which blossoms by happenstance.
Escapist romance at its best