Out on 27 October 2022

The Christmas Postcards

Karen Swan

27 October 2022
480 pages


Set in a chocolate-box village, a woman makes a surprising connection with a pen-pal that will change her life - and warm your heart - in the new novel from Sunday Times bestselling author Karen Swan.

'Karen Swan is the queen of destination fiction' - Woman & Home

It had been a make-or-break 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 the 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.

When Duffy promises to keep Natasha updated with pictures, the pair begin a correspondence that soon becomes more meaningful to both of them. Sometimes, Natasha feels this stranger understands her more than the man lying next to her.

But as the weeks pass and Duffy heads deeper into the mountains, Natasha begins to notice a change in him. Then one day, the messages stop. Too late, Natasha wonders why he had ever needed a lucky mascot at all.

From the picture-perfect Cotswolds to the majesty of the Himalayan foothills, The Christmas Postcards is a novel about how the closest connections can be the furthest apart.


‘Novels to sweep you away . . . expect mystery, romance and scandal’ - Woman & Home
‘An extravaganza of knickerbocker delights’ - Red
‘As sassy and glamorous as a champagne cocktail’ - Daily Mail
‘A charming, well-crafted tale of love, loss and reinvention’ - Marie Claire
‘Hide indoors with a glass of wine and lose yourself in this’ - Heat
‘Deliciously glamorous, irresistibly romantic!’ - Hello!
‘A stunning journey’ - Sunday Express
‘Sheer escapism’ - Bella

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