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Summary

A gripping, festive novel, Christmas Under the Stars by Karen Swan reveals the devastating power of secrets.

Worlds apart. A love without limit.

In the snow-topped mountains of the Canadian Rockies, Meg and Mitch are living their dream. Just weeks away from their wedding, they work and play with Tuck and Lucy, their closest and oldest friends. Meg and Lucy are as close as sisters - much to Meg's sister's dismay - and Tuck and Mitch have successfully turned their passion for snowboarding into a booming business.

But when a polar storm hits, tragedy strikes. Alone in the tiny mountain log cabin she shares with Mitch, Meg desperately tries to radio for help - and it comes from the most unexpected quarter, a lone voice across the airwaves that sees what she cannot.

As the snow melts and they try to live with their loss, the friendship Meg thought was forever is buckled by tensions, rivalries and devastating secrets. Nothing is as she thought, and only her radio contact understands what it is to be truly alone. As they share confidences in the dark, witnessed only by the stars, Meg feels her future begin to pull away from her past and is forced to consider a strange truth: is it her friends who are the strangers? And a stranger who really knows her best?

©2016 Karen Swan (P)2016 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

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Heavy going for Christmas

As a spontaneous buy for a light Christmas listen this was a huge mistake. The book has no Christmas theme at all and I can only assume the publisher thought the name and cover would make it sell better to gullible readers (i.e. Me!) The first half is completely depressing and focuses on death and complete misery. I dragged myself through it. The second half was far more enjoyable albeit a little predictable. I liked some of the characters and they developed well and it was a nice chick lit finish. However too simple a plot for a good read and too depressing for chick lit. Odd mix.

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Christmas Under The Stars is a wonderful book. So different.

I have heard and read a lot of good books, but this is a great story, so different from anything else. It. was so innovative. It was brilliant, I could hear it over and over again.

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great story

great read, kept you entertained throughout
Karen Swan at her best as usual.highly recommend ed

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Great story

Brilliantly written ! And very well narrated.
Such a good story line, I finished this book in two days. Love Karen Swan’s books

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Great story with a little romance thrown in

Took a little while to get past the tragedy, feeling quite depressed for s chapter or two but wonderful, real feeling characters and setting along with a feel good factor at the end make this a lovely Christmas treat.

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Great

Solid Karen Swann. Excellent narration by Antonia Beamish. It’s got a good twist and isn’t full of plonkers. Scenery is described beautifully… and really makes the book!

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Another great Karen Swan story

This is my third Karen Swan audiobook and I’ve been pleasantly surprised each time. I’ll definitely listen to more. Perhaps an odd choice for the title of this book however a Christmas barely features

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Lovely story

Karen Swan always takes you through the wringer at first and this was no exception. Very sad but a beautiful story to follow. I loved every minute of it.

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Delightful, tragic and magical

Beautifully written story which is brought to life by brilliant narration. Will certainly look out for more from the author and narrator.

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A Great Story

I loved this book. Brilliant story & great narration.
It left me wanting to know what happens with the main characters.