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Christmas in the Snow

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  1,435 ratings  ·  181 reviews
No secret stays buried forever...

In London, the snow is falling and Christmas is just around the corner - but Allegra Fisher barely has time to notice. She's pitching for the biggest deal of her career and can't afford to fail. And when she meets attractive stranger, Sam Kemp, on the plane to the meeting, she can't afford to lose her focus either. She learned to shut off h
Paperback, 496 pages
Published November 6th 2014 by Macmillan Hardback Omes (first published 2014)
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Rebecca McNutt
Sep 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Christmas in the Snow is a brilliant novel, not only in its characters but in its bright, picturesque descriptions of London in the winter.
Ashley Daviau
Dec 25, 2016 rated it liked it
This was the perfect read for the Christmas holidays! While it was enjoyable and I found some parts quite interesting, I did find it a bit predictable in certain aspects so that did affect my enjoyment a tad. But despite that, it was a quick and entertaining read, I really loved the setting and I enjoyed uncovering Allegra and Isobel's family secrets and discovering what had happened all those years ago. I also loved that Allegra was a powerful woman with an impressive and successful career and ...more
Oct 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014, favourite
"Christmas in the Snow" is the next book by Karen Swan that has just blown my mind away, even then when I thought that her books can't be better. Well, they can. Actually, each new book is better than the previous one, although I really have no idea how it is possible. She is the author that always delivers. Always.

Christmas is coming soon but Allegra doesn't notice it. She's - as always - deep into closing the next biggest deal in her career. It includes travelling to Switzerland and doing bus
Rike @ RikeRandom
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Okay, Weihnachten ist dann doch irgendwie rum, auch wenn von Winter oder Schnee zumindest hier noch so gar nichts zu sehen war, aber ich habe hier trotzdem noch das eine oder andere gelesene Winter-Weihnachtsbuch herum liegen. Eins davon ist "Winterküsse im Schnee" von Karen Swan, von der ja seit mehreren Jahren imme
Nov 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
The plot was much more than what I expected!
Jan 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
A glamorous, escapist and sumptuous tale of high stakes, big money, dangerous secrets and forbidden love, Christmas in the Snow is a page-turning winter blockbuster that is as impossible to put down as it is to resist!

Allegra Fisher’s life revolves around her job as a hedge fund manager. She might not remember the last time she went out on a date or the last time she hadn’t bailed on her friends after a last minute crisis at the office, but Allegra wouldn’t have it any other way. Unlike her sist
Miriam Smith
Dec 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: rachel
"Christmas in the Snow" is the first book I've read by author Karen Swan and although not very Christmassy, was still an enjoyable read.
Coming in at just under five hundred pages this is quite a hefty read and at times was very hard going. The story does focus a lot on Allegra's occupation in financial markets and investments and most went over my head and although appropriate to the plot line it was slightly boring and made the story drag a little. However, once all this was all out the way and
Shaz Goodwin
Dec 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This review is going to be so hard to write because I totally adored this story. So much so that I want to go and live in this world!

So many twists and turns and I fell in love with the characters as soon as they stepped in.

Legs and Iz have a fantastic sisterly love for each other and they know each other well. Legs is protective of her younger sister and there is intrigue surrounding something that happened in their childhood. My favourite part of the story is when they are in Zermatt. But I g
**Sognatrice di libri**
Una sufficienza per questo libro della Swan, dal titolo si potrebbe pensare un classico libro a sfondo natalizio, ma così non è infatti qui il Natale è presente solo nel finale per il resto è inesistente.
L'inizio di questo libro è decisamente un po' scontato mi aspettavo inoltre più azione tra i due protagonisti: Sam e Allegra invece solo litigi e sporadiche scene dolci. Questo libro si riprendere verso il finale dove si sbroglia la matasse dell'intrigo famigliare di Allegra, l'unica cosa inter
Allison Tynan
Dec 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
My guilty pleasure. I can barely admit to having read, let alone enjoyed a book with the main character being called Alegra!
Oct 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Seit nunmehr vier Jahren gehören die Romane von Karen Swan für mich einfach zur Vorweihnachtszeit dazu – seit sie mich mit ihrem Debüt “Ein Geschenk von Tiffany” komplett begeistert hat, warte ich jedes Jahr aufs Neue voller Vorfreude auf eine neue Geschichte. Auch “Ein Geschenk zum Verlieben” und “Ein Weihnachtskuss für Clementine” haben mich nicht enttäuscht. Insofern waren die diesjährigen Erwartungen für “Winterküsse im Schnee” hoch – doch auch die wurden wieder einmal vollends erfüllt.

Die S
Rebecca {Not reviewing at the moment}
'Real love was unrecoverable,terminal; it followed you through your life and to the grave. There was never any going back.'

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Kirsty (Book - Love - Bug)
Dec 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is the ultimate book to curl up with on a winters day in front of a roaring fire with a glass of wine and a box of chocolates. Karen Swan is the queen of winter reads, and despite Christmas in the Snow having "Christmas" in the title, I would class this is more of a "winter read" as it is set in the month of December in the lead up to Christmas, and Christmas does not realllly feature until the last few pages of the book. However, when Christmas does come, it is the perfect family Chri ...more
Emma Star Crossed Reviews
This review was originally posted on Star Crossed Reviews I've previously read Christmas at Tiffany's, The Perfect Present and  Christmas at Claridge's by Karen. I adored all of these so back in 2014 when I saw that she had a new book coming out I immediately pre-ordered it. I however suck and haven't found time to read it until now.

This book follows sisters Allegra and Isobel. Allegra is a workaholic. She might as well live at the office she spends that much time there. Isobel is happily marrie
Dec 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
a strong 4, a bit too much business detail in parts for someone as uninterested in business as me but cute with twists!
Jan 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. It was a real page turner and best read for ages. Not really a Christmas book as the title would suggest but nevertheless a great read. Highly recommended.
Rachel Gilbey
Dec 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Karen Swan back to her best. I devoured this book. Loved the character of Allegra, and all the twists the story took.
Feb 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ce Livre eat un pavé maid ce Livre est un bros coup de coeur! Je me m'attendais pas du tout à ce genre d'histoire, je suis bluffée et surprise! Chronique dès Demain sur Le blog.
Bruna Vraničić Vujević
Jan 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-books, romance
Simay Yildiz
Dec 18, 2015 rated it liked it
I thought this was going to be mooshy-wooshy romance, but it was a lot more than what I expected!
Emma Crowley
Dec 24, 2014 rated it liked it
I've read quite a few books by Karen Swan and always enjoy her stories. I love how she is now switching it up between summer and Christmas releases. Christmas in the Snow has an absolutely breathtaking cover which draws you straight in. Not being a fan of skiing or the cold in general this cover alone would go some way to changing my opinion. The book is quite lengthy at just under 500 pages and I'd love to say I was gripped the entire time but I wasn't, that's not to say the book was not good, ...more
Jan 24, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mixed-feelings
review to come
Silvia Devitofrancesco
Recensione presente nel blog
Allegra Fisher lavora nel mondo della finanza, ha trentuno anni e non ama il Natale. Mentre Londra si prepara per le giornate festive, lei è su un volo diretto a Zurigo dove avverrà un importante incontro che potrebbe valere migliaia di sterline. È proprio su questo volo che Allegra incontra l’affascinante Sam, il quale si sta recando a Zurigo per seguire le medesime trattative. Per Allegra, però, la Svizzera non è solamente sinonimo d
Stefania Crepaldi
Questa è una storia che parte molto lentamente, e che non mi aveva entusiasmata all’inizio.
Invece poi, dopo qualche capitolo, il romanzo decolla e trascina il lettore in una ricostruzione del passato per nulla banale.
La storia si apre con una romantica nevicata a Londra di cui una delle due protagoniste di questa storia, Allegra Fisher, nemmeno si accorge. Allegra lavora nel mondo maschile della finanza ed è tutta intenta a ripassare le parole che pronuncerà mentre è su un aereo per Zurigo, dire
Dec 01, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: miei, 2015
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Allegra Fisher is pitching for the biggest deal in her career and she cannot fail. But when she meets Sam Kemp on the plane to her meeting she cannot afford to lose focus either. Allegra stopped all her emotions and romance from entering her life and only two people know why. When Allegra finds herself up against Sam for the bid their passion turns sour. In the Swiss Alps a women is found in a snow covered cut who has been hidden there for sixty years an Allegra did not expect to be involved. Al ...more
Jul 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Leider hatte ich anfangs Schwierigkeiten, mich in das Buch rein zu finden. Es dauerte recht lange bis ich mit der Protagonistin "warm" wurde. Die Geschichte ist sehr unterhaltsam und spannend, mit vielen Wendungen und Geheimnissen. Manchmal wurden mir die Verstrickungen zu kompliziert und es fiel sehr schwer alles richtig einzuordnen. Bis auf diese Umstände gefiel mir der Roman aber sehr gut, er ist nicht zu kitschig und ansonsten wunderbar zu lesen. Für mich ist das Buch kein klassischer Weihna ...more
Anna Perillo
Jan 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ma che bello questo libro! Mi sono emozionata! Ricco di segreti che via via saranno tutti risolti. A differenza degli altri libri, questo ha quel qualcosa in più perché non è concentrato SOLO sulla storia d'amore, ma si tratta di una storia che lega ben 3 generazioni tra loro. Mi è piaciuto molto.
Mar 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cartacei
Finalmente l'ho finito! Mi ci voluto un po', ma ne é valsa la pena! Ben scritto, caratteri ben definiti, storia accattivante con colpi di scena finali...e pensare che se non l'avessi vinto col Giveaway di fine anno di CrazyForRomance non l'avrei mai iniziato... quindi grazie!
Nov 25, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Titolo fuorviante, dá un'idea del libro completamente sbagliata. Una piacevole sorpresa comunque, molto intrigante...
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Mar 22, 2015 08:54AM  
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Karen Swan began her career in fashion journalism before giving it all up to raise her three children and a puppy, and to pursue her ambition of becoming a writer. She lives in the forest in Sussex, writing her books in a treehouse overlooking the Downs. Her books include Christmas at Tiffany's, Summer at Tiffany's, The Perfect Present, Christmas in the Snow, The Summer Without You, The Paris Secr ...more
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