Karen Swan Books

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Karen Swan is a former fashion journalist who writes romance novels. Swan’s friends, family, and teachers have been telling her she’s destined to become a writer for as long as she can remember.

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Order of At Tiffany's Series

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1 Players 2010 Description / Buy
2 Christmas at Tiffany's 2011 Description / Buy
3 Summer at Tiffany's 2015 Description / Buy

Order of St Kilda Series

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1 The Last Summer 2022 Description / Buy
2 The Stolen Hours 2023 Description / Buy
3 The Lost Lover 2024 Description / Buy

Order of Karen Swan Standalone Novels

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1 Prima Donna 2011 Description / Buy
2 The Perfect Present 2012 Description / Buy
3 Christmas at Claridge's 2013 Description / Buy
4 The Summer Without You 2014 Description / Buy
5 Christmas in the Snow 2014 Description / Buy
6 Christmas on Primrose Hill 2015 Description / Buy
7 The Paris Secret 2016 Description / Buy
8 The Rome Affair 2017 Description / Buy
9 Christmas Under the Stars 2017 Description / Buy
10 The Christmas Secret 2017 Description / Buy
11 The Greek Escape 2018 Description / Buy
12 The Christmas Lights 2018 Description / Buy
13 The Spanish Promise 2019 Description / Buy
14 The Christmas Party 2019 Description / Buy
15 The Hidden Beach 2020 Description / Buy
16 The Secret Path 2021 Description / Buy
17 Midnight in the Snow 2021 Description / Buy
18 The Christmas Postcards 2022 Description / Buy
19 Christmas By Candlelight 2023 Description / Buy
20 All I Want For Christmas 2024 Description / Buy
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Swan dismissed their proclamations. They made it sound like her future was a foregone conclusion. Rather than embracing their predictions, the author went into fashion. For the most part, she enjoyed her time in the industry, particularly the fashion shows and photo shoots.

During her time, fashion shows were exclusive events. Only a select few accredited photographers were permitted entry and allowed to take pictures. Things have changed since those early days.

The industry isn’t nearly as competitive or closed off. The field appealed to the author in her early twenties. Things only changed when her eldest child was born. Suddenly, her job lost its gloss. What people saw in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ did not differ that drastically from her work environment.

At some point, Swan found that she could no longer tolerate the obnoxious attitudes. She preferred the freedom of working from home, where office politics wasn’t a factor. Fortunately, publishing was not new to her.

Swan and her obstetrician had co-written a pregnancy book, and her literary agent was already pushing her to give fiction a shot. The author also realized that she wasn’t as enamored with the fashion aspects of the fashion features she wrote as she initially assumed.

What she loved was the writing process. Even though she thought it was a waste of time, the author spent a spare afternoon at the local library writing a scene and quickly realized that storytelling was her true calling.

Her friends and family were right all along. Writing and storytelling came as naturally to her as breathing. Swan also realized that she had spent her life telling stories in her head. She encourages aspiring writers to do what she did.

Rather than obsessing over industry trends, they should just sit down and write until their manuscript is complete. Even if their first draft falls short of their expectations, they can edit and polish it until it becomes publishable content.

There are no shortcuts to publishing success. Swan was a novice when she penned her debut novel. It took a few books for the author to develop a storytelling instinct. Now, she has a unique voice and style. She knows how long chapters should be and the number of words she should target for each novel.

Sex scenes are still a challenge. She finds them excruciating to craft. These days, she no longer bothers. Once it becomes clear that her protagonists are about to copulate, she closes the door and allows the reader’s imagination to fill in the blanks.

The author doesn’t read while writing. She’s afraid of accidental plagiarism. So, she only reads during the summer holidays because she’s not actively writing.

Best Karen Swan Books

Because she’s private and introverted, the author is still unaccustomed to the fame her publishing success has attracted. Swan’s best books include:

The Paris Secret: A treasure trove of priceless artworks was just discovered in a dusty Paris apartment, seemingly hidden away for decades. Flora loves her work, and she can’t wait to assess the discovery. Her superiors expect her to decipher each painting’s origins and to determine how and why they remained concealed for such a long time.

But she can’t succeed without dipping her toes into the lives of the glamorous Vermeil family. Xavier Vermeil wants nothing to do with Flora. In fact, the brooding fellow won’t stop until he ejects Flora from his family’s affairs. But why? What is Xavier planning?

Christmas at Tiffany’s: Cassie married her first serious boyfriend. She was too young to see the folly of her actions. A decade later, her mistakes are finally bearing fruit. With her marriage broken and neither a home nor a career to keep her grounded, Cassie will undertake an adventure to find herself.

She will visit her friends in New York, London, and Paris, abandoning her simple existence for their glamorous lifestyles in the hopes of identifying the path she would have taken if her marriage hadn’t derailed her plans.

If she’s lucky, Cassie may also find the man of her dreams, the husband she should have married.

When Does The Next Karen Swan book come out?

The next book by Karen Swan is The Lost Lover and will be released on July, 18th 2024. It is the newest book in the St Kilda Series.


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