'This was where her dreams drifted to if she didn't blot her nights out with drink; this was where her thoughts settled if she didn't fill her days with chat.
She remembered this tiny, remote foreign village on a molecular level and the sight of it soaked into her like water into sand, because this was where her old life had ended and her new one had begun.'Portobello - home to the world-famous street market, Notting Hill Carnival and Clem Alderton.
She's the queen of the scene, the girl everyone wants to be or be with.
But beneath the morning-after makeup, Clem is keeping a secret, and when she goes too far one reckless night she endangers everything - her home, her job and even her adored brother's love. Portofino - a place of wild beauty and old-school glamour.
Clem has been here once before and vowed never to return.
But when a hansome stranger asks Clem to restore a neglected villa, it seems like the answer to her problems - if she can just face up to her past. Claridge's - at Christmas. Clem is back in London working on a special commission for London's grandest hotel.
But is this really where her heart lies?Christmas at Claridge's is a glamorous contemporary romance by the bestselling Karen Swan, author of Christmas in the Snow.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 528 pages
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 04/11/2013
- Category: Adult & contemporary romance
- ISBN: 9781447219699