It is my huge pleasure and honour to be able to share my review for Heidi’s latest book release, The Summer Fair.
I love reading Heidi’s wonderful uplifting books and I feel blessed to be part of her Swainette crew too! Together with Fiona Jenkins, we run the Facebook group Heidi Swain and Friends – A Facebook Book Club, where fans and authors spend time chatting books and making friends along the way! It’s very much like the fabulous friendly communities that Heidi shares in her stories! More about that later……
My 🪴🪴🪴🪴🪴 review for The Summer Fair
So brilliant to be back at Nightingale Square!
I so enjoy visiting this wonderful community and it was fantastic to meet some new fabulous characters too!
Beth has her issues, banning music from her life because it’s too painful to allow it in. You really feel her emotions and are desperate for things to improve for her. So when she has the opportunity to not only to improve her career, the chance to move away from her despicable housemates into a shared house on Nightingale Square suddenly arrives.
Only problem is that music and interacting in a close community also comes with the move, so will Beth regret her new life choices?
I loved the quirky, fun characters that we meet in the care home where Beth works, they add a sense of fun and it was marvellous to see how Beth grew a special community within the home.
Eli has his own issues, however he brings back music to Beth and slowly makes her start believing in herself and so she starts to allow it back into her life.
For me the themes of music and it’s importance for your mental health and as a way to express yourself was really important and something I completely could relate with.
Heartwarming and uplifting, I enjoyed every page, character and setting in this beautiful book.
Book 📖 blurb 💐
Beth loves her job working in a care home, looking after its elderly residents, but she doesn’t love the cramped and dirty house-share she currently lives in. So, when she gets the opportunity to move to Nightingale Square, sharing a house with the lovely Eli, she jumps at the chance.
The community at Nightingale Square welcomes Beth with open arms, and when she needs help to organise a fundraiser for the care home they rally round. Then she discovers The Arches, a local creative arts centre, has closed and the venture to replace it needs their help too – but this opens old wounds and past secrets for Beth.
Music was always an important part of her life, but now she has closed the door on all that. Will her friends at the care home and the people of Nightingale Square help her find a way to learn to love it once more…?
Your favourite authors love Heidi Swain’s books:
‘A summer delight!’ SARAH MORGAN
‘A delightfully sunny read with added intrigue and secrets’ BELLA OSBORNE
‘With heart-warming characters, a gorgeous summer setting, and a great story with secrets aplenty to keep you turning the pages, it’s the perfect read to relax and curl up at home with’ CAROLINE ROBERTS
‘A ray of reading sunshine!’ LAURA KEMP
‘A lovely, sweet, summery read’ MILLY JOHNSON
About the Author
Heidi lives in beautiful south Norfolk with her family and a mischievous cat called Storm. She is passionate about gardening, the countryside, collecting vintage paraphernalia and reading. Her TBR pile is always out of control! To find out more, follow Heidi on twitter @Heidi_Swain or visit her website: heidiswain.co.uk.https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B09CQHP26Z/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1652186861&sr=8-1
As mentioned before, we have a special Facebook group dedicated to Heidi Swain, created by Fiona in the early days of the first lockdown in April 2020. It’s a fun and friendly place where we not only showcase Heidi’s books but many other authors too, hence the name, Heidi Swain and Friends in the group title!
We love to celebrate book releases with our publication day parties, these are a day of themed posts, linked to the themes and characters in the new book, we have competitions and fun quizzes too.
Of course tomorrow we will be holding a special party 🎉 especially for The Summer Fair, so come join the fabulous party shenanigans 🎊🎈
Find us on Facebook, search for the group under,
Heidi Swain and Friends A Facebook Book Club.
See you there!