Happy publication day Heidi-Jo Swain! 🎉🍾
So excited and thrilled to have had the opportunity to read this gorgeous book early and I can confirm that it is amazing!
A new location that is stunning and some fantastic characters that are brilliant, it’s an outstanding standalone book!
My review follows the book blurb. 🙂
The Book – Lover’s’ Retreat
Book 📖 blurb ⛰️🛶✨
The brilliantly escapist summer read from your favourite author.
One long summer. One perfect setting. Can fiction inspire real life…?
Sometimes a book grabs you by the heart and grows to mean everything to you. That’s what Hope Falls is to friends Emily, Rachel and Tori. So, when they get the chance to spend a whole summer at the cottage in Lakeside where the film adaptation was located, they know it is going to be the holiday of a lifetime.
Spending six weeks away will give them a chance to re-evaluate their life choices. For Emily to decide which way her career will go – the safe route, or the more risky creative option? And for Rachel to decide whether to move in with her partner Jeremy. Then Tori has to drop out at the last moment, and her space is offered to another Hope Falls afficionado, Alex.
But when Alex turns out not to be who they expected, the holiday takes an unforeseen turn. And as the summer develops, so does their friendship. Could this be where they uncover their future selves, find love in all its forms and where their lives will change course forever…?
My 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 review
I’m giving this first stand alone book by Heidi Swain a standing ovation!
Such an interesting story with fascinating characters, who all have emotional or complex backstories that are shared in an intriguing way.
I loved the concept of experiencing a favourite book by living in the house where the movie adaptation was set ( I love watching movies that have been adapted from books) and I really wanted to visit the places so beautifully described in the Lake District. Some of the scenes captured my imagination of how it would be to stay there and the exciting experience of living out scenes from a favourite and well loved book.
Fantastic characters, who you could easily imagine being friends with, it was riveting to see them embrace their opportunities to find themselves and make important decisions about their futures. And it was lovely to see special connections being made too.
Such a gorgeous book that was incredibly entertaining and uplifting to read. A fantastic retreat for Heidi’s book loving fans!
About the author
Heidi Swain is a Sunday Times Top Ten best-selling author who writes feel good fiction with heart for Simon and Schuster. She releases two books a year (early summer and winter) and the stories all have a strong sense of community, family and friendship. She is currently writing books set in three different locations – the Fenland town of Wynbridge, Nightingale Square in Norwich and Wynmouth on the Norfolk coast.
Heidi lives in beautiful south Norfolk. She is passionate about gardening, the countryside, collecting vintage paraphernalia and reading. Her tbr pile is always out of control!
Heidi loves to chat with her readers and you can get in touch via her website heidiswain.co.uk/ or Twitter @Heidi_Swain
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