Thursday, 12 May 2022

The Summer Fair by Heidi Swain

Join Sunday Times bestseller Heidi Swain back in Nightingale Square for a sunshine and celebration filled summer… 

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…?

Title: The Summer Fair

Author: Heidi Swain

Published By: Simon & Schuster UK

Publication Day: 12th May 2022

Links: UK:   Amazon      US:   Amazon

Our Review

I was delighted to have been at the launch of Heidi Swain's first book, The Cherry Tree Cafe and have since read and loved every one of her books. The title and beautiful cover of the Summer Fair immediately conjures up thoughts of home baked cakes and a community coming together and that just sums up this book perfectly.

Beth is totally fed up with her flatmates who constantly leave the place in a mess and she's in a bit of a rut but her thoughtfulness in accompanying a resident in the old people's home she works in leads to a new opportunity for her and she soon finds herself sharing a place in Nightingale square with the gorgeous Eli. I've got to know Nightingale Square quite well from some of Heidi's previous books and feel as though I know the neighbours quite well now.

Beth and Eli reach a stumbling block in their relationship as both have been affected by loss for completely different reasons. A blast from the past provides another complication for Beth and Eli which they all need to work out together.

With more ups and downs than a raffle ticket in a tombola and an adorable and entertaining cast of residents from the care home this book deals with loss, forgiveness, friendship and love but most of all it deals with someone finding and believing in themselves again after being lost for a long time.


Book Angel x

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 with her mischievous cat called Storm. 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 or Twitter @Heidi_Swain

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