Heidi Swain

Teoksen The Cherry Tree Cafe tekijä

25 teosta 536 jäsentä 22 arvostelua

Tekijän teokset

The Cherry Tree Cafe (2015) 58 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The Winter Garden (2020) 47 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Secret Seaside Escape (2020) 39 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Sunshine and Sweet Peas in Nightingale Square (2018) 38 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Poppy's Recipe for Life (2019) 33 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Coming Home to Cuckoo Cottage (2017) 29 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Christmas Wish List (2019) 29 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Summer at Skylark Farm (2016) 28 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Underneath the Christmas Tree (2021) 24 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
A Taste of Home (2021) 24 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
A Christmas Celebration (2022) 20 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu

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Norfolk, UK



The Book-Lovers' Retreat is Heidi Swain's first standalone novel and it's an absolute treat of a read. Three friends, Emily, Rachel and Tori, love a book called Hope Falls, as well as the film based on the book. When I say they love it, perhaps it would be more accurate to say they are obsessed with it. As somebody who does rather throw themselves gung ho into favourite things I could identify with their fixation. Getting a chance to stay at the exact same cottage as featured in the film for six weeks is the chance of a lifetime for them, but when Tori has to drop out, Emily and Rachel manage to find Alex to fill her space. It really won't be a problem that they've never met Alex….will it?

What I love about romance novels is that whilst I have a good idea of how things are going to end up, it's what happens along the way and seeing how the conclusion is reached that is so important. After a stormy start to the holiday, the friends settle into a routine and they have some wonderful days recreating scenes from the film. It sounded absolutely idyllic in Lakeside and I now want to go and stay in a pretty cottage with a lake, and visit the waterfall and the local pub and shop. I also loved Em's patchwork creations - what a wonderful idea!

Heidi Swain has created a beautiful setting for this book and a gorgeous story of friendship and love, with the holiday producing epiphanies for all the characters. It's such a heart-warming and delightful story and the scene was set so well that it made me want to step right into the book. There's a full package here that felt like the characters were living a dream and I was living it through them. It just needs a film of this book now (which would be brilliant, by the way!) then it would completely echo the joyous feel of the story. I really loved reading The Book Lovers' Retreat.
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nicx27 | Apr 13, 2023 |
A little early in the year to be reading Christmas books but I wanted to try this author and this was the only one available at my e-library. I really enjoyed it and will read more by her 4 *
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LisaBergin | Apr 12, 2023 |
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LisaBergin | 1 muu arvostelu | Apr 12, 2023 |
This is the second book by Heidi Swain that I have read and I so enjoyed it. My goal was to read about 40 pages a night as it was my current bed book. I read it in 3 nights - a really good sign that for me it was a page turner. I look forward to reading her other books in the near future.
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