The Summer Fair – Heidi Swain @Heidi_swain @TeamBATC @simonschusteruk

About the book

Join 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…?

About the author

Heidi Swain is a Sunday Times Bestselling Author who writes commercial fiction for Simon and Schuster.

She has three series set in fictitious Wynbridge, Nightingale Square and Wynmouth and writes two titles a year – a summer and a Christmas book.

She also writes short stories and non-fiction for magazines and is represented by Amanda Preston.

Heidi always wanted to be a published author and her big writing break came in 2014 when she submitted The Cherry Tree Café to Books and The City (the digital first imprint of Simon and Schuster). The book was published a year later and she hasn’t stopped writing since.

Her books are available in paperback, E-book and audio and have been published in Italy, France and Germany as well as the UK.

She lives in the east of England, is a member of the RNA and the Society of Authors and has a TBR pile which is always out of control.

My thoughts

Thank you to Harriet at Simon and Schuster for my invitation to the blogtour and for my copy of the book in return for a fair and honest review.

Beth works in a care home and lives in a shared house with people who live like slobs amd she is fed up.

She accompanies Harold to Nightingale Square and meets the residents and then gets an offer to move in to a shared house there however it is way out of her price range. Then something happens which changes everything and gives her the opportunity to change her life.

She moves into a house with Elijah her new housemate and he has a habit that brings back alot of memories she has kept hidden for many years. The characters are warm and realistic and as the book progresses we uncover these secrets and experience the joy that Heidi manages to share in all of her books. If you have never read a Heidi Swain book or like me wait for your twice yearly fix this book is a perfect summery escape read.

5 summery stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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I am a bookseller, mum of 3 and 2 cats. Big time book lover and nervous nelly. I work in a gorgeous independent bookshop and love art and helping people experience new things. I love reading and recommending books. I also love to host In Conversations author interviews and organise in person author events.

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