#bookclub Feature by SJV
This week on #BookClub we have some fabulous early reviews, endorsements and quotes for the brand new novel by #DigitalOriginals superstar Heidi Swain – Sunshine and Sweet Peas in #NightingaleSquare - out in ALL good bookshops on 31st May.
Kate is on the run from her almost-divorced husband who is determined to have her back, and she has found the perfect place to hide… a little cottage on Nightingale Square in Norwich, far away from her old life in London. But the residents of Nightingale Square don’t take no for an answer, and Kate soon finds herself pulled into a friendship with Lisa, her bossy but lovely new neighbour.
Within a matter of days Kate is landed with the job of campaigning the council to turn the green into a community garden, meanwhile all the residents of Nightingale Square are horrified to discover that the Victorian mansion house on the other side of the square has been bought by developers. But when all hope is lost, the arrival of a handsome stranger is sure to turn things around!
Heidi Swain is the perfect summer read – you’ll want to find your own green space, stretch out in the sun and dive into life at Nightingale Square.
Join Heidi on her sold out blog tour – details below!
First stop – Jessica’s Book Biz:
‘A lot of you will know I am a huge fan of Heidi Swain so I just can’t begin to tell you how much I was delighted to hear about her latest release! Oh boy I was in for a treat! I believe this has got to be her best book yet!
From the moment we are introduced to Kate I instantly warmed to her, she needs to get away and make a fresh start away from her cheating husband David, somewhere he can’t find her and Nightingale Square was just the right place for Kate to move to. I loved how the neighbours all welcomed her and how they got so close so quick you would think she had been living there years! Kate is a person you just really want things to work out for she deserves it she’s been through a lot.
Hearing about the little houses in Nightingale Square and the mansion just made me want to go there, and I loved exploring them with Kate.
There are plenty of surprise’s and unexpected events that happen in the book, you just don’t see them coming, and a lot of drama it was so exciting. I just didn’t know how the book would end but when I reached the ending I bawled my eyes out, it was emotional!
If you are looking for book to read in the garden this summer this is the one you need! Absolutely Perfect!
Ps. Do you know what I love with Heidi’s books, the book covers, they just help you as a reader imagine the story and feel like your there.’
Next up – The Uncheshire Wife:
‘Firstly I loved the cover of this book, it’s very much the cheery style that attracts me. This is my first Heidi Swain book and I really enjoyed it. A great mix of characters all going through their own issues while weaving their lives together in the square.
You find yourself caring about Kate as she leaves her thriving business to escape from her cheating husband David. You can understand why she’s devastated and wants to be alone and away from questions about her marriage but she’s quickly drawn in to the lives of her neighbours. When David suddenly reappears it’s more about him than her and Kate’s emotions are once again on a roller coaster.
All of the characters complicated lives are revealed and you find yourself hoping for Kate to find her real happy ever after.
A great read from an author I’m definitely going to read again.’
Today’s stop on the blog tour is Rea’s Book Reviews:
‘Heidi Swain is back with yet another cosy romance set in an idyllic little village with a group of much loved characters to keep us entertained.
Kate moved to Nightingale Square after splitting from her husband wanting to escape somewhere to enable her to make a fresh start somewhere quiet where nobody knows her and where she can have some quiet time alone, little did she know that the residents of Nightingale Square would have other ideas!
What Heidi always does so well in all of her books and this one is no exception is capturing the community spirit where everyone comes together to help each other but on the flip side you can have no secrets as everyone knows everyone else’s business. There is a strong friendship bond between Kate Lisa and Heather who all needed the help and reassurance from each other. There are so many wonderful characters living in Nightingale square and it was great to see them wanting to do something together.
The storyline focuses on friendship, infidelity, parenting struggles and lost history so there is something for everyone. If you are looking for an easy read with lovable characters and a beautiful setting then this book will not disappoint.‘