The Secret Seaside Escape by SJV
2020/02/10  |  By:   |  Features  |  

We’re so excited to introduce you to the brand new novel by Heidi Swain, #TheSecretSeasideEscape, hitting the shelves of bookshops and supermarkets up and down the country on 30th April 2020!


Escape to the seaside with the brand new novel from Heidi Swain, the Sunday Times bestselling author of feel-good women’s fiction!

Tess Tyler needs a break. Weighed down by her high-pressure job and her demanding father, she’s left little time to take care of herself. But after a shocking discovery sends her spiralling, she flees to Wynmouth, the seaside town she fell in love with as a child, to escape it all.

With its sandy beaches, stunning rock pools and welcoming community, Tess feels like she can finally breathe again. And as she grows ever closer to local barman Sam, she dares to dream that she might never return to her real life. But when a familiar face returns to town, Tess realises that there are secrets in Wynmouth too, and that her own past may be about to catch up with her…

The Secret Seaside Escape is the perfect read this summer, promising sandy beaches, stunning rockpools and breath-taking romance. 


‘I loved this gorgeous story of family secrets and second chances’
RACHAEL LUCAS, author of The Telephone Box Library


Jen says : ‘Couldn’t love this more if I tried. Heidi Swain creates such wonderful communities with gorgeous characters. This is such a special one, loved every word!’

Karen W says : ‘This is the perfect book to read on your summer holidays this year. Or simply to cheer you up when the sky is grey and raining, or you’re not feeling quite your best. Retreat to the pages of this book and I promise you’ll feel better in moments.’

ConfessionsOfABookWorm says : ‘I absolutely love all of Heidi Swain’s books that I have read, but I must admit I think this one is the best one yet!’

Sara says : ‘This is a book that has everything: the perfect-setting, characters, storyline and it really empathizes the importance of friendship, priorities, communicating with each other better, and in ‘taking that chance in life!’ It also has plenty of drama and surprises, too.’

HeadInABook181 says : ‘This book was absolutely magnificent! I couldn’t put it down and fell in love with the residents of Wynmouth straight away. The Secret Seaside Escape has left my heart full of warmth and happiness!’

Diane says : ‘I absolutely loved this book – I loved all of the characters and Heidi Swain brings them all to life in the most delightful way!’

Nikki says : ‘Clear your diary because once you start you won’t want to put it down. Fabulous!!’

Kelly says : ‘The perfect book to curl up with on a rainy day, it made me yearn for summer and a beach holiday.’

Sarah R says : ‘There are quite a few twists which I didn’t see coming and a wonderful happy ending for everyone.’

Roberta says : ‘If you are looking for a summery romance with a little more depth to it, and some mysteries to uncover, then this is the book for you.’

Hayley says : ‘What an amazing book! This book keeps you guessing right to the end. Makes you think and with a plot twist I didn’t see coming! Definitely a good holiday read!’

Melisa says : ‘Another winner from Heidi Swain!’

Anita says : ‘With romance, mystery, secrets and misunderstandings you won’t be disappointed.’

Sarah G says : ‘This is a lovely read to just relax with’

Nicola says : ‘This is a great read to remind us not to take things for granted and to follow your dreams.’

Angela says : ‘This is the first book I’ve read by Heidi and I was looking forward to trying a fun romance and I was pulled into one immediately, and into a delightful seaside setting of Wynmouth. I wanted to be there joining in with the parties!’

Karen says : ‘I loved this book not only because I love the author’s other books but it was nice to visit a new setting, and I hope this is not the only trip there!’

Naomi says : ‘I didn’t think I could fall in love with a Heidi Swain book any more than I have previously but how wrong was I? This book was utterly captivating from start to finish. The characters were not only relatable, funny and engaging but they also really felt like they were real to the reader due to their depth and authenticity. The book is full of love, humour, heartache, food, connections and it has some really clever twists and turns that I didn’t see coming! It has an overall, really poignant message of the importance of “just talking”. I utterly adored this book and I’m hoping it’ll be the start of a new Heidi Swain series…’

Sharon says : ‘This book was amazing! I flew through it. I love Heidi books – they always make you feel good.’

Rosamond says : ‘There are some great twists and turns you don’t see coming!’

SJ says : ‘I would recommend to anyone wanting to read a great romance book! Not just a summer read it’s an anytime of the year read!!’

Stacey says : ‘I absolutely adored this book!’

Sally says : ‘The plot is intriguing and draws you in with some very unexpected revelations that really help to emphasise that you really do only live once and that you should pursue your dreams as you never know what may happen!’

Sheelagh says : ‘I love all of Heidi’s books and this one is no exception. In fact it just might be her best ever!’

Annette says : ‘I loved this book from start to finish. I fell in love with the characters and the tranquil seaside setting. I thought it was going to be predictable but I was so wrong – it was full of twists and turns that I just did not see coming and kept me wanting to read more’

Elaine says : ‘It’s a vividly descriptive book, beautifully written, with a very engaging cast of characters that I want to know!!’

Rebecca says : ‘A fabulous book which makes me laugh, smile, cry and get angry!’

Oriana says : ‘Oh my WORD!!! Heidi Swain has only gone and done it again!!!!!  This book is absolutely magnificent, I could not put it down, and fell in love with the residents of Wynmouth straight away – The Secret Seaside Escape has left my heart full of warmth and happiness!!’

Sarah L says : ‘This is a book that has everything: the perfect-setting, characters, storyline and it really empathizes the importance of friendship, priorities, communicating with each other better, and in ‘taking that chance in life!’ It also has plenty of drama and surprises, too. It made me feel all warm inside, like I’d eaten a delicious pudding, and yes, I wanted more!’

Jeanie M says : ‘A fabulously warm and intriguing plot that keeps your senses heightened till the very end.’

Daniel says : ‘A really enjoyable book , with so many twists and turns with many secrets being found out along the way.’

Charlotte says : ‘I couldn’t put this one down! Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!’

Claire S says : ‘Complex characters, beautiful scenery, and loads of twists and turns.’

Leane S says : ‘I was captivated from the first page, full of warmth, romance, drama and wonderful characters. I absolutely loved everything about this charming beautiful story.  The plot was brilliantly thought out and I loved the little secrets that kept popping up.’

Shelby says : ‘This is a phenomenal novel from Heidi Swan, enabling you to escape from the real world and into the pages of Wynmouth, a gorgeous seaside town.’

Gem says : ‘Twisty, exciting and emotional, this book is a delight!’

Trudi says : ‘My favourite book so far this year!’

Sarah M says : ‘This is a perfect summer read!’

Kay says : ‘I highly recommend this lovely hug of a book!’

Louise says : ‘Thoroughly enjoyed and will recommend.’

Alexandra says : ‘I give this book 5* – Heidi Swain never fails’

Stacey L says : ‘I literally couldn’t put this book down! I just wanted to be there, I loved all the characters.’

Georgina says : ‘I really recommend this book if you want to escape. You will love Tess and the whole story from beginning to end.’

Kirsty C says : ‘I loved it. Perfect setting on the Norfolk Coast with brilliant characters. I loved the twists and turns as the story played out’

Rebecca H says : ‘This is the first of Heidi Swain’s books I have read and certainly won’t be the last. I got so attached to the characters, and the story was so much more than what I was expecting from it.’

Kathryn says : ‘This book is just like hugging an old friend! I really enjoyed it… an excellent summer read.’

Christine says : ‘Great story. Great characters.’








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