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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!

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. 

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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!’

Jessica says : ‘One of the best books I have read this year and I believe this is Heidi Swain’s best book yet!’ Read her full review here.

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!’






Trish says : ‘This is a gorgeous, sweet, funny, dramatic and perfect book by a BRILLIANT author!’

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!’




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!’ Read her full review here.

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.’

Gemma says :  ‘The Secret Seaside Escape is a breath of seaside goodness, that’s filled with buckets of wit, romance, secrets and drama, which ultimately left me so full of warmth for my own childhood holiday memories. Be sure to pop it on your spring/summer reading lists.’  Read her full review here.

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.’

Abi says : ‘It is the effortless writing style, delicious descriptions, and above all, the charming characters that keep me coming back for more!’ Read her full review here.

Heather E says : ‘This book is full of surprises – it’s a must read!’

Karen K says : ‘I couldn’t put it down. I loved being transported to Wynmouth!’

Susanne B says : ‘Brilliant characters and some secrets that kept you on your toes throughout made this book completely addictive!’

Kelly T says : ‘This was such a good book. I really loved the characters and I enjoyed trying to figure out where the storyline was going. The last couple of chapters even brought a tear to my eye… brilliant ending!’

Claire W says : ‘Fantastic!’

Rosie W says : ‘A book with a feel good factor that makes you want to pack a case and head off to the seaside!’

Kelly M says : ‘I love Heidi Swain books and this was no exception, I love the characters and the warmth they generate.’

Karen H says : ‘I loved this book! It was a total escape from life and I loved the characters, Heidi always makes them so likeable and I just jump into her novels with both feet.’