Love In Action
Sleigh Rides And
Silver Bells At The Christmas Fair by Heidi Swain is a delightful festive offering as we make a return
visit to Wynbridge. This can be read as a stand-alone but I enjoyed catching up
with familiar faces.
A wonderful warm atmosphere pervades the whole
novel and the reader feels included in the welcome. The lost, the lonely and
the hurting find a place to call home as huge hearts open their lives and their
hearts to heal the vulnerable.
Christmas is a magical time of year but it can
also be a time where painful memories are magnified. Shutting one’s heart away
can make for a lonely life. We need to open our hearts and let the embers of
friendship burst into life.
The Joy Of December
Mince Pies And
Mistletoe At The Christmas Market by Heidi Swain is the perfect contemporary book to get you into the
festive spirit. Christmas markets, Christmas tree auctions, festive fayre and
frosts all add to the atmosphere as the reader sinks into the book.
This is my third trip to Wynbridge where a warm
welcome is always guaranteed. As I open the book, it feels like I am coming
home to Wynbridge along with the main character. New faces mingle with old as
the reader is cocooned within the fold.
Community life is all encompassing as people
come together to save their market. The good of the whole, memories and
traditions must be fought for as the small traders take on the big
There is the Romeo and Juliet effect simmering
in the background as two families have an age old feud to settle.
No Place Like Home
The Cherry Tree Café by Heidi Swain is the most
delightful contemporary heart-warming novel that will give you a great big
welcome to the village of Wynbridge. Here, life is all about community – where there
is a need, it is met. It is not a place for a private life! “My private life
was going to be very public.”
The novel is about restoration, new beginnings
and following your dreams. It is about finding out your niche and living life
to the full. A fulfilled life does not necessarily mean a fast paced life in
the city. A fulfilled life is one where you feel comfortable and loved.
Lies can destroy. “It simply isn’t possible to
live a lie for long.” Lies wreck lives. Sooner or later, the truth must come
At the heart of the novel is baking and crafts.
Both add warmth and show how we can use our gifts.
A Warm Welcome Awaits
Coming Home To Cuckoo
Cottage by Heidi
Swain is the most charming contemporary novel about overcoming loss, second
chances and learning to live again.
Grief can threaten to sink us. We need to find
a way through it. The novel shows a great love that reaches beyond the confines
of the grave. It is a love that knows just what is needed for a character to
come to life and begin to live properly for the first time. I loved the
inclusion of a small dog. Dogs can turn a house into a home.
The novel is set in Wynbridge. It is a small
town with a big personality. Your business is never your own for long. “Nothing,
absolutely nothing, stays private around here.” The reader sees the importance
of seeking the truth for themselves as others with agendas may spread rumours
that are not true. The upside to living in a small town is that a warm welcome
awaits. “It felt like I was going home.” The reader ‘feels’ welcomed as the
arms of the community reach beyond the novel.