The Winter Garden By Heidi Swain

The Winter Garden By Heidi Swain

Will love bloom this winter?
 
Freya Fuller is living her dream, working as a live-in gardener on a beautiful Suffolk estate. But when the owner dies, Freya finds herself forced out of her job and her home with nowhere to go. However, with luck on her side, she’s soon moving to Nightingale Square and helping to create a beautiful winter garden that will be open to the public in time for Christmas.
 
There’s a warm welcome from all in Nightingale Square, except from local artist Finn. No matter how hard the pair try, they just can’t get along, and working together to bring the winter garden to life quickly becomes a struggle for them both.
 
Will Freya and Finn be able to put their differences aside in time for Christmas? Or will the arrival of a face from Freya’s past send them all spiralling?

My Thoughts:

Heidi has done it again with this magical beautiful story. It is the perfect book for Christmas, in the perfect place with lots of lovely friendly people around to help out where ever possible. If you have read Heidi’s previous novels you will know they are all set in the same place, so there are mentions of previous characters which I liked, I loved the story and one that interests me as I am a keen gardener, it was nice to read something a little different too, I really like the way Heidi writes it makes you want more and I had to ration the last few pages as I just didn’t want the story to end.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Simon and Schuster.

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One Day in Winter By Shari Low

One Day in Winter By Shari Low

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One morning in December… Caro set off on a quest to find out if her relationship with her father had been based on a lifetime of lies.

Lila decided to tell her lover’s wife of their secret affair.

Cammy was on the way to pick up the ring for the surprise proposal to the woman he loved.

And Bernadette vowed to walk away from her controlling husband of 30 years and never look back.

One day, four lives will change forever…

My Thoughts:

I love how this book is set out, each chapter is a different person we get to meet each person and discover their story. I found it good that the characters were all described at the beginning of the story as i did not feel overwhelmed with so many characters. Each persons event seemed to connect and affect one of the other characters and we see how they intertwine with one another at the end of the story. A very cleverly written story.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/One-Day-December-Bestselling-Author-ebook

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/One-Day-Winter-Shari-Low