About the author (as seen in the book)
Heidi Swain lives in Norfolk with her husband, two allegedly grown up children and a mischievous black cat called Storm. She is passionate about gardening, the countryside and collects vintage paraphernalia.
Her debut novel The Cherry Tree Café Was published in July 2015
Publication date: 25th August 2016
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: Paperback 978-1-4711-5783-7
Pages: 480 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format reading: Paperback
Copy provided by: My own
Blurb (as seen on the back cover)
Fall in love with country living this summer…
Amber is a city girl at heart. So when her boyfriend Jake Somerville suggests they move to the countryside to help out at his family farm, she doesn’t quite know how to react. But work has been hectic and she needs a break so she decides to grasp the opportunity.
Dreaming of organic orchards, paddling in streams and frolicking in fields, Amber packs up her things and moves to Skylark Farm. But life is not quite how she imagined- it’s cold and dirty and the farm buildings are dilapidated and crumbling.
Even so, Amber is determined to make the best of it and throws herself into farm life. But can she really fit in here? And can she and Jake stay together when they are so different?
Summer at Skylark Farm has the loveliest summary, country-style front cover. And for me has eye-catching qualities’ making me gaze longingly at the perfect scene in front of me!! The lovely old farm-house and barn’s are surrounded by tree’s and white fencing around it; keeping the roaming farm animals in and sweeping fields with an orchard. The title and author’s name is bright and stands out well. I adore the bunting that is beautifully placed at the top over the cover adding a pretty little touch to it! ( and you all know I’m a sucker for a gorgeous front cover!)
This is the first book I have read of Heidi’s work. On reading many lovely things about her work I was eager to lose myself the story of Summer at Skylark Farm.
Amber works very hard in her job in corporate hospitality and has worked tirelessly to her position she finds herself in. She love’s what she does, however her day’s are long; with broken sleep to boot and she can’t remember the last time she had a day off. So when her gorgeous boyfriend Jake return’s home after his visit to his aunt’s farm in East Anglia, announcing that he’s moving there to help his elderly aunt. Jake want’s Amber to go with him; because he thinks it would be good for them both and have much more time together. Jake has a lot of history their spending long summers in the beautiful countryside. Amber contemplates it and decade’s to give it a shot for a while and see how she goes, all she has to do now is tell her boss that she wants some time off.
Amber’s boss agrees to her having time off, but really doesn’t want to lose her and offers her a new position because he doesn’t want to lose her. Amber tells him she will think about it, but not making any promises. Will the city girl be able to integrate in village life? Can she cope with Jake’s passed relationship’s? Will she stay or will she go back to start her new role at work?
I have nothing but love for this book, I loved seeing Amber’s character grow through the story as she try’s to integrate into countryside living. She and Jake don’t have an easy ride and creates drama to the book, which kinda makes a good romance story in my eye’s. There are many other drama’s, mystery, and a joyous occasion so there’s plenty going on which kept my hands glued to this book.
I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed reading Summer at Skylark Farm by Heidi Swain it’s the most charming of story’s. It make me feel so relaxed while reading with the beautiful plot and flow’s making every page a delight. This book has defiantly make me want to read more of Heidi’s work!!!
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Summer at Skylark Farm by Heidi Swain
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