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. Sunshine and Sweet Peas in Nightingale Square is her sixth novel.
Publication date: 31st May 2018
Publisher: Simon and Shuster
ISBN: Paperback 978-1-4711-6487-3
Also available in Audiobook
Pages: 464 pages
Genre: Romance/ women’s fiction
Format reading: Paperback
Copy provided by: Borrowed
Blurb (as seen on the back cover)
Kate is on the run from her soon-to-be ex-husband who still desperately wants her back, when she stumbles across a cosy nook in Norwich- Nightingale Square.
What Kate doesn’t count on is being pulled out of her perfect little hiding place and into a community that won’t take no for an answer. Before long-and after being roped into her bossy neighbour Lisa’s latest crusade- Kate finds herself surrounded by friends. But when developers move in on the magnificent Victorian mansion on the other side of the square, the preservation of their community’s history is challenged.
As all hope seems lost, will the arrival of a handsome stranger turn things around for both Kate and Nightingale Square? Or have their chances for a happy-ever-after finally run out…?
This front cover is a very attractive one; with the white sweet peas that creep into the sides of the cover in front of the beautiful blue sky. At the bottom of the cover you see Nightingale Square; the mansion sits in the centre with another smaller house off to the side of it. A square path with a green in the centre houses benches, street lights and a water fountain, a weeping willow tree sits off to the left side of the front cover. Heidi’s name is coloured in white which tie’s in with the white sweet peas and is situated at the top. The title is in a lovely sunshine yellow adding to the cheeriness of the whole thing!
I am a massive fan of Heidi’s book’s not just because there so well written, but also because they are set in a county that I also live in! Summer at Skylark Farm
Kate, has brought No 4 Nightingale Square in Norwich; which is in need of some TLC, in the hope of not just getting away from her very soon to be ex-husband, but also to hide away and mend her broken heart. Leaving behind her beloved antiques emporium they had built together in London.
But Nightingale’s residence has other ideas, and pulls her into community life, especially her bossy neighbour Lisa. Kate so becomes part of Nightingale Square and is put in charge of finding out why the council won’t let them use the square green as a communal vegetable patch. Will they be granted access to the green for a communal garden? What else will Kate uncover?
And now they find out that Prosperous Place the rundown mansion, rich in history but in trouble of being brought by property developers; which doesn’t go down well with the Nightingale residence and Kate.
In the mist of all the drama going on, Kate slowly starts to decorating No 4 and comes across a few things that have been hidden away in secret paces in her new home. But who has hidden them there and why? Are they connected to Prosperous Place?
Nothing in the Square stays quiet for long. Which Kate learns all about!
Then a handsome stranger; Luke turns up on the square and changes everything for not just the residents but Kate too! But what is he here for? Could her be the developer? Will Kate warm to him more that she thought? Will Kate get her happy-ever-after? Or will she stay alone? Will her ex-husband find out where she is?
Sunshine and Sweet Peas in Nightingale Square is a very charming and delightful story to read. I enjoyed that is was set in a city that I know and love, it make me feel more connected to the story and setting. The residence of Nightingale Square are unique, all providing entertaining features throughout the book. Gossip my be riff but the read knows they all mean well. There are lots of twist and turns in the storyline which kept me reading on, and before I knew it I found myself at the end of the book. I won’t denie that I was a bit sat that it came to an end; I could quite happily stayed at Nightingale Square all day! Heidi you’ve smashed it again with this wonderful story and I very much look forward to more of you story’s!!!!!
Marie’s Book Boutique gives
Sunshine and Sweet Peas in Nightingale Square by Heidi Swain
5 Sparkly Stars
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