A Taste of Home

Heidi Swain
Sunday Times Bestselling Author

A Taste of Home

A Taste of Home by author Heidi Swain

Back to Wynbridge for the summer! We'll be meeting new friends and catching up with old ones.

Fliss Brown has grown up living with her mother on the Rossi family’s Italian fruit farm. But when her mother dies, Fliss finds out she has a family of her own, and heads back to England with Nonna Rossi’s recipe for cherry and almond tart and a piece of advice: connect with your family before it is too late.

Fliss discovers that her estranged grandfather owns a fruit farm himself, on the outskirts of Wynbridge, and she arrives to find a farm that has fallen into disrepair. Using her knowledge gleaned from working on the Rossi farm and her desire to find out more about her past, Fliss rolls her sleeves up and gets stuck in. But what will she discover, and can she resurrect the farm’s glory days and find a taste of home…?

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Best Heidi Swain Yet!
I have read all of Heidi Swains books and this is up there with my favourites. You know what you are going to get with a Heidi Swain book, pure comfort and escapism. The setting is always beautifully described and she makes me want to sell up and move to the Fens! I love the way characters from her past books pop up along the way and it’s always great to hear about people you enjoyed meeting in past books. A Taste of Home is no disappointment, but beware it will make you hungry!! Z-L

A book full of sunshine
Heidi Swain takes me and you back to Wynbridge where we have been many times before. You might be in the lucky position to have never visited before and therefore I envy the joy you will have getting to know Skylark Farm, Cherry Tree Café or experience the off Christmas or two there! I urge you to catch up if you have never done before.
It is summer and the smell of the strawberries tastes sweet on the air and Fliss Brown having discovered she has a family in Wynbridge makes the journey from an Italian Fruit Farm where she has spent most of her life.
She discovers a grandfather who is not well, a farm starting to become run down, and desire to put down roots somewhere that means something. With the knowledge of what she has learnt whilst in Italy she soon settles into life in Wynbridge and starts to make friends and gets a feel of how this community works.
As some ideas bubble for Fliss to be able to bring the fruit farm back to making a profit, the most obvious one is not going to be without its setbacks as it seems some people are not destined to be Fliss’s friend after all.
A lovely warm novel that takes you through the delights of a summer in the strawberry fields and with the possibility that romance is found where you may perhaps least expect it and that even when you harvest it is still possible to put roots down.
This novel works well as a standalone and if you have prior knowledge to the books previous then of course you will find some familiar faces and places. This is the beauty of Heidi’s novels they are full of such community that it you are taken away and try to find where your place would be in it.
A book full of sunshine and therefore prescribed for everyone. Jo D'Arcy
Hug in a book
A revisit to Wynbridge in this beautiful, heartwarming story about finding where you belong. I was so swept away in the story it had me reading until the early hours. We are whisked from Italy, to the village of Wynbridge, to a family and farm Fliss never knew existed. Heidi has a way of writing that really connects you to the characters. It was like visiting old friends, I felt apart of the village. Coming from Norfolk, this will always have a special place in my heart. I felt emotional after reading it. The family feel and sense of community was very touching. Now I need to read the start of this amazing series. Emma H

Well Heidi you did it again, another fabulous book that I didnt want to put down !
This time we meet Fliss who after her mum passes away and leaves her a letter telling her about a grandad she didnt know she had and vice versa, she sets off to his farm in Wynbridge to meet him. Grandad is poorly and the farm is rundown so Fliss stays to help out and they start to get to know each other. Karen Jackson

A great uplifting, heartwarming, beautifully written book....highly recommend it.

What a fab read! Heidi takes you back to Wynbridge, where we have been several times before. Floss returns to the town having spent many years in Italy, to seek out her long lost grandfather. Surrounded by the Norfolk countryside she immersed herself in her new world, to bring about some changes, whilst trying not to let love distract her!
I loved the way this book flowed, felt immersed in the story, the landscape and felt such affinity to the character. The descriptions of the countryside made me feel I was there, and I definitely wanted some strawberry’s after the descriptions in this book! I love how previous characters from Heidis other Wynbridge books appeared, but not so much that this couldn’t be read as a stand alone.
As with all Heidi Swain books I couldn’t put it down, gripped from the start and loved spending a whole day at Fenview Farm. A great uplifting, heartwarming, beautifully written book....highly recommend it. Hazel Harris

Heidi gets better and better
Another great read from Heidi her writing really draws you in from the beginning of the book. The characters were believable and I felt I really got to know them and cared what happened to them, especially Fliss. The link to Italy was a nice touch and as it was set in the village of Wynbridge it was lovely to have the reference and involvement from characters from previous books. I would highly recommend this book. Mrs J Brookes

Fantastic Book!
I only have one wish about A Taste Of Home and that is that I could give it 10 stars. I have read most of Heidi Swains books and this has been my absolute favourite so far. I loved every bit of it and didn’t want it to end.
Fliss lives in Italy with her mum and the Rossi family on their fruit farm, when her mum passes away she leaves her a letter. The letter tells Fliss about the family she never knew she had in a village called Wynbridge in England.
Fliss decides to seek them out. She finds her Grandad on his own rundown fruit farm and settles in quickly to farm life.
She instantly feels an attraction for Eliot who cares for her grandad but feels she needs to fight it off. Fliss wants to improve the running of the farm and has lots of ideas of how to do this but with Anthony an old school rival of Eliots in her path will she succeed.
I love how Heidi bring all the characters from her previous Wynbridge books into the story. The Cherry Tree Cafe and Skylark Farm and even has night in The Mermaid.
This book is a must for Heidi Swain fans I could almost taste the fruit from Fenview Farm. avril mcauley

Deserves more than 5 stars - wonderful!
Another wonderful book from Heidi Swain, with characters I felt I knew in real life and I loved the small slice of Italy as well as returning to the familiar surroundings of Wynbridge again. An absolute feel good book in every way, I loved it - thank you Heidi! Clare Hollingworth
A gorgeous trip Home with the absolute Queen 👸🏻 of feel good book 🍓
Yet another glorious book from the Queen of feel good and friendly community settings! From the first page I was drawn into the story of Fliss and her new life and family in the beautiful setting of Wynbridge. It was brilliant to see her embrace her opportunities with her Grandad and to find herself falling in love with her family roots and a whole new lifestyle.
As always there are plenty of twists and turns to keep you enthralled and entertained, as well as colourful characters, old and new to meet.
I always find myself longing to visit this amazing community, Heidi really brings the place and people alive with her amazing writing and I’m already longing to return back to my home from home with the next book from this idyllic place! ❤️ Sue Baker

A perfect beach read
An easy to read book which I read in a day. Florence lives in Italy, where her mother made her home, having run away from her father in England,30 years earlier. After her mother's death, Florence goes to stay with her grandfather on his fruit farm and soon settled down to a new life. This would be a perfect beach read. Mrs SP

Beautiful book

What a lovely book. I thoroughly enjoyed it and read well into the night unable to put it down. I now need to read the rest of her books. The characters are all so warm and friendly. Highly recommended for anyone to read. Sally Burn

Another delightful read from this author

Yet another delightful and heartwarming read from Heidi Swain that I devoured in a day. True to form, this book delights and captivates in equal measure, and Fliss's journey of self-discovery was a joy to follow. When you pick up a Heidi Swain, you know you are in safe hands. 5 sparkly and uplifting stars. J. L. Keer
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