The Most Perfect Book!
Heidi Swain is one of my go-to authors when I need cheering up. Her stories are always heart-warming, charming and sweet. But that's not to say there is no drama and angst too.
The BLR is absolutely typical Heidi style, but it's also much, much more.
This story about a group of friends who are fanatics of a certain book and the subsequent film adaptation, which is set in the Lake District. I absolutely adored a book being set "oop North", particularly as Heidi usually writes about locations I've never visited, but am desperate to.
The book and film featured is entirely fictional, (I had to ask Heidi, as it all seems so real and plausible, and I want to read THAT book too!), but would make a great follow on book for all of us who have read and loved BLR. I feel like that made no sense, but I know what I was trying to say! The characters are absolute perfection (except one, and IYKYK). The tension and drama was delicious and the connections between them all was so real. I want to go on holiday with them! The dialogue was so easy to follow, and flowed perfectly.Honestly, I can't fault a single second of this book!
Next time someone asks me which fictional book I would most like to live in, it will absolutely, no hesitation, be The Book-Lover's Retreat by Heidi Swain!! I adored this book, I have already read it twice and I will recommend it to EVERYONE! Trish H