A lovely winters tale
I should say that Heidi Swain is one of my favourite authors and Poppy’s Recipe for Life is one of my all time favourite reads, so when I opened this book to find us returning to Nightingale Square my heart skipped a bit with shear delight. I was so excited to catch up with old friends and see how the Grow-well Garden had progressed. Easy to read and gentle on the heart, Heidi’s story telling in this book is just as lush as her previous books. I was instantly transported and couldn’t help but turn the pages.....Amazon Customer
Bringing the outside in!
There is something reassuring about Heidi Swain's novels. They take you to places that you just don't want to visit, but also live and the beauty is you get to go back again and again.
This her latest novel is no exception and I am back in Nightingale Square which you can read more about in Sunshine and Sweet Peas in Nightingale Square and Poppy's Recipe for Life.....Jo D'Arcy
The most perfect Christmas
Oh my goodness, this was such a gorgeous book!
So happy to be back visiting Nightingale Square, catching up with old friends and new!
I loved Finn! Just my type and it was interesting finding out his back story and why he acts the way he does with Freya .
I loved the challenge she had to help create the Winter garden for Luke and Kate, and how Whynthorpe was brought into the story at times too.
As always I became very attached to the characters, especially Nell, the whippet cross bedlington, whose characteristics Heidi described so well.
Such an utter joy to read, I couldn’t put it down!
I will definitely read this again at Christmas, it was such a stunning and uplifting book that filled me with the joy of the season.
I also liked how the condition of SAD was mentioned and how important mental health and self care was promoted all throughout the story. More than ever we need to take this on, and there were many excellent ideas on how to lift your spirits, and those around you in the book.
Just so so fabulous. Sue Baker
Having read all of Heidi's books they just get better and better going back to meet the gang at Nightingale Square with the two newbies Freya and Finn it really is quite magical. I actually felt as if I was there, doing the classes in the run up to christmas. Doing all sorts of christmassy stuff this is a book that will lift your soul and have it soaring full of joy I have nothing but praise for this totally amazing soul searching EXTRAVAGANZA. Jeanie Nic Fhionnlaigh