Sunshine and sweet peas in Nightingale Square by Heidi Swain Publication date 31 May 2018 When Kate’s happy ever after marriage falls apart she ups sticks and buys a cottage far away from her ex, her work and her friends. Kate plans to live alone quietly, putting her efforts into renovating the old cottage and gardens. Hoping the move to a place where no one knows her gives her the solitude she craves. Little did she know the quaint Nightingale Square, a close knit sharing neighbourhood, are determined to include their new neighbour. Wether she likes it or not. The cottages…

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The sun is shining on my favourite seat, a place I love to sit with a book. So I found my kindle and quickly looked through my recommended reads and wow, I found a treat. Life, dreams, unrequited love and family drama make this book a great read. Drawing me in and wanting to know what happens next. Broke barmaid Fern has a regular singing set between bar shifts in the London pub where she works. Singing her heart out to drunken chatting customers night after night. Always trying to help her family. Fern supports her fed up Mum, selfish…

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Before I start I’ll just say… by the time I had read a third of this book I was reading some words in a sing song welsh accent and loving it. Set in a small seaside village in Wales, Ceri Price a social media entrepreneur plans on a flying visit to Dwynwen to scatter her mothers ashes. A misunderstanding lands Ceri a job in the pub and she stays a bit longer than she intended. In the village of Dwynwen Ceri finds kindness, friendship and the chance of love. But mostly a more meaningful purpose than she’s felt in a…

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In a recent conversation about Author Marian keyes I said ‘I’ve never read any of her books’ so on recommendation I’ve started with:  This Charming Man At first I couldn’t get into this book, the opening passages are written ‘diary like’ and very disjointed and I did wonder if this was the writer’s usual style, which I didn’t like at all. I soon realised this was only for the opening character Lola, as the four main characters, all women, each have their own voice (and font). Written in sections it flows back and forth between the women all connected by…

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