Thursday, 5 May 2022

Blog Tour- The Summer Fair


Publication date 12th May 2022
About the book
Beth loves her job working in a care home, looking after its elderly residents, but she doesn’t love the cramped and dirty house-share she currently lives in. So, when she gets the opportunity to move to Nightingale Square, sharing a house with the lovely Eli, she jumps at the chance.
The community at Nightingale Square welcomes Beth with open arms, and when she needs help to organise a fundraiser for the care home they rally round. Then she discovers The Arches, a local creative arts centre, has closed and the venture to replace it needs their help too – but this opens old wounds and past secrets for Beth.
Music was always an important part of her life, but now she has closed the door on all that. Will her friends at the care home and the people of Nightingale Square help her find a way to learn to love it once more…?

My Review
Firstly can I just point out this beautiful cover, its completely eye catching, the colours are so summery, I love it. 
Anyway back to the story itself, and it was a real joy getting back go Nightingale Square where we have been so many times before in previous books. It’s a place we have all fell in love with, a place we would all love to live. The community is my favourite the way they all look out for each other and the love and kindness they have for each other is just amazing.
Beth is the main character in this book and instantly you just warm to her, you can really feel she bas been through a lot the last few years and you just know it is her time for happiness. I loved being on the journey with Beth and seeing what was going to happen for her. 
Another character that features heavily in this is Eli, and my goodness you will just fall in love with him from the minute we are introduced to him. You don’t find too much out about him at the start but it all starts to unravel and you just know he’s one of a kind, a real gentleman. 
A lot of the story takes place at Beth’s workplace which is a care home. After spending many years myself working in a care home I found it all so easy to imagine and I just felt that loving, caring atmosphere straight away. The residents there just warm your heart.
I have to say this was one of my favourite Heidi Swain books, I read this so quickly as I couldn’t put it down, I was so gripped with it. It’s a really beautiful story that will leave a smile on your face. I need more from this gorgeous Nightingale Square and I can’t wait for the next one.