#bookreview The Winter Garden by Heidi Swain published by Simon and Schuster UK


Freya Fuller is living her dream, working as a live-in gardener on a beautiful Suffolk estate. But when the owner dies, Freya finds herself forced out of her job and her home with nowhere to go. However, with luck on her side, she’s soon moving to Nightingale Square and helping to create a beautiful winter garden that will be open to the public in time for Christmas.

There’s a warm welcome from all in Nightingale Square, except from local artist Finn. No matter how hard the pair try, they just can’t get along, and working together to bring the winter garden to life quickly becomes a struggle for them both.

Will Freya and Finn be able to put their differences aside in time for Christmas? Or will the arrival of a face from Freya’s past send them all spiralling?

My reading experience:

Firstly I would like to thank the author, publisher and Netgalley for my free ARC.

Flowers, friendship, log fires and flames of love – perfect for October through to February. Seasonal reading is a good way to immerse yourself and feel the warm benefits of reading. This story takes us to a new home, meeting new people, learning a new way to live, a new way to deal with grief, and to feel alive again.

Freya is an easy character to like and this tale provides us with easy hero’s and villains, and villains who turn over a new leaf – excuse the garden theme. In essence Freya, Chloe, Luke and everyone at Prosperous Place will bring you an inner glow from a winter page turner.

I highly recommend this new seasonal read from Heidi Swain, not in the least because it is full of ideas for winter activities to keep those gloomy dark afternoons at bay. Go make your nature journal immediately!


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