The heart of the story is a wonderful bond between a group of friends celebrating happy moments and giving comfort during difficult times.
So get comfortable with a cup of tea in your best vintage china teacup with biscuits or a slice of cake and enjoy listening to the journey as they navigate adult life and experience heartbreak, betrayal, family drama and falling in love for a second time.
Freya Fuller is estranged from her parents and has been following her childhood dream of becoming a gardener ever since. When an opportunity to design a winter garden opens up at a Victorian property in Nightingale Square, Freya jumps at the chance to make a fresh start. But while the majority of the residents are welcoming, local artist Finn seems determined to shut her out, and when Freya’s family make a surprise appearance, it seems that her new life is about to come crashing down . . .
The Winter Garden is the perfect read this Christmas, promising snowfall, warm fires and breath-taking seasonal romance. Perfect for fans of Carole Matthews, Cathy Bramley and Sarah Morgan.
Heidi Swain is one of my favourite authors to read, in part because of her exceptional world-building, and all of her books are like a warm hug from a friend…
All The Sonnets of Shakespeare is a wonderfully concise and informative collection of Shakespeare’s sonnets with a detailed introduction that sets up the rest of the book perfectly. A great reference tool for students and educators.
ThankYou Cambridge University Press for the approval in return for an honest review and Netgalley.
The beautiful descriptions of the authors beloved Yorkshire Dales are the perfect backdrop. The story has sad moments which is wonderfully balanced with plenty of humour and heart. Christopher Timothy’s narration is perfect bringing to life the words of James Herriot once again.
I watched a wonderful documentary about the Nashville Bluebird Cafe.
The origin of megastars like Garth Brooks and Taylor Swift while following emerging singer-songwriters as they chase their dreams inside The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville’s accidental landmark that has altered the course of music history. – IMDB
Taylor Swift’s new album Folklore which I have listened to every day since it was released. For me, it’s her best album to date and my second favourite album of the year so far.
I have just started season seven of Modern Family and I am loving it.
Lennon Stellas debut album Three Two One. It’s a rare thing these days that I listen to an album from start to finish without skipping a track but this album, I love all the songs and there’s no need to skip tracks.
Television Series I Watched
Sweet Magnolias on Netflix. What a cliffhanger! and I cannot wait for season 2 to find out who else was in the car…