The Summer Fair
the most perfect summer read filled with sunshine and celebrations
by Heidi Swain
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 6 Jul 2022 | Archive Date 1 Mar 2022
Simon and Schuster UK, Simon & Schuster UK
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…?
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 62 members
Another beautiful book by Heidi set in Nightingale Square.
Beth is a lovely young woman who lost her mum and her future ambitions at the age of 19. It was lovely to meet Harold again and for him to introduce Beth to the Nightingale Square posse.
Loved meeting the old characters and lots of new ones too. The residents of the old people’s home were great fun and I loved the mix of music, plants and pizza in this book.
Another lovely uplifting book by Heidi, and I’m so pleased I got a sneak preview during my half term holiday. Loved the community feel of this book and a reminder of the importance of doing things we enjoy to make us happy.