Today I'm pleased to welcome Heidi-Jo Swain onto the blog to take part in 'My Summer Reads'.
Hello everyone! My name is Heidi-Jo Swain, welcome to my Summer Reads post for 2014! Six sunny weeks of uninterrupted reading and writing time are drawing tantalisingly close and I can’t deny that for me the luxury of living The Writing Life for a month and a half is anything less than the ultimate job perk!
This year my Summer Reads are stacked up on my fit to burst Kindle carousel and amongst the dozens of as yet undiscovered treasures there are two in particular that I can’t wait to immerse myself in and an old favourite that I return to every September without fail.
First up this year is The Longest Holiday by Paige Toon. This highly praised novel has been sitting on my carousel since April when I downloaded it courtesy of one of many Galaxy Ripple bars I was consuming to help with the trauma of moving house. Unfortunately the expense of moving has denied me a holiday this year, but the thought of jetting off to Florida’s Key West and being knocked sideways by sexy Cuban scuba diver Leo is, I think, going to make up for it!
Next up is A Summer To Remember by Victoria Connelly. I’ve long been a fan of Victoria; we live in the same part of the world and share a passion for chickens and Miss Read, and who hasn’t wondered what would happen if you stepped off the treadmill and went in search of an entirely different life? I’ve been reliably informed that the novel is packed with sunshine, blissful English countryside and a couple of rogues, who could ask for more? Lisa Jewell describes the novel as ‘sunshine on a rainy day’. Sounds like the perfect British Summer Read to me!
Happy Reading everyone!
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