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Join Sunday Times best seller Heidi Swain back in Nightingale Square for a sunshine and celebration filled summer....

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?

©2022 Heidi Swain (P)2022 Simon & Schuster, UK

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"An absolutely gorgeous summer tale of love and secrets." (Rachael Lucas)

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Brilliant!!!

To get me reacquainted with Nightingale Square, I listened to all the books again.
This latest episode slotted seamlessly alongside the rest.
I loved all the different characters in the book & have decided that Heidi Swain has some sort of knowledge of life in a care home to come up with all the different characters, especially Greta. She is by far my favourite.
I hope Heidi doesn't leave it long before the next book is out because I was really sad this one had to come to an end.
I would definitely recommend it.

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  • 19-05-22

Another brilliant comfort read

I had been waiting for the release date and Heidi didn't disappoint. I love a sweet wholesome read. It's so lovely to escape to Nightingale Square again. I always appreciate how wherever the book takes you old characters are brought in from Wynbridge and Wynmouth so I get to add a further snippet onto the lives of the other characters from some of my other favourite books. It creates nostalgia and brings back some of the joy from previous reads