I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.A Taste of Home by Heidi Swain
Also by this author: Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair, Mince Pies and Mistletoe at the Christmas Market, Sunshine and Sweet Peas in Nightingale Square, Snowflakes and Cinnamon Swirls at the Winter Wonderland
Series: Wynbridge #8
Also in this series: Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair, Mince Pies and Mistletoe at the Christmas Market, Snowflakes and Cinnamon Swirls at the Winter Wonderland, The Cherry Tree Café
Published by Simon & Schuster UK on 29th April 2021
Genres: Chicklit, Contemporary, Humour, Love & Romance
Source: from Netgalley
Fliss Brown has grown up living with her mother on the Rossi family’s Italian fruit farm. But when her mother dies, Fliss finds out she has a family of her own, and heads back to England with Nonna Rossi’s recipe for cherry and almond tart and a piece of advice: connect with your family before it is too late…
Fliss discovers that her estranged grandfather owns a fruit farm himself, on the outskirts of Wynbridge, and she arrives to find a farm that has fallen into disrepair. Using her knowledge gleaned from working on the Rossi farm and her desire to find out more about her past, Fliss rolls her sleeves up and gets stuck in. But what will she discover, and can she resurrect the farm’s glory days and find a taste of home…?
Thank you to Simon and Schuster for letting me take part in this tour and for my beautiful copy of this book. I really love Hedi’s books and I was more excited than ever to return to Wynbridge.
I really like Fliss. She is such a sweet girl who isn’t afraid of hard work. She’s got so many brilliant ideas and is a family centred girl. Fliss has a lot of people who care about her and she is fiercely loyal.
I instantly fell for Eliot. He is one real hunk of a man. He’s also such a sweetie. He always goes above and beyond in his job. He really cares about the people he helps and I love his passion.
The two Randall women were also a delight. It was lovely for Fliss to learn more about her mum growing up from Louise’s stories. While she could learn a lot from her Grandad, friends have different kinds of stories. I think Bec and Fliss will be life long friends too. I really hope we get a book for Bec as I think she is a great character with a real story to tell.
I really loved returning to Wynbridge. The way Heidi writes locations it’s like they’re another character. I can picture the town so vividly. I loved that we got to return to the Cherry Tree Cafe and the incorporation of a lot of our favourite characters from the previous Wynbridge books. It’s lovely to see such a thriving community. This is the 8th book in this series but you really can read them in any order. I’ll confess that I still have 2 on y TBR pile but that didn’t take anything away from this book. I hope that we will return to Wynbridge in the future because I don’t think it’s done tell us its stories.
Heidi has a real way of incorporating food into her books. I always know that when I’m reading her books I’m going to get serious food cravings. I woke up this morning with a real craving for strawberries and meringues so I’m going to have to get some in the next few days. I bought all the ingredients for Nonna Rossi’s Cherry and Almond tart a couple of days ago so I’m off to make it now!
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