Blog Tour Review: Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair

Posted 23rd December 2017 by Emma in Blog Tours, Reviews / 1 Comment

Blog Tour Review: Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair

I received this book for free for a Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour Review: Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells at the Christmas FairSleigh Rides and Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair by Heidi Swain
Also by this author: Mince Pies and Mistletoe at the Christmas Market, Sunshine and Sweet Peas in Nightingale Square, Snowflakes and Cinnamon Swirls at the Winter Wonderland, Poppy's Recipe for Life
Series: Wynbridge #5
Also in this series: Mince Pies and Mistletoe at the Christmas Market, Snowflakes and Cinnamon Swirls at the Winter Wonderland, The Cherry Tree Café, The Christmas Wish List
Published by Simon & Schuster UK on 5th October 2017
Genres: Chicklit, Christmas, Love & Romance
Pages: 480
Format: eARC
Source: for a Blog Tour
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The new Christmas bestseller from the author of Mince Pies and Mistletoe at the Christmas Market!

When Anna takes on the role of companion to the owner of Wynthorpe Hall, on the outskirts of Wynbridge, she has no idea that her life is set to change beyond all recognition.

A confirmed ‘bah humbug’ when it comes to Christmas, Anna is amazed to find herself quickly immersed in the eccentric household, and when youngest son Jamie unexpectedly arrives home it soon becomes obvious that her personal feelings are going all out to compromise her professional persona.

Jamie, struggling to come to terms with life back in the Fens, makes a pact with Anna – she has to teach him to fall back in love with Wynthorpe Hall, while he helps her fall back in love with Christmas. But will it all prove too much for Anna, or can the family of Wynthorpe Hall warm her heart once and for all…?

Join Anna for a festive journey that is festooned with sleigh rides and silver bells and help her discover her happy ever after.

Thank you to Simon and Schuster for my copy of this book. I am ashamed to say I have all of Heidi’s books on my TBR but this is the first one I have read. I ‘ll tel you now though it won’t be the last.

Anna has an aversion to all things Christmas and specifically secured the job at Wynthorpe Hall to avoid the dreaded season. But when the prodigal son returns and Christmas is all a go Anna finds herself sticking around for the holiday season rather than running away.

I really liked Anna. She is damaged but I think deep down she just wanted to be loved. I felt I could really connect with Anna. We both shared an experience at about the same age that unless you have been through its difficult to explain to others.

I really loved the Connolleys. Angus and his antics really made me laugh. The two grandchildren Hugo and Oscar were also hilarious I love the innocence of children at their age.

I loved Wynbridge and only wish it was a real place. I also loved the afternoon in Norwich too. I know I’m going to be bumping the other Wynbridge books up my TBR list in the new year.

I really enjoyed Heidi’s writing style. She had me crying on one page and laughing on the next. I read the bulk of this book in one evening I just couldn’t tear myself away.

This book will mos definately put you in the festive spirit and  chase away and bah-humbug feelings you have lingering.


About Heidi Swain

Although passionate about writing from an early age, Heidi Swain gained a degree in Literature, flirted briefly with a newspaper career, married and had two children before she finally plucked up the courage to join a creative writing class and take her literary ambitions seriously.

A lover of Galaxy bars, vintage paraphernalia and the odd bottle of fizz, she now writes contemporary fiction and enjoys the company of a whole host of feisty female characters.

Heidi can be found at the keyboard at all hours of the day and night and quite often scribbling longhand in her car during her lunch break. She lives in stunning south Norfolk with her wonderful son and daughter and a mischievous cat called Storm.


Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • Christmas Challenge (2017)
  • Goodreads Challenge (2017)

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