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Heidi Swain Books In Order

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Cherry Tree Cafe (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summer at Skylark Farm (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mince Pies and Mistletoe at the Christmas Market (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Coming Home to Cuckoo Cottage (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sunshine and Sweet Peas in Nightingale Square (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snowflakes and Cinnamon Swirls at the Winter Wonderland (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Heidi Swain is an English author that writes feel-good stories. Her books are primarily published by Simon and Schuster. She has also written articles for newspapers and magazines.

+Biography
Heidi Swain doesn’t remember when she decided that she wanted to become a writer. However, she knows that she spent many years yearning to write. For a time, Heidi kept buying notebooks with the intention of filling them with stories.

But she never got around to doing any actual writing. And if you query Heidi on the issue, she will admit to being scared at the time. She could never muster the courage to put those first few words on paper.

But Heidi knows that the desire to write was with her even as a child. Her chance to finally fulfill her writing dreams came when she enrolled in a creative writing course.

Besides giving her the skills she needed to write, Heidi was astounded by the amount of support she got from her classmates in the writing course, fellow writers who understood her trials and challenges and encouraged her to pursue her publishing dreams.

The group formed a community online that gave Heidi the perfect platform to experiment with her writing. It was in this community that the author debuted her short stories.

Using the reviews, opinions, and criticisms she got, the author perfected her writing skills. It wasn’t long before she started experimenting with full-length novels, eventually writing ‘The Cherry Tree Café’.

The book was well-received by her writing group and that gave her the confidence to submit it to the RNA New Writers program. She was encouraged to make a few additional tweaks and changes before finally submitting the manuscript to publishers.

Heidi Swain has always been inspired by authors that write about village life. That probably explains why so many of her stories are set in quiet little villages in the countryside.

Even though writing has always been Heidi Swain’s dream, she hasn’t been afraid to admit that the activity has introduced new challenges to her life. The author already had a busy life with her work and her family before her publishing career took off.

That doesn’t mean she regrets giving into her desire to write. In fact, she is more than happy to face all the stresses and complications that plague her if it means getting her books published.

However, she still recognizes that publishing life is difficult. That much became clear to her when she set about writing her first novel. Getting ‘The Cherry Tree Café’ written threw Heidi’s daily schedule into chaos.

However, that was nothing compared to how much busier things got when her first novel was finally published. Suddenly, the author had to contend with ever-looming deadlines and hectic marketing campaigns, not to mention all the hours she was expected to sink into social media to maintain her visibility.

If that wasn’t bad enough, the author’s confidence also took a bit of a beating. Once the elation of seeing her first novel on bookshelves and reading all the positive reviews on Amazon faded, Heidi Swain was left with the sinking worry that she wouldn’t be able to repeat the success of her first book.

The idea of writing another manuscript to completion and editing it seemed like a herculean task. Fortunately for her fans, Heidi Swain succeeded in overcoming these hurdles and eventually followed the ‘The Cherry Tree Café’ up with another novel.

Heidi has also succeeded in crafting a tight but manageable schedule that allows her to accomplish all her objectives. Heidi writes every single day of the week. She will find thirty to fifty-minute pockets of time during her work days to write.

Sometimes she works in the mornings before leaving for work. Other times she writes from her car. The author normally writes her first drafts in longhand. She only switches to the computer when she gets to the editing stage.

For the most part, Heidi tries to plan her stories out before she writes. But if her characters start dragging her in directions for which she did not plan, she will let the story evolve accordingly.

Heidi has no particular formula for success. She tells her fans to keep writing and hoping for the best.

+The Cherry Tree Café
Lizzy Dixon never thought her life would take such drastic turns so quickly. But that is exactly what happens when her boyfriend dumps her. Lizzy was sure he would propose, so the breakup came as an earth-shattering shock.

With her job also threatening to end in the same disastrous matter, Lizzy was left with no other choice but to go home. There she hoped to start over again. For Jemma, Lizzy’s best friend, the circumstances couldn’t have been better.

Jemma had a café on her hands that she had just purchased and she needed Lizzy to help her prepare for the grand opening. Lizzy wants nothing more than to settle into her new home and move forward with a new venture but she doesn’t know if her broken heart will ever heal.

‘The Cherry Tree Café’ is Heidi Swain’s first novel. The romance story it tells starts with Lizzy, the heroine, receiving some devastating news. She meets her boyfriend at a restaurant assuming he’s about to propose to her. Instead, he ends their relationship, driving Lizzy to flee back to her hometown where she left her friends and family.

Things haven’t changed too much and Lizzy does what she can to fit back in.

+Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair
Anna becomes the companion of the owner of the Wynthorpe Hall without first taking the time to understand just how drastically her life will change. Anna has never been a fan of Christmas but the eccentric household she has joined changes that rather quickly, especially when she meets Jamie, the youngest son.

Sleigh Riders and Silver Bells is a Christmas story written by Heidi Swain. The book takes readers to a charming village where a lady who hates Christmas because she lost her mother during the season is forced to embrace the holiday spirit once again.

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