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Snowflakes and Cinnamon Swirls at the Winter Wonderland

Narrated by: Karen Cass
Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (68 ratings)
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Summary

The sparkling new Christmas novel from the Sunday Times best-selling author Heidi Swain!

After calling off her engagement, Hayley, the Wynthorpe Hall housekeeper, wants nothing more than to return to her no-strings fun-loving self, avoiding any chance of future heartbreak. Little does she know, Wynbridge’s latest arrival is about to throw her plan entirely off course....

Moving into Wynthorpe Hall to escape the town’s gossip, Hayley finds herself immersed in the eccentric Connelly family’s festive activities as they plan to host their first ever Winter Wonderland. But Hayley isn’t the only new resident at the hall. Gabe, a friend of the Connellys' son Jamie, has also taken up residence, moving into Gatekeeper’s Cottage, and he quickly makes an impression on Wynbridge’s reformed good girl. 

As preparations commence for the biggest event of the season, the pair find themselves drawn ever closer to one another, but unbeknownst to Hayley, Gabe, too, has a reason for turning his back on love, one that seems intent on keeping them apart. 

Under the starry winter skies, will Gabe convince Hayley to open her heart again once more? And in doing so, will he convince himself? 

©2018 Heidi Swain (P)2018 Simon & Schuster UK

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Snowflakes and cinnamon swirls at the winter womderland.

Lovely Christmasy book. Enjoyed listening to it. Enjoyed the other stories , about all the family

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Lovely escapism with perfect narration

The best thing about these books by Heidi Swain is that they are set in the same place and the characters are loosely linked. Although the stories are romantic and idealistic, there is an edge to the characters which makes them and their life stories seem real, and it is satisfying when a familiar character pops up in someone else's story.

Delicious, easy listening, and the narration is spot on.

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perfect for Christmas time

very lovely story and theme. Perfect read for Christmas time. Brilliant feel good read. would reccomend and read again.

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Wonderful

A real escape toa land of delight scenes so well painted and a love story to earm the heart.
A great author and a great narrator.

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A winter wonderland

What a lovely story of the “family “ of Angus and Catherine. I certainly hope that there will be a sequel telling of the lives of all the people and the charity which is to be set up at the hall. Beautifully read by Karen Cass. Thank you for writing this story HeidiSwain.

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  • M.E.
  • United Kingdom
  • 31-12-18

I was looking forward to reading this....

Sadly disappointed. Not often I struggle to finish a book..but I found the characters too 'wallowing' towards the end.

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Lovely Christmassy listen!

Really enjoyed this Christmassy listen by Heidi swain and would thoroughly recommend if you are a fan of light-hearted romances. I enjoyed the performance by Karen Cass but did find her inflections a little annoying at times (sorry Karen ) overall a lovely, festive and romantic listen and would love to hear more of Hayley and Gabe’s story!

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Very enjoyable

Narrator was good. Story was lovely Christmas line. Curl up and forget about the world read.

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Very easy listening

Thought it would be a bit more Christmasy. Over all ok I did get a bit board towards the end, just wanted the main characters to get together. Quite predictable.

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  • Warren
  • 23-11-18

Snowflakes and cinnamon swirls at the winter womderland.

Lovely Christmasy book. Enjoyed listening to it. Enjoyed the other stories , about all the family

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Frankie
  • 08-12-18

Lovely escapism with perfect narration

The best thing about these books by Heidi Swain is that they are set in the same place and the characters are loosely linked. Although the stories are romantic and idealistic, there is an edge to the characters which makes them and their life stories seem real, and it is satisfying when a familiar character pops up in someone else's story.

Delicious, easy listening, and the narration is spot on.

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  • Ami Duchscherer
  • 19-11-18

perfect for Christmas time

very lovely story and theme. Perfect read for Christmas time. Brilliant feel good read. would reccomend and read again.

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  • Esther
  • 17-01-19

Wonderful

A real escape toa land of delight scenes so well painted and a love story to earm the heart.
A great author and a great narrator.

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  • barbara
  • 05-01-19

A winter wonderland

What a lovely story of the “family “ of Angus and Catherine. I certainly hope that there will be a sequel telling of the lives of all the people and the charity which is to be set up at the hall. Beautifully read by Karen Cass. Thank you for writing this story HeidiSwain.

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  • M.E.
  • United Kingdom
  • 31-12-18

I was looking forward to reading this....

Sadly disappointed. Not often I struggle to finish a book..but I found the characters too 'wallowing' towards the end.

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  • scrubage
  • 23-12-18

Lovely Christmassy listen!

Really enjoyed this Christmassy listen by Heidi swain and would thoroughly recommend if you are a fan of light-hearted romances. I enjoyed the performance by Karen Cass but did find her inflections a little annoying at times (sorry Karen ) overall a lovely, festive and romantic listen and would love to hear more of Hayley and Gabe’s story!

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  • C Chesterton
  • 13-12-18

Very enjoyable

Narrator was good. Story was lovely Christmas line. Curl up and forget about the world read.

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  • Debbie O'Reilly
  • 03-12-18

Very easy listening

Thought it would be a bit more Christmasy. Over all ok I did get a bit board towards the end, just wanted the main characters to get together. Quite predictable.