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  • That Festive Feeling

  • By: Heidi Swain
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (103 ratings)

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That Festive Feeling

By: Heidi Swain
Narrated by: Karen Cass
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Summary

Holly has the place to herself this Christmas. It’s not her place, though – she is house-sitting for friends who live on Nightingale Square – just there to keep the place warm and cosy and only for long enough for her to sort her life out. Newly single and finding herself unsure about next steps for her career, she plans to hunker down and make some life decisions.

To clear her mind, she sets off on early morning walks around a nearby lake and bumps into May, an older lady who is also new to the area, and her dapper Dachshund Monty. Quickly, a firm friendship blossoms. Then when Holly meets Bear, a rather large and rather attractive man, at the local pub, and his rescue dog Queenie, her stay at Nightingale Square suddenly feels even more appealing.

As the community comes together for the season’s festivities, Holly must start thinking about where her life will take her next. Some big decisions need to be made, but distractions close to home make thinking about the future more tricky than ever...

Will she get that festive feeling this Christmas...?

©2023 Heidi Swain (P)2023 Simon & Schuster, UK

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'Grab a hot chocolate and lose yourself in this heart-warming story of romance, community and secrets. The perfect story to read by the fire!' PHILLIPA ASHLEY

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I liked the relationship between the people and animals it worked together well.
Look forward to more stories from the author

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loved it!

lovely festive feel good story, and read perfectly by the narrator! got me in the Christmas spirit nicely, and

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Loved This!

Another fab book by Heidi swain and brilliant narration by Karen Cass. It was great to revisit the square and all its residents old and new. I cant recommend it enough!

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Good story about lovely Square.

Great story telling, wonderful narration. A great addition from this author. A good follow on for this series.

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A wonderful Christmas feeling

A truly excellent cosy Christmas story. A wonderful trip back to Nightingale square with 2 new comers making warm and wonderful new friends along the way. A great story that drags you in and takes you all the way to Christmas with a lovely new Monty and Queenie. A fabulous book

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Perfect Christmas feel good story

Great characters, good storyline just very easy to become absorbed in the story and hood narration l. What’s not to like.

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Lovely story

Fantastic as all Heidi Swain novels are and Karen Cass brilliantly brings them to life. Absolutely loved this story and being back in Nightingale Square

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Perfect festive read

Absolutely love Heidi Swain’s books. I really love how she always has little links back to previous books. It adds to my imagination of what each town/village is like and what the characters are doing now. What a wonderful character May was. Holly’s books about the dogs sound brilliant. Someone needs to really publish them. Bears horse box home sounded amazing too.
This a perfect book to curl up under a blanket, with a hot chocolate and escape into!

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Easy listening

Easy listening, lovely story. Somewhat predictable but still a heartwarming story. I would definitely recommend.

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The story it self

Really like this story well written and enjoyed listening to it would recommend this too other listeners

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