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Blog Tour: Underneath the Christmas Tree by Heidi Swain


Wynter’s Trees is the home of Christmas. For the people of Wynmouth it’s where they get their family Christmas tree, and where Christmas truly comes to life.

But for Liza Wynter, it’s a millstone around her neck. It was her father’s pride and joy but now he’s gone, she can’t have anything to do with it. Until her father’s business partner decides to retire and she must go back to handle the transition to his son Ned.

When Liza arrives, she discovers a much-loved business that’s flourishing under Ned’s stewardship. And she’s happy to stay and help for the Christmas season, but then she has other plans. But will the place where she grew up make her change her mind? And can it weave its Christmas cheer around her heart…?

Once again I am delighted to be part of the blog tour to celebrate the release of Heidi's latest book. I love Heidi's book. They ooze charm and an afternoon spent with one is always a treat. I picked this up after a particularly rubbish week and reading it just made me feel better as I snuggled up under my blanket to read it. 

There are several things that make Heidi's books special. The setting is definitely one of those things. Returning to the different towns and villages in her books always feel like you are going home. They feel real and I'm always a bit sad knowing that I can't actually go to them in person. The communities within the books are vibrant and Wynmouth is no exception. I was particularly looking forward to this one as Heidi returns back to the Norfolk coast this Christmas. I really enjoyed being back and seeing the cameos from characters we've previously spent time with.

Heidi's books are always full of lovely food and lots of crafty things which are both things I really love. I recommend reading with a whole variety of snacks on hand and by the end I really wanted to start on my Christmas gift making picking up the knitting needles and getting chutney and jam batches on the go.

However the thing I love most about Heidi's books is the main characters and the inevitable romance that blooms between them. I loved meeting Liza. Liza has had it bad over the previous years after losing her dad and being back at his beloved Christmas tree farm is really hard for her. I loved following her as she started to fall back in love with the farm and as her relationship developed with various members of the community around her but particularly so with Ned. Ned is a gorgeous romantic hero and I loved him entirely in this book

My advice? Get this ordered and onto your festive TBR piles. It is a real treat waiting to happen.