Sunday, 9 August 2020


 Hello my loves and huge and heartfelt thanks to everyone who took part in THE SECRET SEASIDE ESCAPE bookmark giveaway. I was absolutely overwhelmed that so many of you entered and have been very moved this morning as I've read through your comments. There are a couple of things to have come out of this giveaway and I'm delighted by both. 

Firstly, so many of you love the idea of a #swaintette get together and I'm over the moon about that! I promise, that as soon as life gets somewhere near to normal again, and it is safe for us to do so, I'll start planning. I love the thought of us eating cake in a cafe or raising a glass in a pub and can't wait to meet you all and swap book recommendations! 

Secondly, the overwhelming sense of togetherness that reading feel good fiction brings shines through in the comments you have left . So many of you said you'd give the bookmark to your mum or daughter and I love the thought of you all sharing books and talking about them, just like I do with my wonderful Mum. I haven't been able to see her since March and I'm missing her so much. I'm also incredibly proud of her as she works 12 hour shifts in a dementia care home and has hardly stopped throughout this whole crisis. She's definitely in line for some TLC.

So, on to the winners. I'm even more grateful for the random number generator this time around as I never would have been able to pick winners! If I had the resources, you all would all be getting bookmarks.

Massive congratulations to - 


Lianne 2707 (Insta @little_miss07)

Dee O'Donnell

If the three of you could send me your full names and postal addresses using the messaging services of any the social media platforms, then I'll get your bookmarks in the post. I'll be making one trip to the post office this week so apologies if it takes a few days.

Thank you again to everyone for taking part. I hope you are all safe and well and coping with the upturn in temperature. Roll on October and the launch of THE WINTER GARDEN! I can't wait to show you Nightingale Square at Christmas!

Wishing you all a safe and wonderful week.

H x


  1. Wow thank you SO much Heidi!! I’m thrilled to bits - you’ve made my day!! Message sent. Xx

    1. Yay! I'm so pleased you're pleased my darling. I'll get them to you as soon a I have everyone's details. Happy Sunday! H xxx

  2. I found your blog...woohoo, now I can follow how a wonderful writer creates!