• A Taste of Home

  • By: Heidi Swain
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (46 ratings)

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A Taste of Home

By: Heidi Swain
Narrated by: Karen Cass
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Publisher's Summary

The delicious new novel from Sunday Times best-selling author Heidi Swain:

Fliss Brown has grown up living with her mother on the Rossi family’s Italian fruit farm. But when her mother dies, Fliss finds out she has a family of her own, and heads back to England with Nonna Rossi’s recipe for cherry and almond tart and a piece of advice: connect with your family before it is too late....

Fliss discovers that her estranged grandfather owns a fruit farm himself, on the outskirts of Wynbridge, and she arrives to find a farm that has fallen into disrepair. Using her knowledge gleaned from working on the Rossi farm and her desire to find out more about her past, Fliss rolls her sleeves up and gets stuck in. But what will she discover, and can she resurrect the farm’s glory days and find a taste of home?

©2021 Heidi Swain (P)2021 Simon & Schuster UK

Critic Reviews

"Heidi’s known for her feel-good factor and this story is a delight." (New! Magazine)

"A charming, summery read." (The People’s Friend)

"A summer trip to Wynbridge will never disappoint. Swain’s writing as always is so delicious you could eat it all up." (My Weekly)

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Lovely cozy story

Even with the tears of loss, this is an uplifting story of moving forward with your life; finding new family and friends. Creating a new future. Strong, likable characters lead the story.

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H. Swain Book on audile

Very interesting at parts, to predictable for my tastes.
Nice and clean. Often rather repetitive.

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  • Trevelyan
  • 06-01-21

Very enjoyable

Just love Heidi Swain's writing and Karen Cass's narration. All the characters are accessible and for the most part, likeable. I usually listen to my audibles as I fall asleep and this one is very gentle but intriguing enough to make me keep listening beyond when perhaps I should have fallen asleep!
Please keep 'em coming Heidi.....

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-04-21

Bliss

I very much enjoyed this lovely romantic story with twists and turns definitely one of Heidi Swains best

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  • Ms S. keenan
  • 02-11-22

Shallow unrealistic and predictable

I listened until the end but I’m kind of sorry that I did, I did not enjoy this book at all. the narration was grand but the story itself had no depth, I found myself really not liking the main character because she make such stupid assumptions and decisions, not realistic at all and the whole “forbidden love” thing made no real sense. Too cheesy for me. Enjoyed the talk about food and the dinner at the barn idea. Sorry I can’t say I enjoyed anything else in it.

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  • jenaskfirst
  • 11-17-21

easy listening

an easy listening book uncomplicated for taking your mind of things and just enjoying and relaxing

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  • Jo Bonaker
  • 06-04-21

Loved this

Really enjoyed another Heidi Swain novel
And I love Karen Cass narration
Cannot wait for next

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  • AnitaAmazon
  • 05-14-22

Loved it!

Such a warm, lovely, nice book! Really liked the characters and the storyline. The only mistake I made was listening to it while on a diet! Made it really hard to stick to my plan with all the delicious foods being mentioned!
As soon as I’m done with my diet, I’m making an almond and cherry tart! Lol 🤣

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  • Sandra
  • 04-26-22

Tale from the Fens

Another tale of country life in the East Anglian Fens. When a young girl finds that she has family there and goes off to find them, little did she know it would change her life.

Well written storyline and beautifully read

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  • Liz S
  • 03-20-22

I loved it

Well-written, credible story which kept my interest. Will listen to it again as I enjoyed it so much. Narrator has good tone and was pleasant to listen to.

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  • DevonshireChris
  • 02-27-22

Sweet little story

Sweet little story but a bit tame for me - the obstacles in the plot weren’t serious enough to give the story any grit.

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  • geoffrey
  • 02-26-22

light-hearted read

A very gentle read with a predictable outcome, but delightfully put together and all ends happily!

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