2021 · Uncategorized

Underneath the Christmas Tree – Heidi Swain


Release date: eBook and paperback 28th October 2021


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?

My review:

I could not wait to get my hands on Heidi’s latest book and was thrilled to be given an advanced copy. I did ponder over whether it was too early to start with the Christmas books but…..NOPE!

Set in the seaside village of Wynmouth (from The Secret Seaside Escape), we see Liza revisit the ghosts of her Christmas past as she tries to move into her new, future – but things don’t quite go to plan. Liza has moved away and started a new life for herself when her dad’s old business partner (David) invites her back to see the Christmas tree business her father set up before he died. Liza has been avoiding making the trip as she feels guilty about her father’s death and the fact she didn’t love the family home like her father did. When Liza does come home and drops a bombshell on David and his hunky son Ned, she gets more than she bargained for.

As always with Heidi’s books, there is a theme of community, supporting small businesses, crafting….and food! It has definitely made me think a lot more about how I shop this Christmas and which local businesses to support. I wish we had a Wynter’s Christmas Tree plantation near us (although I am allergic to pine needles, so no real tree for us!)

A perfect step into the magic of Christmas, a book to pick up every Christmas. Perfect as ever Heidi.  

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