Today I am thrilled to be taking part in the blog tour for the latest instalment of the Little Duck Pond Cafe story. Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for having me on the tour and sending me a copy of the book to review.
Blurb: Wedding fever is in the air in the village of Sunnybrook. With Ellie and Zak’s Big Day on the horizon, the sun is shining brightly on the Little Duck Pond Cafe community. But when dark clouds begin to roll in from more than one direction, several close relationships look to be under threat. Will the wedding of the year actually take place at all?
My Review: This is book 6 in the Little Duck Pond Cafe series and I’ve read all of the previous books and reviewed most of them (think I’ve missed one somehow). I really enjoy visiting Sunnybrook in each book and finding out what’s happened to the characters since the last visit. Although these novellas are part of a series there is enough background information given in each one that you could read it on its own.
The previous story story focused more on two new characters to the village whereas in this one we are firmly back will Ellie, Fen, Jaz and the others. The story starts off differently from usual with us being shown something and then whisked back 3 weeks to get perspective and background on what we’ve just seen. The story focuses on Ellie’s impending wedding, though location and date are as yet unknown as nothing has been booked, and the relationship between Jaz and Harry. I have to say, in this story, some of the men disappointed me with their reactions and lack of understanding to certain things, one I can sort of understand but still doesn’t entirely excuse his behaviour. Happily the women rallied round each other and were as supportive as always and the continuation of the story of Rose and Archie provided a distraction from rest of the events taking place.
There was also a new character, Primrose, who had a past she was getting away from but also trying to find at the same time. It’ll be interesting to see if the next story, assuming there is one, focuses on her and how she came to Sunnybrook.
All in all I enjoyed this return visit to Sunnybrook to catch up with everyone and find out how things have progressed since the last book and I look forward to finding out if there is to be a seventh story in the series.
About the author:
Rosie Green has been scribbling stories ever since she was little. Back then they were rip-roaring adventure tales with a young heroine in perilous danger of falling off a cliff or being tied up by ‘the baddies’. Thankfully, Rosie has moved on somewhat, and now much prefers to write romantic comedies that melt your heart and make you smile, with really not much perilous danger involved at all, unless you count the heroine losing her heart in love.
Rosie’s brand new series of novellas is centred on life in a village café. Confetti at the Little Duck Pond Cafe will be the sixth in the series