Today I’m on the blog tour for the latest instalment in the Little Duck Pond Cafe series. I’ve reviewed almost all of the previous books and you can find those reviews on the blog. Huge thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me on the blog tour and sending a copy of the book to review.
Blurb: If you love all the colours of autumn, you’re sure to warm to this uplifting story of love, loss and starting over.
Primrose Wilkins arrived in Sunnybrook with a burning desire to find the family she’s never known. But after a heart-breaking false start, she’s beginning to have second thoughts. Can she find the courage to battle on in her quest? And with her romantic life at an all-time low, will meeting the intriguing and attractive Callum Davy be just what she needs to renew her faith in love?
Meanwhile, Fen is also finding it hard to be brave. She’s made it through to the final of TV show ‘Battle of the Bakes’ (thanks to Ellie entering on her behalf), but she’s always shied away from being in the spotlight. How will Fen cope now that she’s a famous ‘celebrity’, recognised in the street everywhere she goes?
My Review: It’s fair to say I enjoy these books, after all, I wouldn’t continue to take part in the blog tours if I didn’t.
We’re back in Sunnybrook with the Duck Pond Cafe team and the newest member of the village, Primrose, who is trying to find her biological grandmother as sadly she has never met her before. Having got off to a bit of a false start she puts the search on hold and tries to deal with settling into a new place and letting go of where she was before, the house she grew up in.
There are plenty of light moments and a side story involving Fen which is mysterious and perplexing. However, light moment s aside, Primrose’s story deals with the serious subject of adoption and finding your birth family and getting to know your missing family history. Not being adopted I can’t tell whether Primrose’s reactions to various things are how other people in the same situation would react but the emotions certainly come across in the writing.
I enjoyed this story and am looking forward to the next in the series. I like returning to the same area and people every few months and catching up with them. I get to dip in and out of a place I like and experience a lot with them and then leave again until the next time, which is honestly how I like it. This is a other cracker in a fabulous series, each one is a like a mug of hot chocolate and whipped cream, warm, sweet and fun, but with a knapkin for the sensible, serious moments.
About the author:
Rosie 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 around life in a village cafe. The latest, ‘Bonfires & Hot Chocolate at the Little Duck Pond Cafe’, is out now.
Watch out for ‘A Winter Wedding at the Little Duck Pond Cafe’, which will be published Christmas 2019.
Rosie is also writing a full-length, standalone book for Christmas 2019, entitled ‘Snowflakes over Moondance Cottage’.
Follow Rosie on Twitter – https://twitter.com/Rosie_Green1988