#BlogTour #Review : The Wedding Cake Wish (Little Duck Pond Cafe) by Rosie Green. @Rosie_Green88 @rararesources

Today I’m reviewing the latest in a series that you’ll have not doubt seen reviewed on the blog before (given I’ve reviewed almost all of the previous books). Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for having me on the tour and sending me a copy of the book to review.

The Book: Wedding excitement is in the air! With their big day approaching, Fen has her heart set on a gorgeous, intimate celebration with not much fuss at all. But strong-minded mother-of-the-bride Marjery seems to have considerably grander plans.

There’s also the small problem of a missing best man, and when Fen tasks Hudson Holmes and Ruby Watkiss with the job of tracking him down, their investigations unearth far more secrets than they bargained for.

Will the Big Day go ahead in the light of such dramatic revelations? Can a wedding cake wish save the day? One thing’s for sure – this will definitely be a wedding to remember!

Purchase Link – https://amzn.to/3BBqWNI

The Review: This book is a little different from the others in the series in that it focuses on Fen’s wedding and also on Ruby and Hudson but doesn’t spend much time in the cafe at all. I definitely noticed there being less cake in this book! However, with the wedding cake wish these is the most decadent sounding wedding cake and one or two other mentions of cake so that did help with my cake cravings.

I am being serious about the cake but as this story is about, or connected, to Fen’s wedding then the lack of cake is understandable. The story alternates between Fen and Ruby as we see the plans for the big day not going exactly as Fen would like, and Ruby (with Hudson of course!) trying to track down the missing best man and deal with an unexpected new arrival. I loved the parts with Ruby and Hudson, they are currently my favourite pairing in this series because they work so well together. They have a great relationship and I love the investigating, it adds a new dimension to the series. I now have visions of them peaking round corners and discussing new developments over coffee wearing a deerstalker and a flat cap and can see a new career path for them, Holmes and Watkiss, Private Investigators.

Fen’s part of the story is typically Fen. She doesn’t like upsetting people and still seems to have a bit of trouble standing up for herself at times so when her mother takes over her wedding plans things don’t go smoothly. Add to this some drama with Fen’s mother and the story goes off in quite an unexpected direction. I don’t want to say much about the wedding part because I don’t want to spoil anything, but it is an integral part of the story and one I enjoyed following for various reasons which I won’t detail. What I did still enjoy, that has been in every Little Duck Pond Cafe book, is the friendship and support from the cafe members, new and old, and how they make me wish I was part of it. The strong and dependable relationships are something that can’t be guaranteed today, so it’s heartwarming to see them here, still supporting each other despite everything they’ve been through.

This is another fabulous instalment in this ever growing series and I’m glad that it’s showing no signs of ending any time soon. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series, especially as I know it contains more Ruby and Hudson, and the cover has snow on it so I’m going to get excited about that as books are likely to be the closest I get to actual snow this Christmas.

The Author:

Rosie’s series of novellas is centred around life in a village cafe. The latest, ‘A Summer of Surprises’, is out now.

Look out for ‘Snow Falls over Sunnybrook’, a heart-warming Christmas delight, out in November 2021. As snow drifts down over the village, will romance finally blossom for one very special pair?

Follow Rosie on Twitter – https://twitter.com/Rosie_Green88

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