Also by this author: Summer at The Little Duck Pond Cafe, Christmas at The Little Duck Pond Cafe, Snowed in at The Little Duck Pond Cafe, A Bakery at the Little Duck Pond Cafe, Confetti at the Little Duck Pond Cafe, Bonfires & Hot Chocolate at The Little Duck Pond Cafe
Series: The Little Duck Pond Cafe #5
on March 10 2019
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Ellie’s dreams of opening a bakery in Sunnybrook are finally coming true and best friends Fen and Jaz are happily rallying round, helping her to plan a fabulous grand opening day. Everything in their garden seems to be rosy – until the arrival of a newcomer brings chaos to the village and tests relationships to the limit. Can the bakery succeed in the face of such upheaval? And more importantly, can firm friendships survive?
✮ My Review ✮
So book 5! I still love this series like it was the 1st! I will say I missed Jaz in this book, however the introduction of Kate, aka Katja, and Madison was refreshing.
I do not know what I can say about this book otherwise than I love the series. I love catching up with the gang and seeing what has been happening since the last book. This book Ellie has opened her bakery but spending like there is no tomorrow. She has hired two new people Kate and Madison but can only keep one, then Madison gets competitive. Will she ruin everything? Will Katja/Kate secrets be told?
Like I said I missed Jaz, Fen features but she is in the background and still deliriously in love with Rob-yay! Ellie is the forefront as we watch her flourish and stress about opening a bakery and running it alongside her café. I still say I would love to visit there and quite frankly live in Sunnybrook. So much countryside around and of course the infamous Duck Pond.
I really enjoyed this little novella, with new characters to keep it fresh and of course Maisie’s new pal, Little Maisie was just darn cute. Maisie and her inquisitive mind and application to life reminds me of my little one, just hope she stay just as cute!!
Both newbies bring something new to the book, you have Katja and her insecurities and the loss of her mother and the tough time she had growing up in Norfolk. Madison has her own heartache with her family but you wouldn’t know it with her behaviour. When she wasn’t frustrating me she was making me chuckle, and reflecting back I understood why she did what she did. Lack of confidence with both girls shone through and once the walls started to fall, a wonderful friendship group is made.
I can not wait for the next one in the series (for a sneak peek look down below) as I loved how this Duck Pond story finished. This series is like being reacquainted with old friends, the bonds are unbreakable, the love is real and it leaves warm fuzzy feelings within you.
I have loved every single one of these books and I think it is such a cute series to boot. I can see this expanding and expanding without losing sight of the original characters. Sunnybrook has so much more to give and I hope we are giving the chance to get it.
Until next time xxx
Confetti at the Little Duck Pond Cafe
With Ellie and Zak’s Big Day on the horizon, the sun is shining brightly on the Little Duck Pond Café community. But as dark clouds begin to roll in, threatening more than one close relationship, will the wedding of the year take place at all?
Thank you so much to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the tour invite and the author for a copy of this book in return for my honest and unbiased review
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