#BookReview of Bonfires & Hot Chocolate at The Little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green @Rosie_Green1988 @rararesources

Posted September 26, 2019 by Zoé in Book Reviews, Reviews and Stuff / 4 Comments

#BookReview of Bonfires & Hot Chocolate at The Little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green @Rosie_Green1988 @rararesourcesBonfires & Hot Chocolate at The Little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green
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, A Bakery at the Little Duck Pond Cafe, Confetti at the Little Duck Pond Cafe
Series: The Little Duck Pond Cafe #7
on September 2 2019
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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

Before I start raving about this novella, I have to say this is probably my favourite one in the series, it’s definitely the one that made me cry the most….I mean there was something in my eye…..

Book 7 and this time we are focusing on newbie Primose and her hunt for her biological Grandma. I have been worried that when the books did not focus on the original trio of Fen, Ellie or Jaz that I would not still love the series. If anything I love the series more, ok there was no Jaz in this book a brief mention but the new characters hold their own and they are fantastic additions to the series.

Rosie knows the formula to write a successful novella and she does not deviate from it. A couple of star crossed lovers and a couple of twists to boot, all make for a happy and cute ending….so you hope!

Primrose’s story is one of trying to find the missing piece of the puzzle in her life, she has lost her parents and recently she lost her Grandma. The reminiscing and the scenes of clearing out the old farm had me in buckets of tears. It got to a stage where I had to stop reading as I could not read the words on the page!! All the while the hunt for her birth grandma was heartbreaking, a few misdirections are thrown in and a lot of longing to find out who the mysterious woman is and generally just calling out for a happy ending for Primose.

While we have this, we finally get to see how Fen is getting on in Battle of the Bakes, has she got enough to win the competition? I love that every Tuesday everyone gathers in the Café to watch the episodes as a community. This is one thing that I absolutely adore about the novellas and makes me want to up sticks and move to Sunnybrook, everyone is so welcoming and these girls all become a family. They are there for each other, they support and they love each other. It just gives me all the warm and fuzzies! Plus the upcoming pending wedding of Ellie and Zak is getting closer! Eeek I cannae wait for one! Wish it was a real wedding we could go to – ho-hum.

It is a heartwarming story and one to make your heart sing, for someone who is an old fashioned romantic then this is the perfect book to get cosy up on the sofa and lose yourself for an hour or so. I for one can not wait for the next instalment. Please, Rosie, do not stop writing about the girls and Sunnybrook!!

Until next time xxx

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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

About Rosie Green

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. Summer at The Little Duck Pond Café, published on 18th June 2018, follows the first in the series, Spring at The Little Duck Pond Café.

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