Series: The Little Duck Pond Cafe #13
Published by Self Published on October 31 2020
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, Spring at The Little Duck Pond Cafe, A Winter Wedding at the Little Duck Pond Cafe, Lemon Drizzle Mondays at the Little Duck Pond Cafe, A Cornish Summer Holiday, Lucy's Great Escape , Log Fires & Toffee Apple Cake at the Little Duck Pond Cafe, A Brambleberry Manor Christmas, Sweet Pasteries and Sourdough, A Summer of Surprises, The Wedding Cake Wish , Snow Falls over Sunnybrook, The Christmas Surprise, Chocolate Cake for Breakfast, Jingle Bells in June
After a cruel twist of fate sends her hurtling into a black hole of despair, Carrie is absolutely dreading the festive season - especially with sister, Krystle, being even more demanding of her time and energy than usual. But then friend Maddy offers Carrie a lifeline: the chance to get away from it all in a holiday cottage in the gorgeous little village of Silverbells. Deciding that a few weeks of tranquillity - reading, baking and going for long walks in the countryside - might just restore her mood, Carrie is quick to take up the offer. But on arriving, it very soon becomes clear that this break is going to be anything but peaceful!
An unwelcome houseguest proves unsettling enough - especially one who whistles loudly first thing in the morning and is far too cheerful for his own good - but finding herself drawn into the spooky mystery of her missing neighbour means there really isn't much time for personal reflection. And then love comes knocking, and Carrie is forced to decide exactly where her heart lies.
Will this festive season be the disaster Carrie predicted? Or will Santa be good to her and deliver her heart's desire? One thing's for sure - this will be a Christmas Carrie will never, ever forget...
This was a lovely story and in all honesty I loved that we left Sunnybrook. We met new people and having Carrie as the focus of this book was refreshing. It was nice to see Maddy and hear briefly about Fen and Jazz but I loved that this story took a step away from the girls.
I love the sound of Silverbells and I would love to go and stay in Snowdrop Cottage it sounded lush! Plus if a man made an igloo I would be straight in there with him, candles and some alcohol. It just all sounded cute.
I really am an old romantic at heart and I love the story, of true love never running freely the first time. Soul mates tend to meet, break up and then spend the rest of their lives being happy and I feel this is what is going to happen here. That makes me happy.
The only thing I wasnt a fan of in this book was Adam. He turned out being some one I didnt expect and care for really. Maybe he will get a chance to redeem himself but there was something about him that didn’t sit right with me.
I love that we have so many possibilities now for so many more stories now we have been to Silverbells. So many characters I want to see again, Anita, Nora and Reenee to make 3! Plus we have the girls in the other cafe and the ones in Cornwall and the original three. Years and years of stories and character development and that feels exciting and truly special. I hope it never ends!
Until next time xxx
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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