A Summer of Surprises by Rosie Green @Rosie_Green88 @rararesources #BookReview

Posted July 23, 2021 by Zoé in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

A Summer of Surprises by Rosie Green
Published by Self Published on June 30th 2021
Format: eBook
Source: Author
Pages: 209
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 Kiss in the Snow, A Brambleberry Manor Christmas, Sweet Pasteries and Sourdough, The Wedding Cake Wish , Snow Falls over Sunnybrook, The Christmas Surprise, Chocolate Cake for Breakfast, Jingle Bells in June

When Ruby Watkiss lands a job at the True Loaf Bakery, she feels as if the sun has finally come out.

Having been through a traumatic time, it’s a joy to be working for Ellie, and now all Ruby wants is to lead a quiet life and support her mum in getting the help she needs.

But life, it seems, has other plans for Ruby.

Working alongside the bafflingly rude Hudson Holmes would be bad enough – but then odd things start happening. It seems that someone is out to sabotage the café and bakery, and to her horror, Ruby finds the finger pointing at her.

Desperate to prove her innocence, she teams up with the most unlikely person in order to get to the bottom of what’s going on. Tailing suspects and hiding in bushes isn’t something she ever imagined she’d be doing, although her partner in mystery-solving seems the perfect man for the job. Can they clear Ruby’s name by discovering the real culprit?

With all the drama afoot, at least there’s no time for romance.

Because that’s the very last thing on Ruby’s mind these days.

Or is it…?

Gosh! Book 16 and I have loved every single one of these books, however…HOWEVER, this is by far my favourite. It had a completely different feel to the series and straight away I was drawn to Ruby and Hudson.

Both having secrets, one not knowing they had secrets and drawn together by someone who was out to get Ellie – shocking behaviour! I guessed really early on the secret in Ruby’s life, and I was itching for her to hurry up and have Ruby discover it. Mainly because I wanted to find out all the things we weren’t privy to.

I loved the air of mystery in this book and how it has taken a new turn. It is not just a straightforward case of a girl who has been hurt, meets a guy and has a happy ending, but I mean we all love those stories. This time we have that but so much more and I mean Holmes and Watkiss! Love it!

I am so glad that we get to see Ruby and Hudson again in book 17(!!) as I find them fascinating to read about. They are two people muddling through life and really bring out the sunshine in each other.

I also love that yes we do get glimpses of the original characters and some of the newer ones, Rosie still finds time to bring more new characters into the fold. Each time, a new set of people that we want to read about and care for.

My only complaint is that these books are just not long enough!! They always leave you wanting more and to be honest with the number of characters we have, well they could all have their own series! I just love it. I love that the series is still fresh and strong. Each time I pick up a book by Rosie I know that I am going to love the journey through the pages. I just know I could never tire of this series, it is one of my favourites and it always leaves me with a big smile on my face.

Until next time xxx

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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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