#BookReview of Christmas at the little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green @Rosie_Green1988 @rararesources

Posted October 15, 2018 by Zoé in Book Reviews, Reviews and Stuff / 10 Comments

#BookReview of Christmas at the little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green @Rosie_Green1988 @rararesources

Christmas at The Little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green
Series: The Little Duck Pond Cafe #3
Published by Published on September 3 2018
Genres: Chick Lit
Pages: 130
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Also by this author: Summer 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, A Summer of Surprises, The Wedding Cake Wish , Snow Falls over Sunnybrook, The Christmas Surprise, Chocolate Cake for Breakfast, Jingle Bells in June

Fen has always hated being the centre of attention.
She loves her new job, working behind the scenes at the Little Duck Pond Cafe and baking the scrumptious cakes that have helped its reputation soar. But frankly, she'd rather scrub the public toilet floor with a toothbrush than have to come out and talk to the customers.
She's always been happy to stay in the background as long as she has a good supply of books to escape into. That's her kind of romance - the fictional sort where she can read about other people taking a chance on love, but she doesn't have to risk her own heart.
But that was before Ethan Fox arrived in the village and turned her world upside down. Ethan is a leading light in the local amateur dramatics theatre company and Fen knows he's way out of her league.
But when the popular village Christmas pantomime hits a crisis, Fen and Ethan find themselves thrown together. Can Fen overcome her shyness and find the courage to step on stage and save the day?

I love this series and although I have not read Spring at the Little Duck Pond Cafe, the first one I don’t feel like I’ve missed anything but quite frankly why deny yourself the pleasure, read them all. However, I have brought it to read so I can catch up on the  Ellie and Zak story! But to catch you up you can read my review here of Summer at the Little Duck Pond Cafe. 

This is my happy place.

This novella focuses on Fen, but you still see the other girls Jaz and Ellie. Jaz is my favourite! Sorry ladies! But after this book, I do have a huge soft spot for Fen. I think all in our own way are a bit like Ellie, Jaz and Fen, I know I am. Ellie and her determination, Jaz and her confidence and Fen in her head with romance.

In this novella, you have the mistrust between Ellie and Zak. Maisie’s mum has turned up but what does she want? Does she want Zak back? Does she even want Maisie?

With Jaz and Harry, well after the last book, they should be in the honeymoon period, right? It has only been three months, but something is going on there. Why is he being elusive?

You just want to clang everyone’s head together.

And Fen, well she just wants to be loved, the crazy love written in the books, and I love that.

All three are going through turmoil at the same time with their love life. And with Fen, in this book you see her grow from a wallflower to a prominent shining rose. Her growth was amazing and her confidence is something I admired.  It was great to see Rob back too, and with his Superman pose, encouraging Fen at every opportunity he got, he is my book prince charming for sure. 

When Ethan Fox, the dashing Ethan Fox enters Fen’s life, her world is turned upside down, (He has a brief cameo in the previous book) not going to lie it is easy to see why when you read about him. 

Now whilst to me it was obvious everything that was going to happen with each girl in this book but you know what I found that I didn’t care. I was along for the ride, and  I love the will they won’t they when it’s done right and in this novella, it was done right! 

This book is shining brightly with hope, love and growth and I love that. I still love reading stories of women being whisked off their feet by their Prince Charming because let’s be honest who doesn’t it! I had a few tears at the end of the book because of one happy end and it had nothing to do with the romances in the book, I can’t say any more. But it just hits home too much for me but I loved it!

I really can’t wait for Snowed in at the Little Duck Pond Café because I need to catch up with the girls and I want to know how they are doing and to see who is going to be the main focus of the book. Can’t wait to read it!

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*Thank you so much to Rachel at Rachel Random Resources and the author Rosie Green 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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10 responses to “#BookReview of Christmas at the little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green @Rosie_Green1988 @rararesources

  1. Oddly enough, I’ve been in a mood for a good Christmas story, tho it’s not even Halloween yet. lol…I’ll have to add this to my tbr pile. Thanks!

    • Zoe

      Oh that makes me happy! Hope you love the series!! Ha ha it’s funny isn’t it. I keep forgetting it’s Halloween time and to read more scary ones lol