Series: The Little Duck Pond Cafe #7
on September 2 2019
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, 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, Sun, Sea & Strawberry Shortcake
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
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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