This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. .Lemon Drizzle Mondays at the Little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green
Series: The Little Duck Pond Cafe #9
on February 29 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, 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
Molly Hooper has a secret.
It haunts her dreams and casts a dark shadow over life with her gorgeous three-year-old daughter, Eva.
Arriving in Sunnybrook has given her a glimpse of sunshine. The Little Duck Pond Cafe crew seem so welcoming and there's even the chance of a new job.
Baking delicious cakes has always taken Molly to a happy place, so the job - at the glorious Brambleberry Manor Cafe - might just be perfect for her.
It would mean she and little Eva could finally put down some roots at last.
But is Sunnybrook the sanctuary Molly is searching for?
Or will the past come back to haunt her, wherever she hides?
✮ My Review ✮
I have to say I think this could be a new favourite in the series. this time we focus on Molly, a single mum of Eva who we briefly met in the last book. For a romance book, this is definitely more sombre and “dark” than before with the issues Molly has to face with her scoundrel of a landlord. There is sweetness and light, so don’t panic! It is just a very real situation and my heart went out to Molly so much as I understand her struggle.
Eva, a 4-year-old bringing all the innocence and with it the joy. She is so upbeat that it keeps Molly going. I wanted to make it all ok for her and when she spoke of her birthday and the fairies I did get a bit choked up.
The theme in this novella is strong and always in the forefront and that’s kindness, not just to others but to yourself and in this day and age it’s could not be more true. I love the idea of the pledges people signed up to. Just a small thing can go a long way.
Not only are we focusing on Molly, but we are focusing on a whole new cafe and new people! I adore Bertha, she is probably my favourite, for a 60-year-old she takes no prisoners and I love it! We have the twins of Krystal and Carrie and the rich girl Patrina, who is very Madison Esq.
Do not despair we still see the old family briefly, Fen more than the other as this is set in her cafe at Brambleberry Manor! This cafe is cute and has a rustic feel set on the ground and we also meet 2 new men Adam and Matt! Definitely, ones to remember for the future, especially if we have a book about Carrie.
I am never bored with this series, we have such a huge community it is amazing to see their lives and the impact on the town around them. I easily lose myself with old and new friends when I read this and forget to live in the real world.
One of the things I love about these books is that love does not take the centre stage. It’s not the be-all and end-all, it is the side part while we focus on what is happening in our families eyes, yes I see them as family. I am protective of them and you just want to have the very best for them.
Another winner in my eyes and not long until the next one is out to read neither! I for one can’t wait!
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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