Series: The Little Duck Pond Cafe #15
Published by Self Published on March 5 2021
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, A Summer of Surprises, The Wedding Cake Wish , Snow Falls over Sunnybrook, The Christmas Surprise, Chocolate Cake for Breakfast, Jingle Bells in June
Ellie's brand new enterprise, the True Loaf Bakery, is finally open and classes are due to start. But when Katja's ski-ing holiday ends in disaster, a new teacher must be found very quickly.
Anita is up for the challenge, but - fresh from a break-up and an operation that's left her feeling physically and emotionally vulnerable - the last thing she's looking for when she moves to Sunnybrook is a new relationship. So it's Sod's law that she should find herself with not one but two guys vying for her attention.
Sven, from Denmark, is a bit of an enigma - but maybe passion lurks beneath his cool reserve?
And as for twenty-five-year-old football coach Ross - surely she'd be asking for trouble getting involved with a gorgeous man a decade her junior? (Although her football-mad son Rufus seems to love him.)
Moving in with Bertha proves a real comfort - but can Anita get to the bottom of what's troubling the older woman?
Anita's job at the True Loaf Bakery is only temporary, but she finds herself drawn ever deeper into life in the village - especially when she finds a child's bracelet from long ago, in the rubble of the newly-renovated building. Solving the mystery of who it belongs to takes Anita on a journey of discovery - a journey that might just help her discover what her own heart really needs...
I have something in my eye, honest, well that is the excuse I am using when asked. I mean it is not like I got emotional because of this book or anything. Aaahhhh
Another book, another new focus and another new lady to welcome into the fold. Still not back with the original three, however, Fen and Ellie make an appearance throughout.
This time we meet Anita and her adorable son Rufus! After having her ex stomp on her heart, brutally, I mean makeshift sex swing, anyone? Anita leaves and moves temporarily to Sunnybrook to teach in Ellie’s bakery. Katja has suffered a broken leg from a skiing accident gave us the opportunity to meet Anita.
Being new, she catches the eye of not one but two men. I didn’t know which way she would go, but I was over the moon with the outcome. It is the right decision and I think if I was Anita, I would be bursting with happiness too.
The other focus of this book is Bertha. She has appeared in a couple of the books now but never taking the focal point. Here we got to see the other side of her. The private side of dealing with menopause, her husband being away and a life long secret that is slowly eating away at her. I love Bertha she might just be edging up there to take my favourite spot. There is just something so endearing about her.
I always talk about how much I love this series because it is true. I really do, it is just such a charming series. It is never dull and we have so many ladies to check in with, I can’t see the end of this series!! Can’t wait for the next one!!!!
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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