Hugely delighted to be the latest stop on the wonderful blog tour for A BAKERY AT THE LITTLE DUCK POND CAFE by ROSIE GREEN. My thanks to the author, publisher and Rachel of Rachel’s Random Resources for putting it all together and letting me be part of it all!
Here’s a little more about the book before I share my review!
A Bakery at the Little Duck Pond Cafe
Ellie’s dreams of opening a bakery in Sunnybrook are finally coming true and best friends Fen and Jaz are happily rallying round, helping her to plan a fabulous grand opening day. Everything in their garden seems to be rosy – until the arrival of a newcomer brings chaos to the village and tests relationships to the limit. Can the bakery succeed in the face of such upheaval? And more importantly, can firm friendships survive?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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. Confetti at the Little Duck Pond Cafe will be the sixth in the series
Twitter – https://twitter.com/Rosie_Green1988
Breaking News – Coming Soon – Confetti at the Little Duck Pond Café
With Ellie and Zak’s Big Day on the horizon, the sun is shining brightly on the Little Duck Pond Café community. But as dark clouds begin to roll in, threatening more than one close relationship, will the wedding of the year take place at all?
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This is the 5th novella in this wonderful series – book 6 will be coming out soon! – and I just adore every visit back to The Little Duck Pond Cafe and all the wonderful characters it seems to attract!
In this story we get to meet Katja who is nursing a broken heart and unsure what to do next with her life, and fills out a job application form for a little bakery in Sunnybrook, which her Gran sneakily posts off for her and she soon finds herself heading for an interview and maybe the start of a new chatper for her. She put her name as ‘Kate Baker’ on the form for a laugh so has to live a double life answering to her new name as she feels weird owning up! Joining her as an assistant at the bakery is Madison and they don’t exactly hit it off to begin with, which makes sharing accommodation even more of a struggle!
I loved the whole set up in Sunnybrook and the additon of new characters always adds to the fun, and that is certainly true for this part of the series. There’s always something going on and some of the behaviour isn’t pleasant so it is fascinating to see how they work through issues caused by others, while dealing with their own problems. With Katja she hasn’t had it easy in the past, so is lacking a little confidence but she’s extremely hardworking and very loyal to family and friends and that is always a very admirable quality to have.
The addition of Richard, Fen’s brother, to the mix is another intriguing twist to the story and he’s dealing with his own stresses of setting up his own law practice but finds himself happy to be around Katja despite their awkward first meeting!
I really enjoyed this absorbing and heartwarming story and cannot wait for the next installment!!