Bonfires and Hot Chocolate at the Little Duck Pond Cafe
Today I am so happy to take part in the blog tour for Bonfires and Hot Chocolate at the Little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources, the author and publisher for a copy of the book, which I have reviewed honestly.
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?
I have loved all the books in the Little Duck Pond Series and Bonfires and Hot Chocolate at the Little Duck Pond Cafe has to be my new favourite.
At the end of the last book, we are introduced to Primrose who has arrived in Sunnybrook hoping to find her biological grandmother. Primrose struck me as quite a sad, lonely character who was mourning the loss of her adoptive grandmother. Now that Primrose is alone in the world she yearns to find a link to the family she has never known. She struck up a great friendship with puppy Maisie Moo and I was so happy to see that this lovely relationship continued. As a dog lover, I really related to the comfort and companionship that Primrose gained from the company of the little dog.
All the usual customers and staff of the Little Duck Pond Cafe are included and there’s a couple of new hunky men in the form of Sam and Callum.
Will one of them bring some happiness into Primrose’s life and help her find her long-lost grandmother?
It’s Autumn at the Little Duck Pond Cafe and everyone is eagerly awaiting the results of the TV baking competition. They all gather at the cafe to watch and see if Fen will bring home the trophy.
There is lots of romance, fun, secrets and even a rumour of sabotage in the story. The characters are so well rounded that they feel like actual friends and of course, there is the lovely close-knit community which is woven throughout all the books in the series. This cosy, heartwarming read is just what you need now that the nights are drawing in and the days are getting colder.
This is book 7 in the series but they can be read as standalone’s
Here are some of my previous book reviews from this series.
Rosie 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 around life in a village cafe. The latest, ‘Bonfires & Hot
Chocolate at the Little Duck Pond Cafe’, is out now.
Watch out for ‘A Winter Wedding at the Little Duck Pond Cafe’, which will be published Christmas
Rosie is also writing a full-length, standalone book for Christmas 2019, entitled ‘Snowflakes over
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