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Sunny Sundays at Primrose Hall by Jill Steeples #Review

  I am delighted to be on the tour to celebrate a return to Primrose Hall. Sunny Sundays at Primrose Hall by Jill Steeple was published by Boldwood Books on April 15th.   Primrose Hall is more than Jackson Moody and his fiancée Pia’s home – it’s the heart of the community. The Sunday craft fairs in the renovated stables are a popular draw for the locals and tourists alike, enticed by the beautiful surroundings of Primrose Woods as well as the irresistible goodies on display. But for Sophie Wright they’re a chance to forge a new life and a new business. After leaving behind a turbulent relationship, Sophie is starting again – and romance is the last thing on her mind. Drop dead gorgeous Tom Moody, Lord of the Manor Jackson’s newly-discovered older brother, is loving being a member of the Primrose Hall community. Content to muck in where he can be helpful, he’s just happy to be part of the family. But when tragedy strikes, Pia needs Tom more than he ever expected. And when Tom ne

Confetti at the Little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green #Review

It is brilliant to be back at the Little Duck Pond Cafe for the latest instalment in the series with Confetti at the Little Duck Pond Cafe.

Wedding fever is in the air in the village of Sunnybrook. With Ellie and Zak's Big Day on the horizon, the sun is shining brightly on the Little Duck Pond Cafe community. But when dark clouds begin to roll in from more than one direction, several close relationships look to be under threat. Will the wedding of the year actually take place at all?

My Thoughts

By this stage in the series, you really feel that you have got to know the people who live in Sunnybrook pretty well. It is great to get a new character and in Primrose, we are given someone with an intriguing backstory who has a likeable personality. I like the way that these stories span the generations and this is particularly obvious in The Confetti at the Little Duck Pond Cafe. You also think you know the way this story is going to develop but beware, events will not span out as you might expect!

    Ellie is back in centre stage and the story is told from her perspective. Her relationship with her mother is especially touching as her dementia becomes rather more pronounced. This is a story with lots of heart and emotion which you feel invested in. I think that I glimpsed how it could develop for a further instalment- I do hope so. Great characters, a beautiful setting and a heart-warming plot- what's not to like? 

In short: Life goes on in Sunnybrook.

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. You can read my reviews here:

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Book links: Amazon UK  
Thanks to Rosie Green and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the cover and a place on the event.
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