Bonfires and Hot Chocolate at the Little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green #Review
I am thrilled to be back at the Little Duck Pond Cafe for the latest instalment in the series with Bonfires and Hot Chocolate at the Little Duck Pond Cafe.
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?
It was great to sit back, pick up my kindle and be plunged back into life at Sunnybrook for another novella. This time, the central focus is on Primrose as she settles into life in the village and starts to look for clues as to where her maternal grandmother might be. She also has a choice to make in her personal life and I was willing her on to realise what she had to do. Primrose turned out to be one of my favourite characters in this series. She is a lovely mixture of vulnerability and independence and she has the kindest heart. The episode where she visited her childhood home at the farm was very touching, as she remembered her adopted mother and grandmother.
Autumn nights are closing in and this time, we get to follow the village life through Hallowe'en and Bonfire Night. Life is continuing for the other friends we have met before and I enjoyed glimpsing what some of them were getting up to, especially Fen, who has to work through her reaction to her newfound fame. I can't wait for the next instalment when wedding bells might be ringing.
In short:Light the blue touch paper and stand back as romance sizzles!
About the Author
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 2019.
Rosie is also writing a full-length, standalone book for Christmas 2019, entitled 'Snowflakes over Moondance Cottage'.
Follow Rosie on Twitter - @Rosie_Green1988
You can read my reviews of the Little Duck Pond series here:
Spring at the Little Duck Pond Cafe | Summer at the Little Duck Pond Cafe | Christmas at the Little Duck Pond Cafe | A Bakery at the Little Duck Pond Cafe | Confetti at the Little Duck Pond Cafe.