A Cornish Summer Holiday (Little Duck Pond Cafe) by Rosie Green #Review
The Little Duck Pond Cafe girls are looking forward to a well-earned break in the Cornish seaside town of Pengully Sands, where Sylvia’s sister, Aggie, owns a holiday home.
With the glorious golden sands, sparkling azure sea and an ice-cream parlour only yards away, it seems like the perfect location to relax and watch the surfers riding the waves (and maybe even have a go themselves). But when they arrive, the girls find it’s not quite the seaside idyll they were expecting. The house is less ‘holiday home’ and more ‘creepy, dilapidated haunted house.’
Gracie, who runs the ice-cream parlour, has problems of her own and the last thing she needs is a bunch of high-spirited girls arriving to disturb the peace and isolation she craves. And when a handsome stranger looks set to destroy her livelihood, it seems like the last straw.
Will Gracie get her happy ending - and maybe even make friends with the girls next-door? This wasn’t the relaxing break the Little Duck Pond Cafe girls were expecting, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be the holiday of a lifetime!
It is always good to escape into the Little Duck Pond Cafe series and to find all the familiar characters there, usually with a few new additions. This novella takes us out of Sunnybrook to the Cornish coast to meet the rather intriguing Gracie. I was pleasantly surprised at the twist in her story and to see how the different girls' characters were evident through their actions.
Rosie Green waves a lovely story and the novella format is just right for these short episodes, each featuring as central, a different character. I am looking forward to seeing who we meet next . Kindness and friendship are always to the fore in all these instalments.
In short: A series with a lot of heart.
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.
Her series of novellas is centred around life in a village cafe. The latest, ‘Lemon Drizzle Mondays at the Little Duck Pond Cafe', is out now.
Rosie is currently writing a full-length book, ‘Lucy’s Great Cornish Escape’, which – in a fun twist – will feature favourite characters from the Little Duck Pond Café series.
You can read my review of more of this 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 | Lemon Drizzle Mondays at the Little Duck Pond Cafe
You can follow Rosie here: Twitter
Book link: Amazon UK
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