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A Christmas Miracle in the Little Irish Village by Michelle Vernal #Review

  Michelle Vernal's A Christmas Miracle in the Little Irish Village was published on September 27th by Bookoutre . Ava Kelly loves returning to Emerald Bay for Christmas. Snowflakes fall on the green rolling hills and mulled wine fills The Shamrock Inn with the smell of winter spice. But this year, the Kelly family is hoping for a miracle… When twenty-four-year-old Ava Kelly and her adventurous twin Grace return home to The Shamrock Inn, their Ma’s favourite baubles bring back so many memories of Christmases past. They have always done everything together, even leaving their little Irish village for the excitement of London. But with the locket her handsome ex Shane gave her hanging just above her heart, Ava has just one wish this festive season… After a year stuck in a job she can’t stand and going on dreadful dates, Ava longs to be back with Shane. Curling up in front of the fire with him, the brooding fisherman everyone else sees melts away as his blue eyes meet hers.

The Wedding Cake Wish by Rosie Green #Review #LittleDuckPondSeries #Novella


Welcome to Book 17 in the marvellous Little Duck Pond Cafe series of novellas, with The Wedding Cake Wish by Rosie Green. I am loving being back in Sunnybrook!

Wedding excitement is in the air! With their big day approaching, Fen has her heart set on a gorgeous, intimate celebration with not much fuss at all. But strong-minded mother-of-the-bride Marjery seems to have considerably grander plans. There's also the small problem of a missing best man, and when Fen tasks Hudson Holmes and Ruby Watkiss with the job of tracking him down, their investigations unearth far more secrets than they bargained for. Will the Big Day go ahead in the light of such dramatic revelations? Can a wedding cake wish save the day? One thing's for sure – this will definitely be a wedding to remember!

 My Thoughts

This clever little series has an extra twist. This is the third of a trilogy within the Little Duck Pond Cafe series which feature Hudson Holmes and Ruby Watkiss, who have turned out to be a pair of amateur sleuths. There is a lovely mingling of cosy crime with the romance of the Little Duck Pond characters. There are plenty of twists within this story and plenty to keep you hooked up to the end? Will Hudson and Ruby get together? I suspect we will have to wait and see! There is plenty of chemistry to be going on with.

    Life for some of the other main characters is pretty hectic with Fen and Rob's wedding preparations taking over, much to their consternation. You get to find out quite a bit about Fen's family's past as the story progresses, with mother / daughter relationship centre stage. Written from the twin perspectives of Fen and Ruby, you are able to follow both their stories. Full of the warmth and uplifting tone of the rest of the series, this could be read as a standalone but frankly, I'd recommend reading the others to appreciate the whole Sunnybrook world!

In short: An entertaining and  life- enhancing read!

About the Author

Rosie’s series of novellas is centred around life in a village cafe. The latest, ‘A Summer of Surprises', is out now.

Look out for ‘Snow Falls over Sunnybrook’, a heart-warming Christmas delight, out in November 2021. As snow drifts down over the village, will romance finally blossom for one very special pair?


You can read my review of more of this series here:

  |  A Cornish Summer Holiday  |  Lucy's Great Escape  |  Sweet Pastries and Sourdough    |  A Summer of Surprises

You can follow Rosie here:   Twitter

Book link: Amazon UK
Thanks to Rosie Green and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour. 

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