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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

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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