I cannot wait for you all to read my review of ‘Summer at the Little Duck Pond Cafe’ by Rosie Green. Big thank you to RaRaResources for the blog tour invite and the copy of the book. Here is my review:
Jaz Winters stuck a pin in a map and fled to the village of Sunnybrook, looking for a brand new life – and after a rocky start, it’s beginning to look as if she made the right decision. Her blossoming friendship with Ellie and Fen has seen her through some dark times, and she’s managed to land two jobs – waitress at The Little Duck Pond Café and working as a weekend tour guide at Brambleberry Manor, the country house that’s been in Fen’s family for generations.
Sure, life isn’t totally perfect. There’s the irritating know-it-all guy who keeps popping up on her manor tours, for a start. He seems determined to get under Jaz’s skin whether she likes it or not. But she supposes it’s a small price to pay for the relative peace she’s found, living in Sunnybrook.
But just as Jaz is beginning to think rosier times are on the horizon, a shock encounter looks set to shatter her fragile happiness.
Will she be forced to flee from Sunnybrook and everyone she’s grown so fond of? Or will she find the strength to stand her ground and finally face up to the nightmares of the past?
What does TWG think?
For such a calm and serene looking book thanks to the colourful book cover, ‘Summer at the Little Duck Pond Cafe’ surely packs a punch! What a wonderful little book this is! Even though this book is part of a series, it is perfectly easy to read on its own as up until now, I haven’t been able to read the first book, ‘Spring at the Little Duck Pond Cafe’. Trust me when I say that that will be changing, pronto!
I don’t want to give anything away as ‘Summer at the Little Duck Pond Cafe’ is a novella, so it is shorter than a full length novel and I wouldn’t want to ruin any of the story for you. However, there is a lot more to main character, Jaz, that meets the eye and oh my goodness me, I couldn’t help but be in her corner from the very beginning. Due to the calm book cover as I’ve said above, I did think that the overall storyline was going to be soft and such, but it wasn’t! And no, that isn’t a bad thing! Rosie Green has written such a multi-layered book! So much so, I felt like it was my birthday all over again as, the more I read, the more layers I was peeling away to reveal the wonderful goods underneath.
‘Summer at the Little Duck Pond Cafe’ is a story that you can curl up with and forget the outside world, pretty much as soon as you start reading it. I couldn’t help but notice the enchanting vibe that the overall storyline gave off, making me feel as though I had won the lottery every time I turned the page. I’m not sure if this is obvious or not, but I absolutely adored reading this book. I laughed, I smiled, I felt empathy towards certain characters and, most importantly, it ended up being the feel-good book I didn’t know that I needed to read.
A truly huggable, feel-good, and laugh out loud read. I cannot wait to read the other books in the series – I could read about these characters for ages, they’re so addictive! Brilliant. Just brilliant.
This novella is part of a trilogy:
Spring at The Little Duck Pond Café
Summer at The Little Duck Pond Café
Winter at The Little Duck Pond Café
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. Summer at The Little Duck Pond Café, published on 18 th June 2018, follows the first in the series, Spring at The Little Duck Pond Café.
Twitter – https://twitter.com/Rosie_Green1988