What I Loved: The charming conversations in this cozy story made this book so lovable. I loved the way Ellie thinks with funny things like “Oh nightmare!”
How I Felt: I loved the characters in this book. Sylvia is probably my favorite character actually and I would love to see more of her in another book (and maybe I will get to since this is a series). Ellie is a bit of a hot mess with all the things going wrong in her life and I appreciated her character flaws that came with these issues. The romance was perfect and I enjoyed that story line. I felt that the two characters had chemistry and found myself rooting for them from the beginning.
Overall: This is a quick read with a very light-hearted feel. The story was endearing and the writing was well-done.
To Read or Not To Read: If you are looking for a quick read to lighten your mood, this is it!
Fleeing from a romance gone wrong, Ellie Farmer arrives in the pretty village of Sunnybrook, hoping for a brand new start that most definitely does not include love!
Following an unscheduled soak in the village duck pond, she meets Sylvia, who runs the Little Duck Pond Cafe. Renting the flat above the cafe seems like the answer to Ellie’s prayers. It’s only for six months, which will give her time to sort out her life, far away from cheating boyfriend Richard.
But is running away from your past ever really the answer?
Clashing with the mysterious and brooding Zak Chamberlain, an author with a bad case of writer’s block, is definitely not what Ellie needs right now. And then there’s Sylvia, who’s clinging so hard to her past, she’s in danger of losing the quaint but run-down cafe altogether.
Can Ellie find the answers she desperately needs in Sunnybrook? And will she be able to help save Sylvia’s Little Duck Pond Cafe from closure?
- Spring at The Little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green
- Series: The Little Duck Pond Cafe book 1
- Genre: Contemporary Romance
- Print Length: 127 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: March 22, 2018
A sudden noise makes me turn my head towards the cottage and I almost lose my balance, grasping just in time at a branch above my head.
A tall man is striding out of the house towards me, looking understandably peeved. He crosses the grass and stands right below me.
‘What’s going on?’ The deep, rumbling voice matches his big, lean frame as he stands there, hands on hips, glaring up at me. I can barely see his eyes beneath the tumble of dark hair but I’m pretty sure they’re flashing with anger.
I swallow hard and open my mouth to start apologizing but my throat feels so dry, nothing comes out. So I’m left staring back at him like a stunned haddock.
‘Well?’ His bark tones down a notch. I think he’s realized from my gormless expression that I pose no big security threat to his tree or his person.
‘Sorry.’ I manage to choke out a single word. But looking down, I feel quite faint. Descending is going to be a challenge. Fright has welded my bottom to the branch.
‘Are you doing this for a dare?’ he asks, glancing towards the hedge as if he expects to see a friend with a sheepish grin pop up at any moment with their thumb in the air. ‘We’ve had one or two break-ins lately, so you can understand how I might feel slightly suspicious about a strange woman lurking in my tree.’
Oh, God, does he think I’m a burglar
Spring at The Little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green is available now. Readers will also be able to read the whole series on Kindle Unlimited as it is released.
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 at all – unless you count the heroine losing her heart in love.
Spring at the Little Duck Pond Café is the first in Rosie’s brand new series of novellas centred around life in a village café. Each novella is a ‘stand-alone’ read.
I was provided an advanced reader’s copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest, unbiased review voluntarily.