Thank you for stopping by I'm thrilled to be taking part in the blog tour for Christmas at the Little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green and sharing my review today. First of all let's take a look at the description for the book...
Fen has always hated being the centre of attention.
She loves her new job, working behind the scenes at the Little Duck Pond Cafe and baking the scrumptious cakes that have helped its reputation soar. But frankly, she'd rather scrub the public toilet floor with a toothbrush than have to come out and talk to the customers.
She's always been happy to stay in the background as long as she has a good supply of books to escape into. That's her kind of romance - the fictional sort where she can read about other people taking a chance on love, but she doesn't have to risk her own heart.
But that was before Ethan Fox arrived in the village and turned her world upside down. Ethan is a leading light in the local amateur dramatics theatre company and Fen knows he's way out of her league.
But when the popular village Christmas pantomime hits a crisis, Fen and Ethan find themselves thrown together. Can Fen overcome her shyness and find the courage to step on stage and save the day?
It was so lovely to return to the Little Duck Pond Café and catch up with everyone. In a way I do think it would work as a standalone but if you do start with this book you might be missing out on a better understanding of the characters back stories. Also it has been such a wonderful series! So what did I think of Christmas at the Little Duck Pond Café well first of all I loved Fen, I could totally get her shyness. Along with how it impacted on her but also showing that it is just a small part of her personality and that there is so much more to her. It was so lovely to see her confidence grow especially with a little help from her friends.
The story starts at the run up to Christmas and I was instantly craving a salted caramel hot chocolate and other delicious baked goods. There is a wonderful warmth to the story and I was definitely in a great mood whilst reading! Even though this book is a novella there is so much happening that in no time at all I had reached the end and I had enjoyed every moment! With engaging characters, both heartwarming and deeper moments you will want to read this delightful book in one go!
A story filled with fabulous friendships and uplifting vibes, this book was a real pleasure to read!
With thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for my copy.
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. The first two stories in the series are: Spring at The Little Duck Pond Cafe and Summer at The Little Duck Pond Café.
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