What they say: Molly Hooper has a secret. It haunts her dreams and casts a dark shadow over life with her gorgeous three-year-old daughter, Eva. Arriving in Sunnybrook has given her a glimpse of sunshine. The Little Duck Pond Cafe crew seem so welcoming and there’s even the chance of a new job. Baking delicious cakes has always taken Molly to a happy place, so the job-at the glorious Brambleberry Manor Cafe-might just be perfect for her. It would mean she and little Eva could finally put down some roots at last. But is Sunnybrook the sanctuary Molly is searching for? Or will the past come back to haunt her,wherever she hides?
The Review: There is nothing nothing nothing I needed more in this (takes a breath) uncertain times, than a Little Duck Pond Cafe book. This book was possibly my favourite to date as we follow Molly as she worridly makes her way in Sunnybrook.
From the start I felt for her, trying to navigate keeping her daughter happy without letting her know that financially and in terms of living conditions, they were seriously struggling (believe me I have been through the ‘who needs a party?’ thing, and it’s heart wrenching, as were so many moments in this book.)
I loved that she was to start at the cafe but then came the worry that actually, there were issues there too!
Molly is also coping with the possibility of an arrival of someone whose intentions are not good, and my skin crawled for her. This led to a book that was then expertly balanced out in terms of its ups and downs, with fantastic, warmth, humour and cosiness mingled with, of course, the vibrant, vividness of the delightful setting of Sunnybrook, a place I have come to know and love, interspersed with stomach churning, worrysome moments. The characters were so well done, the setting technicolor , and I hearted it all. Perfect escapism, and only 99p at the mo!!
Thanks so much to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the book in return for an honest review and for letting me be part of this wonderful blog tour!!
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 fallingoff a cliff or being tied up by ‘the baddies’.Thankfully, Rosie has moved on somewhat,and now much prefers to write romantic comedies thatmelt your heart and make you smile, with really not much perilous danger involved at all-unless youcount the heroine losing her heart in love.Rosie’s series of novellas is centred around life in a village cafe. The latest, ‘A Winter Wedding at theLittle Duck Pond Cafe’, is out now.Rosie has also written a full-length, standalone book, ‘Snowflakes over Moondance Cottage’, outnow.
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