Saturday, 14 April 2018

Book Review - Spring at the Little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green

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Title: Spring at the Little Duck Pond Cafe
Author: Rosie Green
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Author supplied copy
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: 22nd March 2018
Rating: 5 Stars

Fleeing from a romance gone wrong, Ellie Farmer arrives in the pretty little 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 nearby Duck Pond Café. Renting the little flat above the café 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 Zack 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 Duck Pond Café altogether. 

Can Ellie find the answers she desperately needs in Sunnybrook? And will she be able to help save Sylvia's little Duck Pond Café from closure?

What a charming little novella. It had me laughing and smiling throughout, and really felt like there was a good amount of plot put into a relatively small package. 

Ellie is lovely, we first encounter her contemplating whether she can climb a tree just to take a photograph, and shortly after a meeting with a gorgeous guy, she has a run in with a duck pond.  But everything happens for a reason and before long Ellie is moving to Sunnybrook for a new start. 

She isn't looking for love, wants to get away from men, and needs a new job, while living above the Little Duck Pond Cafe. 

Everyone in Sunnybrook is very friendly and welcoming, with a couple of key exceptions, and as the story progresses I couldn't help buy want to have cake in the Little Duck Pond Cafe, buy bread from the bakery Ellie has started to work in, and watch the ducks at the pond for myself. 

I am really looking forward to the next novella in this series, as I already want to return to this village and its characters. The book is well written, easy to read and highly enjoyable, what more do you want from a shorter read to while away an hour or two. 

Thanks to Rosie Green for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

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