Today I have a Christmas Sparkler for you in Christmas at the Little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green. Thank you to Rachels Random Resources for the Blog Tour invite and a copy of the book, which I have reviewed honestly.
Christmas at the Little Duck Pond Cafe
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?
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I couldn’t wait to get stuck into Rosie Green’s next installment and find out what is happening at the Little Duck Pond Cafe.
This time we meet Fen who is painfully shy and would rather read a good romance than go on a wild night out. She works at the cafe as a baker with Ellie and Jaz and has a secret crush on Ethan Fox who played Mr. Darcy in the Amateur Dramatics group.
Fen’s character rang many bells for me. Her feelings of inadequacy and insecurity were so believable and I just hoped that she could overcome her shyness and blossom a little. I absolutely loved the relationship between Fen and her dad, it had a deep personal meaning for me, and it broke my heart….but in a good way!
As always there is plenty of drama and relationships are tested, but this novella has a wonderful warmth to it. Rosie Green has made Christmas at The Little Duck Pond Cafe more special by adding just the right amount of festive spirit, which is quite rare.
If you like reading about friendship, loyalty, family, and romance this is not one to miss!
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.