Get set for a wonderful celebration of autumn with all your favourite characters at the Little Duck Pond Cafe!
An autumn fair is coming to Sunnybrook, much to the delight of the villagers. But for Madison, whose personal life seems to be spinning out of control, a roller-coaster is the last thing she needs – especially when it’s her emotions at stake.
Can she convince the delectable Jack that their relationship is worth another shot? Or has their romance ground to a permanent halt like a faulty big wheel? Will she solve the mystery of the missing name on her birth certificate? Or will her discoveries take her on a journey even bumpier than the dodgem cars? One thing’s for sure. Madison is going to need more than a fairground fortune teller to find the answers to her questions, if she’s going to ‘waltz-er’ into the happiest of sunsets…
Madison is a character that has taken me a while to warm to over this series. I really didn’t like her that much when we first met her but with each book since then she has grown on me. More so the previous book. Having just finished this one, I think I actually might love her character now.
If you are a fan of the series then you will be no stranger to Madison and how rude and self obsessed she was but she has mellowed out a lot and I think in this story I really got to finally understand why has been the way she has. Quite a few times I wanted to wrap my arms around her and give her a great big hug. Don’t worry though as this is still overall a light hearted read that raised a smile on my face more than a few times.
It was great to be back in Sunnybrook as the author has taken us to the coast in our last couple of outings with the characters. You get that wonderful feeling as if you are returning back home and was good to be in familiar surroundings with the locals. As usual things don’t always go to plan but there is an overwhelming sense of community which I especially love.
Log Fires & Toffee Apple Cake at the Little Duck Pond Cafe is my little piece of reading heaven. It has everything that I could wish for in this genre of book and even though this is the twelfth book in the series, the content has been consistently great throughout. I do hope there will be lots more books to come in the series as I just love Sunnybrook and its residents. Fabulous as ever!
My thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
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 involved at all – unless you count the heroine losing her heart in love. Rosie’s Little Duck Pond Cafe series of novellas is centred around life in a village cafe. Each book can be read as a stand-alone story. The latest, ‘Lucy’s Great Escape’, is out now. Watch out for further tales of the Little Duck Pond Cafe, including the delicious ‘Log Fires & Toffee Apple Cake’, which will be published in autumn 2020.
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