When Ruby Watkiss lands a job at the True Loaf Bakery, she feels as if the sun has finally come out. Having been through a traumatic time, it’s a joy to be working for Ellie, and now all Ruby wants is to lead a quiet life and support her mum in getting the help she needs.
But life, it seems, has other plans for Ruby.
Working alongside the bafflingly rude Hudson Holmes would be bad enough – but then odd things start happening. It seems that someone is out to sabotage the café and bakery, and to her horror, Ruby finds the finger pointing at her.
Desperate to prove her innocence, she teams up with the most unlikely person in order to get to the bottom of what’s going on. Tailing suspects and hiding in bushes isn’t something she ever imagined she’d be doing, although her partner in mystery-solving seems the perfect man for the job. Can they clear Ruby’s name by discovering the real culprit?
With all the drama afoot, at least there’s no time for romance. Because that’s the very last thing on Ruby’s mind these days. Or is it…?
I adore Rosie Green’s books and as soon as I get my hands on one, everything else is pushed to one side.
In this book, we meet quite a few new characters but it mainly focuses on Ruby, although I loved the parts with her and Hudson in. Things are far from dull when they are together! I loved getting to know both of them more and their mystery-solving skills without a doubt were fun as well as quite exciting. I kept changing my mind as to who could be behind trying to sabotage the café and bakery and kudos to the author for the great red herrings that totally had me off track.
The author as always tackles some tough topics that will pull on the readers heartstrings. She always finds something positive to come out of it though ensuring it isn’t heavy on the doom and gloom side but is in fact quite the opposite and you finish these books feeling uplifted and positive. They really are an absolute ray of sunshine that will brighten any readers day.
A Summer of Surprises certainly has lots in store for the characters as well as the reader. Was wonderful getting to know the new characters as well as catching up with regular ones. Its like a little piece of home is captured in these books as they are so enjoyable and comforting, they really do give you a great big hug. The perfect book to escape into this summer!
My thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to be part of the blog tour. 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.
Her series of novellas is centred around life in a village cafe.
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