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?
I’m a huge fan of this series and had forgotten that I started a bit further into it so hadn’t actually read the first book so was wonderful to see how it all starts.
It is easy to see why everyone that visits the village of Sunnybrook, falls in love with it. It’s a quaint setting with a duck pond at the heart of the village which is also situated close to the cafe. It’s a close knit community of which everyone watches out for everyone else. Knowing the characters already from the other books in the series, it was still lovely to see how they came to be in Sunnybrook and I’m always thrilled to be back in one of my favourite fictional settings.
Spring at the Little Duck Pond Cafe is a delightful novel that readers of this genre are going to fall in love with. What’s even better is that there are so far twenty three books in the series with hopefully many more to come. Having read nearly all of them, I can whole heartedly say how fabulous this series is. The characters feel like good friends and family and I always look forward to catching back up with them. Highly recommended!