Kind Hearts & Carrot Cake: (Little Duck Pond Cafe, Book 26) by Rosie Green @Rosie_Green88 @rararesources

Book Description:

When you suddenly find yourself loveless and penniless, how on earth do you make it through? An emotional but ultimately uplifting story of one woman’s struggles to get by, and the special someone who brings hope and happiness to light up her world…

My Thoughts:

Carrot cake is one of my favourite cakes so there was no way I was going to pass on the chance to read a book that has it as part of it’s title!

Single mum Jen is down on her luck. She moves to Sunnybrook with her son for a new start but having not had to worry about money before, she is finding her new circumstances a lot harder than she had imagined. I have to say the author does a brilliant job highlighting how in today’s society with increasing bills, how many people are struggling to make ends meet. Not only that but that there should never be any stigma in shopping in charity shops and using food banks. Even with the use of these, poor Jen is still struggling and she is determined to not ask anyone for help.

You can’t help but feel for Jen and what she is going through with all the money worries and trying to put food on the table for her young son as well as keep up with clothing him when he grows out of his clothes. She has to make some hard choices that many of us would take for granted. It certainly makes you sit back and be grateful for what you do have. Jen is lucky to have some wonderful people around her but is to proud to ask for help and some parts were rather emotional to read.

Kind Hearts and Carrot Cake is a title that says it all really. Whilst there might be the odd unsavoury character, there are lots of wonderfully kind hearted souls also in this story that is a reminder of how lovely the human race can be at times. Some parts made me a bit teary but mainly it was a sweet and uplifting read that I immensely enjoyed. One of my all time favourite series in the women’s fiction genre that never fails to cheer me up.

My thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to be part of the tour. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

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.
Twitter – https://twitter.com/Rosie_Green88

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