Christmas at the Little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green – Book Review

Christmas at the Little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green – Book Review

Christmas at the Little Duck Pond Cafe

Christmas at the little duck pond cafe by rosie green

Christmas at the Little Duck Pond Cafe

Author – Rosie Green
Pages – 165
Released – 3rd September 2018
Format – ebook
Reviewer – Stacey
Rating – 4 Stars
I received a free copy of this book
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Fen has always hated being the centre of attention.

She loves her new job, working behind the scenes at the Little Duck Pond Café 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?

New one review witch 2017

We return to the Little Duck Pond Café in this Christmas novella of the fabulous, heart-warming series. This time the story is told from shy and reserved Fen’s point of view.

Fen has always been an introvert, preferring to stay in the shadows. However, when the gorgeous Ethan Fox comes to town playing Mr. Darcy she is in love. She even decides to join the local Amateur dramatics group, of course, this is where Ethan goes too. Fen is completely smitten and over time you start to see her come into herself.

Someone has also put her name forward for a baking competition, but will she agree to take part?

In other news, little Maisie’s mum has returned after a four-year absence. Ellie is upset that the little girl she has come to know as her own daughter will no longer want her. She also wonders why her mum has returned and what she really wants.

There is so much going on in the village that you won’t believe that this is just a novella. The book was completely and utterly engaging and I sat and read it in one sitting.

If you haven’t read the other books in the series – Why Not!!. Now is a good time to catch up. The whole cast are a delight and the cafe is in the heart of the village and the food and hot chocolate drinks make you salivate. The book gives you that warm and fuzzy feeling inside and would make a great addition to your festive reading.

Reviewed by Stacey

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About the Author

Rosie Green

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.  Summer at The Little Duck Pond Café, published on 18th June 2018, follows the first in the series, Spring at The Little Duck Pond Café.

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20 Responses

  1. sound like a pretty interested read

  2. Jade says:

    This book, or novella rather, sounds delightful. Glad you enjoyed it.

  3. DJ Sakata says:

    I loved this one – it was my favorite of the series

  4. Shana says:

    I love sweet books like this. I’ll have to check it out.

  5. Jennifer says:

    Seems like a cute and cozy read.

  6. I’m looking to build my holiday TBR and will keep this one in mind! Great review.

  7. Tasha says:

    This is on my TBR I am hoping to fit it in before Christmas. I have been lucky enough to get onto plenty of Christmas book tours and have 8 Christmas books that I haven’t read on my bookshelf. (Also lots on my tablet.)

  8. Robin Taylor says:

    Seems very sweet b

  9. It has been a great series and this one was brilliant.

  10. Yay, great I’m so happy you enjoyed it.

  11. Make sure you check out the whole series too.

  12. Great, I would definitely add it to my TBR list.

  13. That’s some Christmas reading.

  14. Karla Strand says:

    I don’t usually read holiday books but these look cute and cozy! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Great review Stacey, this book looks and sounds really an amazing and fun book I really love the cute cover on the book as well. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.