Spring at The Little Duck Pond Café by Rosie Green – Book Review

Spring at The Little Duck Pond Café by Rosie Green – Book Review

Spring at the little duck pond cafe by rosie green

Spring at The Little Duck Pond Café

Author – Rosie Green
Pages – 127
Released – 22nd March 2018
Format – ebook
Reviewer – Stacey
Rating – 5 Stars
I received a free copy of this book
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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 fiancé Richard.

But is running away from your past ever really the answer?

Clashing with the mysterious and brooding Zak 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?

This novella is part of a trilogy:

Spring at The Little Duck Pond Café
Summer at The Little Duck Pond Café
Winter at The Little Duck Pond Café

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Ellie Farmer is in Sunnybrook, Surrey, taking photos for her mum who has Alzheimer’s, as her mum grew up in the area and Ellie is hoping to jog her memory with pictures of some of the local places. The little village is lovely, and the residents are even nicer. Something that Ellie quickly realises when she falls into the duck pond.

Sylvia runs the ‘Duck Pond Café’ and helps Ellie in her hour of need with a change of clothes, a warm drink and a listening ear. Ellie tells her all about her situation with her mum and her ex-boyfriend.

Being the helpful person she is, Sylvia offers Ellie the flat above the café on a six month lease and tells her about a job just down the road. After some persuasion, Ellie agrees to move to Sunnybrook, but will six-month be long enough?

‘Spring at the Little Duck Pond Café’ is the first in a planned series of book by author Rosie Green (alias of another author).

The book, at only 127 pages, is quite short, but it sure packed a lot in and was a joy to read. I was hooked from the very beginning and read it within a couple of hours. I didn’t want it to end.

Ellie is a lovely character. So down to earth and very realistic. She is caring and always one to offer a helping hand. She has had a rough time lately and is trying to move on, so moving to Sunnybrook is perfect for her.

There are also lots of other amazing characters in the book, including Fen, Rose, Maisie and the gorgeous Zak. Zak is a writer struggling with writer’s block and has headed to Sunnybrook to try and work on his book. He is a mixed up character, but his heart is always in the right place.

Spring at The Little Duck Pond Café was just an enjoyable story. It had me laughing and smiling for most of the way through. There are some touching moments, especially with Ellie’s Mum, which was handled with pure compassion and knowledge.

I now can’t wait for book two – ‘Summer at the Little Duck Pond Café’

Reviewed by Stacey

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About the Author

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, Spring at the Little Duck Pond Café, is out on March 22nd 2018.

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8 Responses

  1. Nicole says:

    This looks super cute and the cover is very cheery!

  2. Stormi says:

    That cover is adorable! I almost expected it to be a children’s book, but I think it fits the synopsis perfectly. 🙂

  3. DJ Sakata says:

    I agree – the cover does have a children’s book look to it – and it was sweet but also had adult issues

  4. Kiss Like a Girl says:

    This sounds like such a sweet story.

  5. Allie Bock says:

    This is my next read! Can’t wait to start!

  6. Terri A. Wilson says:

    I like sweet books. They make me feel good. I also like shorter books every now and then. So this one is a win/win.

  7. Megan @ Ginger Mom says:

    This looks like a cute book 🙂 I am looking forward to checking it out.

  8. Great review, this book looks and sounds like a cute and fun book I absolutely love the cute and pretty cover! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post and putting this book on my radar!