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Lucy’s Great Escape, Little Duck Pond Café
Lucy never wanted to abandon her friends and family, and travel to the other side of the country to start a new life. And all without telling anyone where she was going. But these are desperate times. And finding herself with a nightmare of a dilemma, fleeing her home town seems like the only way she can protect herself and those she loves.
The Cornish town of Pengully Sands holds happy childhood memories for Lucy and seems the perfect place to escape to, although having little money and no friends, life at first seems grim.
But a chance meeting with Madison and the rest of the Little Duck Pond Café girls, plus a decidedly attractive local guy who won’t take no for an answer, gives Lucy a glimmer of hope for the future. Could she really settle in Pengully Sands and make a living by selling her watercolours?
But just as life is starting to look a little rosier, it becomes clear that someone back home – the last person she ever wanted to see – has tracked her down…
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This is a suspense filled addition to this delightful series. The start of this story is very different to the other books in this series, but that’s not surprising as it is centred around Lucy who has driven to Pengully Sands after dreadful times at home – that also means this could easily be read and enjoyed as a standalone. Lucy did feature in the previous book but we didn’t learn much about her then, other than she’s a talented artist. In this book we learn her backstory and what has made her come to Pengully Sands and what happens to her there.
I found several characters in this story who I really didn’t like at all because of how they treat Lucy. Lucy has had such an awful time, she really needs lots of big hugs to help her feel better and there’s no one better than the Little Duck Pond ladies for that! It is a story about manipulators, machinations, mystery, friendship, supporting and protecting those you love. It is also about recognising talent, learning who to trust and helping each other. It is a lovely addition to the series and reveals a very different side to Madison – I really hope things will work out well for her soon, too!
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it and finding it a fascinating addition to this series!
Author Bio –
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. Rosie’s Little Duck Pond Cafe series of novellas is centred around life in a village cafe. Each book can be read as a stand-alone story. The latest, ‘Lucy’s Great Escape’, is out now. Watch out for further tales of the Little Duck Pond Cafe, including the delicious ‘Log Fires & Toffee Apple Cake’, which will be published in autumn 2020.
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