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Gorgeous read – Sweet Pastries and Sourdough at the Little Duck Pond Café by Rosie Green

Synopsis for this gorgeous read:

Ellie’s brand new enterprise, the True Loaf Bakery, is finally open and classes are due to start. But when Katja’s ski-ing holiday ends in disaster, a new teacher must be found very quickly. Anita is up for the challenge, but – fresh from a break-up and an operation that’s left her feeling physically and emotionally vulnerable – the last thing she’s looking for when she moves to Sunnybrook is a new relationship. So it’s Sod’s law that she should find herself with not one but two guys vying for her attention. Sven, from Denmark, is a bit of an enigma – but maybe passion lurks beneath his cool reserve? And as for twenty-five-year-old football coach Ross – surely she’d be asking for trouble getting involved with a gorgeous man a decade her junior? (Although her football-mad son Rufus seems to love him.)

Moving in with Bertha proves a real comfort – but can Anita get to the bottom of what’s troubling the older woman?

Anita’s job at the True Loaf Bakery is only temporary, but she finds herself drawn ever deeper into life in the village – especially when she finds a child’s bracelet from long ago, in the rubble of the newly-renovated building. Solving the mystery of who it belongs to takes Anita on a journey of discovery – a journey that might just help her discover what her own heart really needs…

My Review:

This is such a delightful story to escape into – I really enjoyed it and it was just what I needed to escape into. It is a heartwarming story that starts with discovering infidelity but ends with finding true love.

Anita jumps at the opportunity to move to Sunnybrook with her four year old son, Rufus, to take over temporarily as the teacher in the True Loaf Bakery, adjoining the Little Duck Pond Café. After the trauma of catching her husband being unfaithful and an operation this is a brilliant reason to get away from her home town. She’s certainly not looking for romance, but there are two man vying for her attention. There’s also a mystery involving something she finds and she’s also worried about just what is concerning the lady whose home they are staying in. As Anita gets more involved in the friendly village community, she learns more about herself and just what – or who – she really needs!

It is a fun read that deals with several sensitive issues in a supportive and caring manner. If you’re looking for a read to put a smile on your face and make you crave some delicious bread to eat, this is definitely the book for you. The descriptions of the tasty treats had my mouth watering and I really must try making a sourdough starter after reading about them! For anyone who has read the earlier stories based around the Little Duck Pond Café, this is a brilliant addition to this fun, heartwarming series. However, I don’t think you need to have read the earlier stories to appreciate this one, though I found it great catching up on the folk in this fantastic community again. Having been introduced to some new characters in this book, I really hope we’ll get to visit Sunnybrook again in the not too distant future to catch up on what has happened to everyone and have more folks finding love!

Thank you for my copy of the book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.

Purchase Link – https://amzn.to/2YFZufv

About Rosie Green

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.

Her series of novellas is centred around life in a village cafe.

Follow Rosie on Twitter – https://twitter.com/Rosie_Green1988

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