chick-lit · romance · Short Stories

*BLOG TOUR* Confetti at the Little Duck Pond Cafe – Rosie Green ★★★★

Blurb; Wedding fever is in the air in the village of Sunnybrook. With Ellie and Zak’s Big Day on the horizon, the sun is shining brightly on the Little Duck Pond Cafe community. But when dark clouds begin to roll in from more than one direction, several close relationships look to be under threat. Will the wedding of the year actually take place at all?

My Review; It’s good to be back in this beautiful little town. Yet again another brilliant read and insight into what the town has been doing while we were away. All the familiar characters and places are still there, greeting us back. It’s such a warm, friendly community and story that you don’t want to leave. Beautifully written.

It is a short story at just 142 pages, so can easily be devoured in one sitting. In this story we have a newcomer called Primrose who settles in perfectly hope to see more of her in the next book. There was a few chapters of doom and gloom, my heart nearly broke at several parts. But we see another beautiful ending, which made it all better.

I think I know where the next book is heading especially after that last chapter, so I have my fingers crossed. A well deserved four stars. Brilliant series. Highly recommend.

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chick-lit · romance

*BLOG TOUR* The Dinner in the Sky – Anne John-Ligali ★★★★

Blurb; After a shocking confrontation with an unexpected encounter, Constance tries to piece her life back together and is on a mission to finally move on.

The thought of having her friends nearby is a comfort as they take time out of their busy online lives and regularly meet up at their favourite place, A Cupful of Dreams Café. Everyone seems happy enough until cracks begin to show and all is not as good as it seems. Constance tries desperately to keep positive as there’s so much to look forward to: shopping for posh frocks, dinner at The Shard and a movie premiere.

As things start to look rosy, a few odd tweets begin to pop up from nowhere. At first, they seem innocent, but as the weeks go by and premier night draws near, not only do the tweets increase but they become more obnoxious.

By the time Constance and her chums arrive on the red carpet, she’s determined to work out who the troll could be and to keep them from spoiling her evening. However, as Constance soon learns, the troll wants to destroy far more than that!

Breathtaking views of London.

Posh frocks and Paparazzi

But there’s definitely trouble in the air …

My Review; Happy publication day. I have been with this Friendships Online series from the start, they started off as short stories and have got longer and longer with each book. It shows the author has grown in confidence to me and each one is better than the last! It’s a brilliant series which must be read in order to understand it fully and the characters. Brilliantly written.

I really enjoyed reading this one. It had a lot more going on within the story than the previous books. I fell in love with little Charlie. Constance is a brilliant character and mother to Charlie but has a lot to face and decide. Who will she pick? Maxwell or Julio? A race against the clock, fairytale ending. The perfect ending for me.

A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend.

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chick-lit · contemporary · romance

*BLOG TOUR* A Bakery at the Little Duck Pond Cafe – Rosie Green ★★★★

Blurb; Ellie’s dreams of opening a bakery in Sunnybrook are coming true and best friends Fen and Jaz are happily rallying round, helping her to plan a fabulous grand opening day. Everything in their garden seems to be rosy – until the arrival of a newcomer brings chaos to the village and tests relationships to the limit. Can the bakery succeed in the face of such upheaval? And more importantly, can firm friendships survive?

My Review; Ooops… So it seems I came into this series a little bit late as this is book five… Ot Oh. However, it did read perfectly fine as a standalone.

I absolutely loved this. Perfect town, characters, friendships and a little bit of romance. It is a beautifully written story. I throughally enjoyed it. It was like a little holiday for my mind. Being a short story it was lovely to sit and devour it. It’s one of those books you feel welcomed and part of the community, special.

I loved all the characters even Maddison towards the end, at first she did get on my nerves a little but she seemed to changed. The ending was utterly perfect! I was beside each of the characters and was with them through all their own choas and upset. I look forward to the next book in this series and going back to where it all began in book one. A well deserved four stars from me, highly recommend.

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