Blurb; 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; I absolutely love anything to do with this series and this did not disappoint me at all. They’re so cosy and happy. It feels like coming home everytime I pop back into this town. Every book including this one is full of community spirit, friendships, families, romance and happiness. Happy endings for all. Perfect chick-lit reading. Uplifting.
I loved it all. Such a beautiful outcome for many characters. I devoured this. Love the little town. All the characters. Parts had me laughing me out. Parts had me hungry with all the cooking within the story. It does highlight the importance that all families are different and that life goes on after The menopause. Also that relationships can survive any amount of time. Beautifully written. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend. Very spring vibes from the cover – gorgeous.
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Blurb; After a cruel twist of fate sends her hurtling into a black hole of despair, Carrie is absolutely dreading the festive season – especially with sister, Krystle, being even more demanding of her time and energy than usual. But then friend Maddy offers Carrie a lifeline: the chance to get away from it all in a holiday cottage in the gorgeous little village of Silverbells. Deciding that a few weeks of tranquillity – reading, baking and going for long walks in the countryside – might just restore her mood, Carrie is quick to take up the offer. But on arriving, it very soon becomes clear that this break is going to be anything but peaceful!
An unwelcome houseguest proves unsettling enough – especially one who whistles loudly first thing in the morning and is far too cheerful for his own good – but finding herself drawn into the spooky mystery of her missing neighbour means there really isn’t much time for personal reflection. And then love comes knocking, and Carrie is forced to decide exactly where her heart lies.
Will this festive season be the disaster Carrie predicted? Or will Santa be good to her and deliver her heart’s desire? One thing’s for sure – this will be a Christmas Carrie will never, ever forget…
My Review; This is book 13 in the little duck pond cafe series but this reads perfectly fine as a standalone. I love this series but I have missed a couple before this book which I will have to catch up on, I can’t keep up! But I do recall Carrie slightly from the last book I did read. Anyway…
This is different from all the previous books. Why? Because for one check out that beautiful cover change huh? Gorgeous and eye catching and two because this story isn’t set in the usual town of the previous books. This story is set in a new town Silverbells. Perfect name right? Very festive. The story focuses on Carrie who just wants a break from life and men and that is what she decides to do. Off to Silverbells. However, she soon finds herself with an unexpected housemate while away… Ronan. Dun dun dun…
A beautiful new town. Very festive. Descriptive. Cosy. New friendships. New life. Families reunited and new starts. Another welcoming town with its characters. Homely. I’d like to read more about this town! Oh and if you’re asking I’m team Ronan all the way. A happy ending for all. Beautifully written. Uplifting and full of love and warmth. Highly recommend. It’s a short read at just under 200 pages. A well deserved four stars from me.
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Blurb; Get set for a wonderful celebration of autumn with all your favourite characters at the Little Duck Pond Cafe!
An autumn fair is coming to Sunnybrook, much to the delight of the villagers. But for Madison, whose personal life seems to be spinning out of control, a roller-coaster is the last thing she needs – especially when it’s her emotions at stake.
Can she convince the delectable Jack that their relationship is worth another shot? Or has their romance ground to a permanent halt like a faulty big wheel? Will she solve the mystery of the missing name on her birth certificate? Or will her discoveries take her on a journey even bumpier than the dodgem cars? One thing’s for sure. Madison is going to need more than a fairground fortune teller to find the answers to her questions, if she’s going to ‘waltz-er’ into the happiest of sunsets…
My Review; I bloody love this series. In this story we get a look into Maddys hectic life. A roller coaster of a read plenty of ups and plenty of downs. Bound to keep us reading and seeing what turns out good and what doesn’t. As usual loved the village, characters and setting. Perfect!
A cosy autumn read to curl up with. Really enjoyed it. A short one under 200 pages but well worth it! This series is expanding and I never want it to end. Brilliantly written. Parts had me laughing, parts had me tearing up. The friendships within this book have me beaming. THE ENDING. Oh my heart! Beautiful. Emotional. Perfection.
A well deserved four stars from me. Loved it!!! Devoured it. Already looking forward to the next one. Highly recommend this book and the whole series so far.
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