chick-lit · Christmas · romance

*BLOG TOUR* A Kiss in the Snow – Rosie Green ★★★★

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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chick-lit · romance · Short Stories

*BLOG TOUR* Log Fires & Toffee Apple Cake at the Little Duck Pond Cafe – Rosie Green ★★★★

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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chick-lit · romance

*BLOG TOUR* Lemon Drizzle Mondays at the Little Duck Pond Cafe – Rosie Green. ★★★★

Blurb; Molly Hooper has a secret. It haunts her dreams and casts a dark shadow over life with her gorgeous three-year-old daughter, Eva. Arriving in Sunnybrook has given her a glimpse of sunshine. The Little Duck Pond Cafe crew seem so welcoming and there’s even the chance of a new job. Baking delicious cakes has always taken Molly to a happy place, so the job – at the glorious Brambleberry Manor Cafe – might just be perfect for her. It would mean she and little Eva could finally put down some roots at last. But is Sunnybrook the sanctuary Molly is searching for? Or will the past come back to haunt her, wherever she hides?

My Review; This is book nine in the Little Duck Pond Cafe series, but each read brilliantly as standalones. This story is perfect right now, full of love, friendship, support, kindness and hope.

This story is a little different from the others as this is mostly set in another cafe not the little duck pond cafe. A new setting. Same faces. Same town. But with a newbie Molly and her daughter Eva. Molly has recently come to the town and this is her story. She is currently battling a twisted, manipulative landlord. She should have reached out for help sooner. She soon discovers she has plenty of friends and support around her which she needs to accept. As usual the town pulls together to help her out and she quickly becomes a part of the town. Then a romantic relationship may just be on the horizon for Molly.

A beautiful story. Uplifting. Happy. Made me laugh and smile. Just what I needed right now. It felt good to be back with this lovely bunch of people and the town. Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars from me.

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