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 Cafe 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 in the little seaside town?
But just as life is starting to look rosier, it becomes clear that someone back home – the last person she ever wanted to see – has tracked her down…
Little Duck Pond Cafe series
Book 1 – Spring at the Little Duck Pond Cafe
Book 2 – Summer at the Little Duck Pond Cafe
Book 3 – Christmas at the Little Duck Pond Cafe
Book 4 – Snowed in at the Little Duck Pond Cafe
Book 5 – A Bakery at the Little Duck Pond Cafe
Book 6 – Confetti at the Little Duck Pond Cafe
Book 7 – Bonfires & Hot Chocolate at the Little Duck Pond Cafe
Book 8 – A Winter Wedding at the Little Duck Pond Cafe
Book 9 – Lemon Drizzle Mondays at the Little Duck Pond Cafe
Book 10 – A Cornish Summer Holiday at the Little Duck Pond Cafe
Book 11 – Lucy’s Great Escape
A Fun, Friendly Series!
Another excellent addition to the Little Duck Pond Cafe series.
Lucy Honey finds life at home is just unbearable these days and quickly decides to pack up her mum’s camper van and take off for the Cornish coast in the hope of finding solace there. Finding herself at her destination of Pengully Sands where many a happy time was spent as a youngster, Lucy discovers she is desperately short of funds and friends and has lost her faith in herself to cope. Meeting Madison from the Little Duck Pond Cafe just may be the first step on the ladder to success . . .
This is such a fun, friendly series! Following on from the previous book, the Little Duck Pond crew are still on holiday in Pengully Sands but this is very much Lucy’s story. Rosie Green continues to create wonderful characters to introduce into this series and continue the magic of these tales. I loved everything about it, and never fail to be amazed at the different twists and turns the author instils into her stories. Beautifully written – as always – and all problems sorted out by the final page. This is a super series to follow; I’m happy to report that I already have the next one on my list! Well worth all five stars and a hearty recommendation.
My thanks to the publisher for my copy and to Rachel’s Random Resources for my spot on this tour; this is – as always – my honest, honest and unbiased review.
Tags: romantic comedy
Rosie Green 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 brand new series of novellas is centred on 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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