Sweet Pastries & Sourdough, Little Duck Pond Café
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…
I have read all of the books in the Little Duck Pond Café series, and every single time a new book is released, I fall in love with this delightful series a little bit more, and Can you believe it is the fifteenth instalment already? wow!.
One of the things I adore most about this series is the way in which each new book introduces us to another character who we will quickly come to love as the story progresses. The new additions to the village is Anita and her son Rufus. Following the brutal break up from her ex, who well and truly stomped all over her heart and shattered it in to a million pieces, Anita makes the decision to leave and moves to Sunnybrook on what she initially plans to be a temporary basis.
Anita takes a job in Ellie’s bakery, teaching others the art of baking, filling in for Katja who has is recovering from a broken leg whilst skiing. As a new face in this rather tight knit community, Anita catches the eye of two local men, and she finds herself being pulled in different directions. I do admit, I wasn’t sure which path she would choose, but when she made her decision, I thought it was perfect and exactly the happy ending that she so desperately deserved!.
I didn’t think I could love this series of books any more than I already did, but Sweet Pastries and Sourdough certainly proved me wrong on that!. I loved getting to meet Anita and Rufus and learning about them as individuals, along with their difficult past that they have to overcome when they first arrive in the village. I loved following the budding friendships and romances that began to develop upon their arrival, and of course – returning to the Little Duck Pond Café is always a delight, as is being reacquainted with some familiar characters along the way.
Rosie Green has such a beautiful writing style that really makes you feel as though you know the characters she has created on a deep and meaningful level. Each character we meet throughout the story has their own strengths and flaws, and a truly unique personality to go alongside them. The storyline was exactly what I have come to expect from Rosie’s novels – a story that is full of heart warming moments as well as friendship and hope too.
This is one of those stories that I could happily read over and over again, and I am already looking forward to the next addition to this beautiful series!.
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About the Author
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.
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