Summer at The Little Duck Pond Café
by Rosie Green
Jaz Winters stuck a pin in a map and fled to the village of Sunnybrook, looking for a brand new life – and after a rocky start, it’s beginning to look as if she made the right decision. Her blossoming friendship with Ellie and Fen has seen her through some dark times, and she’s managed to land two jobs – waitress at The Little Duck Pond Café and working as a weekend tour guide at Brambleberry Manor, the country house that’s been in Fen’s family for generations.
Sure, life isn’t totally perfect. There’s the irritating know-it-all guy who keeps popping up on her manor tours, for a start. He seems determined to get under Jaz’s skin whether she likes it or not. But she supposes it’s a small price to pay for the relative peace she’s found, living in Sunnybrook.
But just as Jaz is beginning to think rosier times are on the horizon, a shock encounter looks set to shatter her fragile happiness.
Will she be forced to flee from Sunnybrook and everyone she’s grown so fond of? Or will she find the strength to stand her ground and finally face up to the nightmares of the past?
This novella is part of a trilogy:
Spring at The Little Duck Pond Café
Summer at The Little Duck Pond Café
Winter at The Little Duck Pond Café
I was delighted to return to Sunnybrook and meet new resident, Jaz Winters. She has come to the quaint village to start over again. She literally put a pin on a map, and Sunnybrook was where it landed.
Jaz is fleeing a bad relationship with just one regret….Titch, her ex’s daughter. She has to leave her behind. All the villagers welcome Jaz with open arms. Love is the last thing on her mind, but Harry Bentham, a photographer, seems to continually get under her skin. As much as she tries to fight it, Harry does something to her. I am glad that Green didn’t rush their romance. Jaz definitely has trust issues, but Harry is patient and is intent on earning her trust. In fact, that was what I loved most about him.
I enjoyed the friendships she developed with Ellie and Fen. These two ladies help Jaz discover who she really is and help her find her strength again. Without spoiling anything, she will need their support to help her get through some trying time she will face in the future. It is the townspeople who really make this such a delightful series. Great characters with a fantastic setting really draw me into the book.
My favorite part of the book was the epilogue. I loved how she weaves all the characters together in the end which ties up the story quite nicely. I hated to tell them good-bye, but I can’t wait to see them again.
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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 café. Summer at The Little Duck Pond Café, published on 18th June 2018, follows the first in the series, Spring at The Little Duck Pond Café.
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