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Sunday, 2 August 2020


Always a huge delight to be on a Blog Tour for another title in this series and today it's time for my review of LUCY'S GREAT ESCAPE by ROSIE GREEN.  My thanks as always to the author, publisher and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for putting the tour together and letting me be part of it all!

Lucy’s Great Escape, Little Duck Pond Café

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 Café 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?

But just as life is starting to look a little rosier, it becomes clear that someone back home – the last person she ever wanted to see – has tracked her down…

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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. Rosie’s Little Duck Pond Cafe series of novellas is centred around 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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Doesn't time fly when you're having fun??!! I can't believe this is book 11 in the series and it has cheered me to find out there's still more installments to come as I just can't get enough of this series!!

And this novella centres around Lucy who needs to escape. She has had a really tough time of things so needs a way out as her anxiety is getting worse and she is seeing things.  So she packs up her mums old camper van and disappears off to Pengully Sands which was her mums' favourite place as she just wants to find some peace and connection with her much missed and beloved mother.  

Leaving with very little money leaves her searching for a job and not everyone she meets in Pengully is looking to be kind to her.  But one person who does seem to want to help is Gabe, and he seems to become a bit of a rock for her while she is there, despite the fact she doesn't like to ask for help - even when she is desperately going out of her mind with events that were putting her in a bad head space.

She also comes into contact with some of the girls from the Little Duck Pond Cafe and they are a huge support to her in times of need and start to give her belief in her painting ability as she's had negative feedback in the past which has knocked her confidence.

This is a brilliant book about overcoming negativity, finding yourself and getting other people to see the truth about others. It's also a book that can be easily read as a standalone! Lucy is such a lovely character that you'll find yourself cheering her on from the sidelines -and wanting a campervan of your own to escape away in!!

Highly recommended! If you've not read any of the Little Duck Pond Series before, it's time to start!! 


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