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Sunday, 1 August 2021



Delighted to be with you today as part of the fab Blog Tour for the wonderful A SUMMER OF SURPRISES AT THE LITTLE DUCK POND CAFE by ROSIE GREEN.
My thanks to the author, publisher and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for putting the tour together and letting me be part of it all!


A Summer of Surprises, Little Duck Pond Café

When Ruby Watkiss lands a job at the True Loaf Bakery, she feels as if the sun has finally come out. Having been through a traumatic time that wrecked her confidence levels, it’s a joy to be working for Ellie, and now all Ruby wants is to lead a quiet life and support her mum in getting the help she needs.

But life, it seems, has other plans for Ruby.

Working alongside the bafflingly rude Hudson Holmes would be bad enough – but then odd things start happening. It seems that someone is out to sabotage the café and bakery, and to her horror, Ruby finds the finger pointing at her.

Desperate to prove her innocence, she teams up with the most unlikely person in order to get to the bottom of what’s going on. Tailing suspects and hiding in bushes isn’t something she ever imagined she’d be doing, although her partner in mystery-solving seems the perfect man for the job. Can they clear Ruby’s name by discovering the real culprit?

With all the drama afoot, at least there’s no time for romance. Because that’s the very last thing on Ruby’s mind these days. Or is it…?

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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.

Her series of novellas is centred around life in a village cafe. The latest, ‘Sweet Pastries & Sourdough', is out now.

Look out for more Little Duck Pond Café tales in 2021!

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How is it the 16th novella in this series already?! It feels like only yesterday that I was being introduced to the Little Duck Pond Cafe and its' cast of many characters!  And they still feel like old friends, and this latest installment is another wonderful visit with the main focus being Ruby, and the mysteries that face her as she starts working at the cafe - someone seems set on sabotaging the cafe and Ruby, with an odd choice of assistant, set out to solve the mysteries and try to bring peace back to this idyllic part of the world.

As always, there's so much to enjoy in these books. We get to see Ruby starting up a new career, a little piece of happiness for her after some tougher times in her life.  Then there's the difficult people - one in particular! - that she faces and finds out that there's more to some people than meets the eye!

And then there are the family secrets that begin to unravel in front of her eyes bringing some big shocks to her understanding of her past.  This can easily be read as a standalone with all the goings on! Roll on the next installment!!

Loved, Loved, Loved!!


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