A Bakery at the Little Duck Pond Café by Rosie_green1988 @rararesources #bookreview #ABakeryattheLittleDuckPondCafé

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Love this little series! This was another great addition! Thanks Rachel for my invitation to the tour!🧁

A Bakery at the Little Duck Pond Cafe Ellie’s dreams of opening a bakery in Sunnybrook are finally coming true and best friends Fen and Jaz are happily rallying round, helping her to plan a fabulous grand opening day. Everything in their garden seems to be rosy – until the arrival of a newcomer brings chaos to the village and tests relationships to the limit. Can the bakery succeed in the face of such upheaval? And more importantly, can firm friendships survive?

My Thoughts

This series is such a little gem! It is always such a treat to pick up a book in a beloved series, it’s like going home. This is the fifth book in this delightful series, but I believe it can be read as a standalone. I also believe this might be my absolute favorite of the series. Not only did we get to visit old friends, but we also got to make new ones. SunnyBrook sounds like such an enchanting village, I would love to visit eat at the café and walk around the duckpond.

Ellie is finally realizing her dream of opening a bakery. She has gone a little crazy in the spending department and hires both Katie (Katia) and Madison. Katie is quite insecure and is still dealing with how she was treated when she was younger, Madison is colorful and comes across as though she fears nothing. When the girls realize that only one of them will have a permanent position at the bakery things get a little caddy and competitive. And to make things even worse they are also roomies. Can the bakery survive the tension?

Loved that Ellie got to open her dream bakery, and all the yummy goodies made me SO hungry! Loved the introduction of Katie and Madison. Katie was so sweet and vulnerable and your heart just opened up to her. Madison was a little harder to love. I would have liked more of Fen and Jaz, but maybe in the next book? Simply put this is a wonderful series full of charm and wit. The characters are engaging, the setting is charming, and the storyline is entertaining.

*** Big thanks to Rachel and the author for my copy of this book ***

Purchase Links UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bakery-Little-Duck-Pond-Cafe-ebook/dp/B07MLF2N6T US – https://www.amazon.com/Bakery-Little-Duck-Pond-Cafe-ebook/dp/B07MLF2N6T

Author Bio 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. Confetti at the Little Duck Pond Cafe will be the sixth in the series Twitter – https://twitter.com/Rosie_Green1988

Breaking News – Coming Soon – Confetti at the Little Duck Pond Café With Ellie and Zak’s Big Day on the horizon, the sun is shining brightly on the Little Duck Pond Café community. But as dark clouds begin to roll in, threatening more than one close relationship, will the wedding of the year take place at all? Follow Rosie Green on Amazon to hear when its published and available for purchase – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rosie-Green/e/B07CZYV7DW

The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms @tlcbooktours @luauthors @amazonpub #bookreview #theoverduelifeofamybyler

Happy Thursday all!

I loved this book and I am so excited to share my review with you all! Huge thanks to Lisa for my invitation to the tour!😍

My Thoughts


Kelly harms! BRAVO! This was such a relatable story told with so much heart and humor, I absolutely adored it! Amy is the single mother of 15-year-old Cory and 12-year-old Joe. Three years ago Amy’s husband John went out of country for work and never came back. Amy picked her self up, dusted herself off, went back to work, and learned how to be a single parent. Now John is back wanting to repair his relationship with his Children and offering Amy a summer off from parental responsibility. What follows is Amy’s summer of freedom, fun, self discovery, love, and a new wardrobe. #momspringa

Amy was such a real and relatable character. As a single mother I saw so much of myself in Amy. It is so easy to get caught up in your kids lives and not make enough time for yourself. But you also don’t know who you are if you’re not a mom. It was so much fun reading about Amy rediscovering herself in New York. I loved the makeover, all the shopping, and all the crazy dates. I also loved her support system her Besties Lena and Tallia, and Mathew who was kind of a bit of a fairy godfather. Also loved the big part that books played in this story. Amy was a librarian and she had this really interesting program she presented at a librarian convention. I’m sure all bookworms will appreciate the amount of booktalk in this book. And there is a hot librarian love interest. Another part of the book I really loved was Corey’s journal entries, Kelly harms really nailed the 15-year-old voice. There was just so much fun and goodness in this book!

This is one of those books that will make you smile, make you laugh, and leave you feeling good when you have turned that last page. The characters are relatable, likable, and entertaining. The storyline is amusing and authentic. I think all moms will absolutely love this book! BUT I think the book will not only appeal to Mom’s it will appeal to anyone who is ever needed a break from their real life, A little re-charge. Simply put this is an uplifting feel-good story with relatable characters and a lot of humor!

*** Big thanks to Lake Union for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

Overworked and underappreciated, single mom Amy Byler needs a break. So when the guilt-ridden husband who abandoned her shows up and offers to take care of their kids for the summer, she accepts his offer and escapes rural Pennsylvania for New York City.

Usually grounded and mild mannered, Amy finally lets her hair down in the city that never sleeps. She discovers a life filled with culture, sophistication, and—with a little encouragement from her friends—a few blind dates. When one man in particular makes quick work of Amy’s heart, she risks losing herself completely in the unexpected escape, and as the summer comes to an end, Amy realizes too late that she must make an impossible decision: stay in this exciting new chapter of her life, or return to the life she left behind.

But before she can choose, a crisis forces the two worlds together, and Amy must stare down a future where she could lose both sides of herself, and every dream she’s ever nurtured, in the beat of a heart.

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