Lucy’s Great Escape written and self-published by Rosie Green is available NOW in ebook and kindleunlimited format.
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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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Book 11 in the Little Duck Pond Cafe series; Lucy’s Great Escape.
The Little Duck Pond Cafe is one of my favourite series of feelgood fiction and Book 11 sees us return to Cornwall to Pengully Sands. We briefly met Lucy, the shy artist, in the last novel (A Cornish Summer Holiday) but this is the chance to learn of her back story and why and how she ended up escaping her life in London to start afresh in Cornwall.
Lucy is still grieving the loss of her mum, it’s a year since her mum sadly passed away and life will never be the same again. Lucy’s dad has become friendly with a woman called Eleanor and Lucy feels more at ease knowing her dad has found some happiness again. However, since Eleanor has appeared on the scene little things have started happening making Lucy doubt her own thoughts and actions. When Lucy can’t take anymore of her life at home with her dad and his new love she feels the only option is to to take herself away from the situation. She goes to Cornwall in her late mum’s campervan to a place that holds so many lovely memories for her.
However, bad luck seems to have followed her to Cornwall and Lucy is desperate for money. A kindly lady offers her work but is this offer too good to be true? As Lucy’s new life in Cornwall unfolds we learn of how her vulnerability is targeted. A chance encounter with Madison from the cafe gives her the much needed boost she requires and a handsome stranger helps her in more ways than one.
The Little Duck Pond Cafe series is wonderful, heart-warming, feelgood fiction with realistic storylines. The author has created such a myriad of characters to fall in love with and leaving you with thoughts of hopefulness and joy.
Another gorgeous instalment in a must read feelgood series.
Author Bio –
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.
Follow Rosie on Twitter – @Rosie_Green1988