Sweet Pastries & Sourdough, Little Duck Pond Café written and published by Rosie Green is availalbe NOW in ebook and kindleunlimited.
Ellie’s brand new enterprise, the True Loaf Bakery, is finally open and classes are due to start. But when Katja’s ski-ing holiday ends in disaster, a new teacher must be found very quickly. Anita is up for the challenge, but – fresh from a break-up and an operation that’s left her feeling physically and emotionally vulnerable – the last thing she’s looking for when she moves to Sunnybrook is a new relationship. So it’s Sod’s law that she should find herself with not one but two guys vying for her attention. Sven, from Denmark, is a bit of an enigma – but maybe passion lurks beneath his cool reserve? And as for twenty-five-year-old football coach Ross – surely she’d be asking for trouble getting involved with a gorgeous man a decade her junior? (Although her football-mad son Rufus seems to love him.)
Moving in with Bertha proves a real comfort – but can Anita get to the bottom of what’s troubling the older woman?
Anita’s job at the True Loaf Bakery is only temporary, but she finds herself drawn ever deeper into life in the village – especially when she finds a child’s bracelet from long ago, in the rubble of the newly-renovated building. Solving the mystery of who it belongs to takes Anita on a journey of discovery – a journey that might just help her discover what her own heart really needs…
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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Rosie Green’s latest novella: Sweet Pastries and Sourdough.
I can’t believe this is the 15th novella in the Little Duck Pond Cafe series by Rosie Green and I can honestly say each and every story has been a delight to read.
Each story in the series focuses on a different character and most often a new character to the area, therefore every novella can be read as a standalone. However, the characters we have been previously introduced to progress in the storylines and I would therefore highly recommend reading all the books in the series in order to appreciate the history, setting and gain an all round enjoyment of this gorgeous feel-good, uplifting series.
This story introduces us to Anita who has a young son and plenty of marriage woes. When Anita is offered a temporary job teaching baking at Ellie’s new school she jumps at the chance to escape her old life. Anita and son Rufus soon settle in but Anita has new health challenges to face which she is turning a blind eye to.
Moving on and making new friends is just the tonic Anita needs but complications of the heart soon develop and Anita struggles with her self-esteem.
Sweet Pastries and Sourdough is such a lovely instalment that delves into the life of a young woman having to cope with a few hurdles in life. Anita is such a warm hearted character and is very likeable. I loved her teaching in the bakery and it was giving me inspiration to try my hand at a few bakes.
Rosie Green has a great skill of blending seasoned characters with new and she makes the reader feel very welcomed into the everyday lives of the villagers. She understand people and deals with life’s journey sensitively.
Another gorgeous instalment in one of my favourite book series. It should however, come with a warning; arm yourself with a cup of tea and cake whilst reading, as if you didn’t want cake beforehand you soon will! 🙂
About Rosie Green
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.
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