A Summer of Surprises (Little Duck Pond Cafe book 16) written and self-published by Rosie Green is available NOW in ebook format.
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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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Book 16 in one of my favourite fictional places: The Little Duck Pond Cafe. As in all the instalments in the series they can be read as a standalone as they focus on a different character or event but in all honesty I would treat yourself and purchase all the books in the series and have a lovely summer of reading. The Little Duck Pond Cafe is a gorgeous, feel-good, uplifting series that is centred around the lives of people living around the cafe, it’s full of delicious sounding cakes and delights and has romance at it’s core but it also tackles serious issues with care and sensitivity.
A Summer of Surprises is Ruby’s story and it starts off pretty thought provoking as Ruby copes with the news of her mum’s illness and her need for a donor to aid her recovery. Concerned about her mum Ruby also has a new job bringing anxious but also exciting thoughts. Ruby is to work at the bakery that’s attached to the cafe. Events spiral out of her control and Ruby is left with a dilemma.
Another newcomer to the cafe is Hudson Holmes who is helping Ellie renovating the cafe. When Ruby and Hudson first meet she is confused by his abruptness but as time passes Ruby began to rely upon Hudson with a quest to bring justice to not only herself but also unravel the mystery around the unfortunate and criminal activities against Ellie and the cafe.
Whilst all the sleuthing is taking place Ruby discovers more than she bargained for with regards to her heritage and this totally shatters her heart.
Rosie Green has written another wonderful instalment in The Little Duck Pond Cafe series. In amongst the heartache of the ups and downs of life the author has incorporated some lovely, light comical moments bringing a lovely warmth and feel-good factor. I think Ruby and Hudson are the making of a beautiful partnership and I look forward to learning how this progresses in future stories.
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.
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!
Follow Rosie on Twitter – https://twitter.com/Rosie_Green88