BOOK REVIEW NO: 123
Holiday Romance , comedy
Book 21 of 23 Little Duck Pond Café
Jingle Bells in June, Little Duck Pond Café
Mackenzie Morris, newest recruit at the Little Duck Pond Café, is the perfect addition to the team. But beneath her smiles, Kenzie is hiding a dark secret. It’s the reason she fled to Sunnybrook, desperate for a fresh start that would help to lay the ghosts that haunt her.
The challenge of turning her hobby into a business is a welcome distraction, and to her relief, she finds that her range of quirky pottery mugs and vases appear to be in demand. Alone and scared when she arrived, she’s slowly making friends and starting to feel as if she belongs. Meeting a lovely guy called Aidan seems to confirm this and it looks as if love might be on the horizon.
But then Kenzie makes a devastating discovery that threatens to crush her new-found happiness. Aidan is the one person she yearns to confide in. He’s also the one person who can never know the truth . . .
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REVIEW ~ NIKI PRESTON ~ 4 STARS
As this is my first journey in this series I found it did actually work as a standalone too, although the whole series does look great and if you’re looking for a cosy series with plenty of books then go for this whole series. It won’t let you down. having said it’s a cosy read don’t be fooled into thinking it’s all hearts and flowers and great love stories, oh no it covers difficult and tricky subjects that tip over into darker situations. Mackenzie’s back story is revealed in full and for me I just felt I had to keep reading until the end. As a relatively short book it’s certainly readable (is that a word?) in one sitting of roughly 2 hours. Making it a great holiday read, in fact take a few right from the beginning and you’re holiday reads are sorted.
One thing to know is that this is not in any way a Christmas book, despite the title. All becomes clear as you start reading and it becomes apparent that the title is very apt. I really enjoyed the style that the author writes with. Difficult and emotional topics are dealt with in a very caring, empathic way which just brings the wonderful characters and their stories to life. Get your tissues at the ready, pull up a chair and indulge yourself for a couple of hours.
Author Bio –
Rosie’s series of novellas is centred around life in a country village cafe. Look out for ‘Sun, Sea & Strawberry Shortcake’, a sunshine-filled drama full of fun and mystery, out in June 2022 and including the return of character favourites, Ruby and Hudson.
Follow Rosie on Twitter – https://twitter.com/Rosie_Green88
With Thanks for the Advance copy in return for my honest review to …….
Rachel Gilby https://www.rachelsrandomresources.com/home
Rosie Green https://twitter.com/Rosie_Green88