One Perfect Grave by Stacy Green / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @stacygreen26

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Nikki Hunt #2

She didn’t see the patch of black ice until it was too late. The car started to spin, and as it veered off into the deep ditch and the mounds of snow beside the road, she saw him. The little boy frozen in the ice.

When the remains of two bodies are found in an open grave along a desolate highway in Stillwater, Minnesota, Special Agent Nikki Hunt knows exactly who they are. The bright blue jacket lying on the frozen earth belongs to Kellan Rhodes, the missing boy she’s desperately been trying to find for the last two days. The other body is his mother Dana, who had been Nikki’s lead suspect.

Although the wounds on Dana’s body suggest she murdered her son and took her own life, Nikki finds evidence that suggests she was a victim too. Dana was desperately trying to regain custody of Kellan, and Nikki finds boot prints at the scene that belong to someone else.

When another child is reported missing, local journalist Caitlin Newport claims the cases are linked: Zach Reeves was taken away from his own mother in a custody battle, just like Kellan was.

Caitlin once helped Nikki find out the truth about her own parents’ murders, but her desire for a story nearly cost Nikki her life. Now, Nikki must decide if she can trust Caitlin again, before time runs out to find the killer and bring Zach home alive…

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Review

In this second book of the series, Nikki Hunt’s head is filled again with a bunch of questions she has to find answers to. Together with her team and the sheriff’s team they have to figure out what was going on. Are they dealing with a double homicide? A homicide and a suicide? An accident and a homicide or an accident and a suicide?

And what about the missing boy? Is there a link between the cases? Is he dead or will they find him alive?

The green eyed monster plays a big role in this story. I understand it’s hard when you were treated differently than you sibling, but how far are you prepared to go to prove your point? Aren’t you forgetting who you are hurting and exposing to danger by acting the way you do?

The police does not have a lot of time to take a breather, because as usual the clock is ticking. Nikki’s private life has to play second fiddle for a while. The only person she really takes some time off for is her daughter, but she knows she has to make some decisions in order to move forward and that’s what she does as soon as the bad guys are locked up and the key is thrown away.

A very good book that kept me guessing the whole time. 5 stars

Thank you, Stacy Green and Bookouture

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About the author

Stacy Green is the author of the Lucy Kendall thriller series and the Delta Crossroads mystery trilogy. ALL GOOD DEEDS (Lucy Kendall #1) won a bronze medal for mystery and thriller at the 2015 IPPY Awards. TIN GOD (Delta Crossroads #1) was runner-up for best mystery/thriller at the 2013 Kindle Book Awards. Stacy has a love of thrillers and crime fiction, and she is always looking for the next dark and twisted novel to enjoy. She started her career in journalism before becoming a stay at home mother and rediscovering her love of writing. She lives in Iowa with her husband and daughter and their three spoiled fur babies.

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Silent Voices by Patricia Gibney / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @trisha460 

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D.I. Lottie Parker #9

The words blurred as she read the note. She could feel her blood turning to ice. ‘Before you make the biggest mistake of your life, meet me. If you don’t, her blood will be on your hands.

When Beth Mullen returns home, expecting to find her twin Rachel waiting for her, the silent house sends a shiver down her spine. She races upstairs to find her beautiful beloved sister cold in her childhood bed, her sparkling blue eyes closed forever, the morning after attending a glittering party…

Newly engaged Detective Lottie Parker knows that Rachel has been murdered the minute she enters the bedroom. Rachel’s neck is bruised and a shard of glass placed in her throat. Confronted with such a horrifying killing, Lottie wastes no time in pursuing every clue.

While interviewing the partygoers, Lottie discovers that Rachel’s handbag and keys are nowhere to be found. But as she is searching for them, a brilliant young doctor is found murdered with glass in her throat. The doctor was nowhere near the party and Lottie is forced to question everything. Two beautiful young women with the world at their feet have been brutally silenced. Why did the killer need them to die?

Desperate to find proof of what really happened to Rachel that night, Lottie gets close to the hostess of the party, whose two daughters were friends with Rachel. But Lottie’s hunt for the truth is getting under the killer’s skin, and when Lottie’s fiancé Boyd goes missing, will she be able to find him before it’s too late? Or will he too be silenced forever?

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Review

A new book in this fascinating series is like waking up on your birthday and looking forward to opening your gifts!

It’s book number 9 and I would not mind reading a hundred more of them with this great DI and her team.

She does not always follow the rules and she knows she should hold back, but she so wants to find the culprits that she does not want to spend too much time waiting. Every second counts and she is determined to use them all for the good cause.

The story starts on a happy note. An event fans have been looking forward to, but everything is soon turned upside down. Lottie has other fish to fry first.

That was one hell of an opening, but that’s not all. The author takes us a few years back and the past is the base for the present and the future. That’s not a problem of course in normal situations, but as you can imagine, this is not one of those.

Is the killer a man or a woman? That was the easiest part for me to determine. If you asked me for a name, well that’s where I missed the boat. 😊

A very complicated story, but crystal clear when everything was unravelled. 5 stars.

Thank you, Patricia Gibney and Bookouture

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About the author

Patricia is the million-copy bestselling author of the DI Lottie Parker series. She yearned to be a writer after reading Enid Blyton and Carolyn Keene and even wanted to be Nancy Drew when she grew up. She has now grown up (she thinks) but the closest she’s come to Nancy Drew is writing crime!

In 2009, after her husband died, she retired from her job and started writing seriously. Fascinated by people and their quirky characteristics, she always carries a notebook to scribble down observations.

Patricia also loves to paint in watercolour and lives in the Irish midlands with her children.  

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A Kiss in the Snow by Rosie Green / #Review #BlogBlitz @rararesources @Rosie_Green1988

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Little Duck Pond Cafe, Book 13

After a cruel twist of fate sends her hurtling into a black hole of despair, Carrie is absolutely dreading the festive season – especially with sister, Krystle, being even more demanding of her time and energy than usual. But then friend Maddy offers Carrie a lifeline: the chance to get away from it all in a holiday cottage in the gorgeous little village of Silverbells. Deciding that a few weeks of tranquillity – reading, baking and going for long walks in the countryside – might just restore her mood, Carrie is quick to take up the offer. But on arriving, it very soon becomes clear that this break is going to be anything but peaceful!

An unwelcome houseguest proves unsettling enough – especially one who whistles loudly first thing in the morning and is far too cheerful for his own good – but finding herself drawn into the spooky mystery of her missing neighbour means there really isn’t much time for personal reflection. And then love comes knocking, and Carrie is forced to decide exactly where her heart lies.

Will this festive season be the disaster Carrie predicted? Or will Santa be good to her and deliver her heart’s desire? One thing’s for sure – this will be a Christmas Carrie will never, ever forget…

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Review

I don’t like Christmas. I don’t mind people celebrating it, as long as they don’t want to include me. 😊

But when the festive time arrives in one of your favourite series, you just bite the bullet, because you don’t want to miss out on that treat.

We start in Sunnybrook but we won’t stay long as the author wants us to follow Carrie on her adventure.

You found love and he loves… well, not you apparently. But what about those mixed signals you seem to get? You don’t know what to do or to believe. So the best thing seems to go away for a while and clear your head.

Making new friends and helping others seems to take priority, but when love finds you, there is nowhere to hide. You will have to give in and who does not want to that?

Another great book in this fantastic heart warming series. Even the coldest weather won’t be able to prevent your heart from melting.

Who says 13 is an unlucky number? It made me very happy 😊 5 stars

Thank you, Rosie Green and Rachel’s Random Resources.

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About the author

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 series of novellas is centred around life in a village cafe. The latest, ‘A Winter Wedding at the Little Duck Pond Cafe’, is out now.

Rosie has also written a full-length, standalone book, ‘Snowflakes over Moondance Cottage’, out now.

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Christmas at the Little Beach Cafe by Morton S. Gray / #Review @ChocLituk @MortonSGray

Run away to the little beach café this Christmas …

Five years ago at Christmas, solicitor Justin Sadler made the decision to leave his comfortable existence behind and move to the coast. Since then, he’s tried his best to ignore the festive season and, as he sits in the little beach café and reflects on that fateful night when his life was turned upside down, he expects his fifth Christmas alone to be no different to any of the others since he made his escape.

But when he encounters a mystery woman on the beach, he soon realises he may have found a fellow runaway and kindred spirit. Could Justin finally be ready to move on and let Christmas into his life again?

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Review

It’s been a while since I was in Borteen and it’s great to be back. It’s a lovely series and you don’t really have to read the book in a certain order. You can read them as standalones but as usual with a series it’s nice to see how the characters develop.

When you have had a bad experience in love, you want to build the highest wall possible around your heart. You are convinced that staying single is the best way to protect yourself, but it’s also the loneliest solution.

Suddenly you meet someone and the wall starts crumbling, but were you right to let the cracks get bigger or are you once again the victim of deceit…?

A nice cup of love accompanied by a delicious slice of mystery. 4 stars

Thank you, Morton S. Gray and Choc Lit.

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About the author

Morton S. Gray lives with her husband, sons and Lily, the tiny dog, in Worcestershire, U.K.

She has been reading and writing fiction for as long as she can remember, penning her first attempt at a novel aged fourteen, the plot of which closely resembled an Errol Flynn film.

Life got in the way of writing for many years, until she won a short story competition and the spark for writing was well and truly reignited. She carries a notebook everywhere as inspiration strikes in the most unlikely places.

She studied creative writing with the Open College of the Arts and joined the Romantic Novelists’ Association New Writers’ Scheme in 2012.

Previous ‘incarnations’ were in committee services, staff development and training. Morton has a Business Studies degree and is a fully qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Reiki Master. She has diplomas in Tuina Acupressure Massage and Energy Field Therapy.

She enjoys history, loves tracing family trees and discovering new crafts. Having a hunger for learning is a bonus for the research required for her books.

The Girl on the Beach was her debut novel with Choc Lit and winner of the 2016 Search for a Star competition.

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The Girls in the Snow by Stacy Green / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @stacygreen26

Nikki Hunt #1

Madison walked through the fallen snow, looking left and right. It had been Kaylee’s idea to use the trail through the forest; she said no one would follow them. But Madison lost sight of Kaylee for a moment and when she found her again she wasn’t alone…

In the remote forests of Stillwater, Minnesota, you can scream for days and no one will hear you. So when the bodies of two fifteen-year-old girls are discovered frozen in the snow, Special Agent Nikki Hunt is sure the killer is local: someone knew where to hide the girls and thought they would never be found.

Though Nikki hasn’t been home in twenty years, she knows she must take over the case. The Sheriff’s department in Stillwater has already made a mistake by connecting the girls’ murders to those of a famous serial killer, refusing to consider the idea that the killer could be someone from town.

Then another girl’s body is found, a red silk ribbon tied in her hair, and Nikki realizes that the killer has a connection to her own dark past, and the reason she left Stillwater.

Nikki is not the only person in town who wants those secrets to stay hidden. Will she be able to face her demons before another child is taken?

Review

This is a great, great book! I wanted to keep on reading because I wanted to know who the bad guy was, but I did not want it to end either. Choices, choices, choices. 🙂

The author gave us an array of suspects to choose from and I really could not make up my mind. It must be him… Oh no, can it be her…? No, not possible. I am sure now. It’s definitely him… Those sentences kept flying through my mind constantly and I love it.

Nikki Hunt is also a very likable character: tough as nails when she has to be, soft as butter when needed. She is surrounded by a team with a lot of expertise.

Nikki is fighting her own demons and then she is called to her hometown again… What will this do to her and how will the villagers react???

What more can I say about this book? Not a lot. I think the next few words will say it all: it’s a mustread! 5 stars.

Thank you, Stacy Green and Bookouture

About the author

Stacy Green is the author of the Lucy Kendall thriller series and the Delta Crossroads mystery trilogy. ALL GOOD DEEDS (Lucy Kendall #1) won a bronze medal for mystery and thriller at the 2015 IPPY Awards. TIN GOD (Delta Crossroads #1) was runner-up for best mystery/thriller at the 2013 Kindle Book Awards. Stacy has a love of thrillers and crime fiction, and she is always looking for the next dark and twisted novel to enjoy. She started her career in journalism before becoming a stay at home mother and rediscovering her love of writing. She lives in Iowa with her husband and daughter and their three spoiled fur babies.

 

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Log Fires & Toffee Apple Cake at the Little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green / #Review #BlogTour @rararesources @Rosie_Green1988

 

 

Little Duck Pond Cafe, Book 12

Get set for a wonderful celebration of autumn with all your favourite characters at the Little Duck Pond Cafe!
An autumn fair is coming to Sunnybrook, much to the delight of the villagers. But for Madison, whose personal life seems to be spinning out of control, a roller-coaster is the last thing she needs – especially when it’s her emotions at stake.
Can she convince the delectable Jack that their relationship is worth another shot? Or has their romance ground to a permanent halt like a faulty big wheel? Will she solve the mystery of the missing name on her birth certificate? Or will her discoveries take her on a journey even bumpier than the dodgem cars? One thing’s for sure. Madison is going to need more than a fairground fortune teller to find the answers to her questions, if she’s going to ‘waltz-er’ into the happiest of sunsets…

 

 

Review

For a lot of people it’s back to school as I am writing this. Some with happy faces, some with sad ones. For me though it was back to Sunnybrook and I was very pleased about that. So big happy face here. 🙂

The author has told us the stories about several of the main characters already and this time we focus on Maddy. Fans of the series know how she is. She wears her heart on her sleeve and though this is not (always) a bad thing, she sometimes hurts people this way. On the other hand, you know where you stand with her.

It’s time to find out a bit more about her. We know about the present, but what about the past? And do we glimpse Cupid hovering too?

Another great installment of a series I never seem to tire of. I read, I enjoyed, I recommend. 😉  5 stars once again.

Thank you, Rosie Green and Rachel’s Random Resources.

 

About the author

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 series of novellas is centred around life in a village cafe. The latest, ‘A Winter Wedding at the Little Duck Pond Cafe’, is out now.

Rosie has also written a full-length, standalone book, ‘Snowflakes over Moondance Cottage’, out now.

 

Author Link

Twitter – https://twitter.com/Rosie_Green1988

 

 

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Sunny Days at the Beach by Morton S. Gray / #Review @ChocLituk @MortonSGray

Borteen Secrets #3

From party nights at the pub to sunny days at the beach …

Craft shop owner Mandy Vanes has always enjoyed a commitment-free singleton lifestyle — in fact, she’s well-known for her wild ways in her small seaside town on the coast.

But when local teenager, Nick Crossten, turns to her for help, Mandy has the opportunity to prove she can be a responsible adult. Although things get tricky when gin distillery owner Graham Frankley comes to town with some unexpected news.

Could this mean that Mandy the party girl is finally ready to grow up?

 

 

Review

It has been a while but we could start packing and visit Borteen once again. Woohoo! 🙂

This story is about new beginnings, second chances, lives being changed for the better but of course some people will never change. They will remain selfish and keep on making the wrong choices. Do they hurt others in the process? Yes, but they just don’t care. Looking out for number one is what matters.

I enjoyed the way Nick and Mandy developed. You really never have to give up hope. Love is a force to be reckoned with. It often comes when you don’t expect it, but never underestimate it’s power. 

A lovely book that warmed my heart thoroughly. 4 stars.

Thank you, Morton S. Gray and Choc Lit.

 

About the author

Morton S. Gray lives with her husband, sons and Lily, the tiny dog, in Worcestershire, U.K.

She has been reading and writing fiction for as long as she can remember, penning her first attempt at a novel aged fourteen, the plot of which closely resembled an Errol Flynn film.

Life got in the way of writing for many years, until she won a short story competition and the spark for writing was well and truly reignited. She carries a notebook everywhere as inspiration strikes in the most unlikely places.

She studied creative writing with the Open College of the Arts and joined the Romantic Novelists’ Association New Writers’ Scheme in 2012.

Previous ‘incarnations’ were in committee services, staff development and training. Morton has a Business Studies degree and is a fully qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Reiki Master. She has diplomas in Tuina Acupressure Massage and Energy Field Therapy.

She enjoys history, loves tracing family trees and discovering new crafts. Having a hunger for learning is a bonus for the research required for her books.

The Girl on the Beach was her debut novel with Choc Lit and winner of the 2016 Search for a Star competition.

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Lucy’s Great Escape by Rosie Green / #Review #BlogTour @rararesources @Rosie_Green1988

 

 

Little Duck Pond Cafe, Book 11

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…

 

 

Review

I will never tire of this series! I already said in my review of the previous part that the author had added a hint of mystery to her story and she does it again. I really really like her approach and even though these last 2 books do not take place in and around the Little Duck Pond Café, the main characters do play a part. Their role is smaller now in this story. 

The focus is on Lucy. We already met her briefly in the 10th book and her background story is revealed. I can assure you it’s a great one although it’s also a sad one, but fear not there is always a silver lining for some and karma marks the spot for others.

Let me repeat myself for the umpteenth time: great series, wonderful and loveable characters (well, most of them anyway lol), fantastic writing style and entertaining stories. Dipping my hand in my bag of stars and pulling out the 5 star paddle.

Thank you, Rosie Green and Rachel’s Random Resources

 

 

About the author

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 series of novellas is centred around life in a village cafe. The latest, ‘A Winter Wedding at the Little Duck Pond Cafe’, is out now.

Rosie has also written a full-length, standalone book, ‘Snowflakes over Moondance Cottage’, out now.

 

Author Link

Twitter – https://twitter.com/Rosie_Green1988

 

 

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Buried Angels by Patricia Gibney / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @trisha460 

 

 

D.I. Lottie Parker #8

Bubbles of cold sweat trickled down Faye’s spine. The hole wasn’t empty. Before she could turn and run, she caught the two sightless eyes staring up at her. Only then did she scream.

When Faye Baker discovers a fragile child’s skull behind the walls of her new home, Detective Lottie Parker is called to investigate. The house has been owned for years by the family of Faye’s boyfriend Jeff, so when Jeff starts acting suspiciously, Lottie wonders what he might be hiding…

Lottie doesn’t have long to dig deeper before a child’s bones are found by eleven-year-old Gavin on nearby railway tracks. The bones don’t match the small skull behind the walls, but Lottie can’t ignore the coincidence. Someone out there must be missing their loved ones and it’s up to her to put right a terrible wrong.

Unable to shake a feeling of foreboding, Lottie goes to speak to Faye, and discovers that she hasn’t turned up for work. When Faye’s body is found stuffed in the back of her car, Lottie needs to find out who wanted her to keep quiet.

As Lottie hunts for Faye’s killer, the case takes a darker turn when Gavin goes missing. Faye and Gavin are connected only by the grisly body parts they discovered. But who are these little victims and why has their killer come back? Can Lottie find the answers before another precious life is taken?

 

 

 

Review

Well, Lottie certainly has a lot on her plate this time, but no worries because she is always hungry. Hungry for justice for the victims, hungry to put the baddies behind bars, hungry to delve deep until she finds out every little detail.

She puts every case through the finest sieve she can find. She squeezes every witness gently to extract every drop of information and she grills every suspect until they sweat.

She does not only have to wade through a thick soup of crime, but she also has to deal with her personal life that gives her lemons. Will she be able to make lemonade?

In this story I had the feeling there was something fishy about almost everybody, except for the police team. Male or female, they were all acting suspicious and hiding secrets.

Lottie and her team really have to suck the marrow out of it before they can put the cherry on the cake.

A great, horrible story that had me frozen to my chair from page 1. 5 stars/chef’s hats 😉

Thank you, Patricia Gibney and Bookouture

 

About the author

Patricia is the million-copy bestselling author of the DI Lottie Parker series. She yearned to be a writer after reading Enid Blyton and Carolyn Keene and even wanted to be Nancy Drew when she grew up. She has now grown up (she thinks) but the closest she’s come to Nancy Drew is writing crime!

In 2009, after her husband died, she retired from her job and started writing seriously. Fascinated by people and their quirky characteristics, she always carries a notebook to scribble down observations.

Patricia also loves to paint in watercolour and lives in the Irish midlands with her children.  

 

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A Cornish Summer Holiday by Rosie Green / #Review #BlogTour @rararesources @Rosie_Green1988

 

 

Little Duck Pond Cafe, Book 10

The Little Duck Pond Cafe girls are looking forward to a well-earned break in the Cornish seaside town of Pengully Sands, where Sylvia’s sister, Aggie, owns a holiday home. With the glorious golden sands, sparkling azure sea and an ice-cream parlour only yards away, it seems like the perfect location to relax and watch the surfers riding the waves (and maybe even have a go themselves). But when they arrive, the girls find it’s not quite the seaside idyll they were expecting. The house is less ‘holiday home’ and more ‘creepy, dilapidated haunted house.’ Gracie, who runs the ice-cream parlour, has problems of her own and the last thing she needs is a bunch of high-spirited girls arriving to disturb the peace and isolation she craves. And when a handsome stranger looks set to destroy her livelihood, it seems like the last straw. Will Gracie get her happy ending – and maybe even make friends with the girls next-door? This wasn’t the relaxing break the Little Duck Pond Cafe girls were expecting, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be the holiday of a lifetime!

 

 

Review

I enjoy this series thoroughly and in my opinion the author brought it to the next level with this 10th part.

There was always a lot of romance in the books. There was always a lot of friendship. There was always space for some funny bits and some heartbreaking ones.  Those things are still in attendance , but in this story the author adds some mystery and I loved that too.

This time we are not visiting Sunnybrook but we are on a little summer holiday in Cornwall together with the main characters from the previous books and of course we are introduced to some new ones too. New ones that I hope we will meet again in (the) next book(s), because I really want to know how their story will develop further.

What more can I say? It was a great and fun series yesterday, it is a great and fun series today and it will be a great and fun series tomorrow.

In case you had not noticed: I am a big fan. 5 stars

Thank you, Rosie Green and Rachel’s Random Resources

 

 

About the author

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 series of novellas is centred around life in a village cafe. The latest, ‘A Winter Wedding at the Little Duck Pond Cafe’, is out now.

Rosie has also written a full-length, standalone book, ‘Snowflakes over Moondance Cottage’, out now.

 

Author Link

Twitter – https://twitter.com/Rosie_Green1988

 

 

Book Link

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cornish-Summer-Holiday-Little-Duck-ebook/dp/B0842CRHGG/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=A+Cornish+Summer+Holiday&qid=1588695682&s=digital-text&sr=1-1