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Bonfires and Hot Chocolate at the Little Duck Pond CafΓ© by Rosie Green @rararesources #bookreview

Happy Tuesday all!

Fall is finally in the air and this is the perfect book to curl up with on a cool afternoon!πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚

Bonfires & Hot Chocolate (at the Little Duck Pond CafΓ©)

If you love all the colours of autumn, you’re sure to warm to this uplifting story of love, loss and starting over.

Primrose Wilkins arrived in Sunnybrook with a burning desire to find the family she’s never known. But after a heart-breaking false start, she’s beginning to have second thoughts. Can she find the courage to battle on in her quest? And with her romantic life at an all-time low, will meeting the intriguing and attractive Callum Davy be just what she needs to renew her faith in love?

Meanwhile, Fen is also finding it hard to be brave. She’s made it through to the final of TV show ‘Battle of the Bakes’ (thanks to Ellie entering on her behalf), but she’s always shied away from being in the spotlight. How will Fen cope now that she’s a famous ‘celebrity’, recognised in the street everywhere she goes?

My Thoughts

The perfect way to kick off your fall reading! I could feel the crisp in the air, the crunch of the leaves, and the warmth of the hot chocolate. Always lovely coming back to Sunnybrook and spending time with these charming characters. I loved all the fall festivities it made me feel all warm and cozy. Also all the delicious fall goodies! It appears as though they are not quite as obsessed with pumpkin everything in the UK as we are in the US! Once again Rosie Green has written a story that made me smile and a little bit hungry.

This was the seventh book in the Little Duck Pond CafΓ© series and probably my favorite so far! I thought the series wouldn’t be as good after the storyline veered away from the original trio, but I was wrong. This story was about Primrose Who we were introduced to in the last book. Primrose has come to town seeking out her biological grandmother and finds a job at the cafΓ©. Primrose is a colorful character both in personality and dress. She has a big heart and a love for dogs. There is a bit of a love triangle although I was pretty sure of who the final love interest would be and I was glad for that. But what will happen when Primrose does or doesn’t find a family connection in Sunnybrook? The secondary storyline was about Fen and what happened at the end of her time on the baking reality television show. We also got periodic glimpses of Ellie and her wedding planning (is the next book about the wedding?). Another wonderful addition to this charming series and even though this was the seventh book I think it would work just fine as a standalone. However I would strongly encourage you to spend as much time as you can with these characters in this town at this cafΓ©!

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Purchase Links

US – https://www.amazon.com/Bonfires-Chocolate-Little-Duck-Pond-ebook/dp/B07XF1FDQC

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bonfires-Chocolate-Little-Duck-Pond-ebook/dp/B07XF1FDQC

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 brand new series of novellas is centred around life in a village cafe. The latest, ‘Bonfires & Hot Chocolate at the Little Duck Pond Cafe’, is out now.

Watch out for ‘A Winter Wedding at the Little Duck Pond Cafe’, which will be published Christmas 2019.

Rosie is also writing a full-length, standalone book for Christmas 2019, entitled ‘Snowflakes over Moondance Cottage’.

Follow Rosie on Twitter – https://twitter.com/Rosie_Green1988

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Stolen Things by R.H. Herron @RachaelHerron @xesands @PRHAudio #BookReview #StolenThings #RHHerron

Hello book friends,

I am so happy to bring you a review for the audio of this amazing debut thriller, get this one on your TBR’s guys, you won’t be sorry!

 

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Laurie Ahmadi lives with her husband Omid and her 16 year old daughter Jojo (Joanne)

She is a 911 dispatcher and has been for nearly 20 years, she loves her job and the people in her department, and thinks of them as her family.
The rest of the department feel the same way toward her, and have watched her daughter grow up, and think of Jojo as one of their own, Jojo knows them all and loves visiting the station to see everyone.

Laurie’s husband Omir is the Chief of Police, and is the first Arab American to rise to that position, and Laurie is very, very proud of his achievements.

Whilst at work one day Laurie and her work colleague play their usual game of ‘who can answer first’, Laurie wins and answers the call, it turns out to be one of the worst days of her life!

911 how can I direct your call?
Mama?
Jojo?
Mama? Help me.

Jojo wakes up in pain, she doesn’t know where she is, or how she got there, she is really scared, and where the hell is her best friend Harper?

Kevin is a Pro football player, but why is Jojo in his house, and why is there a beaten bloody corpse in his bathroom?

With things not seeing quite right Jojo and Laurie become detectives and start diving into the clues left behind to try and find out where Harper is, does someone have her? Is she ok?

When Laurie and Jojo stumble across something that should have never been found, they start to think that they don’t know anybody very well at all.

This one will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat, it literally dives straight in to the action, and doesn’t let up for a minute.

**Trigger warnings for Rape/Suicide/Child Abuse**

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Narrated by XE Sands, and oh my, I have found myself a new #VoiceCrush

Her voice was absolutely amazing for this story, her male voices were perfect, and I had no problems differentiating between each character, I am currently stalking her other releases, and will be filling up my Wish List on Audible.

Enjoy

Vicci

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About The Book

*Amazon UK Link

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When a 911 dispatcher picks up an emergency call to hear her daughter on the line, her worst nightmare becomes reality.
Laurie Ahmadi has worked as a 911 police dispatcher in her quiet Northern California town for nearly two decades. She considers the department her family; her husband, Omid, is its first Arab American chief, and their teenage daughter, Jojo, has grown up with the force. So when Laurie catches a 911 call and, to her horror, it’s Jojo, the whole department springs into action.
Jojo, drugged, disoriented, and in pain, doesn’t remember how she ended up at the home of Kevin Leeds, a pro football player famous for his on-the-field activism and his work with the CapB – “Citizens Against Police Brutality” – movement. She doesn’t know what happened to Kevin’s friend and trainer, whose beaten corpse is also discovered in the house. And she has no idea where her best friend Harper, who was with her earlier in the evening, could be.
But when Jojo begins to dive into Harper’s social media to look for clues to her whereabouts, Jojo uncovers a shocking secret that turns everything she knew about Harper – and the police department – on its head. With everything they thought they could rely on in question, Laurie and Jojo begin to realize that they can’t trust anyone to find Harper except themselves…and time is running out.
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