Lucy’s Great Escape, Little Duck Pond Café - Rosie Green

5 Stars!

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…

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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 Little Duck Pond Cafe series of novellas is centred around life in a village cafe. Each book can be read as a stand-alone story. The latest, ‘Lucy’s Great Escape’, is out now. Watch out for further tales of the Little Duck Pond Cafe, including the delicious ‘Log Fires & Toffee Apple Cake’, which will be published in autumn 2020.

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OH my gosh, this was so cute! An absolutely delightful book! This was a part of a large series - book 11. This is the only one I have read and... it was fine! Totally could be a stand alone. But - now I want to go back and read them all!

I adored Lucy! I loved her! What a doll, such a total sweetheart. I liked her right from the beginning but after a quarter of the book I just couldn't get enough of her. The author does a fantastic job with the characters. I loved Gabe (the love interest). I was skeptical of him at first but then really fell for him. And Madison, her new friend, I loved her just as much! But of course there has to be the evil element to make the story interesting. Mrs. West, her employer, was a piece of work. And Eleanor was the perfect classic evil step-mother. 

A couple parts of the book I especially loved -
~ Lucy was a watercolor artist. I am also a watercolor artist! I don't sell my paintings... yet. But I love art so this really made me feel connected to Lucy on a personal level.

~ I have read my share of British stories but lines like this still make me giggle -
"Bloody hell. She sounds like a proper bunny-broiler that one. No wonder you legged it."  :-)

The ending was great. Just when you think all is lost... Gabe and her friends to the rescue!  :-)
I loved this book much more than I expected. To be honest I started thinking I would give it only 4 stars but after 50% fell in love with it. I really think it was because of the great characters, but equally great story line. 

I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from Rachel's Random Resources -  Thank You!!


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