Spring at The Little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green
Fleeing from a romance gone wrong, Ellie Farmer arrives in the pretty little village of Sunnybrook, hoping for a brand new start that most definitely does not include love! Following an unscheduled soak in the village duck pond, she meets Sylvia, who runs the nearby Duck Pond Café. Renting the little flat above the café seems like the answer to Ellie's prayers. It's only for six months, which will give her time to sort out her life, far away from cheating boyfriend Richard. But is running away from your past ever really the answer? Clashing with the mysterious and brooding Zack Chamberlain, an author with a bad case of writer's block, is definitely not what Ellie needs right now. And then there's Sylvia, who's clinging so hard to her past, she's in danger of losing the quaint but run-down Duck Pond Café altogether. Can Ellie find the answers she desperately needs in Sunnybrook? And will she be able to help save Sylvia's little Duck Pond Café from closure?
A quick read for a Saturday afternoon (actually, you don't HAVE to read it on a Saturday- any day of the week will do). I sped through this in a couple of hours, enjoying being swept away to the delightful village of Sunnybrook for some sheer escapism.
Zak was gorgeous (of course he was!) but Maisie stole the show. What a cutie! I also loved the author's relationship with her mother and the gentle exploration of her mother's Alzheimer's.
A fun, light-hearted read.