How glad I am to be on this blog tour for Rosie’s new book in the Little Duck Pond Café series. I was happy at getting a chance to read more about Carrie. She was one of my favourite characters from Log Fires and Toffee Apple Cake at the Little Duck Pond Café, which I was routing for her in that story. This book was no different. I really enjoyed reading this book, all cosy, with my Christmas candles on, fairy lights twinkling from my Christmas tree and with a delicious hot chocolate.
A Kiss in the Snow, Little Duck Pond Café
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, bakingand 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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I loved this Christmas book and its cover. Set in a beautiful village called Silverbells. It had the perfect festive setting, especially as it was filled with a gorgeous snow back drop. I loved how the setting and festive activities were perfectly described, it really allowed you to visualize everything. It reminded me of those beautiful perfect Christmas cards, with a little cute village and the snowy setting. This book was about meeting new friends, a handsome man, new romance, family drama and community spirit. I was getting The Holiday vibes from this book, from that cute cottage.
Carrie a twin, just like myself. I could relate to her a lot , being their and fully supporting the twin all the time. Vice versa. I thought Krystle was self-centered and took Carrie for granted far too much though. Saying this I would like to read more about Krystle to see what goes on in her mind and get to know her character more now she’s single. See her perspective on things.
Carrie’s kind, caring nature was just what the village needed and also meeting new friends, helping people was a perfect distraction for her. I really enjoyed her easy, friendship with Anita the best. They just fitted straight away. I liked Anita too and felt for her with what she was going through.
I liked nice and friendly Ronan. There would be worse people having to share a cottage with. How he went out of his way for people was lovely. Not to forget the food and drinks he was making, just delicious. Just like he was! Hehe!
I found Adam very confusing and full of mixed messages. I really thought Carrie was better off without him and wanted to shake some sense into her. Some of the things he did was definitely questionable!
My favourite moment of the book had to be the Just Chill Ice bar. Could that have got any more amazing. I was getting all the feels from this scene. It was very romantic. Plus, Carrie had one of my favourite drinks – rhubarb gin!
I will end my review on, how lovely was Anita’s Christmas present to Carrie, what a wonderful friend.
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.
Her series of novellas is centred around life in a village cafe. The latest, ‘Lucy’s Great Escape’, is out now.
Rosie will be revisiting the Little Duck Pond Café with a beautiful story of love and friendship at Christmas time, entitled A Kiss in the Snow, out in October 2020.
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