Title: A Cornish Summer Holiday(Little Duck Pond Cafe #10)
Author: Rosie Green
Published on: 30th April 2020
Genre: Romance, Chick-lit
Ellie, Fen, Jaz, Katya and Maddison are going to spend a month in Aggie’s cottage on the Cornish shore. Gracie, a local ice cream parlor owner is their neighbor. Gracie lost her mum two months ago and is finding it difficult to come to terms with being alone. To add to this stress is the news of her building being brought by the Council if she fails to pay the huge rent.
The Little Duck Pond Cafe girls are in for a shock when they arrive at the cottage. Crampy and hard beds, a leaky roof, outdated wallpapers and an eerie-looking doll, the girls doubt if this is what their ‘vacation’ would look like. But soon they make a plan to renovate the cottage.
Rumor is that the cottage is haunted. The girls do not believe in it, well at least Maddison does not, until one fine night when after a dinner of Russian soup, sticky toffee and wine, they find kitchen cupboards open and a bag of flour on the floor. Woooooooooo ghost!
The Little Duck Pond Cafe series is one of my favourite romcom/chicklit series. The characters are wonderfully portrayed and with each book in this series, we get to meet a new addition to the Little Duck Pond family.
In this book, we are introduced to Gracie and her potential love interest Dan. The girls are having a blast and a little bit of support and love is exactly what Gracie needs.🙂
As the story proceeds, we see a lot of ups and downs in the lives of the characters. Maddison, Fen and Gracie have some decisions to make. Decisions that can change their course of life of good.
I absolutely adore this series. Being familiar with the Little Duck Pond fam, I was in for a surprise when Gracie’s role in the story became clearer. Another character is introduced halfway through the story and they are going to play a prominent role in the next book of this series.
Overall, this was a wonderful and charming read. I cannot wait to see what’s next for the Little Duck Pond Cafe. Since the next story is also going to have a Cornish setting, I am pretty sure Rosie’s fans are in for a treat. 🙂
This book cannot be read as a standalone. If you are looking for a rom-com/chick-lit, I highly recommend Rosie Green’s The Little Duck Pond Cafe series.