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Lucy’s Great Escape (Little Duck Pond Cafe Series) by Rosie Green

Today I am sharing my review for the next book in the wonderful Little Duck Pond Cafe series – Lucy’s Great Escape. I am really enjoying reading this light hearted series and hope my review captures your imagination and encourages you to grab a copy!

Lucys Great Escape

My Review

I am absolutely loving this series by Rosie Green and loved revisiting Pengully Sands. In this book we spend time with Lucy who is still reeling from the loss of her Mum, we met her briefly in the last book and now get to know what bought her to that chance meeting with Madison.

A story that pulled me in from the offset and made me want to keep reading, it was a book that portrayed manipulative personalities really well and the effects they can have on a person over a period of time.

Lucy is a wonderful character who I instantly warmed too, with her great love of Effie her campervan and amazing talent with watercolours I was routing for her from the off and hated seeing her being taken advantage of. I love it when a book has the ability to make you sad, angry or even happy on the characters behalves as the more you feel for the characters the more invested you become in what is going to happen next.

A wonderful addition to the Little Duck Pond Cafe Series and I can’t wait to read the next one as it sounds fab and really cosy!


Book Blurb

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…



Available to purchase here


About the Author

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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I am a total bookworm who loves nothing more than to lose herself in a book. My pile of books to read is teetering higher and higher as there are not enough hours in the day compared to how many old and new amazing books there are out there to read. I love to read in my spare time and books are a massive part of our household. I feel really lucky that Daisy also loves losing herself in the amazing worlds the authors are creating for us and neither of us ever go very far without having a book to hand as you never know when an opportunity to read may present itself.

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