Be More Clara
A Winter Wish by Rosie Green is the most heart-warming contemporary novel that will leave you smiling. It is the second book in the Little Duck Pond Café trilogy but can be read as a stand-alone. I enjoyed meeting up with familiar faces. I would recommend reading the books in order for maximum enjoyment.
Once more we see the importance of family. Family is the glue that unites us. There may well be little disputes but ultimately family is what really matters. There was a moment where I gasped at loud at the enormity of what had been discovered. There was a bittersweet feeling in my heart. The love was palpable, the feeling of what could have been, and the hope and promise of what may lie ahead.
We follow the action in the first person through lead character Clara. Clara as we saw in book one has a heart of gold. She is a peace-maker, a calming presence throughout the storms of life. Clara knows the importance of all family members. Her love enfolds all the family from her six year old brother to her elderly grandmother. She spreads of herself wherever she is needed.
The past shapes us and influences our life choices. Fall out from a troubled life has far reaching fingers down the years.
Our genetics are passed down through the generations. We witness that sometimes our dreams and talents mirror those who have gone before, even if we did not know them.
Nicknames can be a term of endearment or for cruel taunting. Words spoken over us in childhood still have the power to hurt or heal us as adults. We need to guard our tongue.
I am adoring this trilogy. My heart is warmed by the love that wafts throughout the books. I cannot wait for book three. All the characters feel like dear friends. A Winter Wish is positively delightful.
I received a free copy via Rachel’s Random Resources for a blog tour. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.
A Winter Wish, Little Duck Pond Café
With her new-found happiness unexpectedly crushed, Clara is struggling to move forward. It’s hard – especially with step-sister Lois bouncing around the place with joy and making all sorts of plans for the future. And when the household is shocked by a mysterious break-in and a neighbour makes a shocking accusation, Clara finds herself in an impossible position. It’s a situation that threatens to destroy her blossoming romance almost before it’s begun . . .
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Author Bio –
Rosie’s series of novellas is centred around life in a country village cafe. ‘Clara’s Secret Garden’, the first in a trilogy telling Clara’s story, was published in August, and ‘A Winter Wish’ is Book 2. Look out for ‘Clara’s Christmas Magic’, the third and final book in the trilogy, out in November 2022.
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