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.Continue reading