Christmas In A Book
Clara’s Christmas Magic by Rosie Green is the most charming contemporary festive offering. It is part of the Little Duck Pond Café series but can be read as a stand-alone.
This really is Christmas in a book. The reader’s heart swells with all the delightfully delicious descriptions. Rosie Green uses her masterful pen to show us the festive period in New York – we ‘experience’ the dazzle of the shops, the hustle and bustle, ice skating in Central Park and so much more. The whole book comes alive and envelops the reader in festivities.
Kind hearts make new friends. Kind hearts also practice sacrificial love. Kind hearts see the need in others and puts them first.
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.
Water With Love & Care
Clara’s Secret Garden by Rosie Green is a perfectly charming contemporary novel and the first book in the Little Duck Pond Café trilogy which promises to be delightful.
The novel is written in the first person from the point of view of the lead character Clara. This means that the reader becomes intimately acquainted with her and her hopes and dreams.
Clara has a huge heart. She thinks of others, putting their needs first, even if it means breaking her own heart. She is a very likable, lovable, realistic young lady.
Family is important. Clara is the lynch pin in her family. She is the glue that holds it all together. Clara sees needs and she meets them.
Clara sees those whom others pass over – the very young and the very old. She is a caring big sister and a loving granddaughter.
We witness the kindness of Clara as she knows how to encourage a young child and bring her out of her shell and expand her life.