Book Review: The Wedding Cake Wish, Little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green

Wedding excitement is in the air!

With their big day approaching, Fen has her heart set on a gorgeous, intimate celebration with not much fuss at all. But strong-minded mother-of-the-bride Marjery seems to have considerably grander plans.

There’s also the small problem of a missing best man, and when Fen tasks Hudson Holmes and Ruby Watkiss with the job of tracking him down, their investigations unearth far more secrets than they bargained for.

Will the Big Day go ahead in the light of such dramatic revelations? Can a wedding cake wish save the day? One thing’s for sure – this will definitely be a wedding to remember!


Fen and Rob are getting married. They would like an intimate wedding. However, Margery, the Mother of the Bride, has grander plans for her daughter’s wedding and soon takes over.

Also, Rob’s Best Man, Rory has gone missing.

Fen asks Ruby and Hudson to look for him with unexpected results.

It was lovely to be back at The Little Duck Pond Café. It’s like going back to somewhere that you know so well.
Although this is book seventeen, you can read this as a standalone. It didn’t even matter that I’d not read the previous novel to feature Ruby. Enough is explained so that you don’t feel you’re playing catch up but the story still flows well.

Told from the point of view of both Ruby and Fen, it gives an all round look into the overall picture as the girls prepare for the wedding between Fen and Rob.

I loved Ruby. She’s wonderful – a lovely, relatable character. Hudson’s story is tragic and I felt so much sympathy for him. Immediately, I could see these two characters as a couple and really wished they were. Their friendship and feelings for each other really jump from the page.

Fen is relatable to anyone who has planned a wedding. LOL. She’s also a lovely character and I wanted things to work out for her and for Rob. It was also interesting to see how Margery’s character develops over the story.

As I’ve come to expect in Rosie’s novels, the plot moved along very nicely and the premise was very interesting. I loved the mystery element of it as much as the romantic one. Hudson and Ruby could have their own mystery series. It would be brilliant and hilarious.

There are a few twists and turns and I could’t work out how it all fitted together. It was all done so well.

As usual, I don’t want to give too much more away. What I will say is that The Wedding Cake Wish had some sad moments, wonderful characters (although there were a couple I wasn’t keen on. If you read or have read it, you’ll know who I mean,) and some wonderfully laugh out loud scenes that had me smiling.

I loved this latest instalment of the Little Duck Pond Café series and I can’t wait for book 18.


About Rosie Green:

Rosie’s series of novellas is centred around life in a village cafe. The latest, ‘A Summer of Surprises’ and The Wedding Cake Wish, are out now.

Look out for ‘Snow Falls over Sunnybrook’, a heart-warming Christmas delight, out in November 2021. As snow drifts down over the village, will romance finally blossom for one very special pair?

Say hello to Rosie over on Twitter.

The Wedding Cake Wish, Little Duck Pond Cafe was released on 12th September 2021. Click to buy on Amazon UK. 


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I’m Laura. I started Novel Kicks in 2009. I wanted a place to post my writing as well as give other writers like me the opportunity to do the same. There is also a monthly book club, a writing room which features writing prompts, book reviews, competitions, author interviews and guest posts.

I grew up by the sea (my favourite place in the world) and I currently live in Hampshire. I am married to Chris, have a cat named Buddy and I would love to be a writer. I’m trying to write the novel I’ve talked so much about writing if only I could stop pressing delete. I’ve loved writing since creative writing classes in primary school. I have always wanted to see my teacher Miss Sayers again and thank her for the encouragement. When not trying to write the novel or writing snippets of stories on anything I can get my hands on, I love reading, dancing like a loon and singing to myself very badly. My current obsession is Once Upon a Time and I would be happy to live with magic in the enchanted forest surrounded by all those wonderful stories provided that world also included Harry Potter. I love reading chick lit. contemporary fiction and novels with mystery.

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