17 Dec 2017


Book Review / The Little Bakery on Rosemary Lane by Ellen Berry

**Take a trip to the Yorkshire village of Burley Bridge, where a new arrival is going to shake things up…**

Growing up in a quiet Yorkshire village, Roxanne couldn’t wait to escape and find her place in the world in London. As a high-powered fashion editor she lives a glamorous life of perennial singlehood – or so it seems to her sister Della. But when Roxanne gets her heart broken by a fashion photographer, she runs away, back to Della’s welcoming home above her bookshop in Burley Bridge.
But Burley Bridge, Roxanne discovers, is even quieter than she remembered. There’s nothing to do, so Roxanne agrees to walk Della’s dog Stanley. It’s on these walks that Roxanne makes a startling discovery: the people who live in Burley Bridge are, well, just people – different from the fashion set she’s used to, but kind and even interesting. Michael, a widower trying to make a go of a small bakery, particularly so. Little by little, cupcake by cupcake, Roxanne and Michael fall into a comforting friendship.

Could there be a life for Roxanne after all, in the place she’s spent 46 years trying to escape?

Published:     7th September 2017
Publisher:  HarperCollins
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Series or Stand-Alone:  Stand-Alone
Source:  Review Copy from Publisher


This book was so much fun.  I had previously read this author's first book, The Bookshop on Rosemary Lane, and loved it!  I couldn't wait to dig into this one.  Although it does not look like it has been marketed as a series, I would recommend reading The Bookshop on Rosemary Lane first mainly because a lot of the characters in that are in that book feature in this one.  You don't have to, the second book can be read as a stand-alone but you would get so much more out of this book if you read both.

Although predictable, this was a fun read with a bit of romance mixed in.