Hello all! I am back with a book review–finished Ellen Berry’s The Little Bakery on Rosemary Lane.
Prepare to fall in love with beautiful village of Burley Bridge.
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 years trying to escape?
The perfect cosy, heartwarming read for fans of Trisha Ashley.
No. of pages:- 369 pages
Date published:- September 7th 2017
Ellen Berry is an author and magazine journalist. Originally from rural West Yorkshire, she has three teenage children and lives with her husband and their daughter in Glasgow. When she’s not writing, she loves to cook and browse her vast collection of cookbooks, which is how the idea for this story came about. However, she remains the world’s worst baker but tends to blame her failures on ‘the oven’.
This book had been in my TBR list for a long time and since I have started reading E-books more, I have been ignoring to read paperbacks for sometime. Then when I got tired of E-books, I decided to go back to reading paperbacks. I got this book at a book fair last year–The Big Bad Wolf Book Fair so now only I read this book and finished it.
Honestly, I was a bit skeptical at first but soon, I enjoyed reading this book. Roxanne Cartwright, who is working in a leading fashion magazine is asked to take a “sabbatical” by her new editor, Marsha when she introduced another woman named Tina to do Roxanne’s work. Feeling hurt and angry, Roxanne returns to her childhood village in Yorkshire when she lives with her sister, Della who owns a bookshop on the Burley Bridge. She meets a man named Michael, who owns a bakery shop in Burley Bridge and both Roxanne and Michael starts having a comforting friendship.
This book is so warm and funny to read. The characters except for Marsha, Tina and Sean are all likable that you feel you are friends with each of these characters. The descriptions of the village makes you feel like you are in the village with Roxanne. The book has some funny parts in it that will make you burst into laughter. I really like the outline and the plot of the story. And the bakery stuff! It really made my mouth water! It was a cozy, funny and warm book to read, filled with laughter and you certainly didn’t want to put this book down!
Worth four stars!