For fans of Jojo Moyes and Elin Hilderbrand, an irresistible novel—moving and funny, soulful and sweet—about happiness, heartache, and hope. And recipes.
Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery
Author: Jenny Colgan
Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
Genre: Chick Lit | Literary Fiction | Romance
Format: Trade Paperback
Released: March 22nd 2016
A thriving bakery. A lighthouse to call home. A handsome beekeeper. A pet puffin. These are the things that Polly Waterford can call her own. This is the beautiful life she leads on a tiny island off the southern coast of England.
But clouds are gathering on the horizon. A stranger threatens to ruin Polly’s business. Her beloved boyfriend seems to be leading a secret life. And the arrival of a newcomer—a bereft widow desperately searching for a fresh start—forces Polly to reconsider the choices she’s made, even as she tries to help her new friend through grief.
Unpredictable and unforgettable, this delightful novel will make you laugh, cry, and long for a lighthouse of your own. Recipes included.
*Print Copy provided by Publicist in exchange for a fair and honest review*
Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery is my first Jenny Colgan read and I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Polly Waterford and the beautiful, fictional, seaside Cornish town of Mount Polbearne.
As the story begins, Polly Waterford is still settling into the town, into the lighthouse she shares with her boyfriend Huckle, and the bakery she loves. But as is wont to happen in life, things go awry for Polly and her happiness is put to the test.
Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery is a charming, heartwarming novel that pulled me in and captivated me for hours. Not only did I love Polly, Huckle, and Neil the Puffin, but I loved getting to know the town of Mount Polbearne and the rest of its inhabitants through her eyes. She’s a wonderful character to follow, not perfect, but certainly delightful in her imperfections.
If you’re looking for a book to escape into and take pleasure in, not to mention some food descriptions and recipes to salivate over, give Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan a shot. It’s an impressive, surprising novel, capable of standing alone from the series, that I truly loved reading.
Rating: 5 Stars
About The Author
Jenny T. Colgan was born in 1972 in Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, UK. After studying at Edinburgh University, she worked for six years in the health service, moonlighting as a cartoonist and a stand-up comic, before the publication of her first novel Amanda’s Wedding in 2000. In 2013, her novel “Welcome to Rosie Hopkin’s Sweetshop of Dreams” won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award by the Romantic Novelists’ Association. She is now working on her next novel.
She mostly lives in France, with frequent visits to London. She occasionally writes for The Guardian newspaper, as well as a TV series.
Her Doctor Who novel Dark Horizons is published under the name Jenny T. Colgan.