Thursday, 23 April 2015

♥ Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery - Jenny Colgan || Review ♥

Summer has arrived in the Cornish town of Mount Polbearne and Polly Waterford couldn't be happier. Because Polly is in love: she's in love with the beautiful seaside town she calls home, she's in love with running the bakery on Beach Street, and she's in love with her boyfriend, Huckle.

And yet there's something unsettling about the gentle summer breeze that's floating through town. Selina, recently widowed, hopes that moving to Mount Polbearne will ease her grief, but Polly has a secret that could destroy her friend's fragile recovery. Responsibilities that Huckle thought he'd left behind are back and Polly finds it hard to cope with his increasingly long periods of absence.

Polly sifts flour, kneads dough and bakes bread, but nothing can calm the storm she knows is coming: is Polly about to lose everything she loves?


I knew this book was going to be fantastic, Little Beach Street Bakery was one of my favourite reads last year, i picked this book up as soon as i saw it, and i actually own it in kindle and paperback i just got that excited about. 

We head back to Mount Polbearne to catch up with Polly, Huckle and Neil the puffin, everything seems to be slowly getting back on track with the town, so when the the bakery comes under horrific new management, is everything Polly worked for all going to go down the drain.

So, armed with a bunch of new ideas, Polly sets about starting again, once more. Huckle heads out of town, and Neil leaves home, its like everything is changing, and it might not all be good.

Summer at little beach street bakery is as good as book one, the old faces, and the new mix together in only a way that people in a small village do. It drew the reader in, made them feel to be one, and well if nothing else, read this book just for the descriptions of the bread that polly makes, because wow - i need all the breads now. Jenny Colgan is one of my favourite authors and this book is the reason why.

5/5

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 is married with Andrew, a marine engineer, and had three children, Wallace, Michael-Francis, and Delphie. 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 J.T. Colgan

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