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Little Beach Street Bakery: A Novel Paperback – March 31, 2015
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“I loved Little Beach Street Bakery. Losing myself in Jenny Colgan’s beautiful pages is the most delicious, comforting, satisfying treat I have had in ages.” (Jane Green, New York Times betselling author of Saving Grace and Tempting Fate)
“Sheer indulgence from start to finish.” (Sophie Kinsella, #1 New York Times betselling author of the Shopaholic series)
From the Back Cover
In the bestselling tradition of Jojo Moyes and Jennifer Weiner, Jenny Colgan's moving, funny, and unforgettable novel tells the story of a heartbroken young woman who turns a new page in her life . . . by becoming a baker in the town of Cornwall
A quiet seaside resort. An abandoned shop. A small flat. This is what awaits Polly Waterford when she arrives at the Cornish coast, fleeing a ruined relationship.
To keep her mind off her troubles, Polly throws herself into her favorite hobby: making bread. But her relaxing weekend diversion quickly develops into a passion. As she pours her emotions into kneading and pounding the dough, each loaf becomes better than the last. Soon, Polly is working her magic with nuts and seeds, chocolate and sugar, and the local honey—courtesy of a handsome beekeeper. Packed with laughter and emotion, Little Beach Street Bakery is the story of how one woman discovered bright new life where she least expected—a heartwarming, mouthwatering modern-day Chocolat that has already become a massive international bestseller.
Includes 7 Recipes!
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I enjoyed this story. The characters are fun. I laughed. I cried. I felt bad for Polly at times because sometimes she does nothing right. She is so human but strong. I loved her best friend Kerensa who is always urging her to date and move back to Plymouth until she meets some of the people there. The landlady and the fishermen round out the townspeople as does Huckle, the beekeeper. He knows what Polly is going through. He has to learn the hard way that running away does not change the situation nor make him happy. Polly and Huckle could have communicated better and quit thinking they know what the other is thinking and jumping to conclusions.
The story was so good. I fell in love with it. Just a good read that I fell in love with.
A fews days of sukling, a massive storm that brought her someone else to focus on in the form of a puffling she would name Neil, and a community that is surviving on hard work, determination and stubbornness, she’s at loose ends. But, refuge comes in the form of kneading and tending to a loaf of bread.
Soon Polly’s life is a mix of moments with Neil, struggling with the island’s bakery owner (and her landlady) and becoming a part of the town in ways she never expected. Most striking for me is the growth that Polly finds as she settles in and reintroduces herself to her baking, and the increase in her self-confidence as she realizes that her life, while not an easy one, is her own. With a dash of romance, one horribly ill-fated the other a bit more honest feeling, the story never lacks for moments to remember.
Polbearne is based on the actual island of St. Michael’s Mount, the people and their connection to and controlled by the sea brings water and weather to life in a character of its own. Colgan highlights the transience of life and the overwhelming power and danger of a life at sea, using losses old and new to bring perspective and a strange sort of healing to al. Laden with emotion, you’ll be immersed in the story and the town. Until you have to tackle the recipes…
I purchased a copy of the title for my personal library. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
His name is Neil.
If you like JoJo Moyes (without all that messy crying), you would like this. I laughed while reading it...on an airplane. Some of the dialog is that good.
For my star rating, I was torn between a 3 (It was OK) and 4 (I liked it) because most of the book I liked (descriptions of the baking, Polly's spunkiness, the funny dialog, all the characters and ...hello...a PET PUFFIN), but other parts (romance out of nowhere...no credibility, no description of why, just "Oy, I love you." "Oy! Huh, me, too. What say we get together and shag or something?"). But since the romance was only a small part of the book, I will let the 4 rating take precedence.
However, the tale does have the usual persons who suffer through their normal life trials and tribulations. It is refreshing to also read how communities come together, in times of need.
Overall, this work is not of the classic literature ilk, however it's a light and entertaining read.