Readers who enjoy the sometimes humorous, often heartwarming contemporary romance style made popular by Jennifer Weiner (All Fall Down ) and JoJo Moyes (Me Before You ) will love author Jenny Colgan’s new series debut, The Little Beach Street Bakery.
A “cozy read, perfect for chick lit lovers and those craving a mental vacation,” this new offering from international bestseller Colgan introduces readers to the charming Cornish tidal town of Polbearne, and the island’s new baker, Polly, who is running from a bankrupt business and a failed relationship. As she develops strong friendships and a potential new love, the town is struck by tragedy and Polly faces her greatest challenge. Complete with several recipes for the reader to try at home, this book is a sweet addition to the genre.
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?