Little Beach Street Bakery

Little Beach Street Bakery

Large Print - 2016
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With a bankrupt business and an ex-boyfriend in her rear mirror, Polly moves to a dilapidated flat far away from the yuppie lifestyle she used to revere. Life on the island isn't perfect, but Polly throws herself into her favorite hobby: baking bread. The bread not only nourishes her soul but also the townsfolk, and Polly finds herself operating a bakery with the help of new friends Huckle and Tarnie. As her relationships grow stronger, the real reasons behind each person's sabbatical to the island become clear. When tragedy strikes, the town pulls together like never before and Polly is faced with her toughest challenge yet.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ℗♭2014
ISBN: 9781410495402
Branch Call Number: LT COL
Characteristics: 569 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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Jan 30, 2020

Wonderful read!

Katherine_A Feb 19, 2019

The Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan was a nice beach read. The main character, Polly, is endearing. After her career and relationship go awry she moves to the Polbearne, a small village on the Cornish coast of England. She pours her heart in to her favorite pastime of bakery and starts to get acquainted with the local residents. The cast of characters is eclectic and the setting is beautiful. If you are interested in starting a new series with interesting characters and a nice storyline, look no further!

Aug 08, 2018

The perfect summer reading or winter weekend novel! A MUST READ for anyone who enjoys a well-written story of a woman finding herself. Polly loves to bake; I love to bake. Polly rescues a bird; I rescue birds. Polly gets a bit daft about her puffin; I'm a bit daft about my goose. Polly has a couple of disastrous relationships; I have had mine, too. How could I not LOVE this book (and yes, I cried when she set her puffin free).
Although there is good reason to call this a romance book, that is not at all The Little Beach Street Bakery is. I would absolutely classify this as a novel. So novel, romance, humorous story, bildungsroman, what ever it is you may want to call it, it is well worth the few hours it takes to read it. It is almost impossible to put down.
Read the first half with a cup of coffee or two while your dough is rising. Read the second half with your fresh from the oven focaccia and a glass of wine and a bit of cheese, or your white bread and a bit of local honey (recipes included).

Jul 03, 2018

Polly Waterford lands in Mount Polbearne, Cornwall when the graphic business she ran with her long-time boyfriend collapses. As she struggles to find her way back to solvency, Polly comes under the spell of the Cornish coast, her love of baking, and an American beekeeper named Huckle. Colgan has a knack of creating memorable characters -- even to finding redeeming characteristics in the unlikable and the grouchy. The perfect book for any beach vacation, not just one on the English seaside. This is the first book in what has been dubbed the Polly and the Puffin series.

Jun 21, 2018

This book has a unexpectedly touching storyline about the Cornish island , and it's people. Polly goes to live there as she cannot afford mainland rents. The locals are a colorful bunch, and I love puffin Neil, and Polly's type A friend Kerensa. The book is realistic about how hard it is in remote rural areas to keep enough jobs available, and to keep a small town running. I like that Polly becomes a baker, and loved reading about the breads she bakes, and the real recipes the author includes I look forward to reading the other books in this series.

Feb 12, 2018

Overall a fun beach read, but the second half fell flat for me as characters become less believable.

Feb 03, 2018

Book one of the Little beach Street Bakery series. Living in a secluded area in England, where they get landlocked as the tide comes in. interesting people and experiences. Enjoyed the, Love Neil.

Aug 27, 2017

I enjoyed the book, nice light reading for being on the couch with the flu.
Made me want to get up and bake something,.....almost!

Oct 20, 2016

Chose the book for its covered then really enjoyed the book and it's sequel.

Sep 20, 2016

This book was much sadder than I expected. But I did love the subplot with the puffin.

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