Little Beach Street Bakery

Little Beach Street Bakery

A Novel

eBook - 2015
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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 CornwallA 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!
Publisher: 2015
Branch Call Number: Overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. New York : William Morrow Paperbacks, 2015. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 956 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 9780062371232


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In this international best-seller, broken-hearted Polly builds a new life for herself making bread and cupcakes using the handsome beekeeper’s honey in a seaside town in Cornwall.

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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.

vpazreads 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!

Apr 08, 2017

Little Beach Street Bakery was a fun novel to read. I admired Polly's character, specifically her decision to move away and make a life for herself despite the opinions of her loved ones. I can identify with her in that regard, including moving from a big city to a smaller town.

This is the second novel that I've read written by Jenny Colgan; and I am not afraid to admit that I'm becoming a fan of her books.

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.

Jun 16, 2016

An engaging glimpse into life in rural England. Enjoyed the book thoroughly and her characters are very real. I will definitely read her other books.

dgeorgia May 27, 2016

I really enjoy books by Jenny Colgan. I really liked this book and she is a good writer. It is like you are there in Cornwall. As I read this book, all I wanted to do was bake some bread. Recipes are also included! :)

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