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Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery
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Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery
A Novel
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For fans of Elin Hilderbrand, Jojo Moyes, and Jane Green, Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery is an irresistible novel—moving and funny, soulful and sweet—about happiness, heartache, and hope. And recipes.

A thriving bakery. A lighthouse to call home. A handsome beekeeper. A pet puffin. These are the things that Polly Waterford can call her own. This is the beautiful life she leads on a tiny island off the southern coast of England.

But clouds are gathering on the horizon. A stranger threatens to ruin Polly's business. Her beloved boyfriend seems to be leading a secret life. And the arrival of a newcomer—a bereft widow desperately searching for a fresh start—forces Polly to reconsider the choices she's made, even as she tries to help her new friend through grief.

Unpredictable and unforgettable, this delightful novel will make you laugh, cry, and long for a lighthouse of your own.

Recipes included!

Praise for the novels of Jenny Colgan

"Delicious, comforting, satisfying."—Jane Green, New York Times bestselling author of Summer Secrets

"Sheer indulgence from start to finish."—Sophie Kinsella, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Shopaholic to the Stars

For fans of Elin Hilderbrand, Jojo Moyes, and Jane Green, Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery is an irresistible novel—moving and funny, soulful and sweet—about happiness, heartache, and hope. And recipes.

A thriving bakery. A lighthouse to call home. A handsome beekeeper. A pet puffin. These are the things that Polly Waterford can call her own. This is the beautiful life she leads on a tiny island off the southern coast of England.

But clouds are gathering on the horizon. A stranger threatens to ruin Polly's business. Her beloved boyfriend seems to be leading a secret life. And the arrival of a newcomer—a bereft widow desperately searching for a fresh start—forces Polly to reconsider the choices she's made, even as she tries to help her new friend through grief.

Unpredictable and unforgettable, this delightful novel will make you laugh, cry, and long for a lighthouse of your own.

Recipes included!

Praise for the novels of Jenny Colgan

"Delicious, comforting, satisfying."—Jane Green, New York Times bestselling author of Summer Secrets

"Sheer indulgence from start to finish."—Sophie Kinsella, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Shopaholic to the Stars

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  • Jenny Colgan is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including Little Beach Street Bakery, Christmas at Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop, and Christmas at the Cupcake Café, all international bestsellers. Jenny is married with three children and lives in London and Scotland.

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  • Kirkus

    January 15, 2016
    Plucky Polly Waterford wants a simple life of baking treats at the Little Beach Street Bakery and cozying up her home, a run-down lighthouse she shares with a beekeeper boyfriend and pet puffin. Colgan (Little Beach Street Bakery, 2015, etc.) offers her latest literary confection, the tale of Polly, whose plan to buy the quaint Little Beach Street Bakery is derailed when its current owner dies. This leaves room for greedy, meddling heirs who put profits above pastries, forcing Polly to grapple with how to maintain both her job and her integrity. She never has to make that choice, though, as she's fired after showing up for work covered in puffin vomit. (Shockingly, the new boss isn't a fan of Polly's puffin, who regularly visits the bakery.) With the help of her hunky beau, Polly ventures out on her own with a mobile bakery. Reading more like a romantic-comedy movie script than a novel, this formulaic tale has all the requisite elements of a boppy chick flick. There's the forced merriment of the pub scene where a cast of tipsy friends laughs at their own sloshy jokes. There's the daffy part when Polly bargains with the bumbling owner of "Nan the Van." (She offers more money than he wants...crazy, right?) And there's that time when Polly and her ex-boyfriend's widow dance together while baking. While there's no shortage of quirkiness, the missing ingredient in this novel is plot. Polly simply goes through her paces and gives readers little reason to turn pages and root for her. Colgan has a wide fan base who find her light novels as warm and delicious as the sweets in her books. Her latest, though, is half-baked.

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  • Jojo Moyes, New York Times-bestselling author of Me Before You and One Plus One Praise for Christmas at the Cupcake Cafe: "Jenny Colgan's Christmas at the Cupcake Cafe is an evocative sweet treat."
  • Sophie Kinsella, #1 New York Times-betselling author of Shopaholic to the Stars "Like all of Jenny Colgan's books, Christmas at the Cupcake Cafe is sheer indulgence from start to finish."
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