Little Beach Street Bakery: A Novel

Little Beach Street Bakery: A Novel

by Jenny Colgan

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ISBN-13: 9780062371225
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/31/2015
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 46,352
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.01(d)

About the Author

Jenny Colgan is the New York Times-bestselling author of numerous novels, including The Bookshop on the Corner, Little Beach Street Bakery, and Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery, all international bestsellers. Jenny is married with three children and lives in London and Scotland.

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The Little Beach Street Bakery 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So much more in depth than your typical romance novel. The story line was a delight to read.
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings A sweet little island is tucked away from the mainland and is the perfect place for Polly to getaway and regroup after her life both personal and professional fall apart.   Polly was a great character who you wanted to root for from the beginning and follow her on the journey to find her new normal.  I loved that there were hints of her enjoying bread making in the first part of the book, so it wasn't too far out of left field for her to get into baking in the small town.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story. Good characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the premise of the book, and daydreamed for days after about baking bread. Her portryal of Huck and his friend (as Americans) felt more like characters for a book and not someone you would meet in real life. It seemed as if the writer had limited exposure with Americans. The ending was also fairly generic, but the meat of the story was truly enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read. Can't wait to read more by her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A pleasure to read with enough twists and turns to keep your interest.
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feather_lashes More than 1 year ago
Good bread is hard to find. Getting just the right texture, density, crust, aroma, and flavor is a talent that I personally don't have. I do have a tiny handful of places I know of that can deliver perfection. Too bad this book is a work of fiction; I want to add it to my list. I want to crawl inside the pages and devour every perfect morsel the heroine created. I have read Jenny Colgan before and have had a "meh" experience, but Little Beach Street Bakery was bounds better and is my favorite book from this author to date. Much of the book reminded me a bit of the plot and community dynamics seen in the film Chocolat (2000). A newcomer who brings a much needed baking talent to her new desperate community, a villain type of character who strongly discourages it, and a tiny town who is heavily conflicted between craving the illicit food and succumbing to intimidation. Little Beach Street Bakery brings drama, heartache, humor, beauty, friendship, food, love, and light romance to a gentle and relaxing reading experience. Unfortunately though, I had a few complaints, mainly related to the poor chemistry in the romance department, the lack of added recipes, and the audiobook experience. The voices of the audiobook narrators were far too mature for the ages of the written characters. Regardless, I really enjoyed Little Beach Street Bakery overall and would recommend it to fans of chicklit/women's fiction.
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gaele More than 1 year ago
Polly’s life is in a tumble: a bad relationship where she capitulated to everything her ex wanted has left her homeless, jobless and near penniless. Moving away from the city and her upwardly mobile more successful friends to regain her bearings is a wrenching, but logical choice. Down the Cornwall coast is a small island, isolated by tides but offering the refuge and quiet that Polly can afford. 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.
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A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.!! This was such an emotionally-charged story that isn't found in many books. I can't wait for the next book on Polly next month!
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Great storyline, easy read. Loved it!
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