Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Little Beach Street Bakery: A Novel by Jenny Colgan

(Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!)
about book:

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 Cornwall.

A 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!

my thoughts:

Little Beach Street Bakery is chick lit at its best!  A woman's career and marriage have fallen apart and so she heads off to a new town to start over.  Once settled in her new digs, which are absolutely awful, she sets out to get a job and meet new people.  Very quickly, she befriends a group of fishermen, a baby puffin, and the local beekeeper.  Unfortunately, she makes enemies with THE town's matriarch - the baker.  However, drama happens and the next thing you know, she's in the bread baking business with her nemesis and experiencing hits and misses in the LOVE department.  Oh, and her best friend shows up now and again to encourage and support her decisions.  Did I mention that even her ex shows up to town to try and make a go of their relationship again - work-wise and romance-wise?  Talk about unwelcome visitors!  Plus, there is a possible ghost haunting the local lighthouse, a storm that wrecks a ship filled with fisherman, a death, an affair, and so much more in this story - I loved it all!  I have to admit that at times I did roll my eyes and laugh out loud at how ridiculous the characters were or the various story lines that popped up - it was a bit over the top.  However, in the end, I truly did enjoy getting to know Polly and her new gang of friends in her new hometown.  Plus, I loved how she grew into herself and succeeded in making a home and a career for her self - a true go-getter! 

This is a book that I would happily recommend to fans of Jenny Colgan and fans of chick lit/women's fiction - you will LOVE this book!! 

Here's the link to the TLC Book Tours schedule for: Little Beach Street Bakery
Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!

1 comment:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Ooh what fun! Polly sounds like she is in for quite a rollercoaster ride, and I'll be happy to follow along on the adventure.

Thanks for being a part of the tour!