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Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Summer has arrived in the Cornish town of Mount Polbearne and Polly Waterford couldn't be happier. Because Polly is in love: she's in love with the beautiful seaside town she calls home, she's in love with running the bakery on Beach Street, and she's in love with her boyfriend, Huckle.

And yet there's something unsettling about the gentle summer breeze that's floating through town. Selina, recently widowed, hopes that moving to Mount Polbearne will ease her grief, but Polly has a secret that could destroy her friend's fragile recovery. Responsibilities that Huckle thought he'd left behind are back and Polly finds it hard to cope with his increasingly long periods of absence.

Polly sifts flour, kneads dough and bakes bread, but nothing can calm the storm she knows is coming: is Polly about to lose everything she loves?

Goodreads Summary

I loved the setting and lush descriptions in this book.  The author does an amazing job of placing the reader with the characters in Mount Polbearne.  Polly has a pretty good life right now.  She has a loving (though somewhat absent) boyfriend, fun job, and a good demeanor.  She can roll with the punches.  Unfortunately, the further the reader will get into the book the more Polly's life is shaken up.  She has to make some difficult decisions and push through a few obstacles.  There is a slight air of mystery to the book that will push the reader to keep reading well after their eyes get tired.  

Huckle was a sweet boyfriend (and I found his name hilarious).  I didn't get to know him too much (apparently he was also in the first book and may have played more of a part).  I really liked Polly's character with her sweet nature and proactive attitude.  This book is a sequel and it would be a good idea to read the first in the series prior to this one.  I felt like I was missing out here and there on certain references and had a sneaking suspicion that I would have connected better to the characters.

4 Stars

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  1. Heather said...:

    perhaps you could add the name of the first book to your review. sounds like I would enjoy this series.