Title: Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery
Author: Jenny Colgan
Genre/Audience: Women’s fiction, Christmas, adult
Publication: William Morrow, 2017
Source: For review, TLC Book Tours
In the Cornish coastal village of Mount Polbearne, the Christmas season has arrived. It’s a joyous time for family, friends, and feasting as decorations sparkle along the town’s winding streets and shop windows feature buoyant, festive displays. And in Polly’s Little Beach Street bakery, the aromas of gingerbread cookies and other treats tempt people in from the cold.
Though Polly is busy keeping up with the demands of the season, she still makes time for her beekeeper boyfriend, Huckle. She’s especially happy to be celebrating the holiday this year with him, and can’t wait to cuddle up in front of the fireplace with a cup of eggnog on Christmas Eve.
But holiday bliss soon gives way to panic when a storm cuts the village off from the mainland. Now it will take all of the villagers to work together in order to ensure everyone has a Merry Christmas
I am a fan of Jenny Colgan’s and also of books about Christmas and/or bakeries and this was a wonderful combination of all three. This was the third book in a series (Little Beach Street Bakery), but even though I hadn’t read the others first, it was okay as the author gave a heads up in her “Dear Reader” letter at the start of the book.
All in all, I loved this one! The characters and the storyline itself were both wonderful and charming. I’m definitely eager to go back now and read the first two in the series, as well as her other books that I haven’t read yet, because of how much I enjoyed this one. I loved the small town setting and that fact that there was some humor infused. The people and place are both a delight to read about, and I liked the Christmas touch and food aspects. The author is also kind enough to include recipes for some of the goodies mentioned in the book, but since Polly is a professional baker and I am not… I probably won’t try them but maybe you’ll want to!
Review by my mom, Kim.