Synopsis: 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 coning: is Polly about to lose everything she loves?
Containing original recipes from the bestselling author, Jenny’s delicious new novel would make the perfect Mother’s Day gift, or indulgent self-purchase!
Hot Brands Cool Places Verdict
We love Jenny Colgan’s books, but Little Beach Street Bakery was definitely one of our favourites. Utterly charming, atmospheric and brilliantly written. We loved it! So when Summer at the Little Street Bakery arrived we were absolutely delighted,itis a brilliant sequel. With a really helpful introduction to the key characters at the start, it is also possible to read this without having read the first book, but we recommend reading both!
Totally absorbing and full of drama, Jenny’s writing captures your imagination until you feel you are living in the tiny coastal town. It’s hard not to give away all the exciting challenges in this book, but we guarantee it will keep you reading until the very end and then bake! Highly Recommended!
Polly and the Puffin
Synopsis: Little Beach Street Bakery spent 3 weeks in the Sunday Times Top Ten, and sold 100,000 copies in 10 weeks – but it was Neil, the injured puffin rescued by Jenny’s protagonist Polly, who almost stole the show. Such was the interest in Neil that he became the first puffin ever to ‘fly’ on social media – find him Tweeting (or ‘eep-ing’) @neilthepuffin
Now Neil is the star of Jenny’s very first children’s book, which will be published alongside Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery. Written for ages 4+, Polly and the Puffin is packed with Jenny’s delicious recipes that children and adults can enjoy baking together, along with jokes and fun activities that will entertain the earliest readers. Polly and the Puffin is charmingly illustrated by Thomas Docherty, whose work has been shortlisted for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal and the Booktrust Best Book Awards 2015.
Hot Brands Cool Places Verdict
Having read both Little Beach Street Bakery books, Polly and the Puffin is the perfect companion to read to your little ones. It is an absolute joy, beautifully written and charmingly illustrated, a delight for children and adults alike. With recipes, jokes and activities, and the adorable Neil, these will fly off the shelves! Highly Recommended!