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  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Sphere (13 Mar. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0751549215
  • ISBN-13: 978-0751549218
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 3 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (488 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,167 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jenny Colgan is the author of numerous bestselling novels, including Christmas at the Cupcake Café and The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris, which are also published by Sphere. Meet Me at the Cupcake Café won the 2012 Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance and was a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller, as was Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams, which won the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2013. Jenny is married with three children and lives in London and France. For more about Jenny, visit her website and her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter: @jennycolgan.

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Cheery and heart-warming escapism (Sunday Mirror)

We love Jenny Colgan's books, but Little Beach Street Bakery is definitely one of our favourites, utterly charming, atmospheric and brilliantly written it will captivate you and keep you totally absorbed until the very end. We loved it! HIghly recommended! (Hot Brands, Cool Places)

This delightful novel will make you feel warm inside - it makes a fab Mother's Day gift (Closer Magazine)

I'm definitely going to be re-reading this fantastic book. A really lovely story and the perfect summer escapism (Essentials Magazine)

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Can baking mend a broken heart? From the bestselling author of Meet Me at the Cupcake Café comes this deliciously funny, heartwarming and utterly inspirational new novel

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Brownie_Queen on 7 April 2014
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I bought 'Little Beach Street Bakery' as I was looking for a light, easy read on my Kindle and it definitely didn't disappoint. I found myself being pulled into the story and really caring about the characters - it was sad in places, happy in others and made me laugh out loud more than once. A lovely read - especially for a holiday!
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By CycleRacing HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on 30 Mar. 2014
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This is a lovely story and has a real feel good factor about it. The main character, Polly, is written about in such a way that you actually begin to care about her and what happens! I loved the descriptions in the book - made me want to move house nearer the sea...

This book is light reading and enjoyable. The kind that you want to read in one sitting.

Would recommend.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By karen edey on 9 April 2014
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I loved this book and didn't want it to end,for me it had everything beautiful Cornwall and the little puffin which somehow managed not to be naff,all the characters were believable and you wanted a happy ending for them all
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cornishmaid on 14 Nov. 2014
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This is a light read; like a far-fetched fairy tale. I enjoyed the beginning, some of the characters (especially Jayden & Tarnie) were promising and there were some lovely touches of humour, however, speaking as someone who comes from near Plymouth, I found it increasingly unbelievable. Has Jenny Colgan ever visited Plymouth or Cornwall? Some of the issues I have are: Plymothians described as Plymouthites; Mount Polbearne is supposed to be 50 miles from Plymouth yet close to Looe (which, in reality, is only 20 miles away); Huckle catches a train which goes directly from London to Looe; the fishermen from the Cornish South Coast fish in the Irish Sea; the heroine plans to 'nip' back to Plymouth along 50 miles of tiny lanes and across a tidal causeway although, handily, the tide seems to go in and out on a whim; the hero lives in a thatched cottage; despite being Cornish the locals say 'aye' and 'lass' and finally the puffin, about whom words fail me. It is entertaining, but it could have been so much better, just needed a bit more research and better editing.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth - Belfast on 3 April 2014
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If there is only 1 book you read this year then it has to be Little Beach Street Bakery. This novel definitely has the 'feel good factor'. There are lots of interesting characters in it & my favourites were Reuben & his relationship with Kerensa, Jayden & of course, the wonderful Neil! Please Jenny write a sequel
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By Best Crime Books TOP 500 REVIEWER on 21 Nov. 2014
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OH MY! I have read most of Jenny Colgan’s books and am very fond of her Rosie Hopkins books. However, MOVE OVER Rosie because Polly is in town! I picked this book up and did not put it down until I managed to finish it later that day. I just fell in love again and again, and now I feel a little bit sad that Polly is gone. The only thingthat perked me up was the idea of a re-visit in the form of Jenny Colgan’s release in February 2015 entitled Summer at The Little Beach Street Bakery.

Polly Waterford is by far one of my favourite characters this year. She is without a doubt a gem of a woman who I literally cannot wait to read about next year. Polly is having a tough time and when her and her partners business fails she ups sticks and moves into a ramshackle flat which is basically an abandoned shop. The sleepy little town she is residing in is the furthest from what she is used to as you can get. It’s essentially an island that is isolated once the tides turn and the bridge to the mainland is inaccessible.

The way Jenny describes the place made me fall in love with it and immediately want to visit. While Polly is trying to recover from her past toxic relationship she realises that she has a whole new host of problems to deal with, such as a job, not knowing anybody and living in a place that is fit to be knocked down. However, Polly is not a pushover and her character from start to finish is just perfect. She is very sarcastic but funny with it and one of her relationships made me chuckle and it was with a bird!!!!

I don’t want to delve too much into the storyline as I don’t want to spoil it for anybody but trust me when I say this is a magical book and one which I read in one sitting.
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As I said in the headline, this is possibly the daftest book I have ever read. If I persisted with it, it's because I wanted to know how it would end. Would our heroine - warning! possible spoiler alert - pick one of her suitors or would she get back with the awful ex? I knew it bug me. (Like that isn't the basic plot for most romantic novels!)

I really wanted to like this book. I really did. I was looking for something light and frothy to read, and I hoped that this would fit the bill. I was even going to buy the Cupcake Series to read at a later date. Now, I don't think I'll bother. I'm all in favour of escapism when it comes to reading fiction, but this was too far-fetched and contrived even for me - and I went through a phase where I read a lot of urban fantasy. The romantic scenes are just too cheesy, and I have my doubts as to whether the author has even baked a decent loaf of bread in her life. (Recipes included at the back. Grammes or even pounds and ounces would have been helpful for all the recipes, and not just for the first one.) Her description of how a good batch of dough should turn out... well, it was just weird. Sticky is not good. Take it from me. Also, 00 flour has a lower gluten content than strong/bread flour. Sorry. That just stuck in my craw.

In conclusion: if, like me, you're looking for a light/romantic read, read the reviews with the lower rating first. They aren't always written by loonies with some kind of grudge (real or imagined) against authors that write sexy books or chick lit, organisations that publish it, websites that sell it, etc. Sometimes, unfortunately, they're right. The saving grace? The humour was a bit hit and miss sometimes, but at certain moments it was spot-on.
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