Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery
by Jenny Colgan
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
It’s the most wonderful time of the year… and the perfect moment to escape to a charming English village! From the beloved author whose novels are “sheer indulgence from start to finish” (SOPHIE KINSELLA) comes a delightful holiday story — funny, heartfelt, romantic and packed with recipes — perfect for the winter months.
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 glow with festive displays. And in Polly’s Little Beach Street Bakery, the aroma of gingerbread cookies and other treats tempts 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 happy holiday.
Full of heart and humor, Jenny Colgan’s latest novel is an instant Christmastime classic.
You smell of gingerbread… It’s awesome. It makes me horny and hungry all at the same time. They’re going to ban me from supermarkets. I’m going to turn into Fru T. Bunn, the pervy baker.
Yes, I am racist. I hate everyone. Because at my school for advanced and gifted children I took a pounding on a regular basis by blacks, Chinese, Asians, Caucasians, Hispanics, Arabs, Jews, Catholics and Zoroastrians. So I just totally hate everybody.
You know about food: what should a pregnant woman be eating? To make her glow. I want one of those hot, glowing pregnant wives with utterly gigantic breasts.
You’re part of my life… The most important part.
And Mrs. Bradley was standing there with a face like fizz. She had one of those monobosoms . . . you never see those any more, do you? I suppose she wore a corset. They’re a dying breed . . .
Someone had made a gigantic star out of cardboard bedpans. It was kind of revolting and charming at the same time.
I treasure this author and adore reading her work – it is like taking the perfect stress-free vacation. This rapturously delightful book was a joy to read and I was quick to fall into the story and fall for the author’s charming and enticing characters. I first met Polly, Huck, and their precious rescued Puffin when reading Summer at the Little Beach Street Bakery, which was also my first brush with Ms. Colgan’s genius. I promptly added her entire listing to my TBR. Ms. Colgan’s writing is witty, crisp, breezy, and amusingly insightful. She has a knack for sliding in comedic asides and cleverly humorous observations even in the midst of tense scenes or distressing subject matter. I covet and cherish her deft and agile wordcraft. I was provided a review copy of this delightful book by HarperCollins and TLC Book Tours.
About Jenny Colgan
Jenny Colgan is the New York Times-bestselling author of numerous novels, including The Bookshop on the Corner, Little Beach Street Bakery, and Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery, all international bestsellers. Jenny is married with three children and lives in London and Scotland.