Baked Goods and Cupcakes! Book Review Summer at the Little Beach Bakery – Jenny Colgan

Hey all! Today is the Romantic Book Review Day and I will be doing a book review on Summer at the Little Beach Street Bakery!

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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?

Paperback: 416 pages

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (March 22,


Language: English

Genre–Friendship/Romance/Women’s Fiction/Contemporary

Jenny Colgan

Jenny Colgan (born 14 September 1972 in PrestwickAyrshire, Scotland) is a writer of romantic comedy fiction and science-fiction, and has written for the Doctor Who line of stories. She writes under her own name and using the pseudonyms Jane Beaton and J. T. Colgan.(courtesy of Wikipedia)

I bought this book from Big Bad Wolf book fair a couple of years ago and read it. It wasn’t bad as I thought it would be–the story is cheesy and romantic (though I am not much of a romantic fan )

I’ll start up with a list of things I liked

  • OK, I know this is a second book in the Little Beach Bakery series but I like the title–Summer at Little Beach Bakery seems cheesy and eye-catching. That’s why I immediately decided to buy this book when I was at the book sale because the topic was cheesy
  • I like Jenny Colgan’s writing style–can keep you at paced and also there are vivid descriptions of the lighthouse “which Polly the main protagonist” lives in with her American boyfriend Huckle, and even though I have never been to the southern coastal areas of England, her descriptions made me think that I was actually in that area.
  • True woman power! This book is also a good example how Polly was thrown out of her bakery shop and she was virtually bankrupt and had literally no money until her sheer determination (and also support from her boyfriend) made her to open up a bakery van, thus earning herself a name and also earning favors from the villages.
  • The description of the storm is intense that I feel like I am in the storm with Polly
  • Overall, I enjoyed reading this book–delightful to read, talks about hardships and how to overcome them, there were certain parts where it was comical that it makes you laugh out loud! Plus Jenny Colgan has shared some recipes at the back of the book which I think I might try!

OK, so here are the negative things

  • Same old story blah blah blah–Huckle goes back to America to help out in the farm after his brother literally ditched the farm and then unite together. Not that it’s a bad thing or anything
  • It was predictable because you know in the end, Polly will succeed in getting her bakery shop back!

Overall I will rate this book as three stars!

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