Monday, December 5, 2016

Review 'Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery' by Jenny Colgan
It's Christmas in the Cornish coastal village of Mount Polbearne - a time for family, friends and feasting. When Polly's not creating delicious treats in the Little Beach Street bakery, she's cuddled up with her gorgeous boyfriend, Huckle. But when a storm cuts the village off from the mainland, can the villagers work together to save Christmas for everybody?

The Facts:

Publication Date:
October 6th 2016
Little Beach Street Bakery #3
Christmas, Chick Lit
eBook, Hardcover, Paperback, Audio
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My Review:

When I was looking for Christmas themed reads and saw the cover of ‘Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery’ I knew this was a book I wanted to read. I’ve read a book by Jenny Colgan before, and I knew she had a really fun way of writing. Although this is the third book in the Little Beach Bakery series, I can be read as a standalone.

In ‘Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery’ we spend the days before Christmas at the little town of Mount Polbearne. Polly Waterford is super busy in her little Bakery preparing all kinds of nice Christmas treats. And when she is not busy she is spending her time with her fiancĂ© Huckle. Everything seems to go right. But when Polly’s best friend discovers she is pregnant, and Polly finds someone from her past, life changes rapidly. And soon Polly is trying to save Christmas from becoming a disaster.

In the first view chapters of ‘Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery’ it took me a little while to really get into the story. Maybe it was because I haven’t read the previous two books in the series, but I didn’t immediately love Polly and Huckle. It really took me a view chapters to really understand the kind of people they were. But when I did, I loved reading this book.

‘Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery’ is definitely not your average Christmas read. Things aren’t as peachy and perfect as in most Christmas books, but I really enjoyed that about this book. As we know of Jenny Colgan, this book also had a lot of funny moments.
And since this was my first book in the series.. I loved getting to know Neil the puffin. To be honest I had to google what a puffin was. But when I knew I just loved reading about him. I definitely want a puffin now too. LOL!!

The thing I loved most of all in this book was the way Polly’s character developed. She had to go true some pretty hard stuff in this book. And I was impressed with the way she cooped. There were moments when I wanted to scream to her to just speak her mind to Huckle. But most times I just enjoyed reading about how she ‘managed’ everything.

‘Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery’ is a nice and fun Christmas read that definitely makes you get in the Christmas spirit. I loved reading about these characters and that little town.

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About the Author:

Jenny T. Colgan was born in 1972 in Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, UK. After studying at Edinburgh University, she worked for six years in the health service, moonlighting as a cartoonist and a stand-up comic, before the publication of her first novel Amanda's Wedding in 2000. In 2013, her novel "Welcome to Rosie Hopkin's Sweetshop of Dreams" won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award by the Romantic Novelists' Association. She is now working on her next novel.

She is married with Andrew, a marine engineer, and had three children, Wallace, Michael-Francis, and Delphie. She mostly lives in France, with frequent visits to London. She occasionally writes for The Guardian newspaper, as well as a TV series.

Her Doctor Who novel Dark Horizons is published under the name Jenny T. Colgan.

For more information about Jenny T. Colgan please visit her website, Facebook or Twitter.

I received this book from the Little, Brown Book Group in exchange for my honest review.

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