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Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colga

Title: Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery
Author: Jenny Colgan
Publisher: Sphere
Source: Purchased from

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?

Polly, Huckle and Neil are back. Now living in the lighthouse, Polly is content with her lot. But when Mrs Manse, owner of the bakeries Polly manages, dies suddenly, her secure life is turned upside down. Without a job to pay for the mortgage on the lighthouse, Huckle heads back to Georgia to sort out his brother's farm and make them some money. With Huckle gone, everything seems to go wrong for Polly. Can their relationship survive the distance?

I really enjoyed the first Little Beach Street Bakery book. Jenny Colgan has, after many books, found her niche in writing food-based contemporary romance novels.

This second instalment in Polly's story is tense and full of action, and while I found the ending to be a little saccharine sweet, it's a great read that won't disappoint.

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