Pay Another Visit to Little Beach Street Bakery [REVIEW]


Every year, Polly bakes up a decadent feast at the Little Beach Street Bakery. (Photo by California Bakery, Flickr)

In Mount Polbearne, the holiday season couldn’t be any more idyllic if it tried. The tiny seaside Cornish village is dazzling, charming, and festive, and is the perfect getaway for many looking to escape London and Exeter. But what happens when unexpected disaster strikes? Will it kill the mood and spoil everyone’s good cheer? Find out in Jenny Colgan’s latest. 


William Morrow

Polly loves living in a lighthouse with her American boyfriend, a beekeeper named Huckle, and an adorable (albeit naught) little puffin named Neil. She owns the Little Beach Street Bakery, and is always baking something mouthwatering and totally delicious. (Her sourdough bread is the bomb, just ask Huckle who can never seem to get enough of it!) She also loves her friends, including the widowed Selina, the dramatic Karensa and her over-the-top American hubby, Reuben, who is rich as sin and a bit of a rogue.

Despite her colorful cast of friends and charming village, however, Polly’s world is prone to some problems. For example, when the sea waters rise, they now cover the cobbled roads that connect all the Polbearnites to the mainland, a situation they didn’t have to face in years past. Now, though, it happens to be a recurring event that can quickly get old, and even treacherous. So when the community is cut off during the holidays, panic ensues and suddenly it will take a village to keep everyone happy. Will Polly, Huckle, and the gang be able to pull it off? Find out in Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery. 

With a plethora of colorful characters, loads of small-town charm, and more than a few yummy recipes, Jenny Colgan’s latest is a welcome addition to a beloved series, one that exudes warmth, light, and hope. This is a story about community, love of neighbor, and demonstrating genuine compassion toward others. It is the perfect parable for our time, an anecdote to a year that has has seen more than its fair share of discord. This story transports us to a place where friendships come first, and reminds us just how beautiful and healing brotherhood and joy can be.


Jenny Colgan

Jenny Colgan

Jenny Colgan is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including Christmas at the Cupcake CaféLittle Beach Street Bakery, and Meet Me at the Cupcake Café, all international bestsellers.

Born in Scotland, she has lived in London, the Netherlands, the U.S. and France. She loves cake, Doctor Who, Converse trainers, scorching hot baths, and extremely long books.

Jenny lives in London and Scotland with her husband, Andrew; her dog, Nevil Shute; and her three children: Wallace, Francis, and Delphine. She invites readers to visit her home on the Web at, like her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.

By Jenny Colgan
336 pgs. William Morrow. $14.99

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Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery is brought to you in association with TLC Book Tours.

Christmas at Litle Beach Street Bakery Giveaway

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About J.R. Wallace
J.R. Wallace is a freelance writer and blogger who enjoys cooking, reading, travel and fitness. He lives in Ohio with his family, two cats and a ferret named Igor.

3 Responses to Pay Another Visit to Little Beach Street Bakery [REVIEW]

  1. trish says:

    I love when books include recipes!

  2. Thanks for being a part of the tour!

  3. Jathan Fink says:

    Reblogged this on Jadeworks Entertainment and commented:

    Looking for a book that will charm you just as much as it makes your mouth water? Look no further than Jenny Colgan’s delicious novel of friendship and hope, Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery.

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