Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery Book
Score: 3.5
From 26 Ratings

Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery


  • Author : Jenny Colgan
  • Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2016-03-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 006237124X

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Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery Excerpt :

For fans of Elin Hilderbrand, Jojo Moyes, and Jane Green, Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery is an irresistible novel—moving and funny, soulful and sweet—about happiness, heartache, and hope. And recipes. A thriving bakery. A lighthouse to call home. A handsome beekeeper. A pet puffin. These are the things that Polly Waterford can call her own. This is the beautiful life she leads on a tiny island off the southern coast of England. But clouds are gathering on the horizon. A stranger threatens to ruin Polly’s business. Her beloved boyfriend seems to be leading a secret life. And the arrival of a newcomer—a bereft widow desperately searching for a fresh start—forces Polly to reconsider the choices she’s made, even as she tries to help her new friend through grief. Unpredictable and unforgettable, this delightful novel will make you laugh, cry, and long for a lighthouse of your own.

Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery Book

Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery


  • Author : Jenny Colgan
  • Publisher : William Morrow
  • Release Date : 2021-07-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 0063073730

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Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery Excerpt :

The New York Times-bestselling author of Little Beach Street Bakery and Christmas at the Cupcake Café returns with a delightful new novel, already an international bestseller, perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes, Meg Donohue, and Sophie Kinsella. For fans of Jojo Moyes and Elin Hilderbrand, an irresistible novel--moving and funny, soulful and sweet--about happiness, heartache, and hope. And recipes. A thriving bakery. A lighthouse to call home. A handsome beekeeper. A pet puffin. These are the things that Polly Waterford can call her own. This is the beautiful life she leads on a tiny island off the southern coast of England. But clouds are gathering on the horizon. A stranger threatens to ruin Polly's business. Her beloved boyfriend seems to be leading a secret life. And the arrival of a newcomer--a bereft widow desperately searching for a fresh start--forces Polly to reconsider the choices she's made, even as she tries to help her new friend through grief. Unpredictable and unforgettable, this delightful novel will make you laugh, cry, and long for a lighthouse of your own. Recipes included.

Little Beach Street Bakery Book
Score: 3.5
From 20 Ratings

Little Beach Street Bakery


  • Author : Jenny Colgan
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2015-03-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062371232

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Little Beach Street Bakery Excerpt :

In the bestselling tradition of Jojo Moyes and Jennifer Weiner, Jenny Colgan's moving, funny, and unforgettable novel tells the story of a heartbroken young woman who turns a new page in her life . . . by becoming a baker in the town of Cornwall A quiet seaside resort. An abandoned shop. A small flat. This is what awaits Polly Waterford when she arrives at the Cornish coast, fleeing a ruined relationship. To keep her mind off her troubles, Polly throws herself into her favorite hobby: making bread. But her relaxing weekend diversion quickly develops into a passion. As she pours her emotions into kneading and pounding the dough, each loaf becomes better than the last. Soon, Polly is working her magic with nuts and seeds, chocolate and sugar, and the local honey—courtesy of a handsome beekeeper. Packed with laughter and emotion, Little Beach Street Bakery is the story of how one woman discovered bright new life where she least expected—a heartwarming, mouthwatering modern-day Chocolat that has already become a massive international bestseller. Includes 7 Recipes!

Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery Book
Score: 3.5
From 18 Ratings

Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery


  • Author : Jenny Colgan
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2017-10-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062663009

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Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery Excerpt :

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.

Sunrise by the Sea Book
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Sunrise by the Sea


  • Author : Jenny Colgan
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2021-06-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062911339

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Sunrise by the Sea Excerpt :

New York Times bestselling author Jenny Colgan returns to the setting of her beloved Little Beach Street Bakery series for a timely and heartfelt novel set in a Cornish seaside village. Marisa Rossi can’t understand why everyone else is getting on with their lives as she still struggles to get over the death of her beloved grandfather, back home in Italy. Everyone loses grandparents, right? Why is she taking it so badly? Retreating further and further from normal life, she moves to the end of the earth—the remote tidal island of Mount Polbearne, at the foot of Cornwall, hoping for peace and solitude, whilst carrying on her job as a registrar, dealing with births, weddings, and deaths, even as she feels life is passing her by. Unfortunately—or fortunately?—the solitude she craves proves elusive. Between her noisy Russian piano-teaching neighbor, the bustle and community spirit of the tiny village struggling back to life after the quarantine, and the pressing need to help save the local bakery, can Marisa find her joy again at the end of the world?

Tending Roses Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

Tending Roses


  • Author : Lisa Wingate
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2003-02-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101575918

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Tending Roses Excerpt :

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Lost Friends and Before We Were Yours comes a heartfelt novel about the bonds of family and the power of second chances. When Kate Bowman temporarily moves to her grandmother’s Missouri farm with her husband and baby son, she learns that the lessons that most enrich our lives often come unexpectedly. The family has given Kate the job of convincing Grandma Rose, who’s become increasingly stubborn and forgetful, to move off her beloved land and into a nursing home. But Kate knows such a change would break her grandmother’s heart. Just when Kate despairs of finding answers, she discovers her grandma’s journal. A beautiful handmade notebook, it is full of stories that celebrate the importance of family, friendship, and faith. Stories that make Kate see her life—and her grandmother—in a completely new way....

Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe Book
Score: 3.5
From 22 Ratings

Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe


  • Author : Jenny Colgan
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2019-07-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781402281815

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Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe Excerpt :

"[A] heartwarming story a la Bridget Jones' Diary with a twist...Colgan folds in a colorful cast of characters and whips up an easy, sweet read."—USA Today Issy Randall can bake. No, Issy can create stunning, mouthwateringly divine cakes. After a childhood spent in her beloved Grampa Joe's bakery, Issy has undoubtedly inherited his talent. She's much better at baking than she is at filing, so when she's laid off from her desk job and loses her boyfriend, Issy decides to open her own little café. But she soon learns that her piece-of-cake recipe for a fresh start might be a little more complicated than throwing some sugar and butter together. A smart, quirky contemporary confection of recipes and friendship, Meet Me at the Cupcake Café is about how life might not always taste like you expect, but there's always room for dessert! Also by Jenny Colgan: The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris Sweetshop of Dreams What reviewers are saying about Meet Me At The Cupcake Café: "A hilarious, fast-paced fantasy about starting over, perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella. Absolutely adorable."—Booklist "A funny novel about friendship, food and love... "—Kirkus "A delightful story... warm, funny and well-written."—Fresh Fiction "Absolutely adorable... charming... an endearing, delightful read"—Silver's Reviews

The Cafe by the Sea Book
Score: 3.5
From 22 Ratings

The Cafe by the Sea


  • Author : Jenny Colgan
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2017-06-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062662989

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The Cafe by the Sea Excerpt :

The beloved author of The Bookshop on the Corner returns with a sparkling, sunny, soulful new novel perfect for fans of Elin Hilderbrand. Years ago, Flora fled the quiet Scottish island where she grew up -- and she hasn't looked back. What would she have done on Mure? It's a place where everyone has known her all her life, where no one will let her forget the past. In bright, bustling London, she can be anonymous, ambitious... and hopelessly in love with her boss. But when fate brings Flora back to the island, she's suddenly swept once more into life with her brothers -- all strapping, loud, and seemingly incapable of basic housework -- and her father. Yet even amid the chaos of their reunion, Flora discovers a passion for cooking -- and find herself restoring dusty little pink-fronted shop on the harbour: a café by the sea. But with the seasons changing, Flora must come to terms with past mistakes -- and work out exactly where her future lies... Funny and heartfelt, The Café by the Sea is a delightful summertime novel that puts a modern twist on the classic Seven Brides for Seven Brothers story.

Christmas at the Cupcake Cafe Book
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

Christmas at the Cupcake Cafe


  • Author : Jenny Colgan
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-10-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062371188

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Christmas at the Cupcake Cafe Excerpt :

From perennial bestseller Jenny Colgan comes this sugar-fueled Christmas treat of a novel, bursting with recipes and holiday cheer. Life is sweet for Issy Randall, owner of the Cupcake Cafe. Taught how to bake by her beloved late grandfather, she is proudly carrying on the family tradition with her London eatery. Not only is business thriving, the icing on the cupcake is that she also happens to be head over heels in love. Plus she’s surrounded and supported by close friends, even if her cupcake colleagues Pearl and Caroline don’t seem quite as upbeat about the upcoming season of snow and merriment. But when her boyfriend Austin is scouted for a possible move to New York, Issy is forced to contemplate the prospect of a long-distance romance. And when the Christmas rush at the cafe—with its increased demand for her delectable creations—begins to take its toll, Issy has to decide what she holds most dear. This December, Issy will have to rely on all her reserves of calm, courage, and cinnamon to make sure everyone has a merry Christmas, one way or another. . .

West End Girls Book
Score: 3
From 6 Ratings

West End Girls


  • Author : Jenny Colgan
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2021-01-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062869630

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West End Girls Excerpt :

The New York Times bestselling author of 500 Miles from You tells the hilarious and heartwarming story of twin sisters who set out to London in hopes of leaving their mark on the world, in this “gorgeous, glorious, uplifting” novel (Marian Keyes). They may be twins, but Lizzie and Penny Berry are complete opposites. Penny is the life of the party—loud and outrageous, while quiet and thoughtful Lizzy is often left out of the crowd. The one trait they do share is a longing to do something spectacular with their lives, and as far as these two are concerned, there’s no better place to make their dreams come true than London. Presented with a once-in-a-lifetime house-sit at their grandmother’s home in a very desirable London neighborhood, it finally seems like Lizzie and Penny are a step closer to the exciting cosmopolitan life they’ve always wanted. But the more time they spend in the big city, they quickly discover it’s nothing like they expected. They may have to dream new dreams…but are they up to the challenge?

Welcome To Rosie Hopkins  Sweetshop Of Dreams Book
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

Welcome To Rosie Hopkins Sweetshop Of Dreams


  • Author : Jenny Colgan
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2012-03-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780748121960

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Welcome To Rosie Hopkins Sweetshop Of Dreams Excerpt :

'A sheer delight from start to finish' Sophie Kinsella ***WINNER OF THE RNA ROMANTIC NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD 2013*** Can you hear the jangle of pocket money, the rustle of striped paper bags . . ? 'An evocative, sweet treat' Jojo Moyes 'Gorgeous, glorious, uplifting' Marian Keyes 'Irresistible' Jill Mansell 'Just lovely' Katie Fforde 'Naturally funny, warm-hearted' Lisa Jewell 'A gobble-it-all-up-in-one-sitting kind of book' Mike Gayle ___________________________________ Rosie Hopkins thinks leaving her busy London life, and her boyfriend Gerard, to sort out her elderly Aunt Lilian's sweetshop in a small country village is going to be dull. Boy, is she wrong. Lilian Hopkins has spent her life running Lipton's sweetshop, through wartime and family feuds. As she struggles with the idea that it might finally be time to settle up, she also wrestles with the secret history hidden behind the jars of beautifully coloured sweets. Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams - a novel - with recipes. ___________________________________ Why readers ADORE Jenny Colgan 'Jenny Colgan has a way of writing that makes me melt inside' 'Her books are so good I want to start over as soon as I have finished' 'There's something so engaging about her characters and plots' 'Her books are like a big, warm blanket' 'Her stories are just so fabulous' 'She brings her settings and characters so vividly to life' 'The woman is just magic'

Meet Me on the Beach Book

Meet Me on the Beach


  • Author : Hilary Boyd
  • Publisher : Quercus
  • Release Date : 2017-03-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN 10 : 9781681440378

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Meet Me on the Beach Excerpt :

Where do you run when your heart's breaking all the rules? When pillar-of-the-community Harry Stewart dies of a sudden heart attack, the whole village is devastated - except for his wife Karen, the only one who really knew the abusive alcoholic Harry had become. Suddenly freed from this oppressive marriage, Karen is nonetheless wracked with guilt about the circumstances of her husband's death, and sees the presence of her spoiled step-daughter, Sophie, as a suitable purgatory. Her only comfort in her grief and isolation is William, the sympathetic local vicar. As Karen shares her secret, William's listening ear soon becomes a shoulder to cry on, and before long Karen realises she is falling in love. But William has a wife and teenaged daughter, not to mention a parish to watch over - and be watched by. As the pressure becomes too much to bear, Karen flees to the seaside and to Mike Best's beach café. But when William suddenly turns up again in her life, can they persuade each other to take one final leap of faith together?

Polly and the Puffin Book

Polly and the Puffin


  • Author : Jenny Colgan
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2015-02-26
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9780349131917

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Polly and the Puffin Excerpt :

Meet Polly and her puffin Neil in the debut children's book from Sunday Times bestselling novelist, Jenny Colgan. Illustrated throughout and with recipes, activities and rhymes in addition to the irresistible story. Polly heard a CRASH downstairs. Was it a monster? NO! Was it a spider alien? NO! It was a little puffin with a broken wing... When Polly discovers an injured puffin, she and her mummy look after him in their cottage by the sea. Slowly, Neil's wing heals and Polly must prepare herself to say goodbye to her new friend. Will she ever see him again? Perfect for bedtime stories and early readers. From the author of The Little Beach Street Bakery. Contains recipes, activities and jokes in addition to the story.

A Seaside Affair Book

A Seaside Affair


  • Author : Fern Britton
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-04-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780007468584

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A Seaside Affair Excerpt :

You will love this wonderfully warm and witty novel from Fern Britton, the Sunday Times bestselling novelist.

The Summer Seaside Kitchen Book

The Summer Seaside Kitchen


  • Author : Jenny Colgan
  • Publisher : Sphere
  • Release Date : 2017-02-09
  • Genre: Bakeries
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 075156480X

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The Summer Seaside Kitchen Excerpt :

'A heartwarming, charming and atmospheric story that made me long to escape to Mure. Total joy' - Sophie Kinsella A deliciously warm and funny slice of life from Jenny Colgan, Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of Summer at the Little Beach Street Bakery and The Little Shop of Happy-Ever-After. Flora is definitely, absolutely sure that escaping from the quiet Scottish island where she grew up to the noise and hustle of the big city was the right choice. What was there for her on Mure? It's a place where everyone has known her all her life, and no one will let her forget the past. In the city, she can be anonymous, ambitious and indulge herself in her hopeless crush on her gorgeous boss, Joel. When a new client demands Flora's presence back on Mure, she's suddenly swept back into life with her brothers (all strapping, loud and seemingly incapable of basic housework) and her father. As Flora indulges her new-found love of cooking and breathes life into the dusty little pink-fronted shop on the harbour, she's also going to have to come to terms with past mistakes - and work out exactly where her future lies... Let Jenny Colgan make your dreams come true!