Read: February 2017
Amid the ruins of her latest relationship, Polly Waterford moves far away to the sleepy seaside resort of Polbearne, where she lives in a small, lonely flat above an abandoned shop.
To distract her from 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, olives and chorizo, and the local honey-courtesy of a handsome local beekeeper. Drawing on reserves of determination and creativity Polly never knew she had, she bakes and bakes . . . and discovers a bright new life where she least expected it.
Oh man, I love Jenny Colgan! I fell in love with her writing last year with The Bookshop on the Corner (which is more appropriately titled in the U.K. with The Little Shop of Happy Ever After) so I went on a mission to read more of her books. And oh my gosh, I love her!
I loved the setting of this book, in a town where the tide comes in every day and surrounds them like an island. It just felt so isolated (in a good way) and cozy, with the smell of the water and the smell of fresh bread. Seriously, this novel made me want to bake ALL the bread and I definitely plan to try more recipes since we usually do that on our own here. I loved all of the characters, fiercely miss one of them, and can’t wait to continue with this series. I’m so happy my library has the next book!
And as soon as I finished this book I realized that I need to buy all of Jenny Colgan’s books, not only for the stories, but for the gorgeous covers and all the recipes! If you love chick lit and stories full of finding yourself and romance and scenery you would love to escape to, then buy her books! They’re just perfect!