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Sheila's Reads

I love to read. I am very eclectic in my reading but I especially enjoy erotica and erotic romance. I also like movies, live theater and concerts, hockey, and counted cross-stitch.


Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery: A Novel - Jenny Colgan

What a delightful story!  Polly and Chris' business has gone bankrupt.  Polly has moved to Mt. Pol where she takes the time to sit a while before she moves on with her life.  Using baking bread from scratch to calm her nerves, she secretly begins baking bread for the townspeople.  Adjusting to the wrath of her landlady, she comes up with a plan to bake bread and sell it in the bakery below where she lives while the landlady does cakes and pasties at the other bakery she owns.  It benefits them both.  Polly moves on and meets the townspeople, falls in love, and makes plans to stay.


I enjoyed this story.  The characters are fun.  I laughed. I cried.  I felt bad for Polly at times because sometimes she does nothing right. She is so human but strong.  I loved her best friend Kerensa who is always urging her to date and move back to Plymouth until she meets some of the people there.  The landlady and the fishermen round out the townspeople as does Huckle, the beekeeper.  He knows what Polly is going through.  He has to learn the hard way that running away does not change the situation nor make him happy.  Polly and Huckle could have communicated better and quit thinking they know what the other is thinking and jumping to conclusions. 


The story was so good.  I fell in love with it.  Just a good read that I fell in love with.