I read the Little Beach Street Bakery series by Jenny Colgan backward- started with book 3 because it was a holiday book & I didn’t realize it was a series & then I went back to the beginning. This series was perfect to read over a long Holiday weekend – quick and pleasant.
The first book in the series, Little Beach Street Bakery is a quick, pleasant read of friendship, survival, and finding what you love. Polly is facing bankruptcy & a failing relationship when she flees to a tiny island off the coast of England. There she finds friends, an injured puffin & a chance to do what she loves, bake. Plus there is a hunky man.
The second book in the series, Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery, is set, you guessed it, in Summer. Polly loses her job at the Bakery and tries to find a way to keep baking. Huckle tries to help her, but his idea might not make the most sense. The town is still struggling in the aftermath of the storm. Adding to Polly’s miserable summer is the fact that she returns Neil, the puffin, to the puffin colony. This continues Polly’s struggle for independence and strength while she tries to forge relationships.
The final book in the series is the one I started with, Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery. This is a nice final chapter to Polly, Huckle and Neil’s story as they live and create a life for themselves that centers around the bakery.
Overall this is a nice series that is perfect for when you are looking for a light series to escape into and in the end Polly, Huckle and Neil will feel like friends.