It’s Christmas in the Cornish coastal village of Mount Polbearne – a time for family, friends and feasting.
Polly Waterford loves running the Little Beach Street Bakery. She’s at her happiest when she’s creating delicious treats and the festive season always inspires her to bake and knead something extra special for the village residents. In fact, the only thing she loves more than her bakery is curling up with her gorgeous boyfriend, Huckle. She’s determined that this Christmas is going to be their best one yet, but life doesn’t always work out as planned..
When Polly’s best friend Kerensa turns up with a secret that threatens the life Polly and Huckle have built together, the future begins to look uncertain. And then a face from Polly’s past reappears and things become even more complicated. Polly can usually find solace in baking but she has a feeling that’s not going to be enough this time. Can she get things back on track so that everyone has a merry Christmas?
Christmas isn’t Christmas without a Jenny Colgan Christmas book. I was so excited to see this on Netgalley and even more excited to be accepted to read and review , so here is my honest review.
The cover is absolutely delightful, it gleams with all things festive.
I love it how at the beginning Jenny gives a quick recap of the story so far, so even if you hadn’t yet read the other Beach Street Bakery books (you don’t know what you’re missing) you would soon get the gist of things.
It was so nice to be reunited with Polly, Huckle, Neil and gang, they are all like old friends by now, I was saddened to read at the beginning that this may be the last of the Beach Street Bakery books, so I felt like I needed to savour every page of this one. There were even a few new characters , that fitted in very well.
The story was a real roller coaster of emotions for Polly and Kerensa. It was nice to get to know Kerensa a bit more and get more of an insight into Polly’s past.I especially loved the part where Polly was in her childhood bedroom and it mentioned the Leonardo Dicaprio Poster , that I could relate to from my childhood, I mean who didn’t have a crush on Leonardo Dicaprio ? The whole story was truly captivating and totally unpredictable. The recipes at the end are always a great touch to Jenny’s books.