But what was previously a weekend diversion suddenly becomes far more important as she pours her emotions into kneading and pounding the dough, and each loaf becomes better and better. With nuts and seeds, olives and chorizo, with local honey (courtesy of local bee keeper, Huckle), and with reserves of determination and creativity Polly never knew she had, she bakes and bakes and bakes.... And people start to hear about it. Sometimes, bread really is life...and Polly is about to reclaim hers.
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By Grandma4919 on 04-06-14
A light Hearted read
This is the first Jenny Colgan book that I've read and I really quite enjoyed it. I'm glad I didn't read some of the other reviews before or I might have missed out on a good light hearted book.
It is an easy listen to story with a gentle story of love and life and all its ups and downs.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
By tansy on 11-09-14
Where does Little Beach Street Bakery rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Loved it...quite highly as the story sits with me.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Little Beach Street Bakery?
I think the misery of failure was described very well as was the grief/anxiety waiting for the boats strongly told.
Have you listened to any of Anne-Marie Piazza’s other performances? How does this one compare?
she's very good - some of the accents slightly off but I couldn't do better!
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
yes I had a few tears here & there!
Any additional comments?
I've enjoyed all these books - the story lines are a little Mills & Boon as they get their strong armed, toned chested young man...but the actual people studies are good - Jenny Colgan is a good story teller and that's what you want when you read/listen to a book...it's to escape and to be entertained! Also there is no graphic sex as per some of the other chick lit books, which I cannot bear!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Ian on 08-05-15
Great Book, Narration ... not so much
If you could sum up Little Beach Street Bakery in three words, what would they be?
Magical, Affirming, Gentle
What didn’t you like about Anne-Marie Piazza’s performance?
Her accents were honestly terrible. So bad that I cringed. Overall she's not a bad narrator but accents are tough, and this book has Americans and English in it...she probably wasn't the best choice.
Who was the most memorable character of Little Beach Street Bakery and why?
Polly. I love a woman who's finding her feet after difficult circumstances.
By Lorna on 15-09-14
Feelgood love story
I love a feel good love story that also involves food.. I'm a sucker for the cook, eat, love, live type stories and this is one of those with all the ingredients for the perfect storyline. Broken marriage, broken heart, move to another town, a new fling, a new job, a new business built on little money, then a broken heart and a rekindling of a new love.. Ooh yes! Put on your swimsuit, grab a towel, sun cream, hat and a deck chair.. Holiday listening couldn't get better than this.