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Summary

In a quaint seaside resort, a charming bakery holds the key to another world.... 

Returning to the much-loved world of the Little Beach Street Bakery, Jenny Colgan will delight existing fans of the series and entrance new listeners with this spellbinding new novel. 

Marisa Rosso is struggling. Since the death of her beloved grandfather back home in Italy, she can't seem to find a way out of her grief. She's a registrar and knows losing grandparents is a natural part of life, so why does she feel so lost? 

When she hears a hospital is recruiting in Mount Polbearne, a tiny and remote tidal island off the Cornish coast, Marisa thinks she has found the perfect retreat. Perhaps some solitude is just what she needs to combat her homesickness and rediscover her equilibrium. 

But Mount Polbearne is a far cry from the sleepy little place she was imagining. Between her noisy Russian piano-teaching neighbour and the hustle and bustle of a community determined to get back on its feet, Marisa finds solitude is not so easy to come by. Especially when finds herself somehow involved with a tiny local bakery desperately in need of some new zest to save it.... 

©2021 Jenny Colgan (P)2021 Hachette Audio UK

Critic reviews

"A sheer delight." (Sophie Kinsella)

"An evocative sweet treat." (Jojo Moyes)

"Nobody does cosy, get-away-from-it-all romance like Jenny Colgan." (Sunday Express)

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Yet another joy.

Warm, humourous, gentle, charming, embracing delight, the series is something to re-hear, that is something as rare as hens teeth for me to say.

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Just brilliant!

Loved the characters & the continued story… warm & fuzzy right to the last word! Treat yourself!

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a story to take you away from the harsh realities of a cold wet winter.
easy to listen to and easy to understand. Jenny Colgan has the ability to bring happiness to any reader.

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Took a bit to get into but good once I did

It took me a while to get into the book I think because of the change of voice. I still prefer the previous reader for the original characters but most of the story was on new characters so I did get into it. I did feel like we missed a big chunk of what’s happened in the gap years between the stories but if your a fan of the series and can get past the change in voice it’s a sweet story.

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fabulous

wasn't too sure on the narrator to start with but then got carried away with another fabulous storyline and couldn't stop listening.

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Brilliant!!!

A great story that envelopes you, Jenny Colgan at her best I was so sorry it came to an end, great narration too, a lovely easy story to loose yourself in.

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Great story

I love these book but for this last book they changed the reader and i accents were totally different then before. it is a great story

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Comfortable & predictable

Like a cosy armchair - this visit to Mount Polbearne was lovely and easy to listen to, with familiar characters and new ones. You knew where the plot was going and I frequently told the characters what I though they should do!

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I've read the series but the narrator here was different and the American accents were tricky. Karenza had a broad west country accent which did not work with her character but perhaps this was a hangover from the previous narrator.

As another reviewer said, you can draw simarities between the situation and lock down. I found the first 2 hours hard going and a bit depressing, the narrator did not help, that said, Marissa was having a tough time so upbeat would have been out of place. It was good if you pushed through the first 2 hours. I enjoyed it.

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I love this series!

Another lovely story from Jenny Colgan, it's such easy listening and fills me full of happiness. I hope now there are two new characters in this great series that there will be more books to come.