I’m introducing a newish segment into my blog. Each Friday I’ll summarize a series I’ve read or would like to read and I would love it if you my audience would chime in the comments below with any suggestions or recs of your own!
Yes, I hate summer but I love laying on the beach or next to the pool during the summer with a nice, light chick lit or thriller in hand. It’s these things that make the unbearable bearable.
I work at a bakery part time. I’m drenched in the smells of powdered sugar and bread the three days I work. Sprinkles decorate my hair and buttercream contours my face. I don’t even bake or decorate. I’m in customer service haha but it’s truly amazing how many places icing winds up.
I discovered Jenny Colgan in early April and immediately fell in love with her Little Beach Street series. Let me tell you something, I am one for cozy locations. I immediately saw quiet, possibly haunted seaside bakery and I was all in.
Amid the ruins of her latest relationship, Polly Waterford moves far away to the sleepy seaside resort of Polbearne, where she lives in a small, lonely flat above an abandoned shop.
To distract her from her troubles, Polly throws herself into her favorite hobby: making bread. But her relaxing weekend diversion quickly develops into a passion. As she pours her emotions into kneading and pounding the dough, each loaf becomes better than the last. Soon, Polly is working her magic with nuts and seeds, olives and chorizo, and the local honey-courtesy of a handsome local beekeeper. Drawing on reserves of determination and creativity Polly never knew she had, she bakes and bakes . . . and discovers a bright new life where she least expected it.
I could smell the bread as I read each paragraph and the love Polly had for her passion for baking made me feel that I wasn’t too late to start over and find something that I truly loved to do.
I’m stuck in that millennial rut of I don’t know what I’m doing in my life and we are so screwed as a society everything is so fucking expensive…Reading about Polly and the struggles she faced, the people she came upon, the little puffin she rescued…It was fun, enchanting, and a delicious read. You’ll go away happy and hungry.
Jenny Colgan has many series and most if not all of them involve food food hot men sex food and food.
I’m just saying…it’s all good.
I actually have an ARC courtesy of Netgalley of one of her books and I am so excited. It’s a rerelease of one of her novels called Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe. It’s definitely on my to read list, review will definitely be coming soon.
Enjoy a sugar high Friday 🎂
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