Polly Waterford is recovering from a toxic relationship. Unable to afford their flat, she has to move miles away from everyone, to a sleepy little seaside resort in Cornwall, where she lives alone above an abandoned shop.
And so Polly takes out her frustrations on her favourite hobby: making bread. 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.
I absolutely loved this story and was completely swept away with it . I just wanted to climb into the book and live in Polbearne and eat bread. If time permitted I could of indulged in this book in one sitting while eating bread.
I won’t spoil it for anyone who has not read it but watch out for Neil the puffin he is absolutely adorable. It is a very easy read with a bit of romance chucked into the mix.
Another absolute gem from Jenny Colgan and I am really looking forward to her next release which I hope it very very soon. I also hear there maybe another book to the Little Bakery which I really hope it true?
5 of 5 stars