Polly Waterford is recovering from a toxic relationship. Unable to afford her flat, she has to move miles away from everyone to a little sea side resort in Cornwall, where she lives alone in an abandoned shop.
Polly takes out her frustrations on her favourite hobby: baking bread. 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 honey, olives and chorizo, local honey (courtesy of the local bee keeper) Huckle and with reserves of determination Polly never knew she had, she bakes and bakes and bakes… and people start to hear about it.
Sometimes bread is life, and Polly is about to reclaim hers.
I’m having a secret love affair with Jenny Colgan at the moment. Her last 5 books have been written for me, I’m sure of it. Cupcake cafes, Old fashioned sweet shops, Chocolate and now a Bakery.
This one is just as good as the others, and I read it in a day.
I’ve never made bread, and I certainly have never tasted bread with honey in it. I have been to Cornwall (once) though, so maybe I could be Polly after all?
Jenny is on a run of cosy sweet books that make you feel all warm inside (and hungry) feel good books that don’t expect anything from you, that you can just enjoy without thinking, that you can imagine yourself inside, and in the blink of an eye, you find yourself on the last page.
I’m wondering what she will come up with next?