Voted Best Feel Good Read by Women & Home Readers!
Summer has arrived in the Cornish town of Mount Polbearne and Polly Waterford couldn´t be happier. Because Polly is in love: she´s in love with the beautiful seaside town she calls home, she´s in love with running the bakery on Beach Street, and she´s in love with her boyfriend, Huckle.
And yet there´s something unsettling about the gentle summer breeze that´s floating through town. Selina, recently widowed, hopes that moving to Mount Polbearne will ease her grief, but Polly has a secret that could destroy her friend´s fragile recovery. Responsibilities that Huckle thought he´d left behind are back and Polly finds it hard to cope with his increasingly long periods of absence.
Polly sifts flour, kneads dough and bakes bread, but nothing can calm the storm she knows is coming: is Polly about to lose everything she loves?
Jenny Colgan is the author of numerous bestselling novels, including The Little Shop of Happy Ever After and Summer at the Little Beach Street Bakery, which are also published by Sphere. Meet Me at the Cupcake Café won the 2012 Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance and was a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller, as was Welcome to Rosie Hopkins´ Sweetshop of Dreams, which won the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2013. Jenny was born in Scotland and has lived in London, the Netherlands, the U.S. and France. She eventually settled on the wettest of all of these places, and currently lives just North of Edinburgh with her husband Andrew, her dog Nevil Shute, and her three children: Wallace, who is eleven and likes pretending to be nineteen and not knowing what this embarrassing ´family´ thing is that keeps following him about; Michael-Francis, who is nine and likes making new friends on aeroplanes, and Delphine who is seven and is mostly raccoon as far as we can tell so far.
Things Jenny likes include: cakes, far too much Doctor Who, wearing Converse trainers every day so her feet are now just gigantic big flat pans; baths only slightly cooler than the surface of the sun and very very long books, the longer the better. For more about Jenny, visit her website and her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter: @jennycolgan.