A thriving bakery. A lighthouse to call home. A handsome beekeeper. A pet puffin. These are the things that Polly Waterford can call her own. This is the beautiful life she leads on a tiny island off the southern coast of England. But clouds are gathering on the horizon. A stranger threatens to ruin Polly's business. Her beloved boyfriend seems to be leading a secret life. And the arrival of a newcomer - a bereft widow desperately searching for a fresh start - forces Polly to reconsider the choices she's made, even as she tries to help her new friend through grief. Unpredictable and unforgettable, this delightful novel will make you laugh, cry, and long for a lighthouse of your own.
©2015 Jenny Colgan (P)2016 Tantor
Photo is of my portuguese water dog, Sheila!
Lacking the novelty of the first book in the series, this one was good but not special. I also preferred the narrator for the previous book. In the end, I was glad to continue the stories of the beach street characters.
I love the charming, light-hearted and humorous story that Jenny Colgan created in this Little Beach Street series including this book. The narrator of this book, Alison Larkin, is a different one than the first book, Vieda Dehmlow. Ms. Alison Larkin does an overall good job of narrating, mostly, and portraying the various local accents (as far as I can tell) but her attempt at a Southeastern American accent for Huck and his brother is horrible. They both sounds like some twisted characters from Twin Peaks or something - a cartoon trying to make them look as stupid as possible. It was grating to hear their dialogue, although the rest of the book was great and the only reason I listened to the end. Bring back Ms. Dehmlow please, if there are any new books in this series in future.
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