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Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery

A Novel
Narrated by: Anne-Marie Piazza
Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (254 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

It's the most wonderful time of the year...and the perfect moment to escape to a charming English village! From the beloved author whose novels are "sheer indulgence from start to finish" (Sophie Kinsella) comes a delightful holiday story - funny, heartfelt, romantic, and packed with recipes - perfect for the winter months.

In the Cornish coastal village of Mount Polbearne, the Christmas season has arrived. It's a joyous time for family, friends, and feasting, as decorations sparkle along the town's winding streets and shop windows glow with festive displays. And in Polly's Little Beach Street Bakery, the aroma of gingerbread cookies and other treats tempts people in from the cold.

Though Polly is busy keeping up with the demands of the season, she still makes time for her beekeeper boyfriend, Huckle. She's especially happy to be celebrating the holiday this year with him and can't wait to cuddle up in front of the fireplace with a cup of eggnog on Christmas Eve.

But holiday bliss soon gives way to panic when a storm cuts the village off from the mainland. Now it will take all of the villagers to work together in order to ensure everyone has a happy holiday.

Full of heart and humor, Jenny Colgan's latest novel is an instant Christmastime classic.

©2017 Jenny Colgan (P)2017 ISIS UK

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Loved it

This is the first book I’ve read by Jennifer Colman and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Very sweet story!

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I had such a lovely time with this book

This book was exactly what I needed. I love these characters, what a mish mash with little and yet so much to recommend them. Perfect story for this time of the year. I cannot do the things I once did so easily, this book took my mind right into it and thoroughly entertained me. Thank you truly.

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delicious

A bit wordy. Sweet story. Most of the voices were good. Great setting and food detail.

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struggled

The last few minutes didn't make up for hours of misery . No southern man sounds like poor Huckle.

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Magical

I really enjoyed this book. The story and the atmosphere where perfectly described. The only thing that bothered me was Huckles accent. I’ve never meet anyone from Virginia with such a deep
Southern accent like that. Besides that very charming.

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Great story..

I loved the story and the characters. However I almost stopped listening due to the awful American accent the narrator had! I could barely stand to listen to these parts!!! If I didn’t love this series so much I would have returned the book!

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Comforting story

This series make me smile and give me energy to start my day in my bakery with enthusiasm. Love your story very much and so glad it's on audible so I can work and listening at the same time.

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Good story but...

The American accents were painfully distracting. A lot of hard “R”s...and the male lead sounded like Jodie Foster in Silence of the Lambs

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Great Christmas read

I loved this fun story. It is light and full of wonderful characters. My only criticism is the narrator’s Southern accent. It is no where close to an American southern accent and it really bothered me.