by Jenny Colgan
Publisher: William Morrow
Buy the Book: Amazon
Goodreads: 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.
Kritters Thoughts: The second in a series which I absolutely recommend starting at book 1, so if you haven't read book 1, you may want to pause here and go read before reading my review!
We return to Polly who is in a groove in the bakery and loving managing them and creating breads and treats for this small town, but of course happiness can never last long in a book! She hits a roadblock when the owner of the bakeries passes away and her family wants to come in and make them more "efficient." Polly must roll with the tides of this small town living in a lighthouse.
The pace of the book is the best thing for this book. It just moves so well. There was a lot of drama and ups and downs, but they were perfectly dispersed amongst quiet moments. I felt the quiet small town of this book in the pacing of it and I just loved it.
It still isn't beach weather here, in fact it was snowing the day I read this, but I would say grab book 1 and 2 and take them to a week at the beach.
Rating: perfect beach read
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.