Christmas At Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan | Audiobook Review

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Christmas At Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan | Audiobook ReviewChristmas at Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan
Series: Little Beach Street Bakery #3
Narrator: Anne-Marie Piazza
Length: 7 Hours 49 Minutes
Published by HarperCollins on October 10, 2017
Genres: Fiction, Women, Romance, Romantic Comedy
Pages: 320
Format: Audiobook, eARC
Source: Library, Publisher
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ISBN: 9780062663009

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.

What Did I Think Of Christmas At Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan?

Christmas At Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan is a wonderful holiday read. I’ll admit to being a little bit lost without context on some of the characters. After all, this is the third and I think final book of a series. However, it was not too hard to follow along with.

Colgan’s book does not in fact open with Christmas. Instead, it opens with one couple having a bit of a row. Kerensa and her husband Reuban are fighting – he’s got to go away for business and she’s angry about it – so she goes out with her girlfriends. Some drama ensues that lasts through the book. There’s also the main couple – Polly and Huckle who have a puffin named Neil. They’re engaged but have yet to set a date. And so, this book explores why Polly is so hesitate. Eventually, the book culminates with Christmas and a birth and it’s just wonderful – how it all plays out.

Ultimately, I enjoyed Christmas At Little Beach Street Bakery – enough so that I would absolutely go back and read the two previous books. I think Colgan has a real special way about her writing. The characters are easy to care about – and real and a little quirky. It’s not hard to get lost in this book.

How’s The Narration?

The audiobook of Christmas At Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan is narrated by Anne-Marie Piazza. It is seven hours and forty-nine minutes long. I liked Piazza’s narration. She has a British accent. And no, I could not tell you the region. Her voice is soothing to listen to. Piazza does a decent job between the different characters to. I enjoy physically reading Colgan’s books, but the audiobook narration is good enough that I’d consider reading the other books in the series via audio.

On A Scale Of One To Buddy The Elf, How Much Christmas Spirit Does Christmas At Little Beach Street Bakery Have?

Overall, I think that Christmas At Little Beach Street Bakery has an adequate amount of Christmas spirit. I mean, there’s snow and a storm. There’s drama and secrets. And well, this big current of love that runs through the book. It’s not over the top, but a good read nonetheless. I’d say read it early in the season to get warmed up.


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Christmas At Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan is a wonderful holiday read.

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  1. This sounds really charming! I always seem to enjoy Christmas books more in theory than in practice but they are so hard to resist!
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