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Christmas at the Little Beach Street Bakery
Christmas at the Little Beach Street Bakery | Jenny Colgan
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AnneCecilie
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Bailedbailed

This is one of the risks when you borrow Christmas books without reading the blurb or anything else about the book.

This turned out to be the 3rd in a trilogy. And in the pages that I read it was a lot of telling about the village and it dynamics and what had happened in previous books. I didn‘t like this or the story telling. I made it to page 50 and nothing had happened yet.

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kissmehardy
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Pickpick

Does Neil know that I would kill and die for him? #christmasfiction

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GinaKButler
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My #bookspin is up next! 🎧

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
GinaKButler @TheAromaofBooks this was just ok...I enjoyed the first two books in this series much more. BUT, I loved that it‘s set at Christmas and was a light read! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks I find that I'm a lot more lenient about mindless reads this time of year! 1mo
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Lynnsoprano
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I‘m definitely in the mood for a holiday read, and picked this up at the library, only to realize that I‘ve already read it 😱 Fortunately, I picked up another!

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GinaKButler
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My December #bookspin and #doublespin

So excited for these! Thank you for hosting, @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! It's been several years since I read The Joy Luck Club, but I remember really enjoying it. 2mo
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xicanti
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I woke up hungry and decided to break my date omelet recipe out of hibernation. It paired well with the start of my first holiday read of 2021.

Emilymdxn This looks like such a gorgeous meal and time to read! 2mo
xicanti @Emilymdxn it was absolutely lovely! 2mo
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Cyndij82
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Pickpick

Book 3 of the series. Great book. Loved all 3 books in this series. Light reading.

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Chili
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Bookgoil Woot doing amazing! 13mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 13mo
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AmyK1
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Pickpick

I didn‘t realize when I bought this that it‘s the 3rd of a series. I haven‘t read the first 2 but that didn‘t seem to matter much. It was a cute story. 26pts for #merryreaders #wintergames #wintergames2020

@Clwojick @StayCurious

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Lizpixie
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#WinterGames2020 #The12ColoursOfDecember #Dec14 #SnowWhite This one is another adorable series by Jenny Colgan. The last in the Beach Street Bakery series about a woman who gives up everything to open a bakery on a small island off Cornwall in England & live in its lighthouse. Double points because it‘s a Xmas novel! 21pts Team #MerryReaders

Cupcake12 Love this series 💕📖 13mo
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Bklover
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Pickpick

I really love #bookspin. Sometimes it simply helps me decide what I REALLY DO want to read. I look at the winning number and realize what number I actually wanted it to be. So this was number 2 on the list. The third in this particular series, I enjoyed visiting these characters again. Christmas was definitely in the background, but I love the characters. The story itself left me a bit conflicted, but maybe that was the point.

TheAromaofBooks It's like the old saying about flipping a coin & realizing you want a specific side to turn up!! Glad you read the one you wanted to!! 😁 13mo
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marleed
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Pickpick

Oh gosh these books are sweet. I skipped the 2nd book in this series but that‘s okay because the main characters of this book were principle characters to the original. I‘ve found it is helpful to at least read the first book of her series first. Dec #BookSpin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 13mo
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Cupcake12
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Pickpick

Just finished my birthday pressie from the lovely @NeedsMoreBooks ❤️ I loved the fact it was a festive book and it made me feel warm and cosy in September. I‘ve now read the three books in the series and Jenny Colgans writing is just so relatable and humorous...a definite pick 👍🏻

NeedsMoreBooks Glad that you enjoyed it 😍😍 1y
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Cupcake12
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Curled up on the bed with my yankee candle burning, my dog by my feet and box of chocolates. Starting my new Christmas book....who cares if it‘s August! 🎄
@NeedsMoreBooks

NeedsMoreBooks Sounds lovely. Hugs to Belle ❤️ 1y
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Liatrek
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Pickpick

The final book in this series is set at Christmas but really didn‘t deliver on any holiday feels for me. It felt like a jumble of problems generated at holiday time and wrapped up before New Years. #wintergames
#teamfozziwig @barkingmadrun @clwojick @staycurious
#holidayread 20 points

BarkingMadRun That‘s a bummer! 2y
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Lizpixie
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Pickpick

Bk10 of the #WinterGames for #TeamNutcracker is done! I wish I could live in the world that Colgan creates, it‘s such a quirky, beautiful & amazing place, plus living in a lighthouse is something I‘ve always wanted to do. Polly is in a very happy place, living with her fiancée Huckle in Mount Polbearnes lighthouse & running her bakery. Then her friend Kerensa drops a bombshell which threatens to tear her world apart. 21pts #PointsTotal-1,153

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Lizpixie
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Bk10 of the #WinterGames for #TeamNutcracker is this cute #HolidayRead from Jenny Colgan. There‘s only a few “chick lit” authors I like & she‘s one of them. The whole Beach Street Bakery series is fantastic, mostly because of a puffin called Neil. 1pt + 5 from games #PointsTotal-1,131

Bookworm54 I love puffins! A totally underrated animal! 2y
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Allylu
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Mehso-so

#WinterGames Yay! I finished my first #HolidayBook! It was an okay romance about a young woman who found her niche in baking wonderful breads and pastries and saving a Puffin Sanctuary off the coast of Britain. She‘s in love with an American (who sounded like a Texan) and her best friend is about to give birth. I guess it had a happy ending, but it was so-so. There you go Team #ReadNosedReindeer. I‘m off to a birthday dinner!

StayCurious Fantastic! +20 for holiday Read, + 1 for participation = 21 points 2y
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mcctrish
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Fiction -most kinds. Wine, decaf tea, espresso in the morning to get my motor running 🤣 I like most things book related 📚. Hand cream, lip balm, moisturizer winter makes me shrivel up and flake away. Dark chocolate. Gingerbread. Shortbread. Love Actually. Die Hard. All the claymation movies. I LOVE old Christmas glass ornaments and bottle brush trees #xmasfaves #CanuckChristmasSwap

KarynGood Gingerbread always! 2y
mcctrish @KarynGood I got an amazing tea from David‘s tea called Gingerbread Blondie and it is so good 2y
KarynGood @mcctrish Oh, thanks for the rec! Going to buy some tomorrow! 2y
mcctrish @KarynGood I hope you enjoy it as much as me 2y
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Liatrek
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Pulling out my physical Christmas book and some classics I want to read🎄

cathipink I definitely want to get out some Christmas reads soon - I'm ready 🙂🎅🎄 2y
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cinann
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I finished nine books in December, four of which were already returned library books, and one was on my kindle.

2018 Wrap-up ~ #seasonsreadings
@vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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KrystleTheBookSlayer
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Eating leftover pumpkin roll with whip cream & caramel from my dad's Christmas party yesterday. I'm also starting Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery & this seemed like a good treat for the occasion. I probably won't finish the book before 2019, but I'll at least get a good start on it.

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KrystleTheBookSlayer
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Just got home (a blizzard is brewing outside) & I found this outside my door!!! Thank you so much @tracy.m.ng

I've been wanting to read The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein since I found out about its existence! And Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery sounds like the perfect Xmas read for me, it's honestly just what I needed! And of course my sweet tooth is going to enjoy the Nips very very much! #MerryAndBrightSwap @EH2018

BeansPage The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein was so amazing! Enjoy! 3y
tracy.m.ng @KrystleTheBookSlayer so glad you got the gifts and so glad you like them too :) (got both coffee and chocolate flavors since you like both lol)! Enjoy :) happy new year!! 3y
KrystleTheBookSlayer @tracy.m.ng I love both flavors! Thank you so much! Happy New Year to you too! ☺ 3y
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cinann
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I have no idea how many hours I actually read for #25infive, but I finished all three of these books.

Andrew65 That‘s brilliant, well done. 🙌👏 3y
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Loric
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Pickpick

This is the 3rd in the Beach Street Bakery series and while the author indicates these could be read as stand alone, I think the series overall was more enjoyable reading them in order. This one is full of drama, but was also a sweet, heavenly slice of holiday cheer! True to fashion with her other books in this series, the author shares recipes from the famous treats prepared within Polly‘s bakery... can‘t wait to try the hot chocolate myself!

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ontheBL
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Pickpick

Jenny Clogan writes a giggle worthy Christmas story perfect fo this time of year. Read my full review at: https://onthebl.org/2018/12/10/christmas-at-little-beach-street-bakery/

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callielafleur
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@MaleficentBookDragon I was so excited to come home and find this package on my steps! Thank you so much for the wonderful gifts!! I'm so excited to read all of these. I especially love the coffee cozy you made!! Everything is so festive and lovely. I can't wait to sip the coffee out of my new mug. ❤️❤️ Thank you, you lovely litten!

And of course, thank you to the wonderful @Avanders for hosting!!! ❤️❤️❤️

MaleficentBookDragon Yay! I'm so happy you're happy! I really enjoyed picking out everything. It was so much fun. 3y
Avanders 😍🎄♥️🥰❄️ 3y
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cinann
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I don't usually read Christmas books but I am looking forward to reading these this year.

#seasonsreadings
@vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great stack!!! 3y
vkois88 Sometimes they can be surprisingly good 😊 I keep looking at the tagged book but haven't picked it up yet 3y
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EmilyChristine
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Starting this one today on my work break. I made my second batch of fudge today. Looked good! Hopefully it tastes good too.

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Jeanne_S
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Mehso-so

Much less satisfying that the first.

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josie281
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Bubble bath and light story is necessary for today!!

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Lizpixie
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Pickpick

Finished up the Little Beach Street Bakery series tonight. I hope she writes more,3 just isn‘t enough, even with the caps lock & abundance of !!! Xmas is coming & Polly is run off her feet at the Bakery, Reuben insists she cater his family Xmas party, the wife of her “long lost” father finds her to tell her he‘s dying & wants to see her & Kerensa dumps a huge secret into her lap, begging her not to tell Huckle which of course backfires hugely.🥧🎄

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Lizpixie
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Starting a few chapters of this before I collapse from lack of sleep. I‘m definitely living up to my #nosleeptillbookless hashtag! See you on the other side my friends.😘❤️😴

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Lizpixie
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#BookMail No2 is the third Little Beach Street Book. Though it probably would‘ve been a more timely read a month ago. Really gonna need more shelves soon. #NewYearNewBooks #SoManyBooksSoLittleFunds

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Booksnchill
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Pickpick

Ok I guess I had one last book in me. This is a sweet Christmas read set in Cornwall (what is really St. Michael‘s Mount) and the sense of place is well executed. If you want a sweet read set in a windmill in Cornwall complete with pet puffin for a Christmas read then this is calling your name. I have not read the other 2 in this series but probably not necessary. Onward to 2018 and Happy New Year Littens!!🍾🥂🎉🎉🎉🎉

UwannaPublishme Wowie! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4y
Kappadeemom Holy cow! 4y
CrowCAH Congrats 🎉👏🏻📚 4y
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Tera0707 Woah! 👍🏻 4y
Jas16 Happy New Year 🎉🍾 4y
Booksnchill @Jas16 Happy New Year!!! 4y
Booksnchill @UwannaPublishme @Kappadeemom @crowCAH @Tera0707 Thanks all and Happy New Year!🎉🎉🎉 4y
Booksnchill @UwannaPublishme @Kappadeemom @crowCAH @Tera0707 Thanks all and Happy New Year!🎉🎉🎉 4y
TricksyTails Happy New Year to you and my favorite Whiskey! 😘🐶🎆💖🎉📚 4y
Booksnchill Happy New Year @TricksyTails 🐾🐾❤️🎉🍾 4y
JessClark78 Happy New Year! 4y
Booksnchill @JessClark78 Here‘s to an excellent 2018!!🎉🎉🎉 4y
Redwritinghood 👏👏👏👏 4y
mabell Happy New Year! 🎉🍾 4y
Bookzombie Happy New Year!!! 🎆🎉⭐️ 4y
Dulcinella 😍💐💐🥂 4y
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shelbyy
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I started this on the day before Christmas Eve, but the holidays were so busy that I barely had any time to read. And I've also been spending my spare time playing the Sims 4 that I got for Christmas. I should be able to finish it soon!

ReadingMeagan I‘m reading this too! And I LOVE the Sims 4. This post reminded me that I haven‘t played it in ages lol. So addictive! 3y
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ChrisM
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Mehso-so

Finished this today!! Was a quick read which was what I was looking for today- was one of those books that was fine- not horrible, not wonderful but fine. It's a story of community & friendship & love & being present so what you have doesn't slip away. Snowball spent much of my reading time in my lap (we were away for a few days & now she won't let us out of her sight)

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ChrisM
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This is the 1st time I've had time to sit & enjoy my Christmas tree! Enjoying the extended Christmas days off with a Christmas book before returning to reality (or at least the business of life)

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BBudra
Pickpick

Perfect little cinnamon bun of a book. Christmas, Cornish scenery, delicious baked goods, and truly likeable characters. Oh, and a puffin.

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Julsmarshall
Pickpick

Sweet, funny, heartwarming. The perfect holiday read. Really enjoyed it on audio!

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Lmstraubie
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Mehso-so

Meh. I didn't feel connected to the characters and actually thought some were rather annoying. Didn't like this nearly as much as The Bookshop on the Corner.

Gissy So sad😔It was in my wish list 4y
Lmstraubie @Gissy You may like it. It has a 75% rating on Litsy. I hadn't read the ones that came before this (you didn't need to), but that may have helped me be more connected to the characters. 4y
Gissy Do you know the title of the first one? @Lmstraubie 4y
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Lynnsoprano
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Pickpick

This is a definite step above your standard holiday fluff. Interesting characters, an unexpected climax and just a beautifully written and evocative ending. My first Jenny Colgan, but not my last.

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Bibliophagist
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my new read 📖📖 #ChristmasRead #LitsyChristmas

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Lmstraubie
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Working the tablet for this cozy holiday read ☺️

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Lynnsoprano
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I started this today. I picked it up on a Kindle deal a couple weeks ago. If I don‘t read it now, it won‘t get read until next December 😄

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MarticaMustRead
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🎄🎁📚🎅🤓 #TisTheSeason #XmasReads #ForTheLoveOfBooks #LibrarianLife

Our little 'Christmassy' reads display in front of the circulation desk. ❤💚❤💚

🤔Think I might need to borrow this Colgan one for the holiday weekend!😍

Julsmarshall I‘m listening to this right now-I love the puffin! 4y
MarticaMustRead Oh good to hear @Julsmarshall 🤗! 4y
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SarahSDavis
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Current mood... ☺️📚🎄 I started reading Jenny Colgan a few years ago, and it‘s been so nice to see her comforting, cozy, and yummy stories find a home here in the states (and in our bookstores! not that I don‘t love the Book Depository and British covers 😀)

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GypsyKat
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I almost forgot to update my #TBR bingo card ✅

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GypsyKat
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Pickpick

This was better than I thought it would be! Not just your typical Christmas fluff. Don‘t get me wrong, I‘m fine with fluff, but this was just better. A really fun, Christmas time read. 😊🎄

Also, I now want a pet puffin.

Birdsong28 I found that with Jenny Colgan books they look like "Fluff" but they tackle some serious issues. Also I am glad I'm not alone in wanting a Puffin after reading this series ? ?? 4y
GypsyKat @Birdsong28 Haha, right? I wanna hear that little “eep!” 😆 4y
shelbyy @GypsyKat I have this one, but do you think I need to read the first two books (Little Beach Street Bakery and Summer at the Little Beach Street Bakery) before the Christmas one? 4y
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GypsyKat @shelbyy15 this could definitely be a stand alone book, and I personally didn‘t feel like I had missed anything. However, if you already have the other ones you might want to read them first just to avoid possible spoilers. 4y
Victoriahoperose Oh my god I completely agree with your entire review. Loved it also and want a puffin. I even made the knish recipe@in the back for book club lol! 4y
GypsyKat @Victoriahoperose The recipes looked great! 4y
shelbyy @GypsyKat okay, thanks! 4y
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