New York Times bestselling author Jenny Colgan returns to the setting of her beloved Little Beach Street Bakery series for a timely and heartfelt novel set in a Cornish seaside village.
Marisa Rosso can’t understand why everyone else is getting on with their lives as she still struggles to get over the death of her beloved grandfather, back home in Italy. Everyone loses grandparents, right? Why is she taking it so badly?
Retreating further and further from normal life, she moves to the end of the earth—the remote tidal island of Mount Polbearne, at the foot of Cornwall, hoping for peace and solitude, whilst carrying on her job as a registrar, dealing with births, weddings, and deaths, even as she feels life is passing her by.
Unfortunately—or fortunately?—the solitude she craves proves elusive. Between her noisy Russian piano-teaching neighbor, the bustle and community spirit of the tiny village struggling back to life after the quarantine, and the pressing need to help save the local bakery, can Marisa find her joy again at the end of the world?
About the Author
Jenny Colgan is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including The Café by the Sea, The Bookshop on the Corner, Little Beach Street Bakery, and Christmas on the Island. Jenny is married with three children and lives in Scotland.
"An emotional, heartwarming exploration of grief and anxiety that contemporary women's fiction fans will want on their shelves."
“An evocative sweet treat.”
— Jojo Moyes on Little Beach Street Bakery
“Funny, magical and moving.”
— Time Out on Little Beach Street Bakery
“The perfect escape.”
— Woman (UK) on Christmas at the Cupcake Café
“This tale is even sweeter than the first. Festive and charming, it’s another triumph for Jenny Colgan.”
— Cosmopolitan (UK) on Christmas at the Cupcake Café