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Jenny Colgan - Piciny Csodák Péksége
„Ínycsiklandóan ropogós és cukros”– Sophie Kinsella, a Boltkóros sorozat írónője Polly és Chris már hét éve együtt élnek, de kapcsolatuk válságba kerül. Chris visszaköltözik az anyjához, Polly pedig kiadó lakást keres. A hirdetések közt akad egy romantikusan csábító; egy apró szigeten álló házikó, ahová csak apálykor lehet eljutni autóval. Barátnője hiába próbálja lebeszélni az őrült tervről, Polly hajthatatlan. A kikötőfal fölött álló ház igencsak rozoga állapotban várja új gazdáját, és a barátságtalan helyiektől vásárolt ehetetlen péksütemény sem segít Polly hangulatán. Késő este süt néhány cipót, amiből hajnalban visz a halászoknak. A faluban hamar híre megy Polly süteményeinek, így a lány új barátokra, különc hódolókra – no meg esküdt ellenségekre – tesz szert, és ki tudja, talán a szívvel-lélekkel sütött finomságok őt is megváltoztatják, hogy képes legyen újra bízni és szeretni… A Találkozzunk a Cupcake Kávézóban írónőjének legújabb sikersorozatát Jojo Moyes és Jennifer Weiner olvasói is imádni fogják, hiszen Jenny ismeri az édes élet tökéletes receptjét: sok evőkanálnyi szívmelengetés, pár csepp könny, nagy adag szerelem és persze csipetnyi humor.
Jenny Colgan - The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris
As dawn breaks over the Pont Neuf, and the cobbled alleyways of Paris come to life, Anna Trent is already awake and at work; mixing and stirring the finest, smoothest, richest chocolate; made entirely by hand, it is sold to the grandes dames of Paris. It's a huge shift from the chocolate factory she worked in at home in the north of England. But when an accident changed everything, Anna was thrown back in touch with her French teacher, Claire, who offered her the chance of a lifetime - to work in Paris with her former sweetheart, Thierry, a master chocolatier. With old wounds about to be uncovered and healed, Anna is set to discover more about real chocolate - and herself - than she ever dreamed.
Jenny Colgan - Where Have All the Boys Gone?
Where have all the men gone? Faced with 25, 000 more women than men in London, and gleeful media reports that it's statistically more likely for single women to be murdered than get married, Katie is reached an all-time low. But all is not lost! Another hilarious high-concept romantic comedy from Jenny Colgan. After yet another absymal date, soulless week in her PR job, advertising margarita-flavoured toothpaste, and being mugged by a man who criticises her choice of mobile phone and state of her handbag, Katie has had quite enough of London, thank you very much. So when she sees an advert for a press officer in the Scottish highlands, Katie forgets that she comes out in hives when she goes to Hyde Park, and doesn't 'do' wellies, and applies. On arrival, Katie thinks she's in heaven. For her destination - the tiny town of Fairlish - turns out to have the highest ratio of men to women in the British Isles. Oh, and they're all rugged, outdoorsy types as well. Katie also discovers it's her job to save the beautiful local forest from developers, along with her grumpy boss Harry, and starts to see her priorities in life shifting. Yet there's still time for a little romance with gorgeous local newshound Iain. - who just so happens to be the sworn enemy of Harry, a man himself to whom there's more than meets the eye...
Jenny Colgan - Christmas at Rosie Hopkins’ Sweetshop
Rosie Hopkins is looking forward to Christmas in the little Derbyshire village of Lipton, buried under a thick blanket of snow. Her sweetshop is festooned with striped candy canes, large tempting piles of Turkish Delight, crinkling selection boxes and happy, sticky children. She's going to be spending it with her boyfriend, Stephen, and her family, flying in from Australia. She can't wait. But when a tragedy strikes at the heart of their little community, all of Rosie's plans for the future seem to be blown apart. Can she build a life in Lipton? And is what's best for the sweetshop also what's best for Rosie? Treat yourself and your sweet-toothed friends to Jenny Colgan's heart-warming new novel. The irresistibly delicious recipes are guaranteed to get you into the festive spirit and will warm up your Christmas celebrations.
Jenny Colgan - Little Beach Street Bakery
Polly Waterford is recovering from a toxic relationship. Unable to afford their townhouse, she has to move miles away from everyone, to the sleepy little seaside resort of Polbearne, where she lives alone above an abandoned shop. And so Polly takes out her frustrations on her favourite hobby: making bread. But what was previously a weekend diversion suddenly becomes far more important as she pours her emotions into kneading and pounding the dough, and each loaf becomes better and better. With nuts and seeds, olives and chorizo, with local honey (courtesy of local bee keeper, Huckle), and with reserves of determination and creativity Polly never knew she had, she bakes and bakes and bakes . . . And people start to hear about it. Sometimes, bread really is life . . . And Polly is about to reclaim hers.
Jenny Colgan - The Little Shop of Happy Ever After
Given a back-room computer job when the beloved Birmingham library she works in turns into a downsized retail complex, Nina misses her old role terribly - dealing with people, greeting her regulars, making sure everyone gets the right books for their needs. Then a new business nobody else wants catches her eye: owning a tiny little bookshop bus up in the Scottish highlands. No computers. Shortages. Out all hours in the freezing cold; driving with a tiny stock of books... not to mention how the little community is going to take to her, particularly when she stalls the bus on a level crossing...
Jenny Colgan - Operation Sunshine
Evie needs a good holiday. Not just because she's been working all hours in her job as a receptionist for two high-powered plastic surgeons - but also because every holiday she has ever been on in her life has involved sunburn, arguments and projectile vomiting - and sometimes all three at once. Why can't she have a normal holiday, like other people seem to have - some sun, sand, sea and (hopefully) sex? So when her employers invite her to attend a conference with them in the south of France, she can't believe her luck. At last, the chance to hob nob with the rich and glamorous, to party under the stars, to live the life she's dreamed about. It's certainly the holiday of a lifetime - but not quite in way Frances imagined!
Jenny Colgan - Meet Me at the Cupcake Café
Ever dreamed of starting over Issy Randall can bake. No, more than that - Issy can create stunning, mouth-wateringly divine cakes. After a childhood spent in her beloved Grampa Joe's bakery she has undoubtedly inherited his talent. So when she's made redundant from her safe but dull City job, Issy decides to seize the moment and open up her own caf. It should be a piece of cake, right Wrong. As her friends point out, she has trouble remembering where she left her house keys, let alone trying to run her own business. But Issy is determined. Armed with recipes posted to her from Grampa, and with her local bank manager fighting her corner, Issy attempts to prove everyone wrong. Following your dreams is never easy and this is no exception.
Jenny Colgan - Looking for Andrew McCarthy
The third novel by the Sunday times bestselling author of Amanda's Wedding 'I'm wearing a beautiful pink dress, and I'm in a big pink room with billowing curtains...and I'm dancing to Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark...and my handsome partner leans over and whispers... 'Yes, 80s child Ellie really thought life was going to be like Pretty in Pink, St Elmo's Fire and all those other movies -- where everyone was astoundingly glamorous, popular, successful, had huge apartments and lived happily ever after. But now that she and her gang are thirty, she has to admit that things haven't quite turned out that way. When did horrible flats, difficult relationships and menaningless jobs take over?And, more importantly, what happened to the coolest, wisest, most inspirational Brat Packer of them all? Where is Andrew McCarthy now? Did life fulfil its promise for him? Is he happy on Channel 5? Surely he, of all people, can tell Ellie what to do about her thirty-angst?
Jenny Colgan - Talking to Addison
Holly is a frustrated florist whose life doesn't exactly seem to be coming up roses. Fleeing the houseshare from hell, she moves in with Josh, Kate, and the gorgeous Addison. Can Holly drag him away from his Internet "girlfriend" Claudia, or will they just continually get their wires crossed?
Jenny Colgan - West End Girls
The streets of London are paved with gold ...allegedly. They may be twin sisters, but Lizzie and Penny Berry are complete opposites - Penny is blonde, thin and outrageous; Lizzie quiet, thoughtful and definitely not thin. The one trait they do share is a desire to DO something with their lives, and as far as they are concerned, the place to get noticed is London. Out of the blue they discover they have a grandmother living in Chelsea - and when she has to go into hospital, they find themselves flat-sitting on the King's Road. But, as they discover, it's not as easy to become It Girls as they'd imagined, and west end boys aren't at all like Hugh Grant ...
Jenny Colgan - Amanda esküvője
Mel és Fran nem akarja elhinni, hogy egykori barátnőjük, Amanda eljegyezte magát a skót nemesi család sarjával, Fraser McConnalddal. A gyógyíthatatlan rangkórságban szenvedő Amandát a legkevésbé sem zavarja, hogy Fraser már három éve ugyanabban a sportcipőben jár, és kastélya egy romhalmaz. Nem, Amanda nemesi címre áhítozik, semmi más nem érdekli. Mel és Fran mindazonáltal elhatározzák, megfúrják az évszázad legrosszabb házasságát. Eközben Mel egy rámenős, ám nem különösebben vonzó könyvelő udvarlását próbálja visszaverni, és a férfifaló Fran különböző manővereit is igyekszik kézben tartani. Csöppet sem mellékesen saját szerelmi háborúját is megvívja Alexszel, aki egyszerre vadító és link, leginkább ez utóbbi. Mindeközben vészesen közeledik az esküvő időpontja - valamit tenni kell! És a két ádáz barátnő tesz is.
Jenny Colgan - Christmas on the Island
From the _New York Times_ bestselling author of _The Café by the Sea_—whose novels are “an evocative, sweet treat” (JOJO MOYES)—comes this heartwarming holiday novel set on a charming Scottish island. _On the remote Scottish island of Mure, the Christmas season is stark, windy, and icy—yet incredibly festive and beautiful..._ It's a time for getting cozy in front of whisky barrel wood fires, and enjoying a dram and a treacle pudding with the people you love—unless, of course, you've accidentally gotten pregnant by your ex-boss, and don't know how to tell him. In the season for peace and good cheer, will Flora find the nerve to reveal the truth to her nearest and dearest? Will her erstwhile co-parent Joel think she’s the bearer of glad tidings—or is this Christmas going to be as bleak as the Highlands in midwinter? Meanwhile Saif, a doctor and refugee from war-torn Syria is trying to enjoy his first western Christmas with his sons on this remote island where he’s been granted asylum. His wife, however, is still missing, and her absence hangs over what should be a joyful celebration. Can the family possibly find comfort and joy without her? Travel to the beautiful northern edge of the world and join the welcoming community of Mure for a Highland Christmas you'll never forget!
Jenny Colgan - Working Wonders
An hilarious novel of office life and personal crisis by the bestselling author of LOOKING FOR ANDREW MCCARTHY and AMANDA'S WEDDING. Arthur thinks he's just another ordinary guy of 31, getting up in the morning to face another ordinary day in an ordinary Midlands town. He evades his girlfriend Fay's latest hints about commitment and babies to leave for work at the council offices, where today, at the latest crazy whim of management, he's expected to reapply for his job as town planner. But, hey, today there's something different about Arthur. Why can't he shake off that strange dream about horses he had last night? And why does the ridiculous psychology test he's given to do appear to be sending him arcane messages? And who really is Gwyneth, the beautiful martinet of a management consultant in charge of the whole charade? Nothing is quite as it seems -- and that includes Arthur. In the course of a short day he defenestrates a photocopier, wrestles his Lynx-scented boss Ross for his job, faces up to Fay -- that is he evades her questions once too often -- and is given a secret mission that will change the life of himself and his motley team.
Jenny Colgan - The Good, the Bad and the Dumped
Now, you would obviously never, ever look up your exes on Facebook. Nooo. And even if you did, you most certainly wouldn't run off trying to track them down, risking your job, family and happiness in the process. Posy Fairweather, on the other hand ...Posy is delighted when Matt proposes - on top of a mountain, in a gale, in full-on romantic mode. But a few days later disaster strikes: he backs out of the engagement. Crushed and humiliated, Posy starts thinking. Why has her love life always ended in total disaster? Determined to discover how she got to this point, Posy resolves to get online and track down her exes. Can she learn from past mistakes? And what if she has let Mr Right slip through her fingers on the way?
Jenny Colgan - Amanda's Wedding
Mel and Fran can’t believe it when their old school friend Amanda, Satan’s very own PR girl, pulls off the ultimate publicity stunt in getting herself engaged to a Scottish laird. Who cares that Fraser McConnald has worn the same pair of Converse trainers for the last three years and that his castle is a pile of rubble with one Calor Gas heater – she’ll be titled! Gentle, decent Fraser is clearly ignorant of Amanda’s wiles, so Mel and Fran, still smarting from the memory of all the mean things Amanda put them through in their days at Portmount Comprehensive, set out to sabotage this mismatch of the century. So between fighting off the attentions of a love-crazed accountant, keeping Fran's deadly manoeuvres with the opposite sex under control and trying to win her own war of love with the elusive but gorgeous Alex, Mel finds herself attending a wild Scottish stag night, a hen night from hell, and preparing for a wedding that's everything you'd wish on your worst enemy.
Jenny Colgan - Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery
It's Christmas in the Cornish coastal village of Mount Polbearne - a time for family, friends and feasting. Polly Waterford loves running the Little Beach Street Bakery. She's at her happiest when she's creating delicious, doughy treats and the festive season always inspires her to bake and knead something extra special for the village residents. In fact, the only thing she loves more than her bakery is curling up with her gorgeous boyfriend, Huckle. She's determined that this Christmas is going to be their best one yet, but life doesn't always work out as planned...When Polly's best friend Kerensa turns up with a secret that threatens the life Polly and Huckle have built together, the future begins to look uncertain. And then a face from Polly's past reappears and things become even more complicated. Polly can usually find solace in baking but she has a feeling that's not going to be enough this time. Can she get things back on track so that everyone has a merry Christmas?
Jenny Colgan - Karácsony a Cupcake Kávézóban
Issy Randall, a Cupcake Kávézó büszke tulajdonosa szerelmes, és nem is lehetne boldogabb. Új üzlete virágzik, és jó barátok veszik körül, bár két kolléganője, Pearl és Calorine mintha nem nagyon lenne feldobva a hó és a vidámság közelgő ünnepétől. Ám amikor barátja, Austin eljátszik a gondolattal, hogy New Yorkba költözik, Issy kénytelen egy távkapcsolat kilátásával szembenézni. És amikor legnagyobb a karácsonyi forgalom a kávézóban, s egyre nagyobb a kereslet Issy ínycsiklandó süteményeire, a lánynak el kell döntenie, mit tart a legfontosabbnak az életben. Ebben a decemberben Issynek minden erő-, jókedv- és fahéjtartalékára szüksége van, hogy így vagy úgy mindenkinek boldog karácsonyt teremtsen...
Jenny Colgan - Do You Remember the First Time?
Life doesn't have a rewind button. Ever wished it did? Flora's wish is about to come true, in a magical new novel about the ultimate second chance, from the bestselling author of WORKING WONDERS and AMANDA'S WEDDING.As her best friend Tashy cuts into her wedding cake, 32-year-old Flora realises she is disillusioned with life. Suddenly, her well-paid job, cosy flat and stable relationship with sensible Olly don't amount to a whole lot. Flora wants to be 16 again. She closes her eyes and wishes. Her wish has come true.Waking up the next morning is a shock. But now Flora has the chance to right some wrongs. Trading crows feet for pimples, love handles for a torso Britney Spears would kill for and dull dinner parties for house parties where White Lightning and snogging are the order of the day, Flora revels in a life where things are far less complicated and just much more... FUN.It's not all laughs though. Will what she does change the future? How can she get back to the present and her ordinary life? And does she even want to?
Jenny Colgan - Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery
Summer has arrived in the Cornish town of Mount Polbearne and Polly Waterford couldn't be happier. Because Polly is in love: she's in love with the beautiful seaside town she calls home, she's in love with running the bakery on Beach Street, and she's in love with her boyfriend, Huckle. And yet there's something unsettling about the gentle summer breeze that's floating through town. Selina, recently widowed, hopes that moving to Mount Polbearne will ease her grief, but Polly has a secret that could destroy her friend's fragile recovery. Responsibilities that Huckle thought he'd left behind are back and Polly finds it hard to cope with his increasingly long periods of absence. Polly sifts flour, kneads dough and bakes bread, but nothing can calm the storm she knows is coming: is Polly about to lose everything she loves?
Jenny Colgan - Welcome To Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams
Rosie Hopkins is about to face major upheaval. Her elderly aunt Lilian - feisty, independent Aunt Lily who never talked about her past - needs her help, so Rosie is moving to the depths of the countryside for a few months to look after her. Plus Rosie will be away from Gerard, the man she hopes to settle down with soon, and they'll miss each other dreadfully... won't they?Lilian Hopkins has spent her life running Lipton's village sweetshop, through wartime and family feuds. As she struggles with the idea that it might finally be time to sell up, she also wrestles with the secret history hidden behind the jars of beautifully coloured sweets.And the longer Rosie and Lilian spend together, the more they realise they can learn from each other...
Jenny Colgan - Találkozzunk a Cupcake Kávézóban
Ismerje meg Issy Randallt, a Cupcake kávézó büszke tulajdonosát! Issy Randall remekül süt. Isteni, megdöbbentő süteményeket készít, amelyektől az ember szájában összefut a nyál. Imádott nagyapja nevelte fel, a gyerekkorát Joe nagypapa pékségében töltötte, és kétségtelenül örökölte a tehetségét. Amikor Issyt leépítés miatt kirúgják biztonságos, ám unalmas citybeli munkahelyéről, elhatározza, hogy megragadja a pillanatot. A nagypapa receptjeivel fölfegyverkezve, a legjobb barátai és a helyi bank tanácsadója segítségével indul harcba. A Cupcake kávézó megnyitja kapuit. Csakhogy Issynek fogalma sincs, mekkora fába vágta a fejszéjét. Minden bátorságára – és cukrásztudományára – szüksége van, hogy elkerülje a katasztrófát… Finom ráadás süteményreceptek a könyvben!
Jenny Colgan - Kalamajka a Piciny Csodák pékségében
Polly Waterford élete alaposan megváltozott, mióta először hajtott át Mount Polbearne csak apály idején járható bekötőútján. A nagyvárosi nyüzsgésből elmenekült lány otthonra lelt a félszigeten. Szerelmével, Huckle-lel és fogadott lundájukkal, Neillel nem is élhetnének boldogabban frissen megvásárolt világítótornyukban. Váratlan események és a kisvárosba érkező és visszatérő látogatók azonban alaposan megbolygatják a közösség, Polly bejáratott és népszerű péksége és a kis lundás család életét. Hogy áll helyt Polly, amikor magára marad, és úgy tűnik, sokadszorra is mindent elölről kell kezdenie? A tenger felett az időjárás kiszámíthatatlan – tudják ezt a halászok, és meg kell tanulnia mindenkinek, aki ilyen helyen akar élni. Sosem lehet tudni, mi az, amit közelebb sodornak, és mi az, amit örökre eltávolítanak a semmiből támadó viharok. Egyvalami azonban változatlan: Jenny Colgan történetei, akárcsak Polly fantasztikus kenyerei, a legszigorúbb kritikust is leveszik a lábáról. Ha belekóstolt, nem fogja tudni abbahagyni. Pékségünkben csak garantáltan természetes alapanyagokkal dolgozunk, hiszen tudjuk, olvasót a gyomrán…
Jenny Colgan - Christmas at the Cupcake Café
Contains mouth-watering recipes! Issy Randall, proud owner of the Cupcake Cafe, is in love and couldn't be happier. Her new business is thriving and she is surrounded by close friends, even if her cupcake colleagues Pearl and Caroline aren't quite as upbeat about the upcoming season of snow and merriment. But when her boyfriend Austin is scouted for a possible move to New York, Issy is forced to face up to the prospect of a long-distance romance. And when the Christmas rush at the cafe - with its increased demand for her delectable creations - begins to take its toll, Issy has to decide what she holds most dear. This December, Issy will have to rely on all her reserves of courage, good nature and cinnamon, to make sure everyone has a merry Christmas, one way or another ...
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