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The Little Brooklyn Bakery

The Little Brooklyn Bakery

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: New York and cakes, what’s not to love? Book two of the Romantic escapes series

  • ISBN: 978-0008259761
  • Genre: Humour

What you need to know before your trail

When Sophie Bennings arrives in New York, love is the last thing on her mind. Still reeling from a painful break up, she throws herself into her work as a food editor on a top-notch magazine.

Columnist Todd McLennan is everything that Sophie wishes she didn’t want. Like the gorgeous bakery below her Brooklyn apartment, he’s as tempting as the delicious cupcakes on display. Surely a little of what you fancy can do you good?

As Sophie and Todd get to know one another, a love of food isn’t the only passion they share. In the city that never sleeps, has Sophie finally met the man of her dreams…?

Travel Guide


The author was inspired to set the story in Brooklyn after a family holiday ito New York. They stayed in an Airbnb just off Smith Street and found the are to have a wonderful , buzzy vibe.

“…here the streets were suddenly interesting , lots of vars vibrant with crowds of people, pavement seating full, a world of nationalities in the bars and restaurants they passed”

The setting of the city at large is a mix of scenes fro a film and  -some nice, others not so much

She settled back into the battered seats ,watching the street scenes though the scared windows. as the car veered from lane to lane.It looked like the America she’d seen on television as a child in old episodes of NYPD blue. People of all races loping along the pavements. Nail bars rubbed shoulders with tire-replacement centers, the alien spelling striking home

But the magic of the bakeries wins through:

“I saw you giving me the eye the first tie we met

I wasn’t giving you the eye

I was trying to stop you eating my cupcake”


Amagansett in the Hamptons

Then they headed out to Amagansett in the Hamptons for a little visit.

Well, why not!? It’s a lovely escape from the city but can take anything from 2 to four hours to get to by car apparently given the traffic and the popularity of the location. There’s lots of beaches for which you seem to need a permit if you use them…but never mind that – this bakery is worth more than one visit so go just to visit Carissa’s

Streetview Maps

A) USA - NYC - Brooklyn - Smith Street
B) USA - NYC - Brooklyn - Public Library

Booktrail Boarding Pass:  The Little Brooklyn Bakery

Destination : New York, Brooklyn  Author/Guide: Julie Caplin  Departure Time: 2000s

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