Ella’s life just hit rock-bottom, but can a summer by the sea mend her broken heart? When life gives you lemons… make ice-cream!
Life hasn’t always been easy for single mum Ella, but she has just hit an all-time low; she’s jobless, loveless, very nearly homeless and, to make matters worse, now the owner of a pocket-sized pooch with a better wardrobe than her.
Packing her bags (and a bigger one for the dog), Ella sets off for the seaside town of Appledore in Devon to re-live the magical summers of her youth and claim her portion of the family ice-cream business: a clapped-out ice-cream van and a complicated mess of secrets.
There she meets gorgeous and free-spirited solicitor, Ben, who sees things differently: with a little bit of TLC he has a plan to get the van – and Ella – back up and running in no time.
This has to get 5 big fat scoops of delish Ice Cream from me.
What is there not to like about a Sue Watson book.
I just loved every single page of this book.
This book has more than it's fair share of LOL moments. Some great one liners. I loved the opening of this book, not only are Ella's children taking no notice of her because they are glued to their phone's so is her mother. This is a real situation for many families everywhere.
Everything about this book made me want to keep going, keep reading. It's fun, it's summer, it's everything you want from a feel good heart warming read.
Some great character in this book I loved Ella and her crazy mother 78yr old and Sexting. lol
Jobless, loveless and homeless. Ella heads off to Devon, for a summer of being alone and new starts. Her mother wont go with her as Appledore holds secrets that she would rather forget. Ella though has fond memories of Appledore in the summer is what is keeping Ella going. But can things ever be as good as childhood memories. Child hood memories spending time with her cousin, hoping to re create some of those memories but there seems to be some sort of rift with her mum and her cousin that Ella just cant figure out. I loved this part of the story, the mystery behind the secrets and what had gone on all those years ago.
Anyone who knows me knows I love a good crime thriller, but this was a superb get away from all the crime. An exceptional read, and one I think everyone should read.
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