Book Review | Ella’s Ice Cream Summer – Sue Watson

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.

Ellas ice cream summer

Rating: 4 out of 5

A lovely story about getting older and finding yourself and your path. Ella has put everyone else first her whole life – now she’s been left by her husband and her two children have flown the nest. Left living at home with her mother, who has more of a social life than Ella (including a few hilarious dating app moments), she wants to do something for herself. An opportunity comes her way in the form of a letter – will she take it or continue living the safe life she knows?

An adorable story which has resulted in several trips to Tesco for Ben & Jerry’s to keep the ice cream cravings at bay. Keep a cloth handy to wipe up the drool – you’ll need it with these flavours! I fell in love with the characters, the town and of course the little dog Delilah! The thought of this dog being dressed happily each day reminded me of trying to put a Christmas jumper on our chihuahua – he didn’t like it one bit! This story is packed with humour, wisdom and most importantly love, family and friendship. A must read this Summer!

Thank you to Netgalley, Bookouture and of course Sue Watson for the chance to read and review this story. You can get a copy on your kindle for just 99p at the moment here.

Love Roxy xx


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