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.
Can Ice Cream mend a broken heart??
Set in my hometown of delightful Devon Sue Watson has written a book with the Wow factor.
Ella has no job and no love life and everything else in her life in also going under.. so she packs her bags and heads for the sun and a beach.
With romance, laughs and of course Ice cream this tale is the perfect escape. I literally lived the scene and the story for the whole time I was reading.
Sue Watson shows other authors how writing women’s fiction should be done. It’s not sugary, it’s not twee and along with gorgeous characters, the story has a theme of family and relationships at it’s core.
I could imagine that there are several families such as Ella’s all over the world and I loved getting involved.
Perfect Summer sun reading.