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04 May 2017

Rambling About.. Ella's Ice-Cream Summer by Sue Watson

Ella isn't having a very easy time of it. Her ex-husband is living up to his name (Dick), her 78-year old mother is sexting and online dating, her almost-grown children are jetting off to see the world, and her world seems to be caving in around her. When her aunt dies and she finds out that she's been left part of the family business she loved so much growing up -- an ice cream cafe at the beach -- she takes the chance and makes a change for herself, at least for the summer. It turns out that her share isn't anything that she had expected and that there are long-held family secrets and scandals just waiting to be discovered in the little seaside village.

I absolutely fell in love with Ella, the family's solicitor Ben, and especially Ella's Mum (who reminds me so much of a favorite great-aunt or two!). My heart broke for her as things crumbled and soared when they were looking up. No tears were shed while reading, but only just barely. Oh, all right ... there were tears, but no full-blown ugly crying. Okay, so maybe I came close as the secrets were revealed ... and maybe once or twice with Ben ... but I didn't go all snotty on my shirt sleeves. Really. No sleeves were damaged in the reading of this book ... although I did snort my Coke Zero onto some paperwork on my desk a few times from laughing.

Yep! Ella's Ice-Cream Summer has it all. There's sweet romance, family mystery, comedy, and some of the most amazing sounding ice cream! It's being released from Bookouture next week -- on May 11th -- just in time to get in the summer spirit. Sue Watson is quickly coming one of my favorite chick lit authors and Ella's Ice-Cream Summer is the next best thing to actually being at the beach with ice cream cone! It may be even better since it's unlikely you'll get sand in your pants just by reading.

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