My Monthly Review: The Ice Cream Parlour by Isabella May...


The first thing that pulled me into this book was the wonderful descriptions of Capri. The author has taken such time and care over conveying the atmosphere, heat and beauty of this tiny Italian island that I felt I was there...and have now added it to my travel bucket list!

The second was the spirit and tenacity of the heroine, Giovanna who is on a quest to find herself and pursue her true passion...gelato. A truly inspiring character fighting for her dreams, honesty and self fulfilment in a world where the people and situations around her defy her every positive step forward.

The book skips along at a wonderful pace and is a great summer read - taking place in Italy and Bath, England, it's a delight in every way.

The Ice Cream Parlour is filled with laughter, intrigue, family relationships, romantic relationships and ice cream. What's not to like? Recommended :)

The Ice Cream Parlour
Giovanna Tonioli is a successful stockbroker with a famous sports star boyfriend, but things aren't as sweet as they seem. When life in the city of Bath goes from Vanilla to Rocky Road, she takes herself off to Italy for an 'Eat Pray Love' style tour of all things gelateria. What she doesn't expect to find on her travels is one smooth, hot dollop of temptation that she just can't shake. 
How will her spiteful twin sister react when Giovanna returns to open a rival ice cream parlour? Will Natalia get her just desserts? Or will things become even stickier? All's fair in love, war and ice cream. Isn't it?
*Marian Keyes meets Paulo Coelho meets Nigella*
The Ice Cream Parlour is a mouthwatering tale of fate, family, love and jealousy - with a delectable drizzle of alchemy besides.

Author Bio –
Isabella May lives in (mostly) sunny Andalucia, Spain with her husband, daughter and son, creatively inspired by the sea and the mountains. Having grown up on Glastonbury's ley lines however, she's unable to completely shake off her spiritual inner child, and is a Law of Attraction fanatic.
Cake, cocktail, gelato, and travel obsessed, she also loves nothing more than to (quietly) break life's 'rules'. 
The Ice Cream Parlour is her fourth novel.
Social Media Links –
Twitter - @IsabellaMayBks

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