Saturday, December 20, 2014

630#Ai no Kotoba ~ [Book Review] Vivien's Heavenly Ice Cream Shop

A second read from Abby Clements! A delicious-looking book actually.
Dalam buku ni asyik ais krim aje. Macam macam perisa pulak tu.
Rating: 4/5

When Imogen and Anna unexpectedly inherit their grandmother Vivien's ice cream parlour, it turns both their lives upside down. The Brighton shop is a seafront institution, but though it's big on retro charm it's critically low on customers. If the sisters don't turn things around quickly, their grandmother's legacy will disappear forever.

With summer fast approaching, Imogen and Anna devise a plan. Rather than sell up, they will train up, and make the parlour the newest destination on the South Coast foodie map.

While Imogen watches the shop and conjures new marketing ideas, her sister flies to Italy to attend a gourmet ice cream-making course. But can their best-laid plans survive their warring family, tempestuous love lives - and the great British Weather? One thing is for certain - this summer will be like no other . . .

I prefer Amelia Grey's Fireside Dreams lagi daripada buku ni. Mungkin patut ada lebih banyak development for the characters, I mean.

The story is okay as it is. How they manage to open the shop, Anna flies to Italy for ice-cream making course. Tapi rasa macam ada kurang something. Macam bila ada masalah yang timbul, cepat dan senang aje sesuatu solusi tu muncul dan tup! Masalah dah selesai.

I love how things going for Anna and Matteo - both of them are foodie! And for Imogen and Finn. They need more sparks - Anna and Matteo - masa diorang kat Italy. Ceritakan banyak sikit macam mana si Matteo tu boleh terjatuh cinta pada Anna.

That's it. Cerita dah okey tapi macam kurang perasa. 

Maybe the writer needs some vanilla and salted caramel ice cream? To sweeten the story, and of course for the salty breeze at the seafront ;)

Till then.


Zizie Zack said...

tajuk dia buat akak lapar la.. hehe.. okay.. i understand.. rasa xpuas and macam boring bila konflik dia terlampau sekejap.

BudakVanilla said...

cover buku tu cantik. hehehe. and the last word of urs, buat drooling jap. hehehe

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