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Vivien's Heavenly Ice Cream Shop Audiobook

Vivien's Heavenly Ice Cream Shop

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Publisher's Summary

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 while it's big on 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 looming, Imogen and Anna devise a plan to return Vivien's to its former glory. 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, her sister flies to Italy to attend a gourmet ice-cream-making course. But as she works shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the best chefs in the industry, Anna finds that romance can bloom in the most unexpected of places....

©2013 Vanessa Neuling (P)2014 WF Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Deliciously romantic - a perfect summer read!" (Miranda Dickinson.)

"A sweet and scrumptious summer indulgence, this sunshine tale of friendship, family, and 99 Flakes was a pure delight from start to finish.... Loved it" (Victoria Fox, author of Temptation Island)

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    Amazon Customer Newcastle, UK 14/10/2014
    Amazon Customer Newcastle, UK 14/10/2014 Member Since 2010
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    "Half hearted"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I'm a sucker for romance even the predictable stuff but perhaps this would better suit someone who doesn't care at all for realism. Use your last £500 to buy a van without a thought for insurance? Which experienced cook would put vanilla seeds in the bin?


    Would you ever listen to anything by Abby Clements again?

    Probably not.


    Have you listened to any of Jane Collingwood’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    This is up to the narrator's usual high standard, lots of variation in voice and characters.


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not really


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Joanna Bristol, United Kingdom 14/06/2015
    Joanna Bristol, United Kingdom 14/06/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "A sweet story that pootled along nicely!"

    Predictable but enjoyable. Nice characters and nice settings to enjoy, if you love food you'll enjoy this read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca 03/10/2014
    Rebecca 03/10/2014 Member Since 2015
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    "Lovely story, easy listening, will listen again"
    What made the experience of listening to Vivien's Heavenly Ice Cream Shop the most enjoyable?

    I have read this book on the kindle, am was excited to see it in audible form. I love the story, giving inspiration, and leaving me with a warm heart.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Anna is my favourite character. I can relate to her in many ways.


    What about Jane Collingwood’s performance did you like?

    A pleasant clear voice, narrating the story great.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I love the end of this book, as soon as I have finished I want to start all over again.


    Any additional comments?

    I will listen to this audiobook time and time again. A favourite!!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 24/07/2014 Member Since 2016
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    "He said, She said"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I listern to books whilst working on my art so to me its a back ground noise .. but it got anoying .. this book had a really good story line .. but way to much she said, blah blah .. he said.. it was more of a script to me


    Has Vivien's Heavenly Ice Cream Shop put you off other books in this genre?

    to be honest i am a bit worried about reading anouther one of the authers books cause this did annoy me ? was it her first one?


    What about Jane Collingwood’s performance did you like?

    her voices for different people was good x


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lie Back & Listen 05/07/2014
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    "Heavenly"

    I read this last year in paperback as it wasn’t on available via audio at that time, however when I saw that it was recently listed on Audible I just had to download it as I enjoyed the characters & story settings so much I wanted to se if the story translates well via audio recording.

    I was happy find to discover it did!

    The only issue I had is that it does seem go have been edited down although it states it is ‘unabridged’.

    However this book is well worth a credit or cash purchase.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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