Ice Creams at Carrington's - Alexandra Brown

Source: Review copy courtesy of Harper

Blurb:

The third book in the delightful series set in Carrington’s Department Store.

 

Georgie Hart and Carrington’s Department Store have got the world at their feet. Since a reality TV series put them both on the map, life has been amazing! Carrington’s profits are in the pink, Georgie has carved herself a place in the nation’s heart and her romance with Tom, the store’s boss, has finally blossomed.

 

Now summertime has come to Mulberry-on -Sea and Georgie is in great demand. The town is holding a big summer festival and she and her mates from Carrington’s are planning on making sure that Mulberry puts on the show of its life!

 

But Georgie is about to get the offer of a lifetime – one that is just too good to turn down and something that will test her loyalties to their limits… Will Georgie be able to pull off it off once again, or has her luck finally run out?

Review:

If you want a summer read, then this is the book for you. It is the perfect accompaniment to your beach bag, summer satchel, travelling tote or even your 99er with strawberry syrup. It has everything a summer read should have in it. Drama, drama, ice-cream and did I say drama? No!? Well drama. 

 

Coming back to Mulberry-On-Sea for a third (and a half) time to see how everyone at Carrington's store was getting on was always going to be charming. I've struck up relationships with these characters, so of course I'm rooting for them all and excited to see what is going on with them. Well it seems that since Christmas that them lot can really turn themselves round. Wow! I was shocked to see the difference in them all. Some for the better, but unfortunately for me one who's not. My beloved Eddie, had me flabbergasted. It seems money has gone right to his head and what was once bitchy, catty, remarks that were made without malice and had you grinning, are now full on I'm better than you remarks. So sad :(

 

Anyway, moving on. If you've not already read any of the Carrington books before this in my opinion I think you should, but author Alexandra Brown has everything covered for you, with little reminders and keeping you up to dare with the past as you go through the book. That's also great for us Carrington fans as we love to look back.  I enjoyed Ice Creams at Carrington's. It was lovely to see new characters bought in and old in a different light. The plot was extremely dramatic, but that we have come to expect when with our friend Miss Hart. From the start the fast wit and humour of Alexandra comes through and you do smile and giggle a lot. It's fun and flirty, summer in a book. It should actually smell of coconut suntan lotion it's that much a summer book. Fab! And, I mean that in both the great way and Lollyice way. 

 

Super-Yachts, Knife wielding psychopaths, Handbags galore, Fighting ice-cream Men, Friendship struggles and Tom. Mr. Tom Carrington. 

4/5

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