The Artful Readers Club #6

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Hello Lovelies, 

Time for the 6th instalment of the artful readers club. 

I had a tough choice this month as I read a book I planned to use for this month, then the day after I read another book which I decided I wanted to review more. I have noticed I have massively deviated from my original list. Next month I will read something from it!

The book I've chosen to Read is Vivien's Heavenly Ice Cream Shop by Abby Clements (Twitter: @AbbyCBook) 

The book follows the tale of two sisters, Annawho has just bought a new property, stable job steady relationship and Imogen who is travelling, hasn't been able to get a "proper" job since uni. 

When there gran passes away the inherit her run down Ice cream shop and decide to spend the summer restoring it to its former glory, before deciding what to do with it. 

Anna goes to Italy to learn how to make the perfect Ice cream and Imogen gets herself into some mischief while she's away. 

The story follows their family problems, disasters in love and the problems of someone determined to make them fail. 

They use old photo's get the ice cream shop back to how it was in it's heyday and find love where some of them least expect it. 

This really is a lovely read, I read it in an afternoon on my sunlounger at the caravan. As I write this it's pouring it down and it really is miserable. This book is perfect for sunny days and when your in need of a good chick lit read. 

You might also be shocked to read I have done some Art! 

I have also done last months and the month befores as well!

I haven't taken pictures as I write but I will. 

Till Next month! 


I'm not happy with this, it toally didn't turn out as I wanted it to. I have since had an idea so I might re-do it!!!

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  1. Two sisters in an ice cream shop... that already sounds like fun and mayhem. I bet they get in all kinds of arguments, especially after the one comes back and finds out that someone has been naughty.

    Your art looks edible, and so much like the book.

  2. Bleubeard and Elizabeth1 July 2013 at 03:52

    I actually enjoyed the review AND the art. Since I can't draw, I think you did a fantastic job. And all that tape made it even more enjoyable.

  3. Sometimes it has to be a little light chick lit to pass a sunny day, this sounds perfect. I really like all the tape and colours as well ;) Dxx Happy ARC

  4. Janet Van Rossen2 July 2013 at 21:49

    Any story that evokes a long hot summer's afternoon has got to be good! I enjoyed reading your review and am very impressed that you have done the artwork for all your reviews. Such dedication! Your art journal piece looks interesting and we share a love of washi tape!

    Janet xx

  5. I love the way you used the Washi tape and the beautiful, summer colour palette. Your ice-cream is a great, summer creation too! I'm not a huge fan of 'chick' lit, but your review makes this book sound really appealing! Have a lovely July. Julie Ann x

  6. Thank you Julie Ann, I'm not a fussy reader. I will read pretty much anything. x

  7. Thanks Janet. I'm obbsessed with the stuff. I keep buying it just too look at :0)

  8. Thank you Dawn, Chick Lit can sometimes be amazing and other times down right dull and meh! I've been lucky and really enjoyed the last few i've read

  9. Thank you. me too. it's also been the perfect weather for it!

  10. Thank you, you can't beat a bit of washi tape to make me smile

  11. Thank you. It was an enjoyable read, sitting on my sun lounger with a cold drink. it also made me want icecream


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