My Review – Hanukkah at the Great Greenwich Ice Creamery by Sharon Ibbotson

Picked up from Amazon after seeing it was released on a tweet!

Downloaded and devoured in the period between Christmas and New Year cosyed up under a blanket!



Cohen Ford is a man who could do with a little bit of sweetening up.  It’s no surprise that when he walks into The Great Greenwich Ice Creamery on a typically gloomy London day before Christmas, he insists on a black coffee rather than his childhood favourite – strawberry ice cream.

He meets River de Luca, the woman behind the flavours, he begins visiting the ice creamery every Tuesday, gradually learning more about the intriguing River.  Could her influence encourage cynical Cohen to become the man who embraces Christmas, Hanukkah and even strawberry ice cream?


I loved this.   I enjoyed the characters, culture and setting.  Not a huge ice cream fan myself, it actually invoked a hankering for ice cream by the time I had finished it.  A lovely read, heartwarming and gentle it feels like a very probable love story which leaves you with more than a topping of feel good.

I would highly recommend this especially but not exclusively, as a seasonal read.  I think you could enjoy this at any time of year for perfectly comforting escapism.


4 Gold Christmas Stars!4 star review

Hanukkah at the Great Greenwich Ice Creamery by Sharon Ibbotson was published on 4th December 2019 by Choc-Lit

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