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From the author of The Last Boy and Girl in the World and The List comes a bold and sweet summer listen about first love, feminism, and ice cream.

Summer in Sand Lake isn't complete without a trip to Meade Creamery - the local ice cream stand founded in 1944 by Molly Meade, who started making ice cream to cheer up her lovesick girlfriends while all the boys were away at war. Since then, the stand has been owned and managed exclusively by local girls, who inevitably become the best of friends.

Seventeen-year-old Amelia and her best friend, Cate, have worked at the stand every summer for the past three years, and Amelia is "Head Girl" at the stand this summer. When Molly passes away before Amelia even has her first day in charge, Amelia isn't sure that the stand can go on. That is, until Molly's grandnephew Grady arrives and asks Amelia to stay on to help continue the business...but Grady's got some changes in mind.

©2018 Siobhan Vivian (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Lingers like the last bite of a sweet treat.

I love this book so much. The language, relationships, dynamics, female secret business powerhouses, and self discovery. I really liked watching the development of the characters in the same work environment, it showed how each character was unique, yet tied to the same beloved place. The juxtaposition with Amelia and Molly in their lives. The dynamic in the stand and the girls was perfect. Cate and the pin were the cherry on top for me.
I don't like how many modern YANA romances are tied up with a happy ending, I want a little more hopeful realism than sugary sweet glitter that curdles. This is a great example of how there are so many more important relationships than just a guy. There are so many ways to forge a path for yourself and still stay sweet.

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  • Doha
  • New York, NY, United States
  • 05-09-18

A Nice Summary Read

So this book was a nice summary read, it was so simple and drama free and I liked the atmosphere with the Ice cream stand and the girls friendship in there, it made me nostalgic to things in my own high school days, the simple story was fluffy and the romance was nice .. but nothing was really happening in the book .. up until the end ..
I liked Amelia as a main character and her relationship with Grady is also nice and simple but I wish if it was all about Molly and her story how she opened the stand, it would've been much more interesting to me
overall if you're looking for a quick read on the beach to waste some time this is the perfect thing for you :)

The narration is also nice and I like how she says the name of the flavors of the Ice Creams .. it makes me want an Ice cream from Meads Creamery :D

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Good summer story

The story was fun, not as epic as could have been possible, but definitely worth a credit. Love the dynamics of the characters; it was a bit predictable, but overall a good book. The narrator isn't bad and has good vocal distinctions for the characters, but has a weird puff/sigh thing after sentences, especially sentences spoken by the two main female characters. It's a little annoying, but isn't constant and she is a good reader nonetheless. This book isn't earth-shattering, but it ended well and was a fun setting.