Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Review: Love at the Icicle Café by Denise N. Wheatley

 Can an icicle-themed festival thaw the most unlikely hearts?

California lawyer Mina Richards spent her childhood helping her mom bake at their winter-themed café in the snowy village of Gosberg, Germany. When her retired parents want to sell The Icicle Café, Mina returns to facilitate the sale. She needs this to go right—she’ll fly in, finalize the deal and fly out to rescue her once high-powered career. But faced with Scott, her childhood friend and crush who doesn’t want to sell, Mina’s plan quickly falls apart.

Rising chef Scott Dawson has turned The Icicle Café into a destination restaurant. His parents and their partners want to sell the café to a hotel chain, and Scott can't meet their price. When Mina arrives—more beautiful and determined than ever—he sees the possibility of a new future for the business and the town he loves. He just needs to change her mind…about more than selling the café.

When Scott asks Mina to help with the café’s annual Icicle Fest, their icy relationship warms. Can these former friends find a future together in the snowy village of their past?


My Review:

A sweet second chance romance

Two old friends, Mina and Scott, are brought together again to finalize the sale of their beloved family restaurant, The Icicle Cafe, in Gosberg, Germany.  But first, there is one event that the entire town looks forward to each year, the Icicle Fest.  Mina and Scott work together to make it the best one yet.  As they spend time together, they discover the chemistry they once had is still there.  But is it strong enough for Mina to stay in Germany, or will she go back to her life in California?  And, will they be able to save the cafe from being sold and turned into a hotel? 

This is the first book I have read by this author and it definitely won't be the last.  She has a way of telling a story that drew me in from the very beginning. The characters felt real along with the descriptions of the cafe and town of Gosberg in the winter, really came to life through her words.  I could easily see this book as a movie.



  1. I SO want to read this book! I'm glad you liked it.

    1. I really liked it. I haven't read anything by this author yet. Now, I am going to be looking for more of her books.

    2. I'm working on an interview post for her and I came across a Christmas book for next year.