Book Review: The Empress of Ice Cream by Anthony Capella

THE Empress of Ice Cream is the eagerly anticipated fourth novel by Antony Capella.

THE Empress of Ice Cream is the eagerly anticipated fourth novel by Antony Capella.

Part historical novel, part love story this book is set in France in 1670.

It follows the story of Carlo Demirco who is a mastery of the extraordinary new art of creating ice cream. His new-found talent has brought his wealth, women and a position at the court of Louis XIV.

Amid his success, Carlo is sent to London, along with Louise de Keroualle, an impoverished lady-in-waiting. The most powerful ministers of two countries have decided that Louise is to be Charles II’s new mistress and will stop at nothing to make sure she submits. But Carlo is fascinated by the enigmatic French woman.

With the king’s every pleasure the subject of plots and betrayals, and Carlo’s only weapons his exquisite ice creams, he must decide where his loyalties truly lie.

Weaved into this enchanting love story is a sprinkling of history and delightful descriptions of food, helping to bring the pages of the book to life.

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It will not disappoint Capella fans.

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