Love & Gelato
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Love & Gelato

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“I made the wrong choice.”

Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isn’t in the mood for Italy’s famous sunshine and fairy-tale landscape. She’s only there because it was her mother’s dying wish that she get to know her father. But what kind of father isn’t around for sixteen years? All Lina wants to do is get back home.

But then she is given a journal that her mom had kept when she lived in Italy. Suddenly Lina’s uncovering a magical world of secret romances, art, and hidden bakeries. A world that inspires Lina, along with the ever-so-charming Ren, to follow in her mother’s footsteps and unearth a secret that has been kept for far too long. It’s a secret that will change everything she knew about her mother, her father—and even herself.

People come to Italy for love and gelato, someone tells her, but sometimes they discover much more.

Title:Love & Gelato
Edition Language:English
ISBN:1481432540
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:389 pages

    Love & Gelato Reviews

  • Lola  Reviewer
    Aug 04, 2016

    ‘‘You know, people come to Italy for all sorts of reasons, but when they stay, it’s for the same two things.’’‘‘What?’’‘‘Love and gelato.’’ WARNING: Love & Gelato may trigg...

  • Kasie West
    Sep 02, 2016

    Super cute. I loved it. ...

  • Bookables Heather
    Jun 22, 2016

    3.5Really enjoyed this book!Mashup review featuring it coming soon!...

  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)
    Jan 08, 2017

    4.5 StarsLove and Gelato is the perfect book to enjoy this summer. Set in Italy, this book is absolutely breathtaking. The fact that there are old journal entries in the story makes it so much more in...

  • Karmen (readingoncloud9)
    Jul 08, 2016

    *4.5 stars*After finishing this book, (well also during reading it) I had major cravings for some gelato. It was super cute and mysterious. I couldn't put it down! Because of this book, I want to go t...

  • Jennifer
    Sep 10, 2016

    Fans of the young-adult genre will definitely enjoy Jenna Evans Welch's debut novel: Love & Gelato. It incorporates grief, family issues, age-appropriate romance, and the Italian culture. Overall, I l...

  • BookLover
    Dec 28, 2016

    This was a cute story about a girl finding a way to move on with life after losing her mother. Lina made a promise to her dying mother, finding herself in Italy with a father she had never met. Lina...

  • Rachael ( RachaelRexds )
    Aug 09, 2016

    This was a really cute & fun contemporary read and I'm glad I decided to pick it up at the library! :)...

  • Amber Robertson
    Nov 02, 2016

    DNF @ 10%I will be displaying my emotions through Ron Swanson gifs.Love and Gelato was a book I desperately wanted to love. I mean, the set up was perfect. Italy, love and gelato (which I've never act...

  • Inge
    Jun 03, 2016

    To be honest, I was more interested in the gelato part than the love part, but it was still pretty cute....

About Jenna Evans Welch

Jenna Evans Welch

Jenna Evans Welch spent her high school years in Florence, Italy, where she drove a scooter, danced in fountains, and ate entirely too much gelato. She now lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband and young son. Read her blog, The Green Lemon, at JennaEvansWelch.com.