I made the wrong choice.Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isnt in the mood for Italys famous sunshine and fairy-tale landscape. Shes only there because it was her mothers dying wish that she get to know her father. But what kind of father isnt 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 Linas 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 mothers footsteps and unearth a secret that has been kept for far too long. Its a secret that will change everything she knew about her mother, her fatherand even herself.People come to Italy for love and gelato, someone tells her, but sometimes they discover much more....
|Title||:||Love & Gelato|
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Love & Gelato Reviews
Super cute. I loved it.
I was shocked at how much I loved this. Being able to explore Italy with the characters had me wanting to hope on a plane and explore it myself, getting to know our MC's mom through her old journal had me hooked from the start to the end, and the true love story of this novel was what we learned in that journal. I finished this book days ago and I still miss it so much. It was simply amazing. The only reason it didn't get five stars is because the romance with our MC was pretty cheesy a ...more
“You know, people come to Italy for all sorts of reasons, but when they sat, it's for the same two things."
"Love and gelato.”
▬♥Remember A&FK? An American girl living a Paris dream?? *Insert Italy in place of France plus a lot more drama minus Ettiene's level of cuteness* Yep. You got it right! Its Love & Gelato.
▬♥L&G is story about a girl, Lina (even her name rhymes with Anna) who went to Italy because of her mother's deathbed wish. It is a sweet story with lots of gelatos ...more
This book was successful in getting rid of my sucky reading slump. After a month of force reading various books, this book performed its magic and voila! Reading slump gone. I never thought that a super cute young-adult contemporary romance is what I really need. This was the first contemporary book I've read this year and I absolutely adored it. The plot, characters, and setting were captivating.
The setting of the story is in Italy. Oh gosh, Italy... I ...more
Love 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 incredible. Trust me, after reading this book, you’ll be craving some gelato!
Love and Gelato has such an interesting concept! This book tells the story of Lina, a girl who moves to Italy after her mom dies. When she gets there, she is given an old journal of her mom’s and learns many secrets about her ...more
This is not something I usually do. I don't write reviews. But I really have to get something out of my chest: I am SO TIRED of American authors writing books about Italy/Italian people without even bothering to double-check what the hell they are talking about.
So the main character is Lina (really? Is it supposed to be a popular Italian name?). Her mother dies of cancer and she has to move to Italy to live with her estranged father. So she arrives to her father's house (that is in the middle of ...more
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 liked it. The cultural components were my favorite parts. I also could very much appreciate the lengths the heroine went to in order to learn about her paternity – I was in the same boat at a point in my adolescence and her curious desperation felt very familiar. The only other thing I can say is ...more
Really enjoyed this book!
Mashup review featuring it coming soon!