Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch“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.
Love & Gelato
There are two things that I love more than anything else when it comes to reading: romance and adventure. I love them so much, I literally put them in my bio. What place will I get to explore vicariously through these characters? What weird things will I see? What strange but useful factoids will I learn? The list of benefits to literary adventures goes on and on!
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In the midst of pining for her homeland and verbalising her worries to Addie, her best friend, and Lina receives an old journal that her mother wrote in when she lived in Italy. No, she has to go off on a wild goose chase to Rome. While it makes for a great tale, it comes off as just not being logical. Still, I hated the fact that the author had to make one of the competing love interests for Lina and her mother absolute jerks. Did Thomas, the boy with the young James Bond look and British accent, have to become a jerk halfway through the novel so that Lina could know that she was undeniably in love with Ren?