Love & Gelato
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Love & Gelato

“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
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. ...

  • ?????????
    Sep 02, 2016

    Awww! This was a really cute summer read. I loved the whole Italian experience accompanied with lots of Italian history, gelato, and young love. Perfect! This story had it's ups and downs, I enjoyed t...

  • Bookables Heather
    Jun 22, 2016

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Nov 15, 2016

    This was pretty damn cute, you guys. All I want to do now is go to Italy and fall in love with some Nutella pastries. Insert gif of Emma Stone saying YUM here....

  • 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...

  • 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....