Love & Gelato
A summer in Italy turns into a road trip across Tuscany in this sweeping debut novel filled with romance, mystery, and adventure.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... show more
A summer in Italy turns into a road trip across Tuscany in this sweeping debut novel filled with romance, mystery, and adventure.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 Lina 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 from Lina for far too long. It’s a secret that will change everything she knew about her mother, her father—and ever herself. People come to Italy for love and gelato, someone tells her, but sometimes they discover much more.
Publish date: 2016-04-12
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
Sixteen-year-old Lina is spending the summer in Italy only because it was her mother's dying wish that she get to know Howard, a father she's never met. Lina just wants to go home, but once she's given a journal that her mother kept when she lived in Italy all those years ago, she seems to uncover t...
Very sweet story. Lina is not always practical but she can be forgiven for not finishing the journal quickly enough...only just.
So first of all, thanks to Jessica for picking out this book for the last book swap. Secondly, I was out at lunch with my mom and I had this book on the table. The woman who took our plates started up a conversation about it after seeing Gelato, because she loves Italy, so she might read this no...
~full review on The Bent Bookworm~I went into this book wanting a fluffy, feel-good, summertime read. I was not disappointed! It was as feel-good as a big pile of puppies.I wanted to hug it at the end. I really wish I had read books like this when I was the same age as the characters (in this case, ...
First of all I adore the cover of this book. And it really fits the story well. Love and Gelato is a super fun summer read set in Italy. And now I really want to visit and eat Gelato. It sounds delicious. Carolina, known as Lina has suddenly lost her mom to cancer. Her mom's latest request is to ...