Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
Rating: 4 stars
Goodreads Rating: 4.06 stars
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Summary: "'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."
Review: Well wasn't that a lovely potato chip of a book.
|More than anything, this book made me HUNGRY. GIVE ME ALL THE PIZZA.|
Anyway. A really delightful Italian setting takes this story from fun to enchanting. It wasn't especially deep, though it did try to appropriately deal with Lina's grief. The characters are fun to read about, and I was adequately happy with the story. It didn't change my life, but it made me smile and made me hungry. This would be a good vacation read.
Bottom Line: A cute story that will make you want to eat alllllllllllll the food.