Friday, March 24, 2017

Review: Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
Rating: 4 stars
Goodreads Rating: 4.06 stars
Source: Library
Buy the Book: Amazon
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.
Review in a GIF:

Bottom Line: A cute story that will make you want to eat alllllllllllll the food.


  1. Sounds like a super cute, fun read. Those pesky books that make me so hungry, though....

    1. Haha, yeah, I'd definitely recommend having snacks on hand if you read this. :)

  2. Man. I can't read books that make me hungry. I'm glad you enjoyed it, though.

    1. Haha! I understand the struggle. I have to be in the right mood for books like this, but this came at the right time and was fun.

  3. Ha! That gif cracks me up. This has been on my to-read list a while. I'm glad you liked it.

    1. It would be a good summer read, I think! But be sure to have snacks on hand. :)


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