I made the wrong choice.Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isnt in the mood for Italys famous sunshine and fairy-tale landscape. Shes only there because it was her mothers dying wish that she get to know her father. But what kind of father isnt 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 Linas 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 mothers footsteps and unearth a secret that has been kept for far too long. Its a secret that will change everything she knew about her mother, her fatherand even herself.People come to Italy for love and gelato, someone tells her, but sometimes they discover much more....
|Title||:||Love & Gelato|
|Number of Pages||:||389 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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"You know, people come to Italy for all sorts of reasons, but when they stay, it's for the same two things."
"Love and gelato."
When 16-year old Lina’s mother passes away from pancreatic cancer, she is encouraged by her grandmother to spend the summer in Tuscany in order to get to know Howard – a father she never even knew existed. Lina would have never guessed sh ...more
This was a really cute & fun contemporary read and I'm glad I decided to pick it up at the library! :)
To be honest, I was more interested in the gelato part than the love part, but it was still pretty cute.
This was a cute story about a girl finding a way to move on with life after losing her mother. Lina made a promise to her dying mother, finding herself in Italy with a father she had never met. Lina’s experience tugged at all the right strings for me.
What brought my overall enjoyment down, though, was the diary her mother left for her. Actually, that’s not true. The diary itself didn’t bother me, especially once the story came full circle. No, what drove me bananas was the way Lina chose to read ...more
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 liked it. The cultural components were my favorite parts. I also could very much appreciate the lengths the heroine went to in order to learn about her paternity – I was in the same boat at a point in my adolescence and her curious desperation felt very familiar. The only other thing I can say is ...more
Super Sweet 💕🦄
“You know, people come to Italy for all sorts of reasons, but when they sat, it's for the same two things."
"Love and gelato.”
▬♥Remember A&FK? An American girl living a Paris dream?? *Insert Italy in place of France plus a lot more drama minus Ettiene's level of cuteness* Yep. You got it right! Its Love & Gelato.
▬♥L&G is story about a girl, Lina (even her name rhymes with Anna) who went to Italy because of her mother's deathbed wish. It is a sweet story with lots of gelatos ...more
Super cute. I loved it.