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Love & Gelato

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
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ISBN : 9781481432542
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 389 pages
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Love & Gelato Reviews

  • Jennifer

    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

  • Merphy Napier

    4.5 stars

    I was shocked at how much I loved this. Being able to explore Italy with the characters had me wanting to hope on a plane and explore it myself, getting to know our MC's mom through her old journal had me hooked from the start to the end, and the true love story of this novel was what we learned in that journal. I finished this book days ago and I still miss it so much. It was simply amazing. The only reason it didn't get five stars is because the romance with our MC was pretty cheesy a
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  • celine (celinereads)

    hi can i give this book 10/5 stars because THIS BOOK IS FANTASTIC. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND. i LOVE THE CHARACTERS AND STORY AND THE COVER AND EVERYTHING. ok. also, love & gelato is an extremely easy and quick read that's addicting and amazing and i'm in love!!

  • Azrah

    I did not expect to like this book as much as I did. It was funny and cute but also moving and devastatingly sad at times.

    It was amazing to learn so much about Italy and Florence, it felt like I was there with Lina and Ren. I really really want to go to Italy now!

    I don't usually read books like this where the protagonist goes on a journey of self discovery or whatever, but this book lifted my heart. I loved the writing style, and I'm looking forward to any future works by Jenna Evans Welch.

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  • ambsreads

    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 actually had but it sounds good). Italy is a destination I have always wanted to travel, and how could you not with all the culture present in the cities.

    However, as I began to read this book I knew it wasn't going to be a finish for me. Why? Well, the writing just jumped straight into the plot withou

    "It's a cemetery." My voice was like weak tea.




    What? What in the name of all things holy and blessed does this mean? Is weak tea really the metaphor you choose to use? I knew this book, and I would have a problem here almost instantly. I can handle crazy metaphors sometimes, but this was a no and was at the very beginning of the book, so it could only go downhill. For me, it did.

    Not only did my hatred for Lina become cemented in the first 100 pages of the 900 page eBook but I was subjected to countless more strange and "quirky" people. However, Lina was just rude. I understand her mum had died six months previously, and it seemed like that was leading up to be an excuse featuring through the rest of the book, but she was rude. She was unwilling to give her recently discovered father a chance. I don't understand why because she isn't even sure if he knew about her existence.

    Also:

    "Aggressively normal."




    Is a sentence I never want to hear again because what?

    Oh, we also get to introduced to Lina's totally tacky awesome best friend, who is like so idiotic funny.

    “Why are you being so quiet? Is Gravedigger there?”

    “I’m in my bedroom, but I get the feeling that sound travels in this house. I don’t know if he can hear me or not.”

    “Great. So you can’t even speak freely. We’d better come up with a code word so I know if you’re okay. Say ‘bluebird’ if you’re being held hostage.”




    Like Ron's burger, this completely missed the mark for me.

    Oh, and lets not forget that Addie and Lina are both very judgmental creative:

    “Addie and I had once won a costume contest dressed as Tacky Tourists. These two could have been our inspiration.”




    I can't even add onto that. I understand there is a "tacky tourist" look, but honestly, if I went travelling I would probably be a tacky tourist myself and guess what? That is fine.

    Now, one last quote before I conclude this review. The quote that made me decide this was not for me in any way:

    “Howard still had steam curling out of his nostrils.”




    I understand some people may think I didn't give this book a fair go, considering I decided to DNF at 10%, but honestly, I couldn't subject myself to this. I couldn't put myself through head banging sentences and characters who are meant to be funny and different but are simply rude. It's possible this story is super cute, but I won't be sticking around to find out.

    Honestly, what this book felt like was a jumble of words that shouldn't have slipped past an editor, in my opinion.

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  • Lola

    ‘‘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 trigger a dizzying yearning for gelato. I repeat, Love & Gelato may trigger a dizzying yearning for gelato. Beware, readers!

    3.5 stars. It may also make you crave to find love in Italy…

    This contemporary novel is exactly what I needed after finishing a frightening thriller novel – Behind Closed Doors. It took my mind off n ...more

  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)

    4.5 Stars

    Love 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 incredible. Trust me, after reading this book, you’ll be craving some gelato!

    Love and Gelato has such an interesting concept! This book tells the story of Lina, a girl who moves to Italy after her mom dies. When she gets there, she is given an old journal of her mom’s and learns many secrets about her
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  • Eryn

    3.75 / 5

    Ya’ll. This book got me out of my reading slump. I’m super thankful for those of you who recommended it!

    Also, I think it’s official: I like Romance novels. Well. Not straight-up Romance, but books like Love and Gelato where it’s contemporary mixed-in with humor, reliable characters, and an adorable romance — count me in (and recommend me more books, haha). I’m not ashamed to say that! These books are addictive.

    As someone who travels to Europe for 2-3 months every year, I enjoyed Jenn
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