Love & Gelato-Book Review

25756328“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.

Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

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Author: Jenna Evans Welch

Pages: 389

Publishing Date: May 3rd, 2016

Publisher: Simon Pulse

MY THOUGHTS

“You know, people come to Italy for all sorts of reasons, but when they sat, it’s for the same two things.”
“What?”
“Love and gelato.” 

I have known about this book for months and many people recommended it to me, But I was reluctant to pick it. I thought It will be a cute and sweet love story which is set in Italy, Don’t take me wrong I love Italy and stories set there but cliche also annoys me. After reading HP for two months I was overwhelmed with fantasy and wanted to pick something light, quick and fun.

“What I really want is someone who will wake me up early so I don’t miss a sunrise.” 

This book turns out far better than what I have expected and the story was totally unexpected for me. I loved every page of it and devoured it as fast as I could. The writing is beautiful, the story is totally fun and heartwarming. The characters are perfect neither too sweet nor too evil. Main Characters are as usual a bit stupid like every other YA 😀

“A life without love is like a year without summer.”

I always enjoy the books focused on family bonding and it got that, The way the author covered Italy was perfect it didn’t feel like a travel guide but enough to feel the soul of Italy. So Yes if you are a sucker of this kind of story, It is for you 🙂

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” 

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37 Comments Add yours

  1. Great review! 😊 I have seen this book everywhere on my Instagram feed and I’ll be keeping an eye out for it in my local bookstore.

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    1. Thank you…I hope you’ll enjoy it 🙂

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  2. GoodeyReads says:

    This is one of my favorite contemporaries! It’s so cute. I unfortunately haven’t heard as good of reviews about her second novel so I haven’t read it yet.

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    1. I don’t think I’ll give a try to second novel…But this one is adorable 🙂

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  3. Empress DJ says:

    I don’t YA but this one looks cute

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  4. I enjoyed the book. There is a second book with Lina’s best friend as the main character but I’ve read lots of reviews which slate it. I might have to give it a read just to see whether I would enjoy it or not.

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    1. I didn’t know about the second book, I’ll check it 🙂

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  5. Bookworms corner blog spot says:

    I only tend to read Paranormal YA’s but I am really glad that you enjoyed this one .

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    1. Paranormal YA is totally not my type :D…We are opposite girl 😀

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  6. I’ve seen this one floating around for a while. It looks like a cute summer read!

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  7. vidyatiru says:

    i love the cover and the title.. might pick it up for a read soon

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    1. I hope you’ll enjoy it 🙂

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  8. gemmasbooknook says:

    I’m glad you enjoyed this one. Thanks for the review.
    Gemma @ Gemma’s Book Nook

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  9. innah96 says:

    I love this cover. Adding this book to my TBR!

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    1. I hope you’ll enjoy 😊

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  10. Great review! I love anything that has to do with food!

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    1. Thank you…Same here 😂

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  11. bitchbookshelf says:

    This book looks sweet – pun intended. And yes, the gelato in Italy is amazing.

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    1. It was sweet in both ways 😉

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  12. I love the quotes you picked out of this. It’s one of the next books I have to be read on my Kindle and can’t wait to pick it up.

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    1. I hope you’ll love it 😊

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  13. Ohh great review, I am really glad and happy you fully enjoyed reading this book. It really looks and sounds absolutely like a fun and cute book, thank you do much for sharing your awesome post.

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    1. Thank you Katiria… I am glad you liked it 😊

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  14. I think I might give this one a try at some point. People are always raving about how sweet this book is. Great review.

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    1. Thank you… I hope you’ll like it 😊

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  15. Good review. I’ll definitely read it next 😊

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  16. Nice review 👍 btw I’m a book reviewer too n have started my blog recently. Do follow my page

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    1. Thank you…Happy Reading and welcome to community 🙂

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  17. I really enjoy your layout. The author’s other book is a road trip across Ireland and is also very enjoyable. I highly recommend 😁

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    1. I’ll absolutely check this one out…Thanks for Recommendation…Happy Reading 🙂

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  18. “A life without love is like a year without summer.” Love this! So relatable.

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    1. Isn’t it?
      Happy Reading 🙂

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