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 w...
|Title||:||Love & Gelato|
|Number of Pages||:||389 pages|
Love & Gelato Reviews
I just died.
This super cute YA-Contemporary was everything I was looking for. Funny, witty, romantic and delicious, I loved every moment of experiencing Italy with Lena. The 'found family' elements were extremely well done and I appreciated the love and friendships in this so much. My only disappointment is that I waited so long to read it!
Original: The 'Unread Shelf Project' continues in 2019!!!!
I bought this book well over a year ago - time to pick it up. I need a nice warm & fuzzy ...more
sugar and spice and everything nice - that is what this book is made of. and now i have a toothache from the sticky sweetness of this story, which is exactly what you would expect from a title like ‘love and gelato.’
this book checked so many boxes for me, i dont even know where to begin. so let me share my list:
- coming of age story (loved the connection between lina and her mothers journal). check.
- set abroad (ughh. how romantic is italy!? sigh). check.
- swoon-worthy crush (pls marry me, re ...more
This is not something I usually do. I don't write reviews. But I really have to get something out of my chest: I am SO TIRED of American authors writing books about Italy/Italian people without even bothering to double-check what the hell they are talking about.
So the main character is Lina (really? Is it supposed to be a popular Italian name?). Her mother dies of cancer and she has to move to Italy to live with her estranged father. So she arrives to her father's house (that is in the middle of ...more
Love & Gelato was a cute, quick, summer read and just what I needed for the plane journey, on which I read it from start to finish but unfortunately, despite this, I didn't fall in love with it.
I didn't really warm to
the characters or feel any strong connection towards them(other than Howard who was a sweetheart) and overall I just couldn't get past the incredibly short time period this book was set over, considering the amount of events that occurred. I've never been a fan of instalove and ...more
Awww! This was a really cute summer read.
I loved the whole Italian experience accompanied with lots of Italian history, gelato, and young love. Perfect!
This story had it's ups and downs, I enjoyed the mystery part and I loved the character growth, I still feel giddy.
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.
This was pretty damn cute, you guys. All I want to do now is go to Italy and fall in love with some Nutella pastries. Insert gif of Emma Stone saying YUM here.
Super Sweet 💕🦄