Book review:Love and Gelato

Synopsis: “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:Love & GelatoLove & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Set against the backdrop of Italy this story wasn’t just about love but about family as well. Lena falls in love while trying to figure out what happened between the mysterious Howard and her mom. I am glad she decided to stay in Italy not only because of lorenzo but because of her father. While Lena might not have her mom, the father that chose her will be good to her.

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