Love & Gelato

Love & Gelato, by Jenna Evans Welch

Publication Information: New York : Simon Pulse, 2016

Summary:  A summer in Italy turns into a road trip across Tuscany in this sweeping debut novel filled with romance, mystery, and adventure. 

Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isn't in the mood for Italy's famous sunshine and fairy-tale lanscape.  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 while she lived in Italy.  Suddenly Lina's discovering a magical world of secret romances, art, and hidden bakeries.  A world that inspires her, along with the ever-so-charming Ren, to follow in her mother's footsteps and unearth a secret that has been kept from Lina 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, but sometimes they discover much more. 

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Travel Books:

Florence and Tuscany, by DK Publishing

The Treasures of Florence and Tuscany: Art, Architecture, and Landscape, by Chiara Libero

Links of Interest:

Author website:

Florence, Italy:

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