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Book Title: Love & Gelato

Details: Author: Welch, Jenna Evans

Reading Age: 13 +

Publisher: Walker Books

ISBN-13: 9781406372328

Number of pages: 336

Dimensions: 12.9 x 2 x 19.8 cm

Retail Price: €10.24

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Book Details

People go to Italy for love & gelato ... but sometimes they discover much more.

The dying wish of 16-year-old Lina's mother was for her daughter to live in Tuscany and get to know her father, whom Lina has never met. "Howard is the best man I've ever known," her mother says, "he'll keep you safe." Why did her mother wait so long to tell her about him? Lina has a happy life in Seattle and doesn't want to leave. Shortly after she arrives at Howard's home, Lina meets Sonya, who gives Lina a diary that belonged to Lina's mother, the one she had kept while she was a photography student in Florence. While Lina is living her life and exploring Tuscany with her handsome neighbour, Ren, she follows in the footsteps of her mother and gets to know her as never before. She also finds out the truth about her father. Mostly she finds out about herself.

Review

"Lina s capacity for and understanding of love transform beautifullyover the course of the novel; the book is not solely about her personal romance but also other characters interwoven love stories. A good addition for teens with wanderlust."--School Library Journal"

"Lina narrates in a breezy style, her mother's journal entries interwoven to provide revelations at carefully paced intervals.Seasoned with luscious descriptions of Renaissance architecture and Italianfood, a sure bet for fans of romance fiction and armchair travel." --Kirkus

"Readers will be caught up in this story of romance, family, and what it really means to be loved." --Booklist Online

"The reader will find it difficult to put this book down." --VOYA starred review

About the Author

Jenna Evans Welch spent her high school years in Florence, Italy, where she drove a scooter, danced in fountains and ate entirely too much gelato. She now lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband and young son. Read her blog (The Green Lemon) at jennaevanswelch.com"

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