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Publisher's 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 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 16 years? All Lina wants to do is get back home.

But then Lina 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 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, someone tells her, but sometimes they discover much more.

©2016 Jenna Evans Welch (P)2016 Simon & Schuster

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Amazing but predictable

I love this book! It has so many plot twists and almost relatable text in some way that it draws you in and makes you want to read more! On the other hand I did predict the ending at the begging of the book but it was still amazing the here the middle and the other plot twists. The narrator of the book was also very good and made me enjoy the book that much more!

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So cute

I loved it one of the best love story ever!Waaaaaaaaay better than twight.It was so brilliant!

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Fun summer story

Great story! Clean, simple writing easy to follow and not complicated. Fun story for summer listeninf.

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Fantastic!

This book was fantastic! I couldn't put down. I recommend it for an enjoyable listen.

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Get raedy to fall in LOVE.....

Would you consider the audio edition of Love & Gelato to be better than the print version?

I have not read the book just listened.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Lina. She was well believable and well thought out. As someone who lost my only sibling and a parent I could understand the grief.

Which character – as performed by Rebekkah Ross – was your favorite?

Lina but I though Rebekkah Ross was fantastic with all the characters. Great job.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Be ready to Fall In Love with Gelato....

Any additional comments?

This book is a great read for the teen to 100. I would recommend it to all.

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Love and Gelato

I would recommend this amazing book to young adults and teens who love romance and adventure. I myself felt that this was one if the best books I’ve ever read or listened to!

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Scary relatable

This book actually inspired and nurtured a relationship with my now girlfriend. So worth it.

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SUCH AN AMAZING BOOK

I have to do summer reading at my school and when I realized I only had a few days left Audible defiantly came to my rescue!!!! This book is amazing but I wouldn’t recommend it for anyone under the age of 10. Thanks audible!!!!

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well rounded story

loved the displaced American girl in Italy theme. under tones of grief, recovery and love.

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Loved it!

Loved this book. The readers lisp kinda bothered me. But such a good book and story!