Book review : Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

This book was pure delight. It had me laughing and thinking about things. It made me fall in love with Italy. It felt as if a part of me was in Italy, and whenever I closed this book for a while, I felt as if I’m losing contact with my other half. 

Lina spends her 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.

There is something warm and welcoming about this book. It is very ordinary yet extraordinary in the way it is written. There is this unique touch to it even though the story is very ordinary. 

      The characters are so realistically written and the fault in them defines them more. I felt so connected to them. Especially, I really need a Lorenzo Ferrara in my life. Ah. So cute.  They were so genuine in there appeal that you could nothing but to love them more. Howard’s character is so precious. He deserves so much love and respect. 

The plot has it suspence which keeps you going. This book wants you and you want it just as bad. 

   Most precious part of this book was a journal chapter every now and then. I love how a person’s documentation of life can reveal and impact so much on the circumstances. 

One must read this book for Italy, if not for anything else, the places mentioned and their Renaissance history is so interesting to learn about. I fell in love with Italy and it may or may not have toped the list of places I want to visit. 

The writing is so beautifully natural, especially the dialogues – they had me cry and more over I giggled a lot. 

For me characters and dialogues really make the plot worth up its standards. This was one such case. 

I loved the name and its significance in the book soooo much. Love and Gelato 😍

Let’s just say Italy a thousand times over and finish it up. Ah! 

Read it ASAP 😊


 “When someone walks out of  a relationship there is nothing you can do to keep them there.” – love & gelato

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