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Love & Gelato
Love & Gelato | Jenna Evans Welch
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 isnt in the mood for Italys famous sunshine and fairy-tale landscape. Shes only there because it was her mothers dying wish that she get to know her father. But what kind of father isnt around for sixteen 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 Linas 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 mothers footsteps and unearth a secret that has been kept from Lina for far too long. Its a secret that will change everything she knew about her mother, her fatherand even herself. People come to Italy for love and gelato, someone tells her, but sometimes they discover much more.
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erinjohns
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You wouldn't think a cemetary in Italy could spark romance...but when in Florence...eat more gelato and find yourself surprisingly in love.

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Shaunesay
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Finding your parents history in Italy, and an alternate United States, currently reading.

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maree12344
Love & Gelato | Jenna Evans Welch

Turns out there‘s a reason they call it falling in love, because when it happens—really happens—that‘s exactly how it feels. There‘s no doing or trying, you just let go and hope that someone‘s going to be there to catch you. Otherwise, you‘re going to end up with some pretty hefty bruises. Trust me, I would know.

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Jovy
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Catching up on #Booked2019! A fun, quick read. This brought back fond memories of our visit to Italy, and Florence in particular. Lovely city, great folks, awesome food and always, always yes to the gelato! #foodorbeverageoncover

Cinfhen Such a happy book cover💕💕💕💕glad it was a sweet read 3mo
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hike.read.repeat
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Summertime is for cute YA audiobooks. This one is just as adorable as the cover suggests.

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Victoriahoperose
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I really enjoyed this book. It was fun to read and the setting swept me away with the story. I loved all of the characters and the storyline just went so smoothly. This is a perfect summer read and something that will just make you happy. #booked2019 #foodonthecover

Cinfhen Sorry I missed this post!! I‘ve always liked this cover 💜 3mo
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Rachbb3
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Not my usual cup of tea, but this was cute. 😊

#Booked2019 (Food on the cover)

@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Ooops!!! Seemed to miss this xx 😘 hope you had a wonderful birthday 🍰 5mo
Rachbb3 @Cinfhen Thank you! 😊 5mo
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Jordan219
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Hello all! I plan to use this page as a way to review the books I‘m reading! This is my April TBR! I‘m currently on Love and Gelato first then moving to Daisy Jones & The Six (I‘ve heard such good things about it!!) and then I‘ll see what I feel like reading next between S•P•Q•R or The Wrath & The Dawn. Would you guys like to see descriptions of the books I‘m planning on reading in these post or only in the reviews? Let me know down below ⬇️

Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!! I have spqr on my tbr shelf 6mo
RvnclawWhovian Welcome to Litsy!! 6mo
xxjenadanxx Welcome to Litsy!! 6mo
Jordan219 @Crazeedi I‘ve always been fascinated with Roman history. I‘m sooo excited to read it! 6mo
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phatsallylee
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Enjoyed this one and i will probably read the next one. Makes me want to visit Italy and fall into a romance! #halfway #readathon #readathonhourlyphoto #deweys24hourreadathon #deweysapril

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phatsallylee
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I'm behind on my posts because i'm getting some good reading time in! @staci.reads enjoying another beer from iowa. Thank you. #currentreads #bookanddrink #readathon #readathonhourlyphoto #deweys24hourreadathon #deweysapril #beerandabook #hour7

staci.reads One of my favorites 🤗 6mo
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phatsallylee
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Long day at work followed by doctors appointments. At least I can get some reading in now! #waitingroomreading

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phatsallylee
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My April #tbr is a little optimistic! Starting tagged book today and Strange the Dreamer is a carryover from February 😏. #readinggoals #apriltbr

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megansaurusrex
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Great light read! You got to go on 2 adventures, her love life and her mother's. It felt like you got to explore beautiful Italy right along with her. It made me not only want to look up these places but the people too, they seemed too real!

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ashly._.vera
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Honestly, I dont think I will have enough room to write about this book! Love and Gelato has taken over the spot for favourite book. This book has romance, mystery, and always keeps you on the edge of your seat. This book keeps you intrested and there are always some twists and turns. I have spent four days reading this book and I have been up late trying to finish it and it is amazing! I rate this book a 10/10! Thank you @MrsBabki for showing me!

Cfischbuch Thanks for the great review, you‘ve made me want to read it. I‘ll be adding it to my stack. 7mo
MrsBabki Thanks Ashley! I felt the same! 7mo
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CogsOfEncouragement
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I loved this. I understand why my daughter insisted I read it and was anxious to discuss it.

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Andrea313
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This was such a fun read! A little predictable, but who cares when you've got a loveable leading lady in a gorgeous setting (and a cozy reading companion on your lap)? Definitely recommend!

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Andrea313
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Curling up with some YA and my favorite cozy throw for much-needed Boxing Day downtime. What are you reading today? #currentlyreading

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Carolhreads
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Such a cute sad and funny story I related to the main character and what she went through with losing her mother to cancer. There were some twists and turns in the story that I didn't see coming but I loved the premise of this book about travel, landmarks and falling in love. I can't wait to read more books by this author.

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Carolhreads
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CaliforniaCay
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I recently took a trip to Texas and even though I didn't come back with as many souvenirs as I would have liked, I'm happy to say I felt pretty accomplished by getting most of this book read while on the plane! I've been waiting to read this for a while now and loved loved loved it. I hope to see more books from this author because this is the second one of hers that just hit the spot. 😌

CareBear Hey trying to reach you - can you shoot me an email or a slack message? Hope you had a wonderful trip! 10mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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A fan of YA? Looking for a frothy little confection to take on your next trip or to curl up with in front of a roaring fire (yes, I‘m anticipating the snow by a month or two but it‘s coming...)? Look no further! Lina is off to Italy to meet the father she never knew. Once there, she‘s given her mother‘s journal and realizes her mother was hiding more than one secret. Throw in a cute boy, summer escapades & pasta & you have a quick fun read.

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TracyReadsBooks
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Nooooooo! In the event of a robot uprising sacrifice the house and save the books!!!

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pavi_elumalai
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This is THE Cutest Book!! It's super cutie cute that I devoured it in one sitting!

Love & Gelato or Love, Gelato.

And favourite is Howard definitely Howard.

GA_Bookworm07 I own this one and have read it. Definitely an easy read. 9mo
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vlwelser
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This book is ridiculously adorable. 💖📚

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FearlesslyBookish
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Liatrek
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Finished on the train from Rome to Florence❤️ loved the book and I love Florence. It‘s so cool to go to the location of the book you just finished.

Cathythoughts Looks amazing 💫 12mo
CoffeeCatsBooks Florence is one of my favorites, such a beautiful city! I‘d love some pistachio gelato 🍨 right now! 12mo
LaLecture I spent 4 weeks there in spring and fell in love ❤️. It has the best gelateria in the world ^^. Enjoy your stay there! 12mo
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I've been reading a lot of audiobooks lately. I got myself an office job and when we work, they let us listen to music. And i, of course, have to read! It's great multi-tasking. 🎧📖

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Liatrek
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Me and my sister are flying to Rome today. This is what she sent out mom because I choose reading over chatting anyway 😊

dariazeoli Rome! Have a wonderful time! 12mo
readordierachel Safe travels! 12mo
tracey38 Have fun! 12mo
mrp27 Safe travels, enjoy! 12mo
Reggie Awww, have fun!!! 12mo
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LittleWonder
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Loved this book! A perfect light read filled with love, mystery, heartache, and beautiful imagery/scenery.

Now switching gears....lol.

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Liatrek
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Alternating between these two books this morning 😊

LittleWonder I‘m reading Love and Gelato now 😊 12mo
Liatrek @LittleWonder I like it so far and I‘m going to be in Florence next week so it‘s prefect reading 😊 12mo
LittleWonder @Liatrek Same! Enjoy Florence! 12mo
Decalino Can't wait to read Lethal White! I really loved the other Galbraith books. 12mo
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Kaciecalderon
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#FFFS! Opened my package today!!!! 8 books, 2 pairs of the cutest socks, the cutest mug ever, hot chocolate, and skittles! All of my favorite things!! @LMJenkins THANK YOU!

JamieLou You‘re supposed to tag @Avanders too, doofensmurts. 12mo
Avanders 👆🏽😆😆. 12mo
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Meglet
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I probably would have adored this in my YA days. Reading it as an older adult, it wasn‘t perfectly satisfying, but it was still enjoyable. The teen characters didn‘t annoy me and the adults weren‘t too dumbed down. The diary flashbacks explaining Lina‘s mom‘s story were weak, and the ending climax and resolution felt a bit forced. That said, it was a fun trip through Italy, and when I visit, I‘ll pretty much be a 16-year-old girl about it.

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MaggieCarr
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Successful reading day. Finished a book and started and finished an audiobook while disassembling a garage sale.

This one read like a teen movie, Letters From Juliet or The Last Song or A Cinderella Story, you can tell what's going to happen long before it does, but you keep reading anyway.

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LittleWonder
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The September pick for my book club....seems like a fun read. 😊

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Eryn_Sutton
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☆ 3.75 / 5 ☆

As someone who is just starting to get into romance based novels, I'm glad everyone on Goodreads recommended this one to me! The wholesome romance was refreshing and made for a light read.

Love and Gelato is a lovely YA novel filled with realistic situations and characters, and of course, yummy gelato.🍨

JennyM Welcome to Litsy. Hope you enjoy it here. Such a lovely bookish community. Xx 13mo
mdhughes72 Welcome to Litsy! Check out @britt_brooke and @Suet624. They‘re two of my favorites. 13mo
Eryn_Sutton @JennyM Thank you! I hope I enjoy it, as well. :) 13mo
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CaliforniaCay Welcome to litsy!! I just finished reading love and luck and absolutely loved it! I know I'm reading them out of order but I just picked up a copy of love and gelato today and I can't wait to dive in 🤗 13mo
Eryn_Sutton @CaliforniaCay Oh! I'm sure the order doesn't matter too much. But I do hope you enjoy it all the same. ;) 13mo
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BookishGirl06
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#readingresolutions #auguststats 1,537 pages read this month. My favorite for this month was love and gelato.

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vkois88
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What's everyone reading on this Tuesday morning?

I'm finally working on the tagged book... I've checked it out on #Libby many times but it always expires before I can get to it. I'm kicking myself for moving it to the back of the pack!! It's such a cute story so far & I'm really enjoying it. Light, easy reads are great when you're busy & stressed!

Sorry for the lack of posts. Stomach bug hit us this weekend, plus work is crazy. Xmas is coming!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Nice mug! I'm reading 13mo
vkois88 @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego thanks! I got it at work (Michaels) 😘 Are you enjoying it so far? I've read so many great reviews. Maybe I'll get to it someday! 🤔 13mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego So far so good. 😊 13mo
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April2
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I‘ve been in Cyprus 🇨🇾 for 3 days & I‘m already onto book Number 3 📚 😃

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MicrobeMom
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Thank you! Thank you @Kdgordon88 ! I loved the note and the book! Your trip sounds so exciting! Thank you for thinking of me! I will #jbitforward for shore! I am also going to make you a little something! Thank you again! I love our #job group!

Kdgordon88 So glad it arrived! Enjoy! 13mo
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Yady
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“Like an exclamation mark in human form.” - Jenna E. Welch, Love & Gelato

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BookishGirl06
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I just finished this lovely book. I thought both love stories were really sweet. Ren is adorable and it‘s a shame he isn‘t real.

BookishGirl06 I kept hoping that Lina‘s father would somehow be proven to not be hers after all, but as it turns out, that‘s not the case at all. 13mo
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lildeb_8
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What a great book! Now I want to go to Italy.

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lildeb_8
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I've been in a serious reading slump. I've started 3 different books but nothing I've wanted to keep reading. I picked this book up last night and no more reading slump. I had to get an oil change and the guy kept apologizing for taking so long. I had a solid hour of uninterrupted reading time. I don't think he understood how wonderful it was to have nowhere to be and a book that you just want to keep reading!

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BookishGirl06
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1. Probably the lion king or Cinderella
2. French fries
3. All music
4. Done
5. Ok
#friyayintro

Bookgoil I love the name of the book but it‘s not my usual genre to read 13mo
howjessreads I got so annoyed with Carolina in that book!! But mmmmm I am there for all the food descriptions. 😍 13mo
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BookishGirl06
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I am a book worm and proud. Starting this new book while having a drink too. Love this mason jar glass.

Redy2trvl Loved that sweet read! I loved it so much, I read it in a day. Enjoy!!!! 13mo
RebL Whatever is in that mason jar looks like summer. 13mo
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BookishGirl06
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My second #makemereadit book. Will start later today once I‘m out of work