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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

love and gelatoLove & Gelato

Author: Jenna Evans Welch

Publication Date: April 12th, 2016

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Summary from Goodreads: 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 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 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 ever herself.

People come to Italy for love and gelato, someone tells her, but sometimes they discover much more.

This is one of those books that I feel like I absolutely have to read.  The cover is adorable, the plot sounds like it will make for a beautiful story (I think I’ll need some tissues!), and this is definitely one I’ll be adding to my list of must read books for this year.  I’m hoping that it’s a very family oriented story (the summary makes it sound like it will be), with a hint of romance and self discovery.

What do you think?  Is it something that you would pick up?


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