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Love & Gelato

By Jenna Evans Welch

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.

  • A NYTimes bestseller and an uplifting, feel-good debut.
  • Issues of bereavement and loss are handled sensitively; a wonderful coming-of-age novel.
  • Warning: will make readers crave gelato ... and yearn to visit Italy!

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

ISBN: 9781406372328
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 1, 2017
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 336pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $18.99
New Zealand RRP: $21.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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