Love & gelato / by Jenna Evans Welch.

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      First Simon Pulse hardcover edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "After her mother dies, Lina travels to Italy where she discovers her mother's journal and sets off on an adventure to unearth her mother's secrets."-- Provided by publisher.
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      Summary: Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, and 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? When Lina is given a journal that her mom had kept when she lived in Italy, she begins to uncover a magical world of secret romances, art, and hidden bakeries. Soon Lina is inspired to follow in her mother's footsteps and unearth a secret that has been kept from Lina for far too long.
    • Other Titles:
      Love and gelato.
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    • ABNT:
      WELCH, J. E. Love & gelato. [s. l.]: Simon Pulse, 2016. ISBN 9781481432542. Disponível em: Acesso em: 12 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Welch JE. Love & Gelato. Simon Pulse; 2016. Accessed December 12, 2019.
    • APA:
      Welch, J. E. (2016). Love & gelato. Simon Pulse. Retrieved from
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Welch, Jenna Evans. 2016. Love & Gelato. Simon Pulse.
    • Harvard:
      Welch, J. E. (2016) Love & gelato. Simon Pulse. Available at: (Accessed: 12 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Welch, JE 2016, Love & gelato, Simon Pulse, viewed 12 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Welch, Jenna Evans. Love & Gelato. Simon Pulse, 2016. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Welch, Jenna Evans. Love & Gelato. Simon Pulse, 2016.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Welch JE. Love & gelato [Internet]. Simon Pulse; 2016 [cited 2019 Dec 12]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2016 April #1

It has always been just Lina and her mom, Hadley, and Lina's been fine with that. But when Hadley dies of cancer, her final wish is for 16-year-old Lina to go to Italy for the summer to meet her father. When she arrives at his home, she finds her mother's journal awaiting her—words that recount Hadley's year in Italy and her experience of love as she honed her craft as an artist. Lina comes to know her mother through new eyes while falling in love for the first time with a cute Italian boy. This poetic novel is replete with opportunities for discovery, including Lina's exploration of the beautiful Tuscan countryside and her newfound relationship with her father. The journal works to parallel Lina's and Hadley's lives across generations and gives tension to the narrative. Lina is a likable heroine in spite of her flaws, and readers will be caught up in this story of romance, family, and what it really means to be loved. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2017 Spring

Following her mom's sudden death from pancreatic cancer, sixteen-year-old Lina moves to Tuscany to stay with the father she just learned exists. Lina's mother's journal (snippets of which are interspersed) from her own time in the region helps shape Lina's experience and sparks a little mystery. The novel's well-rendered, swoon-worthy setting adds emotional weight to the romantic subplots (both Lina's and her mother's). Copyright 2017 Horn Book Guide Reviews.