A summer road trip across Tuscany? Sounds good to me! In Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch, Lina is spending the summer in Italy to get to know her father after her mother dies. This book has romance, mystery, excitement and a ton of Italian culture.
So what kind of father isn’t around for his daughter all her life anyway? Lina isn’t thrilled about going to Italy, but then she is given a journal that her mom had written in when she lived here. She is soon totally inspired and discovering things left and right. This is the perfect summer book to read on vacation, by the pool or simply in your backyard! Trust us, it’s a good one!
Plus, we know for a fact that this depiction of Italian culture is super accurate. Author Jenna Evans Welch spent her high school years in Florence, Italy. It was there where she drove a scooter through the cobblestone streets, danced around in fountains and ate a ton of gelato. Now she lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband and son.
Have you ever read a book set in Italy? Let us know in the comments!
Written by Emily Brozyna