Love, Lucy (Review & Giveaway!)
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Title: Love, Lucy
Author: April Lindner
Published Date: 27th January 2015
Rating: 3 stars
me a copy for review*
Italy, during the summer before she heads off to college, Lucy Sommersworth
finds herself falling in love with the culture, the architecture, the
food…and Jesse Palladino, a handsome street musician. After a whirlwind romance,
Lucy returns home, determined to move on from her “vacation
flirtation.” But just because summer is over doesn’t mean Lucy and Jesse
are over, too.
captures the highs and lows of a summer love that might just be meant to last
beyond the season.
I say anything about the quality of this book, I think we should all take a
moment to admire the cover of this book. Because I love it. ^.^
down and finished it in a day. The flow was smooth and I was interested in
knowing what would happen.
have Lucy who wants to do acting, but her parents want her and manage to bribe
her into taking a business major and giving up acting for good. Lucy, in the
end is torn between pleasing her parents and doing what makes her happy. I
think this is a pretty important thing to include in a book because there are
so many other teenagers and young adults who face the same problem nowadays! As
well as that, friendship plays a large role in this story. Mostly because
either she is fighting with a friend, or she is being supported by them. And I
loved that because I found the friendship to be really realistic in this novel.
story was a bit young. But in the second half of the book, when they leave
Italy, things mature again and it goes back to the way I like it. So that wasn’t
too bad at all.
|Isn’t Italy beautiful?|
set in Italy, in Florence and Rome. The descriptions were beautiful and seeing
as Italy is a place I have never been to myself yet, I know I really want to go
now! The book also mentions an Audrey Hepburn movie called Roman Holiday. I am
going to make sure see that one soon as
well! Oh, and speaking of which this book is based on another one, called A
Room with a View. (Which I also have yet to read…)
I was impressed by the fact that it was NOT an insta romance. I was basically
expecting it because they wouldn’t get too long to know each other. But the way
that April Lindner writes it and slowly forms the romance, it doesn’t seem like
that at all. Yes, it does happen in a short period of time but it still seemed
slow and steady. I have to applaud her author skills for that. There also was a
love triangle towards the end, but it was a natural one that wasn’t annoying at
all. I mean, if you had a summer fling and it’s still lingering with you when
you’re trying to move on, is it really your fault? I think it was the only
realistic case where emotions can be torn in two, especially when the guy you
really want is one you’re likely to never see again. So again, two things that
usually ruin books are written incredibly well here.
out to me especially! This was a good book overall and I look forward to trying
anything else this author writes 🙂