It’s Grace here to do Waiting on Wednesday. Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where bloggers and readers showcase upcoming books that they’re looking forward to reading! I’ve just recently decided to partake in it (partly due to the girls over at Lit Up Review, where I also blog) and I’ve discovered so many reads that I’m putting on my to-read list. Without further ado, here’s this week’s pick!
Novel: Love, Lucy by April Lindner | Goodreads
Release Date: January 27, 2015
While backpacking through Florence, 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.
In this coming-of-age romance, April Lindner perfectly captures the highs and lows of a summer love that might just be meant to last beyond the season.
Despite reading books that satisfy my wanderlust, I’ve been looking for books that can also provide fantastic stories. Love, Lucy provides a simple premise, but that is what makes it so appealing. Early reviews describe it as great for fans of the Just One Day story arc by Gayle Forman – a book that I thoroughly enjoyed.
It’s been a while since I’ve read something that takes place in Italy; I remember going through a phase a few years ago where I devoured (Italian) Romeo and Juliet retellings but aside from that, I don’t know too much about the culture. As a semi-architectural geek, I’d love to read Lucy’s observations. I’m a wanderlust-oriented person, and just devouring more of that experience would make me love reading it.
Frankly, I want a solid coming-of-age and a likable romance. Sometimes, I just want a sweet story with a lush backdrop, and Love, Lucy sounds like it would satisfy that perfectly. Needless to say, I’ll be dying for this one until it hits the shelves.