By April Lindner
Publication date: Jan. 27, 2015
Poppy, 304 pages
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.
— Goodreads.com description
Oh, how I adore a travel book. Love, Lucy captured my heart when I realized it would encourage girl readers to get out there and explore. I am a huge traveler now, but I wish I’d been more comfortable exploring at a younger age. If only I’d had books like this! It’s a great story about following your passions.
I haven’t read A Room with a View — which this book is apparently based on — so a lot was probably lost on me. Fortunately, it didn’t have any impact on my reading…unfortunately, it just means you’re not gonna get a deeper analysis from little ole me.
It won’t make it to the tippy-top of my Travel Books I Love list (that belongs to Wanderlove and Just One Day), but it’s still a great read if you love this type of book as much as me!
But, oh, PS: Be prepared for a major girl fight. It made me so uncomfortable! I hate when lady friends fight!