Monday, February 9, 2015

Love, Lucy by April Lindner

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Love, Lucy by April Lindner
Released: January 27th 2015
Publisher: Poppy
Source: bought/hardcover

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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. (from Goodreads)

There is something to be had from a simple love story. It just makes you feel good. It makes you feel like days in the park, looking up at a clear blue sky and cloud gazing, sitting by the lake and just letting the breeze take you. Sometimes I feel like books like that are seriously under-appreciated. 

Love, Lucy is a perfect example of a book that just makes you feel good.  It's a modern retelling of A Room With A View, and does a seamless job of incorporating the societal pressures that drive modern youth, as the original did it its era. 

The romance between Lucy and Jesse may be fast for some, but I found that it worked for them. I love how they affect each other, how she draws him in and he lets her loose. Their relationship is sweet and fun and, at times, dramatic, and it makes me want to go to Italy to man-hunt! 

As much as I love their romance, the book is really about the struggle between what you want, what you dream of being, and the expectations that people have, and floundering to find the balance between them. 

Love, Lucy is a light, fun read, and I highly recommend!

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