Wednesday, April 1, 2015

FFBC Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway: Love, Lucy (April Lindner)

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Love, Lucy
by April Lindner
Publisher: Poppy
Release Date: January 27th 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.

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April Lindner is the author of three novels: Catherine, a modernization of Wuthering Heights; Jane, an update of Jane Eyre; and Love, Lucy, due out in January, 2015. She also has published two poetry collections, Skin and This Bed Our Bodies Shaped. She plays acoustic guitar badly, sees more rock concerts than she’d care to admit, travels whenever she can, cooks Italian food, and lavishes attention on her pets—two Labrador retriever mixes and two excitable guinea pigs. A professor of English at Saint Joseph’s University, April lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two sons.

Love, Lucy is a contemporary romance that focuses on the main character, Lucy, and her whirlwind romance while backpacking in Europe. Lucy has just graduated high school and is getting ready to attend college. Lucy has always dreamed of being an actress and when she graduated high school she intended on getting her degree and pursuing acting......but Lucy's father had different plans. Her father offered to pay for her college tuition IF she changed her degree to business. He also offered to pay for her a month long trip to backpack in Europe before she begins college. Lucy accepts this offer and heads off to Europe.....

While in Europe Lucy meets a young man named Jesse who is basically a roamer who travels and works off jobs to make a living. Lucy and Jesse visit Europe together and venture to so many romantic, beautiful locations. Lucy falls head over heels in love with Jesse and is heart broken when she has to go back home to America.

There are many decisions that Lucy has to make once she comes back home. She tries to go back to living a normal life but cant seem to forget Jesse nor can she forget acting. I enjoyed Love, Lucy and anyone that likes a good romance will enjoy it as well. I also liked the beautiful descriptions that Lucy uses while she is visiting Europe. After reading this book ....I really wanted to visit Europe and experience the sights, sounds, and the culture of this amazing place. 

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