Wishlist Wednesday: Love & Olives

Wishlist Wednesday: Love & Olives

Welcome to this week’s edition of Wishlist Wednesday! Today I am featuring Love & Olives by Jenna Evans Welch. I have enjoyed the previous books in the Love & Gelato series and I can’t wait to read this one.

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about and have yet to read. It is a spin-off of the original meme, Waiting on Wednesday, that was formerly hosted by Breaking the Spine.

This Week’s WoW: Love & Olives

Love & OlivesTitle: Love & Olives
Author: Jenna Evans Welch
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: July 7, 2020

Summary (from Goodreads):

From the New York Times bestselling author of Love & Gelato comes a Mamma Mia–inspired tale about a teen girl finding romance while trying to connect with her absent father in beautiful Santorini, Greece.

Evie Varanakis doesn’t have a lot of fond memories of her father, which makes sense—he fled to Greece when she was only eight. What Evie does remember, though, is their shared love for Greek myths and the lost city of Atlantis. So when Evie suddenly receives a postcard from her father explaining that National Geographic is funding a documentary about his theories on Atlantis—and will she fly out to Greece and help?—Evie jumps at the opportunity.

But when she arrives to gorgeous Santorini, things are a little…awkward. There are so many questions, so many emotions that flood to the surface after seeing her father for the first time in years. And yet Evie doesn’t want their past to get in the way of a possible reconciliation. She also definitely doesn’t want Theo—her father’s charismatic so-called “protégé”—to witness her struggle.

And that means diving into all that Santorini has to offer—the beautiful sunsets, the turquoise water, the hidden caves, and the delicious cuisine. But not everything on the Greek island is as perfect as it seems. Because as Evie slowly begins to discover, her father may not have invited her to Greece for Atlantis, but for something much more important.

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This series has been so much fun to read so far. I am really excited for a Mamma Mia inspired story. The Greece setting also sounds like the perfect backdrop for a YA romance novel.

About Jenna Evans Welch

image of Jenna Evans Welch

Jenna Evans Welch was the kind of insatiable child reader who had no choice but to grow up to become a writer. She is the New York Times Bestselling author of LOVE & GELATO and the upcoming LOVE & LUCK.

When she isn’t writing girl abroad stories, Jenna can be found chasing her children or making elaborate messes in the kitchen. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband and two young children.

36 thoughts on “Wishlist Wednesday: Love & Olives

  1. Literary Feline says:

    Like Ashley, you had me at “Mamma Mia-inspired tale.” This sounds like it will be a good read. I hope this one is as good for you as the rest of the series has been! Have a great week.

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