Love & olives

Jenna Evans Welch

Book - 2020

"When her long-estranged father invites sixteen-year-old Liv Varanakis to help him film a documentary about his theories on Atlantis, she looks forward to reconnecting but discovers he may have invited her to Greece for a very different reason." --

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Series
Welch, Jenna Evans. Love & gelato ; 3.
Subjects
Genres
Bildungsromans
Published
New York : Simon Pulse [2020].
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Item Description
Sequel to: Love & luck.
Physical Description
506 pages ; 22 cm
Audience
Ages 12 up.
ISBN
9781534448834
1534448837
Main Author
Jenna Evans Welch (author)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 7 Up—Welch, the author of Love & Gelato and Love & Luck, introduces readers to Greek American Liv, short for Olive, who is off to Santorini before her senior year of high school to see her father who wants her to help him find Atlantis. When Liv's dad left when she was eight, he left behind 26 items. Each chapter is introduced with a different item and what it meant to him. This creative touch allows readers to understand her father, despite his absence and obsession with the lost city of Atlantis. Liv is not only concerned for her dad but also for her boyfriend, Dax, and a young man, Theo, who she meets at her dad's bookstore. Liv has many adventures with her dad and grapples with feelings for Theo as well as Dax before she learns that the truth behind her dad's preoccupation with searching for Atlantis is much deeper than it appears. Boyfriend Dax is described as white; Theo's ethnicity is unspecified, though he is described as having skin darker than Liv's. VERDICT Readers who enjoy a light romance and adventurous travel will want to pick this one up.—Karen Alexander, Lake Fenton H.S., Linden, MI Copyright 2020 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Inspired by Mamma Mia, a latest series entry by the best-selling author of Love & Luck finds a teen navigating a prospective romantic relationship while attempting to reconnect with her absent father in beautiful Santorini, Greece. 100,000 first printing. Simultaneous eBook.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

When her long-estranged father invites sixteen-year-old Liv Varanakis to help him film a documentary about his theories on Atlantis, she looks forward to reconnecting but discovers he may have invited her to Greece for a very different reason.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

A New York Times BestsellerFrom 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.Liv 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 Liv does remember, though, is their shared love for Greek myths and the lost city of Atlantis. So when Liv 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?—Liv 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 Liv 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 Liv slowly begins to discover, her father may not have invited her to Greece for Atlantis, but for something much more important.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

A New York Times BestsellerFrom 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.Liv 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 Liv does remember, though, is their shared love for Greek myths and the lost city of Atlantis. So when Liv 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?'Liv 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 Liv 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 Liv slowly begins to discover, her father may not have invited her to Greece for Atlantis, but for something much more important.