In order to fulfill Lina's mom's dying wish, she agrees to spend the summer in Tuscany with the father she never knew. It's awkward enough living with someone she doesn't know and even more so because her dad is the curator of the WWII cemetery. Lina can't wait for the summer to be over so she can go back home, but when she discovers a secret journal her mom kept, Lina embarks on a journey that leads her to love, gelato, and a long-too-hidden truth.
Margherita Pizza - This is my take on the classic Italian pizza with tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil. In the book, as in the country, everyone loves the pizza!
Stracciatella Gelato - As father and daughter form a bond, the two share lots of gelato especially over the stracciatella variety.