Thursday, June 2, 2016

Eurotrip: 3 Countries

My other list was about travelling all over the map, this time I am keeping things locked to three countries: France, England and Italy.  I also added three extra books at the end involving countries that did not fit in.


Vidalia in Paris
by Sasha Watson

Vidalia is away in Paris studying art, the thing she loves most.  There she gets to explore the city of lights, meet new people, make bad decisions and figure out how to survive on her own.


Romancing the Dark in the City of Light
by Ann Jacobus

Summer Barnes is in Paris after being kicked out of another boarding school. She has to make this one work or risk losing her inheritance.  She is convinced that meeting the right person at the right time will save her.    In Paris, she meets two.  One who encourages Summer to embrace the light.  The other tells her to embrace the dark.


Just One Day
by Gayle Forman

Allyson Healey lives a planned and ordered existence.  On the last day of her strict European vacation, she abandons those things and takes a risk.  She accepts a young traveling actor's invitation and together they spend 24 hours in Paris.


One Paris Summer
by Denise Grover Swank

Sophie Brooks had plans to practice her piano and win a scholarship competition that would help her achieve her dream of becoming a pianist. Instead, she is going to Paris for the summer to spend time with a father who abandoned her a year ago.

With her new stepsister determined to make her life miserable, how will Sophie get the chance to work towards her dream?



Meant to Be
by Lauren Morrill
While on a school trip in London, Julia starts to receive romantic messages from a secret admirer. Teaming up with her arch nemesis, Jason, they race through London and break rules together to track the admirer down.


The Heir and the Spare
by Emily Albright

Evie Gray is on a journey of self-discovery. One that will take her all the way to Oxford to find out just what kind of person her mother was. Through her mother's letters, Evie is set on an adventure that will find her running into a real life prince.

Sophomore Switch
by Abby McDonald

Tasha is off to Oxford in an effort to avoid the tabloids and leave behind her party girl ways.  Emily is going from Oxford to U.C. Santa Barbara to escape a broken heart.

Soon both girls are exchanging tips and tricks to help each other fit in, find love and figure out who they are.


Falling in Love with English Boys
by Melissa Jensen

Catherine Vernon is stuck in London while her mother is off working on a research project.  With no friends and no one to show her around, she has nothing to do except read the diary of a girl from 1815.

But when Catherine meets a descendant of the diary writer, things start to get interesting.


Flirting in Italian
by Lauren Henderson

Violet travels to Italy on a mission to uncover the history behind a painting of a girl that looks exactly like her.  Her three best friends tag along for the ride and together, they are looking to unravel a mystery, eat amazing food and meet Italian boys.

Note:  This one is a series!  Book 2: Kissing in Italian is already out.  A third is also expected to be released soon.  So if you love this one, there is more to read.


Love, Lucy
by April Linder

While traveling in Florence, Italy during summer, Lucy falls for the city, the people and the culture.  She even falls a bit in love with a street musician named Jesse.  But now that she is home and getting ready for college, is what they had over or can it last for more than one season?


Love & Gelato
by Jenna Evans Welch

Following her mother's dying wish, Lina heads to Tuscany to spend time with a father she hardly knows.  Once there, she is given a journal written by her mother.  It details her experiences in Italy from hidden spots to amazing art to romance.

This journal also has the power to reveal from secrets from her mother's past that will change Lina's life.


Instructions for a Broken Heart
by Kim Culbertson

On the eve of her trip to Italy with her drama class, Jessa finds her boyfriend out with another girl.  Armed with a care package from her best friend, Jessa goes to Italy as planned.

She also goes with the promise that she will do one new thing every day.  One thing she would never do.

 PLUS THREE                                                                 

Sophomore Year is Greek to Me
by Meredith Zeitlin

Zona Lowell calls New York City home but for the next six months, she'll be living in Athens, Greece. Her journalist father says he is chasing a story but Zona isn't so sure. Her mom's side of the the family lives in Athens but they cut her off after she married an American. Zona thinks this might turn out to be a long lost family reunion.


My Best Friend, Maybe
by Caela Carter

Colette and Sadie are no longer friends.  She has no idea what happened but the summer before they start high school, Sadie ends their friendship.  Colette may be lonely but she pushes forward for her parents, her boyfriend and her brothers.

Then Sadie shows up and begs Colette to come with her on a family vacation to the Greek Islands.  Despite the sadness and the hurt, Colette agrees to go. Eventually, the secret to why Sadie abandoned her and the reason for the trip come out.


The Boy on the Bridge
by Natalie Standiford

In 1982, Laura Reid travels to Leningrad for a semester abroad.  There she meets Alexei, an artist, who takes her on a tour of the beauties of Russia.  But it is the Cold War and they must keep their relationship a secret or face the consequences.  Is it true love or does Alexei have secrets?


If you want a little more travel & adventure, I wrote a post about an old book series that you can still find in used bookstores and on amazon.

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