Love & Olives by Jenna Evans Welch
In the vein of Mamma Mia and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, LOVE & OLIVES (S&S BFYR | On Sale 11/10/20) is the tale of a teen girl finding romance while trying to reconnect with her absent father in beautiful Santorini, Greece.
Liv Varanakis doesn’t have many fond memories of her father who 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 inviting Liv to fly out to Greece to help him with a documentary about his theories on Atlantis, Liv jumps at the opportunity.
But when Liv sees her father for the first time in years, so many questions and emotions flood to the surface. Liv doesn’t want their past to get in the way of a possible reconciliation, and she also definitely doesn’t want Theo—her father’s charismatic “protégé”—to witness her struggle.
So, Liv dives into all that Santorini has to offer—the beautiful sunsets, the turquoise water, the hidden caves, and, of course, the delicious cuisine. But not everything on the Greek island is as idyllic as it seems, as Liv discovers her father may not have invited her to Greece for Atlantis, but rather for something much more important.
The perfect companion to Love & Gelato and Love & Luck, LOVE & OLIVES is both a heart-warming romance and a touching family story, set in a breathtaking Santorini summer