A Tour Guide to LOVE & LUCK by Jenna Evans Welch

Love & Luck is delightful and charming, and an absolute spring must-read. This companion novel to Jenna Evans Welch’s Love & Gelato sparkles with wit, stunning settings, and even a little romance. As a huge fan of travel fiction, I was enamored with the premise of this story, and reading it was an absolute pleasure. The author does a great job of balancing the lovely plot of this story with all the breathtaking locations that readers get to visit right alongside the characters.

This is one book you absolutely need to add to your spring TBR, and to help you get ready for its release, here is a sneak preview of some of the STUNNING locations from the story!


Your Tour Guide to LOVE & LUCK

Here are some of the fabulous locations your bookish, wanderlusting heart can look forward to visiting in Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch!

Cliffs of Moher

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The Cliffs of Moher are sea cliffs located at the southwestern edge of the Burrenregion in County Clare, Ireland.

The Burren

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The Burren (Irish: Boireann, meaning “great rock”) is a region of environmental interest primarily located in northwestern County Clare, Ireland, dominated by glaciated karst landscape.

The Poulnabrone

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Poulnabrone dolmen , meaning “hole of the quern stones” (bró in Irish)) is a portal tomb – one of approximately 172 in Ireland – located in the Burren, County Clare, Ireland.

The Dingle Peninsula

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The Dingle Peninsula is the northernmost of the major peninsulas in County Kerry. It ends beyond the town of Dingle at Dunmore Head, the westernmost point of Ireland and arguably Europe.

Slea Head

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Slea Head is a promontory in the westernmost part of the Dingle Peninsula, located in the barony of Corca Dhuibhne in southwest County Kerry, Ireland. Slea Head is together with Dunmore Head the westernmost point of Ireland and arguably is the most western point of Europe[2] of the European mainland plinth.[3] It is a well known and recognised landmark and also a very scenic viewpoint, with a dramatic view of the Blasket Islands.

Inch Beach

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The Dingle Peninsula boast some of Europe’s most stunning beaches from the sweeping curve of Brandon Bay to secluded sandy coves the Peninsula has it all. You can easily find a deserted beachwith nothing but the sound of the ocean and crying gulls for company.

Killarney National Park

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Killarney National Park (Irish: Páirc Náisiúnta Chill Airne), near the town of Killarney, County Kerry, was the first national park in Ireland, created when Muckross Estate was donated to the Irish Free State in 1932.[1] The park has since been substantially expanded and encompasses over 102.89 km2 (25,425 acres) of diverse ecology, including the Lakes of Killarney, oak and yew woodlands of international importance,[2] and mountain peaks.

Blarney Castle

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Blarney Castle (Irish: Caisleán na Blarnan) is a medieval stronghold in Blarney, near Cork, Ireland, and the River Martin. Though earlier fortifications were built on the same spot, the current keep was built by the MacCarthy of Muskerry dynasty, a cadet branch of the Kings of Desmond, and dates from 1446.[4] The Blarney Stone is among the machicolations of the castle.

The Blarney Stone

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The Blarney Stone (Irish: Cloch na Blarnan) is a block of Carboniferous limestone[1] built into the battlements of Blarney Castle, Blarney, about 8 kilometres (5 miles) from Cork, Ireland. According to legend, kissing the stone endows the kisser with the gift of the gab (great eloquence or skill at flattery). The stone was set into a tower of the castle in 1446. The castle is a popular tourist site in Ireland, attracting visitors from all over the world to kiss the stone and tour the castle and its gardens.

Cobh

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Cobh (/ˈkv/ KOHV,  Irish: An Cóbh), known from 1849 until 1920 as Queenstown, is a tourist seaport town on the south coast of County Cork, Ireland. Cobh is on the south side of Great Island in Cork Harbour and is home to Ireland’s only dedicated cruise terminal. Tourism in the area draws on the maritime and emigration legacy of the town – including its association with the RMS Titanic, which was built in Belfast.

Rock of Cashel

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The Rock of Cashel (Irish: Carraig Phádraig [ˈcaɾˠəɟ ˈfˠaːd̪ˠɾˠəɟ]), also known as Cashel of the Kings and St. Patrick’s Rock, is a historic site located at Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland.


About the Book

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Addie is visiting Ireland for her aunt’s over-the-top destination wedding, and hoping she can stop thinking about the one horrible thing she did that left her miserable and heartbroken—and threatens her future. But her brother, Ian, isn’t about to let her forget, and his constant needling leads to arguments and even a fistfight between the two once inseparable siblings. Miserable, Addie can’t wait to visit her friend in Italy and leave her brother—and her problems—behind.

So when Addie discovers an unusual guidebook, Ireland for the Heartbroken, hidden in the dusty shelves of the hotel library, she’s able to finally escape her anxious mind and Ian’s criticism.

And then their travel plans change. Suddenly Addie finds herself on a whirlwind tour of the Emerald Isle, trapped in the world’s smallest vehicle with Ian and his admittedly cute, Irish-accented friend Rowan. As the trio journeys over breathtaking green hills, past countless castles, and through a number of fairy-tale forests, Addie hopes her guidebook will heal not only her broken heart, but also her shattered relationship with her brother.

That is if they don’t get completely lost along the way.


About the Author

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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.


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13 thoughts on “A Tour Guide to LOVE & LUCK by Jenna Evans Welch

  1. Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku says:

    Ireland is absolutely beautiful! I’ve visited before and I know I need to go back someday– I saw far too little of a beautiful country. Thank you for sharing all these photos; they are breathtaking!

    When you say “companion novel”, what do you mean? Do I need to have read Love & Gelato first?

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  2. kozbisa says:

    I loved how Welch incorporated the guide book and all these sites into the story. I had visited most of the locations (about 11 years ago), and it was nice to revisit along with Addie, Ian, and Rowen.

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