Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani
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Sex and the City meets Moonstruck….Sly, sensual, and dripping in style.”
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Poignant, funny, warm, and red hot, Very Valentine is a wonderful treat for Adriana Trigiani fans—a “delightful” (Boston Globe), “romance-soaked novel” (Marie Claire) from much adored playwright, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, and New York Times bestselling author of Lucia, Lucia; Rococo; and Big Stone Gap. The adventures of an extraordinary and unforgettable woman as she attempts to rescue her family’s struggling shoe business and find love at the same time, Very Valentine sweeps the reader from the streets of Manhattan to the picturesque hills of la bella Italia. Already a national bestseller, here is a valentine from the incomparable Trigiani that you can take into your heart.

 

About Adriana Trigiani

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Adriana Trigiani grew up in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, in the 1970s. She has honed her storytelling abilities over a decade of writing and producing some of television's top-rated shows, including the groundbreaking Cosby Show. Trigiani is also an award-winning playwright and documentary filmmaker. She lives in New York City with her husband.From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published October 6, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 578 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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Food, shoes and romance feature prominently in this zesty novel of an Italian-American family, the first in a planned trilogy following the life of Valentine Roncalli.

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Ex-fiancé Bret is working with Alfred on the money end, while Valentine flies to Buenos Aires to reconnect with a long-lost cousin in the shoe-manufacturing business.

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Book Reporter

I promptly bought --- and subsequently devoured --- all of the novels in the Big Stone Gap series and was already a solid fan by the time I reviewed ROCOCO and HOME TO BIG STONE GAP.

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In 2009, Adriana Trigiani gave her readers a big, beautiful Valentine’s Day gift with VERY VALENTINE, the first book in a series starring Valentine Roncalli, an Italian-American New Yorker and heir to Angelini Shoes, the business her grandparents created in New York’s West Village.

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Independent.ie

And in this book, the second in a trilogy, our heroine Valentine is hardly back before she has more problems.

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Oprah.com

The second book in the crowd-pleasing author's trilogy that started with Very Valentine.

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The American Book Center Blog

Valentine Roncali is an Italian- American shoe designer who lives with her grandmother in New York’s Greenwich Village.They are the owners of Angelini Shoes, a family-owned shoe started in 1903 by Valentine’s grandfather.

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Military.com

On what should be a happy day, Valentine feels about as bright as a pot of red sauce forgotten and burned.

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