Very Valentine: A Novel by Adriana TrigianiVery Valentine: A Novel by Adriana Trigiani

Very Valentine: A Novel

byAdriana Trigiani

Paperback | January 5, 2010

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Sex and the City meets Moonstruck….Sly, sensual, and dripping in style.”


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.

Adriana Trigiani is beloved by millions of readers around the world for fifteen bestsellers, including the blockbuster epicThe Shoemaker's Wife; the Big Stone Gap series;Lucia, Lucia; the Valentine series; the Viola series for young adults; and the bestselling memoirDon't Sing at the Table. Trigiani reaches new heights withAll the Star...
Title:Very Valentine: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.94 inPublished:January 5, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061257060

ISBN - 13:9780061257063

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Chick Lit This is a story about the Angelini Shoe Company originally from Italy and presently in New York since 1903. Valentine (the grand-daughter) lives with the grandmother and has decided to become a cobbler. Valentine thrives when fashioning shoes from her great-grandfather's patterns. With her grandmother approaching 80, Valentine's brother Albert is looking to sell the family business. Valentine's aim - to save the family business and to have it stand on its own as an establishment. The parts of the novel pertaining to the shoe factory and a cobbler's craft were fascinating. I will say that the love affair was somewhat sappy though.
Date published: 2018-06-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Relevant and True Some really poignant ideas regarding life for women who try to balance what they want out of life. Elements of career, family, and love come to play in Valentine's life creating an enjoyable and relatable story.
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I like Trigiani's writing style Italian-American Valentine is 33-years old and lives and works with her grandmother in New York City. Gram runs a shoe making company; they hand-make wedding shoes and the company has been in business since 1903. Unfortunately, the company is in financial trouble, and Valentine is not sure what will happen if her brother gets his way and Gram decides to sell. In the meantime, Valentine has met a very busy chef and they are trying to maintain a relationship. I really liked this. This is the second book I've read by Trigiani and I really enjoy her writing. I often don't like long descriptions, but even though some of Trigiani's descriptions are long and very detailed, there is something about the way she writes that keeps me interested, and enjoying the detail as it brings whatever she is describing to life.
Date published: 2012-07-15

Editorial Reviews

“Trigiani offers plenty of reasons to stick around for part two.”