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Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani
  

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The first in a trilogy about a single mid-30s New Yorker who breaks up with her boyfriend and decides to give everything up and move in with her grandmother to help run the family business of custom made bridal shoes. Though on the surface this seems little more than a glorious homage to Sex and the City it is in fact so much more than that. Yes there’s a smouldering divorced chef who wins Valentine’s heart but there’s also a big, sprawling, heart-warming family and a plot which is predominantly about being true to who you really are and not being afraid of anything. Valentine’s grandmother is an amazing character (a 79 year old career woman!) and the book a joy to read.

If you like Adriana Trigiani you might also like to read books by Elinor Lipman, Rosanna Ley and Elizabeth Bert.

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Synopsis

Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani

Meet Valentine, an unforgettable and passionate woman with a heart and a dream as big as New York City. Her dream? To design the perfect pair of shoes ...The Angelini Shoe Company, makers of exquisite wedding shoes since 1903, is one of the last family-owned businesses in Greenwich Village. Now, in the twenty-first century, the company run so devotedly by Valentine and her grandmother Teodora faces financial ruin. Juggling a romantic relationship with dashing chef Roman Falconi, her duty to her family, and a design competition for a prestigious department store, Valentine accompanies her grandmother to Italy in the hope of finding inspiration. There, in Tuscany and on the Isle of Capri, she discovers her artistic voice and much more, turning her life around in ways she never expected.

About the Author

Adriana Trigiani

Adriana Trigiani is the author of fifteen bestsellers, including the blockbuster epic The Shoemaker's Wife; the Big Stone Gap series; Lucia, Lucia; the Valentine series; the Viola series for young adults; and the bestselling memoir Don't Sing at the Table. She is also the award-winning filmmaker of the documentary Queens of the Big Time. Trigiani lives in Greenwich Village with her family.

Photo copyright: Tim Stevenson 2008

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Publication date

9th October 2014

Author

Adriana Trigiani

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Publisher

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Format

Paperback
432 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781471133374

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