From the bestselling author of The Shoemaker's Wife, a Richard and Judy Book Club pick
One unforgettable woman. One heart and dream as big as New York City.
Makers of custom wedding shoes since 1903, the Angelini Shoe Company is one of the last family businesses in Greenwich Village. Now on the brink of financial ruin, thirty-three year old Valentine Roncalli, the talented apprentice, and her grandmother Teodora, the master artisan, are trying to bring the family’s old-world craftsmanship into the twenty-first century.
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. Sweeping from the streets of Manhattan to picturesque Tuscany and the Isle of Capri, she discovers her artistic voice and so much more, turning her life around in ways she never expected.
‘Charming, charismatic and addictive… an absolute treat’ Company
‘A funny, heart-warming tale of a woman looking for love, family harmony and the perfect shoe’ Heat
‘Load up on cappuccino and biscotti before getting lost in the super froth of Adriana Trigiani's romance-soaked novel, Very Valentine’ Marie Claire
‘This hymn to Italian New York is a treat’ Elle
‘Sex and the City meets Moonstruck... sly, sensual and dripping in style’ People
‘Like tucking into a plate of homemade manicotti: irresistible and delicious’ BookPage
Adriana Trigiani grew up in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, and now lives in New York City with her husband and daughter. In addition to being the author of Big Stone Gap, Big Cherry Holler, Milk Glass Moon and Lucia, Lucia, Adriana is an award-winning playwright, television writer, and documentary filmmaker. Lucia, Lucia was nominated for Richard and Judy's 'Best Read', 2004. She has written the screen adaptation of her novel Big Stone Gap, which she will also direct.
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