Lisa Says… Read This Book by Adriana Trigiani

By Lisa Hamilton

Very Valentine
by Adriana Trigiani

From this day forward, Adriana Trigiani will be an author you will want to read, and you may as well start with her latest bestseller, Very Valentine, a contemporary family saga that is full of colorful characters, Italian recipes, romance, travel and SHOES. This may be the first in a trilogy that introduces you to the Angelini-Roncalli family, makers of custom-made wedding shoes since 1903. Trigiani’s work is hilarious yet warm hearted; a familial story that has the potential for happily ever after.

Valentine Roncalli is a 33 year old, Italian-American single girl working in New York City as an apprentice to her 80 year old grandmother, matriarch of the family and master artesian of the Angelini Shoe Company. As the novel unfolds, we learn the family business is in serious financial trouble, and the only way to salvage the company, according to Valentine’s financial genius brother, is to sell out, fast. While Valentine has the love and support of her smart and beautiful sisters; her parents, and those around her in Manhattan’s quaint West Village, think otherwise. She will have to learn more about herself, her abilities, her history and her true soul to save the company and herself.

While Trigiani often writes about love and romance, she truly does so in a tasteful, 21st century style. Business certainly mixes with pleasure as we walk familiar city streets, travel the hillsides of Italy and sail blue waters surrounding the Island of Capri. This is one book you will definitely want to have and to hold.

About this writer

  • Lisa Hamilton A native South Carolinian, Lisa Hamilton is the director of the First Presbyterian Church Preschool and Kindergarten. Of course she loves reading, but also finds time for cooking and walking her dog, Hurley.

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