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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,556 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Adriana Trigiani Narrator: Cassandra Campbell Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Valentine Trilogy Release Date:
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Meet the Roncalli and Angelini families, a vibrant cast of colorful characters who navigate tricky family dynamics with hilarity and brio, from magical Manhattan to the picturesque hills of bella Italia. Very Valentine is the first novel in a trilogy and is sure to be the new favorite of Trigiani's millions of fans around the world.

In this luscious, contemporary family saga, the Angelini Shoe Company, makers of exquisite wedding shoes since 1903, is one of the last family-owned businesses in Greenwich Village. The company is on the verge of financial collapse. It falls to thirty-three-year-old Valentine Roncalli, the talented and determined apprentice to her grandmother, the master artisan Teodora Angelini, to bring the family's old-world craftsmanship into the twenty-first century and save the company from ruin.

While juggling a budding romance with dashing chef Roman Falconi, her duty to her family, and a design challenge presented by a prestigious department store, Valentine returns to Italy with her grandmother to learn new techniques and seek one-of-a-kind materials for building a pair of glorious shoes to beat their rivals. There, in Tuscany, Naples, and on the Isle of Capri, a family secret is revealed as Valentine discovers her artistic voice and much more, turning her life and the family business upside down in ways she never expected. Very Valentine is a sumptuous treat, a journey of dreams fulfilled, a celebration of love and loss filled with Trigiani's trademark heart and humor.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Sex and the City meets Moonstruck…This first in a new trilogy from Trigiani is sly, sensual, and dripping with style.”


  • “Trigiani has certainly not lost her ability to breathe life into everything she writes.”

    Roanoke Times

  • “A frilly valentine to Manhattan’s picturesque West Village…has loads of charm and will leave readers eager for the sequel.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A sumptuous treat, a journey of dreams fulfilled, a celebration of love and loss filled with Trigiani’s trademark heart and humor.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Eudora | 2/19/2014

    " Enjoyable, light, brainless read. Good beach book. Fun, loving depiction of an italian-american family in new york. Small step beyond completely stereotypical with some exploration of what it means to be an artist. Warning: this is a trilogy so you may get sucked in wanting to see "how it ends". I usually do! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by George | 2/16/2014

    " Liked the ending. Good story of a 3 generation Italian family "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sue Kulczycki | 2/3/2014

    " Light read, I enjoyed it. I thought the family characters were very funny and enjoyed the food and travel episodes "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Suzette | 1/20/2014

    " I love Adriani Trigiani books! Again, she does not disappoint. Strong, but believable, lead female character. Italian-American quirky family, life in New York, Italian food, fashion and shoe-making, and a trip to Tuscany and the Isle of Capri! Romance, family and passion for a craft. I can't wait to the read the next book in this series! "

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