Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Waiting on Wednesday: Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani

Waiting on Wednesday is a way to showcase books that are not yet released but I am excited to see they are coming out. It's hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Adriana Trigiani's Big Stone Gap series is one of my favorites. LOLAs chatted with Ms. Trigiani early in our book club years. I've read all of her books and have enjoyed them all.

So I was excited to see that she has another book scheduled for release on February 3rd. It's called Very Valentine.

Here's the summary: This first-in-a-trilogy is a frilly valentine to Manhattan's picturesque West Village, starring a boisterous and charmingly contentious Italian-American family. Valentine Roncalli, adrift after a failed relationship and an aborted teaching career, becomes an apprentice to her 80-year-old grandmother, Teodora Angelini, at the tiny family shoe business. While Valentine struggles to come up with a financial plan—and shoe design—to bring the Old World operation into the 21st century, her brother, Alfred, is pushing Gram to retire and sell her building for $6 million. It's not all business for Valentine, of course: handsome and sophisticated Roman Falconi, owner and chef at a posh restaurant, is vying for her heart. Bestselling Trigiani channels ambition and girl-power, but is surprisingly reserved—and retro—when it comes to romance: “[O]ur relationship has to build slowly and beautifully in order to hold all the joy and misery that lies ahead,” thinks Valentine. Still, this genteel and lush tale of soles and souls has loads of charm and will leave readers eager for the sequel. —Publisher's Weekly

See other books that folks are waiting on at Breaking the Spine.

4 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Adriana Trigiani is one of my favorite authors, so I can't wait to read this one either.

Shana said...

I've never read this author, but have heard great things about her.

Michele, how do you know what books are coming out? Do you just happen across them or is there a list?

Shana
Literarily

Red lady-Bonnie said...

I'm looking forward to reading this as well. I have read and loved the Big Stone Gap Series.

Michele said...

Kathy - Maybe we can share!

Shana - I'm not great at finding new books so I had hesitated in joining the 'Waiting' meme. But this one I found on Amazon when I was looking at something else. I've never found the lists of books that some folks can find, though.

Bonnie - have you read Queen of the Big Time? My favorite of the non-Big Stone Gap books.