by Adriana Trigiani
Valentine Roncalli is thirty-three, single, and lives with her eighty-year old grandmother in an apartment in Greenwich Village. Her life centers around her family and saving the family’s business, Angelini Shoe Company. In her spare time, Valentine does try to have a relationship with her boyfriend, Roman. They plan to meet for a rendezvous on the Isle of Capri but the unexpected happens and Valentine’s life changes.
The author is an excellent story teller and has a great sense of humor. I can hardly wait for the second part of this trilogy! In the meantime, I highly recommend some of the author’s other books: Lucia Lucia, The Queen of the Big Time, Rococo, or the Big Stone Gap series.