Very Valentine: A Novel (Paperback)

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A big Italian family in New York City's Greenwich Villiage, a fiesty
matriarch who still runs the family custom wedding shoe business, a
designer competition to display in the window of Bergdorf's, a handsome
restauranteur boyfriend, a buying trip to Tuscany - did I mention shoes
yet?

My recommendation sounds pretty flippant, but you will immerse yourself
in this family, root for Valentine's aspirations and want more of this
story as soon as you close the book.

— marla

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Soon to be a Lifetime original movie

Sex and the City meets Moonstruck…this first in a new trilogy from Trigiani is sly, sensual and dripping in style.”
   — People

Poignant, funny, warm, and red hot, Very Valentine is a wonderful treat for Adriana Trigiani fans—a “delightful” (Boston Globe), “romance-soaked novel” (Marie Claire) from much adored playwright, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, and New York Times bestselling author of The Shoemaker's Wife, All the Stars in the Heavens and The Supreme Macaroni Company. The adventures of an extraordinary and unforgettable woman as she attempts to rescue her family’s struggling shoe business and find love at the same time, Very Valentine sweeps the reader from the streets of Manhattan to the picturesque hills of Italy. Here is yet another novel from the incomparable Trigiani that will steal your heart.

About the Author


Adriana Trigiani is the bestselling author of seventeen books, which have been published in thirty-six countries around the world. She is a playwright, television writer/producer, and filmmaker. She wrote and directed the film version of her novel Big Stone Gap, which was shot entirely on location in her Virginia hometown. She is cofounder of the Origin Project, an in-school writing program that serves more than one thousand students in Appalachia. She lives in Greenwich Village with her family.

Praise For…


“ Sex and the City meets Moonstruck … this first in a new trilogy from Trigiani is sly, sensual and dripping in style.”
— People, Lead Review

May be [Triginai’s] best work to date… Delightful, energetic… Trigiani is a seemingly effortless storyteller.”
— Boston Globe

“Well-crafted work with sometime lyrical, sometimes flat-out-funny writing.”
— Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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

“Adriana Trigiani listens to her readers, then gives them what they want. That’s why they’ll be ecstatic about her newest novel…”
— Richmond Times-Dispatch

“No one ever reads just one of Trigiani’s wonderfully quirky tales. Once you pick up the first, you are hooked..... Trigiani fills her pages with snappy dialogue and luscious descriptions.... Reading Very Valentine is like tucking into a plate of homemade manicotti: irresistible and delicious.”
— BookPage

“Load up on cappuccino and biscotti before getting lost in the super froth of Adriana Trigiani’s romance-soaked novel, Very Valentine”
— Marie Claire

“[Very Valentine] will have readers who love romantic novels...swooning. Trigiani’s closing is satisfying, even as it paves the way for the lovable heroine to reappear in a planned sequel.”
— Booklist

“This genteel and lush tale of soles and souls has loads of charm and will leave readers eager for the sequel.”
— Publishers Weekly

“Trigiani offers plenty of reasons to stick around for part two.”
— Kirkus Reviews
Product Details
ISBN: 9780061257063
ISBN-10: 0061257060
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: January 5th, 2010
Pages: 416
Language: English
Series: Valentine