Meet Valentine Roncalli, an unforgettable and passionate young shoe designer with a heart and dream as big as her hometown of New York City. Old World meets New in this delicious family saga which boasts a cast of memorable characters and magical Greenwich Village and Italian backdrops.
The Angelini Shoe Company, makers of custom wedding shoes since 1903, is one of the last family businesses in Greenwich Village. On the brink of financial ruin, it falls to thirty-three-year-old Valentine Roncalli, the talented but unsuspecting apprentice, to bring her family's old-world craftsmanship into the twenty-first century.
Juggling a romantic relationship with dashing chef Roman Falconi, her duty to her eccentric family and a design competition for a prestigious department store, Valentine accompanies her grandmother and master artisan Teodora to Italy in the hope of finding inspiration. There, in Tuscany and on the Isle of Capri, she discovers her artistic voice and much more, turning her life around in ways she never expected.
Set against lush backdrops, this is a warm and funny story about family dynamics, dreams, matters of the heart and moving on in a changing world.
Very Valentine ticks all the boxes - shoes, food and gorgeous cooks, New York, Tuscany and the Isle of Capri!
Trigiani's Lucia Lucia and Queen of the Big Time were both Richard & Judy picks with sales in excess of 200,000 in the UK.
Trigiani's profile is set to rise further with Big Stone Gap and Lucia, Lucia being made into motion pictures.
- Publication Date:
- 21 / 11 / 2010
- 153 x 234mm