Brava, Valentine LP

By Adriana Trigiani
(HarperLuxe, Paperback, Large Print, 9780061946097, 496pp.)

Publication Date: February 9, 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback

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Adriana Trigiani's bestselling novels, called "dazzling"* and "tiramisu for the soul,"** are beloved by millions of readers around the world. Very Valentine, an instant New York Times bestseller and the first in a s­eries about the life of shoemaker Valentine Roncalli, was hailed by critics as "Sex and the City meets Moonstruck . . . sly, sensual, dripping in style."***

In this sumptuous follow-up, a once-in-a-lifetime business opportunity takes Valentine from the winding streets of Greenwich Village to the sun-kissed cobblestones of Buenos Aires, where she finds a long-buried secret hidden deep within a family scandal. Once unearthed, the truth rocks the Roncallis, while Valentine is torn between a past love that nurtured her, and a new one that promises to sustain her.

Brava, Valentine is Trigiani's best novel yet, delivering a hilarious and poignant mix of colorful worlds and unforgettable characters as only she can create them.

*USA Today
**The Examiner (UK)
***People




About the Author

Adriana Trigiani is an award-winning playwright, television writer, and documentary filmmaker. The author of the bestselling Big Stone Gap series, Very Valentine; Brava, Valentine; Lucia, Lucia; The Queen of the Big Time; andRococo, she has also written the best-selling memoir Don't Sing at the Table as well as the young adult novels Viola in Reel Life and Viola in the Spotlight. Her books have been published in 36 countries around the world. She has written and will direct the big screen version of her first novel, Big Stone Gap. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.




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Praise For Brava, Valentine LP

“A sweet and sexy love story.”
-Today Show

“Trigiani’s endearing heroine, Valentine, struggles to balance her life as a shoe designer with her love life. A smart chick-lit read.”
-People (Style Watch Edition)

“Valentine is one of Adriana Trigiani’s most winsome characters (yes, she even rivals the Big Stone Gap gang).... Brava, Valentine is laugh-out-loud funny...but it’s also an unexpectedly poignant examination of the power and pull of family, faith and love.”
-BookPage

“Trigiani spoke to women’s hearts with Big Stone Gap, and her Valentine series continues to do so. Brimming over with life, her latest will be essential reading for fans of humorous, touching family fiction. Trigiani’s readers will be hard-pressed to wait a year for the final installment, Ciao, Valentine.”
-Library Journal

“[A] charming valentine to love, forgiveness, and family.”
-Publishers Weekly

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