Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani

TLC Book tours has offered me three copies of the new and exciting book by Adriana Trigiani to give away here at One Persons Journey Through A World of Books.  I am thrilled to be able to offer this and wanted to kick this giveaway off on Valentines Day as that just seems appropriate!

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Meet the Roncalli and Angelini families, a vibrant cast of colorful characters who navigate tricky family dynamics with hilarity and brio, from magical Manhattan to the picturesque hills of bella Italia. Very Valentine is the first novel in a trilogy and is sure to be the new favorite of Trigiani’s millions of fans around the world.

In this luscious, contemporary family saga, the Angelini Shoe Company, makers of exquisite wedding shoes since 1903, is one of the last family-owned businesses in Greenwich Village. The company is on the verge of financial collapse. It falls to thirty-three-year-old Valentine Roncalli, the talented and determined apprentice to her grandmother, the master artisan Teodora Angelini, to bring the family’s old-world craftsmanship into the twenty-first century and save the company from ruin.

While juggling a budding romance with dashing chef Roman Falconi, her duty to her family, and a design challenge presented by a prestigious department store, Valentine returns to Italy with her grandmother to learn new techniques and seek one-of-a-kind materials for building a pair of glorious shoes to beat their rivals. There, in Tuscany, Naples, and on the Isle of Capri, a family secret is revealed as Valentine discovers her artistic voice and much more, turning her life and the family business upside down in ways she never expected. Very Valentine is a sumptuous treat, a journey of dreams fulfilled, a celebration of love and loss filled with Trigiani’s trademark heart and humor.  Browse more here.

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and don’t forget to check out Adriana’s other book as well:

Award-winning playwright, television writer, and documentary filmmaker Adriana Trigiani returns with Brava, Valentine, continuing the heartwarming and hilarious story of Valentine Roncalli, her family, her love life, and the Angelini Shoe Company. Following on the heels of the New York Times bestseller Very Valentine (hailed by People magazine as “Sex and the City meets Moonstruck”), Brava, ValentineLucia, LuciaThe Queen of the Big Time, and the Big Stone Gap is another tour-de-force from the beloved author of bestselling novels series.

I am very excited to be reviewing both books soon!

Adriana’s Tour Schedule

So how to enter?

Leave a comment here sharing what you would consider to be a wonderful way to spend Valentines Day.  *You must answer the question to be entered in the giveaway.

Extra Entries:

Be a subscriber of this blog (new or old) – link is on upper right sidebar, and let me know in a separate comment here and I will add two more entries.

Blog or tweet about this giveaway and let me know here in a separate comment and you can receive another entry.

Giveaway will end on March 10th –

USA and Canada entries only

82 thoughts on “Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani

  1. I spent V-day this year getting a massage and facial – that seemed pretty perfect to me!

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway – I loved Trigiani’s Big Stone Gap series and am looking forward to getting to know the characters in this new series!

  2. Hi! Thank you for this giveaway!
    This will probably sound boring, but right now the perfect Valentine day for me would have been to simply spend the day with my man, watching a movie, eating a nice meal. Sadly, I have many papers due this week, so although we are together in the same room, we’re not really celebrating!

  3. Ooohh … add me to this! My idea of a perfect V-day is to go on a long drive with my BF along the Pacific Coast and spend the day sight-seeing and with just each other! 🙂

  4. My idea of a perfect Valentine’s Day would be a day where we could both relax enough to even acknowledge that the holiday exists. That, plus chocolate, would rock.

  5. Had a nice, relaxing day just hanging out with my husband. We played a game of Scrabble and had a quiet dinner.
    I haven’t read this author, but the books look fun. Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. We spent a relaxing day at home watching the Olympics. Instead of buying candy or flowers this year, hubby brought home abig Dairy Queen icecream cake — yummy!

    Thanks for the great giveaway and the opportunity to participate.

  7. I spent a nice relaxing day with my husband watching tv and eating snacks! To me that was a perfect day!

  8. I enjoyed the day with my husband by going for a lovely, leisurely walk and then for a tea. Anytime we are together is precious and treasured.

  9. Very Valentine sounds like a great escape.

    Today, what I did, was actually a great way to spend Valentine’s Day. I took the dogs to the beach because it was such a beautiful day. The other thing missing was my love…..he is in Santa Barbara for a golf tournament, but we had a lovely dinner last night.

  10. Favorite way to spend Valentine’s Day-just having a nice day with my husband. We went to a Chinese New Year celebration today. Oh of course, starting off the day with a box of See’s.

  11. Sitting on the beach enjoying the warmth of a small bonfire with my special person would be a wonderful Valentine’s Day.

  12. Every valentine’s day is the ideal one for us as we were married on Valentine’s day and exactly one year later on Valentine’s Day our first son was born. Very special day for us! Also a day off from housework and having breakfast in bed would be the top of my list of requests.

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

  13. Enjoying a great meal with the family,making memmories sharing laughter.Topping the meal off with a decadent chocolate cake,Ending the evening cuddled up with that someone special and the dogs and cats.

  14. My ideal Valentine’s Day:

    Not yesterday.

    We had an awful misunderstanding, he went to bed mad & hurt, and I went to bed on the den couch, hurt & hurt. I’m already dreading our 15th anniversary coming up in April. Hopefully it’ll be better than 2/14/10.


  15. My ideal Valentine’s Day would be fairly simple – I’d love to go skating on the bay, then cuddle up in front of the fireplace with hot chocolate and the puppies =]

  16. I think this year’s Valentine’s Day was one of the best! My husband grilled steaks and made rosemary potatoes to accompany them! Yum! Plus, we had the Olympics to hunker down and enjoy. Thanks for the chance to win the next Valentine book.

  17. I’d love to spend Valentine’s Day with my DH traveling. February isn’t the best time to go many of the places we would like. An Eco Excursion to Costa Rica would be nice, but out of our price range.

    librarypat AT comcast DOT net

  18. My ideal valentines day would be a date night without kids watching a movie and eating junk food, lol
    mstlee2000 @

  19. “what you would consider to be a wonderful way to spend Valentines Day” – Oh I’ve been thinking about the beach so my ideal day would be laying on the beach with a margarita, with my husband!! Ohhh ya

  20. A wonderful way to spend Valentine’s Day is to go back to the first restaurant where the two of you went to together.

  21. I would like to spend a Valentine’s Day in St. Petersburg with my husband. We met there (then Leningrad) in 1990. That would be the most romantic Valentine’s Day ever for me!
    knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  22. I’d spend Valentine’s Day just the way I did this year – hanging out with my hubby, topped off with dinner our (so he doesn’t have to cook!).

    kolists a/t gmail d\t com

  23. I love low key Valentine’s Day. Sometimes, its really nice to just spend a day with the person that you love – how often do we really take the time to just spend some quality time with that special someone? So I always enjoy going out for a nice meal and seeing a movie and then just going for a walk and talking – just enjoying his company.

    I definitely would love a copy of this book. Please enter me!

  24. A great Valentine’s Day would be a simple day spent with someone you love and care for.


  25. I think a great way to spend Valentine’s Day is, if you are married or in a relationship, doing something special together that you both enjoy and don’t usually making the time for, be it visiting a favorite museum, seeing a play or musical, going fishing! Whatever it is that connects you.
    If you are single I think doing something similar to the above with a groupf of friends or just one friend or your mom and dad, anyone special to you with whom you would really enjoy spending some time.

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

    Aimala127 AT gmail DOT com

  26. A great Valentine’s night would be a quiet dinner out with my husband. Nothing fancy, just the 2 of us.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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