Wednesday, November 5, 2008
"Waiting On" Wednesday: Very Valentine
This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
By Adriana Trigiani
Publication Date: February 3
From Publishers Weekly:
"This first-in-a-trilogy is a valentine to Manhattan's picturesque West Village, starring a boisterous and charmingly contentious Italian-American family. Valentine Roncalli, adrift after a failed relationship and an aborted teaching career, becomes an apprentice to her 80-year-old grandmother, Teodora Angelini, at the tiny family shoe business. While Valentine struggles to come up with a financial plan—and shoe design—to bring the Old World operation into the 21st century, her brother, Alfred, is pushing Gram to retire and sell her building for $6 million. It's not all business for Valentine, of course: handsome and sophisticated Roman Falconi, owner and chef at a posh restaurant, is vying for her heart. This genteel and lush tale of soles and souls has loads of charm and will leave readers eager for the sequel."
As a huge fan of the Big Stone Gap books, I am thrilled that she's coming back with another series.
What's your "waiting on" pick this week?
Leave a comment with either the link to your own "Waiting On" Wednesday post or just your answer (if you don't have a blog).