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I hope this isn't really the last Valentine book.,
This review is from: The Supreme Macaroni Company: A Novel (Hardcover)
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I must admit that I started this book with a little bit of irritation at the author for taking so long to provide me with this, the third and supposedly final book in the Valentine trilogy.
I have terrible book recall so I had to spend some of my valuable reading time to get reacquainted with the series before starting on The Supreme Macaroni Co. Those feelings vanished as soon as I re entered Valentines world. What a nice place to make a return visit to. The Supreme Macaroni Co. picks up at the exact point that Brava Valentine ends, on the roof of Valentine’s Greenwich Village apartment following Gianluca's proposal. It continues the story of Valentine's struggles to bring her family's couture shoe company into financial success in the 21st century as well as all the activities surrounding planning her wedding to Gianlucca and first year-ish as a married couple. If you have read the other Valentine books this is an absolute must read.
The phrase, "warm and witty" could have been invented to describe the first two books in the Valentine series. However, The Supreme Macaroni Co takes a more serious tone. It is still incredibly warm, most of the characters are well intentioned and loving. The family's loyalty to each other is nice and at times pretty hilarious but there are some darker topics covered here which made me cry lots of ugly tears. I don't want to give any spoilers but I can't imagine Valentine fans will be able to read this without a tear or two escaping.
This book didn't feel like a final book in a trilogy. The end left quite a lot unresolved in Valentines life, so I have a feeling ( and a hope) that we may not have heard the last of her.