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- Book 3 of 3 in Valentine Trilogy (3 Book Series)
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This book begins where "Brava Valentine" left off, with Valentine and Gianluca on the roof of her building, after he has just proposed.
Valentine, at 36, is carrying on with the running of the Angelini Shoe Company and Gianluca, at 54, has a grown up daughter and runs a successful business in Italy but is willing to live in New York so she can continue to follow her dreams of creating fabulous shoes, not just custom, but for a broader market. The problem is that Valentine does not seem to realize that marriage changes things. The author demonstrates this very well when she writes" I hoped to understand Gianluca's point of view. He wasn't fighting to keep me from working. He was fighting to show me how to live".
I think though, the author loses interest (mine) and focus (hers) when she starts throwing in multiple issues in rapid succession; it seemed to me as if she just wanted to get done with the book. At this point I'm wondering where the author ever got the title to the book. the reason finally appears on page 209 and it is as unsatisfying as it is unbelievable.
The author was losing me at this point.Read more ›
What I found that I didn't like about this third book in the series was that Valentine seems to have had gone from being a happy,fun loving,good natured, optimistic, unselfish person to a self-centered,blinded by ambition,femi-nazi.
Ms.Trigiani, for reasons unknown, took a warm, lovable,believable, character and turned her into someone I not only didn't like, but actively disliked. The rest of the Roncalli family and Valentine's friends are intact and come across with their usual warmth and eccentricity but Valentine? Whew, not nice. Selfish, aggressive, overly ambitious and downright nasty.
I hope, given the ending of this book, that we will see Valentine and the Roncalli family again, despite this being the third book in a trilogy: hopefully with a return to the warm,loving, Valentine we all know and love.
I struggled to finish this book. It didn't feel like an authentic story but rather a vehicle to deliver various "messages" about ambitious women and how they approach marriage. I felt the author cast Valentine in a very negative and unfair light. It seemed as if the author was punishing her for being exactly who she always was. (The ending especially seemed to scream: "See. This is what happens when you aren't the good little Italian wife you think you have to be!")
I guess I expected a less-judgmental assessment and handling of this beloved character.
FYI: If you haven't read the other two books in the series, don't pick this up. You won't like the main character and you won't have a real sense of who she is and how she got to this point.
Maybe I don't believe that life has to be either/or when it comes to women running a business and having their own family. Maybe I just don't buy into the whole Italian male dominance thing (If ever a character was written in a confusing fashion, it's Gianluca, her fiance. In some places, he's painted as old-style patriarchal. In others the exact opposite. I was never really sure which he was given the way some of the backstory was written, even with the reveal towards the last pages of the story.)
The plot just seemed unoriginal and more romance novel than the other two entries and I just expected something that was truer to the character and with more meat.
I really enjoyed the first two books but this? Not so much.
Gianluca is an Italian tanner, whose life in Italy included a previous marriage and a grown daughter. For Valentine, this is a first marriage, and she is eighteen years younger than he. Can their love overcome the differences between them? Can they learn to merge their dreams and compromise?
As always, Trigiani brings the reader right into the world of the characters, showing us their hopes, dreams, flaws, and challenges. The Supreme Macaroni Company: A Novel (Valentine Trilogy) is a story with a wonderful narrative and very real characters that I enjoyed spending time with.
The love and romance, along with the challenges, bring Valentine and Gianluca closer together, but just when everything seems to be coming together for them, tragedy strikes and everything changes.
Can Valentine still live the life she wants, or will she have to recreate a new world? A lovely story that made me feel a wide range of emotions, reminding me of why I so enjoy this author's work. I want to read more about Valentine and her world. Five stars.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love Trigiani's books but this was my least favorite. While the old humor is there and the familiar Italian traditions, it just failed to keep my interest.Published 6 days ago by Momo
This story turned out to be unexpected, and a delight in the family complications and support. I laughed, and nodded, and got a lot of the big Italian family lore that I'd seen... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Biography Relisher
Another of Adriani Trigianni's outstanding storytelling pieces....Published 9 days ago by Margot Baeder
The range of emotions pulls you into this final segment and keeps you on edge for what comes next. The reality of relationships is clear, the good, the bad, and the ugly. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Mary J. Saras
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