Thursday, January 2, 2014

TLC Book Tour: The Supreme Macaroni Company by Adriana Trigiani

For over a hundred years, the Angelini Shoe Company in Greenwich Village has relied on the leather produced by Vechiarelli & Son in Tuscany. This historic business partnership provides the twist of fate for Valentine Roncalli, the school teacher turned shoemaker, to fall in love with Gianluca Vechiarelli, a tanner with a complex past . . . and a secret. 

A piece of surprising news is revealed at The Feast of the Seven Fishes when Valentine and Gianluca join her extended family on a fateful Christmas Eve. Now faced with life altering choices, Valentine remembers the wise words that inspired her in the early days of her beloved Angelini Shoe Company: "A person who can build a pair of shoes can do just about anything." The proud, passionate Valentine is going to fight for everything she wants and savor all she deserves-the bitter and the sweetness of life itself.

Romantic and poignant, told with humor and warmth, and bursting with a cast of endearing characters, The Supreme Macaroni Company is a sumptuous feast of delights: a portrait of a woman and the man she loves, her passion for craftsmanship, and the sacrifices it takes to build and sustain a family business while keeping love and laughter at the center of everything. (Goodreads)

I have been eagerly awaiting this conclusion to the Valentine books. I read Very Valentine and Brava Valentine almost back to back a few years ago and absolutely loved them. It took a sec to catch up with Valentine and where she was again in her life but after a few chapters, I was once again comfortable and familiar with her and her interesting Italian/New York family.

The one thing I really like about Trigani's books is her description of the Italian family; the relationships, the history, the drama and the FOOD and fashion. I just get so wrapped up in those little things because you feel so at home. Obviously Trigiani pulls from her own life and her own history. It just makes it a much more personable read.

Valentine is at a different place at the beginning of this book. She is about to get married. Her business is doing well. But there are a lot of what ifs. I enjoyed it all. It was an easy yet still a bit emotional read. I will always enjoy her books and miss Valentine and her family.

I would recommend starting at Very Valentine and enjoying the whole series, if you can call it that. It's necessary to see the evolution of the characters to feel more involved.

Tour Stops:

Monday, November 11th: Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books
Tuesday, November 12th: Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile
Wednesday, November 13th: Becca’s Byline
Thursday, November 14th: Kritters Ramblings
Monday, November 18th: Svetlana’s Reads and Views
Tuesday, November 19th: Peeking Between the Pages
Thursday, November 21st: Always With a Book
Monday, November 25th: Broken Teepee
Tuesday, November 26th: bookchickdi
Wednesday, November 27th: Bibliophilia, Please
Friday, November 29th: Lesa’s Book Critiques
Monday, December 2nd: Book Addict Katie
Tuesday, December 3rd: Alison’s Book Marks
Wednesday, December 4th: Ageless Pages Reviews
Sunday, December 8th: Lavish Bookshelf
Monday, December 9th: Joyfully Retired
Wednesday, December 11th: Love at First Book
Thursday, December 12th: A Book Geek
Thursday, December 12th: A Chick Who Reads
Friday, December 13th: Books and Movies
Tuesday, December 17th: Lisa’s Yarns
Wednesday, December 18th: Col Reads
Friday, December 20th: Drey’s Library
Wednesday, January 1st: The Lost Entwife
Wednesday, January 1st: Tiffany’s Bookshelf
Thursday, January 2nd: Book-alicious Mama
Monday, January 6th: Reflections of a Bookaholic
Tuesday, January 7th: A Bookish Way of Life
Wednesday, January 8th: Time 2 Read
Wednesday, January 8th: Stephany Writes
Thursday, January 9th: Walking With Nora

Author Website:
Adriana Trigiani

Happy Reading and as always, thanks for stopping by!

red headed book child


trish said...

I think these books would make me wish I had a huge Italian family!

Thanks for being on the tour!

Tales of Whimsy said...

Great review. Good to know that you have to start from the beginning.