THE SUPREME MACARONI COMPANY
The third book of the Valentine trilogy is a poignant story that whisks readers through a spectacular adventure of love that crosses two continents. It boasts captivating characters, a couple of jaw-dropping plot twists and a romance as rich as a full-bodied merlot. Valentine is a very strong-willed and admirably determined heroine who is the epitome of the perfect role model for women. This is without a doubt Trigiani’s best work to date. Brava!
A century-old business relationship between a shoe company and a leather dealer results in a modern-day love story between tanner Gianluca Vechiarelli and former teacher Valentine Roncalli. Valentine, now a shoemaker who is helping to build the family empire, announces the news of their engagement to her family, and everyone is filled with anticipation for the big wedding. On Christmas Eve night, a secret is confessed and Val must find a way to make the decision of a lifetime. Will blood prove to be thicker than water once she has experienced the taste of everlasting love? (HARPER, Nov., 352 pp., $25.99)