Published Feb 3, 2009
Hardcover, 384 pages
I was excited to begin reading Very Valentine because it is the first book in a trilogy, revolves around an Italian-American family, and involves the arts—that of custom shoe making. It was also the book chosen by our book club to read for the month of April. Very Valentine is about a thirty-three year-old woman who works as an apprentice to her artisan grandmother, owner of a family business, The Angelini Shoe Company, that makes custom wedding shoes since 1903. When the business is in financial trouble, Valentine wants to save it. An opportunity to introduce the Angelini shoe business to the retail world presents itself and Valentine discovers her true love for the art in the process.
Disclosure: I borrowed this book from the library. I was not told how to rate or review this product.