Brava Valentine - Audio CD - Unabridged Author:Adriana Trigiani, Cassandra Campbell (Narrator) As Brava, Valentine begins, Valentine learns that Alfred, her only brother and nemesis, has been named her partner at Angelini Shoes. Devastated, Valentine falls into the arms of Gianluca, a sexy Tuscan tanner. Despite their passion for one another, a long-distance relationship seems impossible. — As Valentine turns away from romance and d... more »evotes herself to her work, Bret Fitzpatrick, her first love and former fiancee, encourages Valentine to exploit her full potential as a designer with a plan that will bring her singular creations to the world. A once-in-a-lifetime business opportunity takes Valentine to Buenos Aires, where she finds a long-buried secret. Once unearthed, the truth rocks the Roncallis and Valentine is determined to hold her family together. More so, she longs to create one of her own, but is torn between a past love that nurtured her, and a new one that promises to sustain her.
Brava, Valentine is Trigiani's best novel yet, delivering a hilarious and poignant mix of colorful worlds and unforgettable characters as only she can create them.
Read by Cassandra Campbell. Unabridged: 10 sound discs (11 hr., 30 min.)« less
Adriana Trigiani's Brava, Valentine is probably the best book she has written that I've read. From the wedding experience of her 80+ grandmother in Italy, and the families' excitement; there is much to chuckle about. Velentine's own experience with romance will take the reader on an adventure. Valentine is in the midst of assuming the family business that her grandmother leaves learning to work with her brother, Alfred. Valentine travels to Buenos Aires on business, her love of life, Gianlucca meets her. Disappointment comes. Read the book to learn what brings her sadness: the failing of business or love... The book will keep you turning page after page. The Angelini elite shoe designers lead a very interesting life...
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I enjoyed the first one, the second one did not compare. It was however, a good escape and fast read. And, sometimes that is just what one needs! There is a group of us that enjoy Trigiani and talking about the characters she develops.
This is the first book I've read by this author. I've seen her mentioned by another PBS member which encouraged me to read one of her books. I enjoyed the way the author describes places in this book. I also got a few giggles about some of the things mentioned between the family. I look forward to reading more books by this author.