Last year in February, our library had an adult reading club, which I joined. One of the books I read was Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani. Since I had enjoyed Trigiani's Big Stone Gap books, I thought I would give her new book a try. I have to admit that Very Valentine wasn't as good as I hoped. Although the writing was excellent and her characters funny and engaging, it just wasn't what I had come to expect from this writer.
When I heard a new Valentine book was coming out, I had mixed feelings. Would this one disappoint as well? Should I give Trigiani one more try?
Obviously, I did try again. And, I must say, she redeemed herself for me with Brava, Valentine. With the exception of Gabriel, Valentine's gay friend, I found myself wanting to know the crazy, delightful characters who make their way through the pages of the book. I fell in love with Valentine's disfunctional family. And what can I say about Valentine's love, Gianluca? Wow, he really knows how to romance a woman!
I'm now looking forward to the next Valentine book. I recommend it to all hopeless romantics of this world.