review Very Valentine 103

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review Very Valentine 103 ↠ “Sex and the City meets MoonstruckSly sensual and dripping in style”—PeoplePoignant funny warm and red hot Very Valentine is a wonderful treat for Adriana Trigiani fans—a “delightful” Boston Globe “romance soaked novel” Marie Claire from much adored playwright screenwriter documentary filmmaker and New York Times bestselNess and find love at the same time Very Valentine sweeps the reader from the streets of Manhattan to the picturesue hills of la bella Italia Already a national bestseller here is a valentine from the incomparable Trigiani that you can take into your hea. I freely admit that I probably picked this book for the wrong reasons 1 it was Valentine's Day and this book has the word Valentine in the title 2 the author offered a walking tour in Manhattan on one of the sites I visit which I thought was pretty cool 3 The main character makes custom wedding shoes and if you follow my reviews you've probably noticed that in the months leading up to my wedding I'm a bit of a sucker for books related to weddings however tangentially All of that said I didn't not enjoy this book It was fine Some of it was even lovely and I now have a previously undiscovered longing to visit the isle of Capri I now know what the vamp of a shoe is None of this could wring a third star out of me because the incredible overuse of simile and metaphor was impossible to get past Sometimes there would be two in the same sentence At one point we're told that rugs are splashed across a marble floor and two sentences later women who drip with jewelry naturally are described as having splashes of glitz against their tawny skin Using splash creatively is fine in either of those instances but twice in three sentences is ridiculous A small sampling of annoying similes from a single wedding scene My mother bursts into the lounge like a frapped tangerine a corsage of purple roses which hangs off her lilac crepe dress like a ruby red tire I yank up the front of my dress like I'm pulling a full Hefty bag out of a trash can her lips pulled tight like the zipper on a change purse her eyes rolling around in their sockets like frantic golf ballsAnd if I even started to count the number of times that rivers or lakes or oceans were described as unfurled bolts of fabric I'd lose my mindSo yes you can ruin a perfectly decent storyline with an excess of descriptive detail just like you can ruin a perfectly good wedding dress with a bow bigger than the bride's head which steals attention like a girl in a too small bikini top at a country fair If your eyes are rolling around in your sockets like frantic golf balls I've done my job

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“Sex and the City meets MoonstruckSly sensual and dripping in style” PeoplePoignant funny warm and red hot Very Valentine is a wonderful treat for Adriana Trigiani fans a “delightful” Boston Globe “romance soaked novel” Marie Claire from much. You will enjoy this book if you are interested in Shoe making Food and cooking Clothing and fashion Tepid romance and realistic relationships Big Italian family vibes All things Italian really The general monotony of every day lifeYou will not enjoy this book if you are interested in Action Interesting plot Dynamic characters Heartwarming romancerelationships Escaping the general monotony of every day lifeI am in the latter category and skimmed almost this entire thing What a yawn fest

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Very ValentineAdored playwright screenwriter documentary filmmaker and New York Times bestselling author of Lucia Lucia; Rococo; and Big Stone Gap The adventures of an extraordinary and unforgettable woman as she attempts to rescue her family’s struggling shoe busi. I checked this out when I was sick a week or so ago just wanted a light easy read But I found Very Valentine to drag It was so bogged down in details that I found to be totally superfluous Not the shoemaking details those were interesting but in all the other little things Trigiana takes pains to describe The chemistry between the main character and her beau was also nonexistant for me It seemed like a superficial flighty relationship that I couldn't buy into I ended up skimming this book a lot because it just failed at holding my interest I don't think I'll be reading any other Trigiani books