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Encore Valentine


From the bestselling author of The Shoemaker's Wife, a Richard and Judy Book Club pick

With her plans gone awry, can Valentine find a new way to make her dreams come true?

Snow falls over Tuscany at the beautiful wedding of Valentine’s grandmother to her longtime love. But despite Valentine and Gianluca’s passion for one another, their own long-distance relationship seems impossible. And Valentine’s dreams are dashed as Gram announces Valentine’s brother, Alfred, as her partner at Angelini Shoes.

As Valentine turns away from romance and devotes herself to her work, a once-in-a-lifetime business opportunity takes her to Buenos Aires. Unearthing a long-buried secret hidden deep within a family scandal, Valentine is determined to hold her family together. Longing to create a family of her own, Valentine is torn between two loves: one that has nurtured her and a new one that promises to sustain her.

‘Rattles along at an astonishing pace, throwing up hidden mistresses, family secrets and the possibility of tantalising romance’ Irish Independent

‘Valentine is one of Adriana Trigiani’s most winsome characters (yes, she even rivals the Big Stone Gap gang)... an unexpectedly poignant examination of the power and pull of family, faith and love’ BookPage

‘Trigiani spoke to women’s hearts with Big Stone Gap, and her Valentine series continues to do so… essential reading for fans of humorous, touching family fiction’ Library Journal

‘[A] charming valentine to love, forgiveness and family’ Publishers Weekly

©Tim Stevenson 2008

Adriana Trigiani grew up in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, and now lives in New York City with her husband and daughter. In addition to being the author of Big Stone Gap, Big Cherry Holler, Milk Glass Moon and Lucia, Lucia, Adriana is an award-winning playwright, television writer, and documentary filmmaker. Lucia, Lucia was nominated for Richard and Judy's 'Best Read', 2004. She has written the screen adaptation of her novel Big Stone Gap, which she will also direct.

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