The Supreme Macaroni Company #giveaway

by NancyT

As a book reviewer, I received a copy of the book for review purposes.

Fans of Adriana Trigiani’s Valentine novels have been eagerly anticipating the final book in the trilogy, The Supreme Macaroni Company, and they won’t be disappointed.  Very Valentine and Brava, Valentine follow Valentine Roncalli as she learns the trade of making shoes from her grandmother, learns to work in harmony with her brother, and travels to Argentina and Italy and falls in love with sexy Tuscan tanner Gianluca.

I will admit I did not read the first two books in the series, but enough backstory is provided that I didn’t feel lost.  Those that did read the first books will enjoy this final installment, but so will readers who did not. The characters in this book will be familiar to anyone from a large family, with inside jokes, elders who have no filter and family traditions. They are funny, often cringeworthy, and lovable, the way a family should be.

The Supreme Macaroni Company opens where Brava, Valentine left off, with Valentine and Gianluca’s engagement on Christmas Eve.  Gianluca not only survives the holiday with her crazy family, but agrees to get married on Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s mother plans a wedding that rivals the one in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, but their marriage has a rocky start when Valentine finds out her cousin in Argentina is selling the factory, and Gianluca didn’t tell her. Val has some trust issues but she and Gianluca are determined to work through their differences.

Valentine decides to bring the factory back to the US, and thanks to a family connection in a formerly prosperous steel town in Ohio, she is able to follow her dreams to keep the shoe company running.  Her troubles with Gianluca continue when their daughter is born and she refuses to give up work, but eventually she learns that family is what’s really important.

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Nancy loves to read about families that are crazier than hers. She writes about her boys, books and life in Colorado at Life With My Boys and Books.

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1 angela s November 4, 2013 at 9:59 am

I want to read it because of all of the great reviews!


2 DEBIJOT November 4, 2013 at 11:32 am

I have not read any of her books but I enjoy reading stories about families and their history together.


3 anne November 4, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Adriana’s books are memorable and I have read most of them which I enjoyed greatly.


4 Laura November 4, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Sounds like a great family drama book! I haven’t read any of her books but they always get good reviews!


5 Jeanne November 5, 2013 at 6:51 am

I haven’t, but the review sounds great and I would love to give it a try!


6 Chris November 5, 2013 at 3:47 pm

I’ve part of the series (my mom sent the first book) and would like to see how it ends. = )


7 Cynthia R November 5, 2013 at 9:56 pm

i’ve read a few of her books the gap stone creek book and queen of hte big time or something like that, i enjoyed both, simple stories with great characters and charming setting.


8 Ann Barham November 5, 2013 at 11:44 pm

I haven’t read any of her books yet. I love to read, and this would be a wonderful addition to my library.


9 beth shepherd November 6, 2013 at 12:27 pm

I have not read any of her books but I am always looking for great authors and I love the description. thank you for the chance


10 JenS November 7, 2013 at 12:06 am

I haven’t read her books, but am always looking for a new author to start reading.


11 Anita Yancey November 8, 2013 at 10:16 am

I haven’t read any of her books yet. I’d like to read this one because the story and her relatives sound so interesting. Thanks for this chance.


12 Stacey B November 8, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Unfortunately i’ve never read any of her books, but it sounds like something I’d normally be interested in reading.


13 Mozi Esmes mom November 8, 2013 at 8:32 pm

I haven’t read any, but this sounds interesting.


14 Charlotte Padgett November 9, 2013 at 1:50 pm

I don’t think I have read any of her books, but they sound something I would enjoy.


15 Deb November 10, 2013 at 6:33 pm

I never read any of her books. The reviews are very good and so I would like to start reading her books.


16 Nicole C. November 11, 2013 at 9:14 am

I have read all of her books, except this one, and love them!! I read anything and everything, but the last book I really really enjoyed was Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld!


17 DebbieKL November 12, 2013 at 9:23 pm

I haven’t read any yet, but the Big Stone Gap series sounds good!


18 Angela W November 12, 2013 at 9:24 pm

I haven’t, but the review sounds great


19 Stephanie November 14, 2013 at 12:15 pm

I haven’t read any of her books before, but they sound good. If I win, I’ll definitely have to pick up the others in this series. It sounds like a great, heartwarming story.


20 Heather B November 14, 2013 at 7:04 pm

I have not read any of her books yet, but all of the great reviews definitely peak my interest


21 Cynthia Sizemore November 15, 2013 at 1:19 pm

I have not read any of the work but the reviews sound good and I am always looking for my next favorite author.


22 beth November 15, 2013 at 1:41 pm

no i have not but it looks like a good read


23 Ed Nemmers November 15, 2013 at 4:04 pm

I have not yet read Adriana Trigiani, but the plot of this looks sublimely romantic, with a holiday touch! Kudos!


24 Liz W. November 15, 2013 at 5:20 pm

I have never read her, but my mom loves her! Would love to win this one!


25 Gianna November 16, 2013 at 1:46 am

No, I haven’t. It sounds like an interesting read.


26 Michele C November 16, 2013 at 3:57 am

I like reading new books


27 Michele C November 16, 2013 at 3:58 am

I enjoy reading new books.


28 susan smoaks November 16, 2013 at 5:49 am

i haven’t read any of her work before. it sounds like she is perfect for my tastes in reading. i love to read fun books!


29 Diana Hatch November 16, 2013 at 8:52 am

I have not read any yet but love the great reviews


30 Mallory Bailey November 16, 2013 at 10:53 am

I have not read them but now I want to read all 3 books in the series because the reviews are all so positive!


31 Danielle Jones November 16, 2013 at 11:34 am

I haven’t read any of her books yet but after reading the reviews I’m going to check into them.


32 Susan Christy November 16, 2013 at 12:48 pm

I have read all of her books – she’s a great author!


33 Sand November 16, 2013 at 3:35 pm

No, I haven’t but I’ve seen her in interviews and I always mean to read her books and forget.


34 Sunnymay November 16, 2013 at 4:29 pm

I have not read any books yet by Adriana Trigiani and enjoy books that take place on foreign soil and especially the ones with strong male leads.


35 Charlene Kuser November 16, 2013 at 5:47 pm

I haven’t read Adriana Trigiani books.I like how Adriana keeps strong ties with family in her book.


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