the supreme macaroni company

For over a hundred years, the Angelini Shoe Company in Greenwich Village has relied on the leather produced by Vechiarelli & Son in Tuscany. This historic business partnership provides the twist of fate for Valentine Roncalli, the school teacher turned shoemaker, to fall in love with Gianluca Vechiarelli, a tanner with a complex past . . . and a secret. A piece of surprising news is revealed at The Feast of the Seven Fishes when Valentine and Gianluca join her extended family on a fateful Christmas Eve. Now faced with life altering choices, Valentine remembers the wise words that inspired her in the early days of her beloved Angelini Shoe Company: "A person who can build a pair of shoes can do just about anything." The proud, passionate Valentine is going to fight for everything she wants and savor all she deserves -- the bitter and the sweetness of life itself. Romantic and poignant, told with humor and warmth, and bursting with a cast of endearing characters, The Supreme Macaroni Company is a sumptuous feast of delights: a portrait of a woman and the man she loves, her passion for craftsmanship, and the sacrifices it takes to build and sustain a family business while keeping love and laughter at the center of everything. – Goodreads
** spoiler alert **
This book has so many flaws I don't know where to begin...
What happened to the usual beautiful storytelling? The story is totally flawed. There are continuity issues that one might expect from a young author, but not an experienced author. The "witty" dialogue is just obnoxious and stereotypical of big Italian families. The character of Valentine is so annoying in this book. How does someone who eats, breathes and lives her family-owned company all of a sudden decides to name her factory T
he Supreme Macaroni Company, a factory that makes shoes? And how does someone who we are constantly reminded how important her company is and how nothing comes before it and how she is so involved with every aspect of her business not know that Gianluca sold his home to finance this new factory. And don't even get me started with the shock ending.
Completely unbelievable and very disappointing...
rating: one star

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