Review: The Supreme Macaroni Company
When Gianluca Vechiarelli asks Valentine Roncalli to marry him, her mother decides they should have a short engagement and goes into a planning frenzy in order to pull of the wedding of her dreams in a few short months. Valentine goes along with most of her plans and, on her honeymoon, begins to wonder what she has done. Can she still be herself and live out her dreams and share her life with the man she loves?
I’d assumed that I would continue to live my life as I always had, wedding ring or not. Why would I change what had worked for me? Why should I compromise when I already had the best solution? Or does having a husband mean that I am required to defer to him, and therefore he speaks for me?
The Supreme Macaroni Company is the third and final installment in the Valentine Roncalli series by Adriana Trigiani. Anyone who knows me knows I adore Trigiani – she is one of my favorite authors and I’ve been lucky enough to meet her and discover that she is a warm and caring person. I loved the first two Valentine books so I was very excited to pick this one up. I’m happy to say that I loved it too! Reading this book was like visiting old friends for me.
Trigiani writes with a lot of heart and really “gets” family and it shows in this book. The Roncallis don’t always get along but they always love and support each other. I feel like I know them and loved being with them again. I do think this book can stand alone but readers will enjoy it more if they read the series in order. The books are all terrific, so there’s no reason not to.
I loved it that Valentine faced a dilemma that many women face today. She’s found love but wonders if she can make it work and fulfill the goals and dreams she has set for herself. She has to figure out what will work for her.
I highly recommend The Supreme Macaroni Company (and the rest of Trigiana’s books too)! I’m already looking forward to whatever she writes next!