Very Valentine is pure fun. Who doesn’t want to stand on the sidelines and watch a typical Italian-American family duke it out, watch a growing love affair with a handsome celebrity chef/restauranteur, and travel to Italy on a buying trip of sumptuous fabrics.
Valentine Roncalli shares life and work with Teodora Angelini, her 80-year-old grandmother in her family-owned, handcrafted wedding shoe business. Thirty-three year old Valentine, the funny one of her boisterous family, is struggling to help hold this Old Country craftsman business together while her brother wants to sell the very valuable building and put Grandma in an assisted living facility. There is barely enough time to design and make shoes and figure out a way to keep the business afloat, let alone, find time to figure out where her relationship with Roman Falconi is going. When Bergdorf Goodman offers Valentine a chance to vie for designing the shoes for their Christmas windows, and Valentine accompanies Teodora to Italy to find the perfect fabrics and trims, there are further love complications, a family secret revealed and much more fun.