I have now read a few of Adriana Trigiani’s novels and this one has to be my favourite amongst them, a charming but sad love story. Perfect reading material if you are in the mood for some romantic escapism.
The heroine Lucia Sartori a seventy year old single lady tells the story of her life to the only other single lady living in the same apartment block as her, twenty five year old Kit Zanetti. Lucia was the only daughter growing up in a large Italian-American family in Greenwich Village, New York in the 1950’s when family values were still of great importance. As in her other novels Adriana Trigiani displays a talent for descriptive writing that brings the era alive.