G is for Gelato
Reading and Wraps (Jamberry Nail Wraps)
Gelato and The Big Stone Gap Series
I have to start off stating that I love the way Adriana Trigiani writes. She has a way with words and uses them to paint a scene so vivid that you feel as if you’re there.
I started reading her books out of order. I discovered her through the The Shoemaker’s Wife (which I used for the first day of Reading and Wraps) from the NYT Best Seller’s List and fell in love.
Her books are always so heartfelt. Big Stone Gap made me fall in love with Virginia like no other. The book had me in tears almost throughout the whole thing. I was either heartbroken, touched, or so happy that the tears wouldn’t stop flowing. It took me two days to finish this book. This whole series, like all Adriana’s books have Italy in them some how. So, Gelato reminds me of this book so much, because Ave Maria really finds out who she is when she goes to Italy. Not to mention, Gelato is one of the most gorgeous wraps that came out in the new Spring catalog.
“FUNNY, CHARMING, AND ORIGINAL.”
Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the tiny town of Big Stone Gap is home to some of the most charming eccentrics in the state. Ave Maria Mulligan is the town’s self-proclaimed spinster, a thirty-five year old pharmacist with a “mountain girl’s body and a flat behind.” She lives an amiable life with good friends and lots of hobbies until the fateful day in 1978 when she suddenly discovers that she’s not who she always thought she was. Before she can blink, Ave’s fielding marriage proposals, fighting off greedy family members, organizing a celebration for visiting celebrities, and planning the trip of a lifetime-a trip that could change her view of the world and her own place in it forever. Brimming with humor and wise notions of small-town life, “Big Stone Gap” is a gem of a book with a giant heart. . . .
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