LHJ Book Club: The Shoemaker’s Wife Giveaway

August 1, 2012 at 9:30 am , by

Operatic. That’s the word that will (not so coincidentally) spring to mind as you get caught up in this sweeping epic, The Shoemaker’s Wife, by Adriana Trigiani. Ciro Lazzari and Enza Ravenelli meet as teenagers in their native Italy, kiss, then part. They meet again in New York City, where each has been forced to start over—Ciro as a shoemaker and Enza as a seamstress who ends up at the Metropolitan Opera designing costumes for the legendary tenor Enrico Caruso. Theirs is a story of missed connections until one of them stages a dramatic intervention that changes their fate. Written with a sharp eye for period details, this novel (inspired by Trigiani’s grandparents) pays tribute to generations  of Italian immigrants who made their way in the New World with optimism, grit and a passion for work, family, good food and wine—and enduring love.

We’re giving away 20 copies of The Shoemaker’s Wife, now in paperback (and perfect for your book club)! Want the chance to win one? Leave a comment below!

Plus, check out extra goodies, like discussion questions and a letter from the author, here.

 

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864 Responses to “LHJ Book Club: The Shoemaker’s Wife Giveaway”

  1. I would love to win a copy of this book – it looks like a good read. Thank you!


  2. i would love a copy. i love to read.


  3. Sounds great for my book club. And a perfect theme for a complimentary menu.


  4. Love a good read everyday! Thanks for the recommendation – sounds good – anything with Italy…ahhh, Italy……


  5. This sounds like a great book for my Book Club to read. We are always looking for interesting books for our discussions. Thanks for the recommendation!


  6. I loved the Big Stone Gap trilogy! I’m sure this one is awesome too. She writes about things that are so true for Appalachia. Please select me!


  7. The Shoemaker’s Wife! Would love to win a copy!
    Thanks for the chance!


  8. Interesting premise. Sounds like a great love story. Would enjoy reading a book with a fresh and exciting plotline.


  9. As an Italian American and passionate book lover I would love a copy of this book-sounds great!


  10. I would love to read this book and see if it is as good as Adrianna Trigiani’s stories. I love a good read


  11. i really really want to read this book! Shoemaker’s wife sounds promising imho


  12. New on here and seen this giveaway! Love to read! Thanks for the opportunity!


  13. My grandfather was a shoemaker and my grandmother was a seamstress. They came to the U.S. from Sicily. I would love to read this book.


  14. Beautiful costumes in Operatic Musicals with such awesome people who had made them, has to be interesting reading back in the day. The romance, the passion, and thrill being on the stage sets. Must have felt like a Princess even going to the Opera back in those days. What a read this is.


  15. My hubby’s grandfather was a shoemaker, and I would be thrilled to win a copy of this book to read!


  16. love to win a books just retired need something new to read and to give to others


  17. Hard to pass up a good love story. I would love the opportunity to read The Shoemaker’s Wife and then share it with my friends. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!


  18. Would love to win a copy of this-sounds like great summertime reading!!


  19. My grandparents immigrated to NYC, so I would love to “walk in the shoes” of Ciro and Enza as I read a winning copy of “The Showmaker’s Wife”. Thanks for the chance!


  20. this book looks amazing! would love to read it! Thank you for the fun contest!


  21. The novel looks great!!! It would be a great read to curl up on the couch. I am always looking for new authors to read. Thank you!!!


  22. Yes please!


  23. I would dearly love to win a copy of this book!! She writes such great books!!!


  24. Oh, I would love to read The Shoemaker’s Wife. I happen to love Adriana Trigiana’s writing. I’ve read two books from the Stone Gap series. Have one more to go. I’ve read Lucia, Lucia. Lucia, Lucia is my favorite so far. Wanted to work in a department store. Thank you for entering me.


  25. Adriana is my favorite author. Now my husband, mother, sister and friends as well as my book group are all hooked on her books. The Trigiani books have a special spot on my book shelf!


  26. I love Adriana Trigiani’s writings. The Big Stone Gap series made me feel like I was back home in Virginia. I would love to win a copy of The Shoemakers Wife.


  27. I love all Adriana’s books and this one sounds wonderful. Would love to win a copy!


  28. I would loveto win a copy of this book!


  29. I listened to the book on CD and it was amazing!! At that time I didn’t realize Adriana read the second half and emailed her telling her how much I loved the book but wished the lady who read the first half of the book would have read the whole book. To my horror the very sweet Adriana responded to me telling me it was her who had read the second half. Adriana was so wonderful telling me they were rerecording the book with just the other lady but Adriana was so gracious and open to feedback!!! Love her and love love love The Shoemaker’s Wife!!!!


  30. Adriana has a knack for transporting her readers. It’s always a thrill to have one of her books waiting for me.


  31. I LOVE all of her books that I have read and am so eager to read this one. I have not been able to find it at the library or the bookstore. Thank you for considering me!


  32. Love her books- My sister and brother in law live in Big Stone Gap and I am in a book club in Southeastern Kentucky and would love to win a copy of the book


  33. I have read all of Trigiani’s books, and have heard her speak– she is wonderful, and her stories are unforgettable! She is a huge supporter of libraries and reading, and we librarians love her back!


  34. I love reading Adriana Trigiani! She has such a way of making you really like the characters.


  35. Love all her books. Reading “Brava, Valentine” right now.


  36. Would love, love, love a copy!!


  37. I am so looking forward to introducing a favorite author, Ms. Trigiani, to my book club. Big Stone Gap has it’s own little section in my heart! Even my husband enjoyed them! It made for good conversations about marriage…and more.


  38. As an educator, I love a good late summer read. The Shoemaker’s Wife sounds like a book that could really take me away before I begin another school year.


  39. I love all of Trigiani’s books, especially the Valentina series. Please, please pick me for the book giveaway! Thanks!


  40. She is such an amazing writer and this beautiful story needs to be shared and talked about!!!!!! I was not big on books …..but her ability to truly make you feel apart of the story and feel true empathy for the characters is incredible. I love to share the love of her story with friends and family and see there different views on the beautiful story.<3<3<3


  41. I recently listened to The Shoemaker’s Wife on CD. I absolutely loved the story but halfway through the book the reader’s voice switched to another reader and I emailed Adriana telling her I love the book but wished the reader from the first half would have read the entire book. To my horror Adriana emailed me back and told me it was her who had read the second half of the book. Adriana was so gracious and sweet! She was so accepting of feedback! Love her and love love love The Shoemaker’s Wife!!! (I submitted already but it didn’t show up?)


  42. AAAAhhhhhh…Italian drama! And creativity!! Such longing…..


  43. I love reading anything by Adriana. I hope I win!!!


  44. I love that you make your self so accessible to your fans. I adored Lucia , Lucia. I am the Director of School Programs at a small historical house on Staten Island called the Garibaldi- Meucci Museum . It is dedicated to two extraordinary men. The first being Guiseppe Garibaldi, the George Washington of Italy and the second Antonio Meucci, the true inventor of the telephone . School groups come to visit this home and hear the legends of these great men. Perhaps, your daughter’s class would like to come. Please visit us at Garibaldimeuccimuseum.org for more information. It would be our pleasure to have you visit and present a program.Anything that you can do to help develop awareness of our hidden gem would be fabulous. I love introducing the school groups to a real piece of history. I love your books and met you at Wagner college in a snow storm.
    Thank you,
    Janet Grillo


  45. Just got turned on to this author starting with Big Cherry Holler. I’m so excited to read more of her books.


  46. Hoping it’s as good (or better?) than the Valentine series!


  47. The Shoemaker’s Wife, by Adriana Trigiani sounds like another winner in her long line of super-readable books. I got turned on with her books when she was our Mistress of Ceremonies (way back when!) for the Junior League of Elizabeth-Plainfield Literary Luncheons. She was amazing! I cannot wait to read her latest!


  48. I just joined a bookclub what a great idea…Would love to win it


  49. Ahhh, I love Adriana Trigiani! I’d love a copy of this book!


  50. Being Italian-American, I grew up listening to wonderful stories of relatives coming to America and how they met, fell in love, worked hard, became successful, and lived the American dream. Their lives were centered around family, faith, friends, food, and fun times–which we still value in our lives today. I’m looking forward to reading this book!


  51. We have a book club FOR STAFF at my school, ANNA L KLEIN in Guttenberg, NJ 07093–THAT WEB SITE might be UNDER CONSTRUCTION AGAIN.

    WE HAVE READ MANY OF ADRIANA TRIGIANI’S BOOKS–SHE IS GREAT!!!WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A COPY OF THE SHOE MAKER’S WIFE–MOST OF US DEPEND ON GETTING CURRENT BOOKS FROM THE PUBLIC LIBRARY AND IT TAKES SO LONG TO GET THE NEXT READ ORGANIZED!!!

    THANK YOU.


  52. Love, Love, Love Adriana Trigiani and would love a copy of The Shoemaker’s Wife!!!


  53. I am Adrianna’s number one fan in Georgia! I would love to love this book as much as Very Valentine and Brava Valentine. I am absolutely enthralled by Italian American culture.


  54. I heard Roseanne Cash’s interview with Adriana Trigiani yesterday and their discussion was fascinating. I love Trigiani’s work, especially the Gap Creek trilogy–it is just brimming with life.Can’t wait to read The Shoemaker’s Wife since Adriana herself considers it her masterpiece.


  55. i have read several of your books , and would love a copy of The Shoemaker’s Wife!
    i share my books with my daughters and sisters.
    i wish to say Thanks for your outstanding writing.


  56. I would love to have a copy of The Shoemaker’s Wife. This book grabbed my attention. I accomplished nothing about the house while I was reading it. And I have already had it from the library twice (would have had it more but it is constantly on hold). It would mean a lot to me to have my own copy.


  57. Adrianna’s writing style makes me happy, makes me cry and makes me fell at home back with my Italian Family. I have been on the list at the local library since The Shoemaker’s Wife release . I would LOVE a copy


  58. It sure would be nice to be taken to a different world for a while. Love this author!!


  59. Adrianna’s writing style makes me happy, makes me cry and makes me fell at home back with my Italian Family. I have been on the list at the local library since The Shoemaker’s Wife release . I would LOVE my own copy – caio!


  60. I love Adriana Trigiani’s novels! All of them, I have them all except for The Shoemaker’s Wife of course. She is my favorite author, and her novels are the literary version of dessert. I can’t get enough. Keep writing Adriana, you’re absolutely brilliant.


  61. I love A.T.! I now work in Big Stone Gap, Va, and tell everyone I know about BSGs very talented hometown writer. I would love to have her latest book! I’ve read all the rest!


  62. Adriana is my all time favorite author! I have read every book she has written! I would love a copy of “The Shoemaker’s Wife.”


  63. I live in Big Stone Gap, VA. I have bought and read all of Adriana’s books. I would love a copy of “The Shoemaker’s Wife”. I love it when Adriana returns back home to Big Stone Gap for book signings. Everyone always has so much fun…such a BLAST when she is in town!


  64. I have read her Big Stone Gap series!I would love to win her newest!


  65. love her books. Please let me win a copy. I will share my copy with family and friends.


  66. Love all of your books and I think that “The Shoemaker’s Wife” is the best one yet! Looking forward to reading many more especially the last in the Valentine series. Fantastic interview with two of my fav’s. I could listen to you, Adriana all day long. There is so much to learn and your words are so inspiring. Also love Rosanne Cash, she did a wonderful job as an interviewer! Thanks ♥


  67. I love Adriana is an awesome writer and I would love to win this book simply because we a small one horse town library and I will have to wait for the holidays or my birthday to get the pleasure of reading this! Please pick me! :.)


  68. looking forward to another great book! i also have to say that as a Saint Mary’s College graduate 1982…. and friend and classmate of Tony’s .. I also really have loved and appreciated the “Cooking with My Sisters” Cookbook!! I would love to still buy more hard copies .. if available anywhere!!
    I would like to add them to my house warming gifts to new buyers when i sell them a house!

    Susan Metallo
    (and also .. I think you know my sister Cheryl Metallo – was in your class at Saint Marys too!!)


  69. I love Adriana books. I tell all my friends to read her. I have finally got my local library to carry her books. Adriana makes everything she writes about so real. I feel like I have been to Big Stone Ga[ and Italy and all the places she writes about. When her books finally come to our library they are checked out so much it is hard for me to get my hands on them.


  70. Love this story and all of her stories….listened to the Shoemaker’s Wife on cd…would love to have a copy to read and share with family and friends! Hoping for the sequel…


  71. Wonderful book! I checked it out at local library and now would love to own a copy all my own!! Adriana is my all time favorite author.


  72. Adriana Trigiani is a delight! I love reading all her novels over and over. Smart, witty,warm, real and endearing. Big Stone Gapp and Bravo Valentine are faves from her works – mostly because they are series works and one just leaves me wanting more. Thank you to Adriana for the gifts we continue to receive from her talents.


  73. LHJ made an excellant choice for their reading recommendation. It is a wonderful story by a wonderful author. Congrats Adriana.


  74. All of Adriana Trigiani’s books are great


  75. I have loved all of Adriana’s other books……looking forward to winning and reading this new one!


  76. Adriana Trigiani’s style of writing makes me want to move to Italy! I love all of her books and since my family is from there I love all that she has to say! At the end….there were so proud that they could write their name in ENGLISH….this reminded me of my grandparents when they arrived at Ellis Island and coming to a new and exciting country, but loving their Italy so much!


  77. My bookclub already read this book and loved it! I could see my grandparents in this story coming to America for a new life. The smattering of Italian words that I still use today made me smile!


  78. I would love to win a copy of The Shoemakers Wife. Adriana is an awesome author. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in her books. Thank you for inspiring me Adriana!


  79. I love Trigiani’s books! Would love to win this!


  80. Love it..<3


  81. After I heard Adriana Trigiani speak at Opus and Olives inSt. Paul, she has become one of my favorite authors. I cannot put her books down and am looking forward to reading “The Shoemaker’s Wife.” I would love to win a copy. So many books (of hers), so little time. I make time for her books!


  82. really enjoy books by Adraina – loving Shoemakers wife- love the talented descriptions x


  83. This sounds like an excellent read. I would love to win.


  84. Our book club loved “Lucia Lucia”. The Shoemaker’s wife sounds wonderful! Would like to win!


  85. This book was written about my great-grandmother Lucia!!! So proud of you Adri and thank you for writing a book that will help me know more about “Grandma Lucy”.


  86. I have enjoyed all of her books and I know I will love this one as well. Adriana is also so kind to book groups-and her recipes aren’t bad either! What could be better?-reading her book and eating her wedding cookies!


  87. Everything Adriana writes is superb, but I’m not prejudiced. This is one of the few of her books that I do not own. Would love to take care of that. Loved the book.


  88. I would love to win a copy to give to my daughter-in-law, Lucia, for her 30th birthday.


  89. Love your books! Read Lucia, Lucia three times! We also have a mutual friend from new York. Thanks for your books. Ellen Schueler wenz


  90. This is my favorite of all her books!


  91. I have INHALED all of your books…!! Your young adult books are wonderful too…. “Viola in Reel Life”, and “Viola in the Spotlight”, are great for grown-ups too…!!!


  92. I would love a copy for myself… I read the book the week it came out. I am thinking about using it for my bookclub in February.. I used Don’t Sing At The Table this year and everyone loved it.. I need to read this book again!!!!


  93. Sounds like a good selection for our Reading Group. Loved Lucia and Big Stone Gap. If I don’t win a book, I’ll buy it! :>)


  94. Loved the book..I read it the week that it came out..Need to read it again Would love a book!!!
    Jo Ann Burrow


  95. I loved this book. I continued to read all her other books as well.


  96. Sounds like a great book. I’ve read all your others. Would love to win and can’t wait for the next Valetine book.
    Chow


  97. I have every one of Adriana Trigiani’s books and have enjoyed them all. Even have the cookbook with the sisters. Should I win, i will gladly donate to someone who will apprecriate it as much as I have enjoyed reading all these adventures. My favorite is still the Valentine series and Lucia, Lucia as so many portions reminded me of my own family.


  98. I loved Adriana’s books Big Stone Gap, Very Valentine & Brava Valentine. She tells a great story & draws memorable characters! Hope to read this one soon, either way!


  99. Adriana writes her characters in such a way that you feel part of the story. I can’t wait to read this!


  100. I love her books! An escape from my world!


  101. I would luuuuve a copy. I tried to buy it two weeks ago over in Ireland but could not get a copy of it anywhere. It may not have be out there yet. I was so looking forward to reading this during my vacation


  102. Looks like a fun read!


  103. I would love a copy of this book!


  104. Heard there r some cool names in this book!! Can’t wait to read it!


  105. Sounds like a wonderful read. I would enjoy it immensely!


  106. Please can I win a copy as my ‘posh’ friend usually buys books and loans them to me – I could lend her my copy. Love Adriana and since I read her first book have been saving up for a trip to Big Stone Gap. See you there Adriana!!


  107. Would love a copy of this book!! She is a very creative writer..


  108. The book sounds wonderful!


  109. One of my favorite authors… I have read everything and just getting started on Bravo, Val… Such good story telling and an ability to bring the characters to life.


  110. This is a story I would love to read.


  111. Being of Italian American heritage myself, your novels
    ring true with me. Once I open to the first page, I am
    hooked, not wanting to put the book down until I have
    read every page. THANK YOU! Looking forward to
    reading The Shoemaker’s Wife. : )

    Claudia Conti


  112. I love Trigiani, shoes and opera. I can’t wait to read this book!!


  113. This really seems like an interesting book. Thanks for offering it!


  114. I loved the book. My mom needs a copy.


  115. I have read all of Adriana Trigiani’s books and own several of them – she’s a wonderful storyteller! My September copy of LHJ was in my mailbox today and I was disappointed to see that an exerpt from The Shoemaker’s Wife wasn’t included at the back. I really enjoy the short stories that LHJ sometimes publishes – wish they would include one every month!


  116. I love this book! I just discovered Adriana’s books this summer and I’ve read then all in a month!! She is such a wonderful author! I’ve also read her nonfiction books- a biography of her grandmothers and a cookbook she wrote with her sister. I feel like I know her! She is so kind to her readers and answers comments on her Facebook page. I plan to go to Italy one day on one of her tours! I would love to own a copy of The Shoemaker’s Wife!


  117. I would love to have this bag. Sak is a great place to shop.


  118. This book would be a great read.


  119. I love to read and I don’t think I have read anything by the author.


  120. I have heard so much about this book. i have been looking around in the stores for it, but can not find it. I would love a free copy of it.


  121. I just love Adrianna trigianni’s books – haven’t read this one yet, but would love to!!


  122. I would love a Copy of The Shoemakers Wife for my bookclub at the #MONCTON PUBLIC LIBRARY


  123. Adriana Trigiani is a delightful author! I am so excited to see her getting the notoriety that she truly deserves!


  124. Adriana is my very best favorite author! I’d love to have a copy of this delightful book that I could read the notes that are included in the paperback, then donate to my library.


  125. I have read books by ths author in the past and would love to win this book.


  126. I would love to read the book. I never read one of her books.


  127. Would love to receive “The Shoemaker’s Wife”


  128. All of Adriana Trigiani’s novels are so wonderful — I’m sure The Shoemaker’s Wife is another winner! Looking forward to reading it. I plan to purchase a copy if I don’t win one here. Thanks for the opportunity!


  129. I’ve read all her other books and this one is sure to be another great read. Thanks for the offer!


  130. The book sounds interesting. I’d love to win a copy.


  131. Loved her previous books


  132. I would love to win a copy. I loved the Big Stone Gap series and would appreciate the chance to read more of her work.


  133. Congrats to this author for taking us to a new time and place!


  134. My granddaughter and I share books and I think this is one we would both enjoy hope to win that is what we have alot of hope and faith


  135. I love reading historical fiction. This book just sounds like a good story, which would be a refreshing break from the mysteries I enjoy. Once I read, I will pass on to my Sicilian daughter-in-law


  136. i would love to win one of her books…i love the way she writes stories, always entertaining…and besides, i need something to tide me over till she finishes the Valentine series :)


  137. Pick me. Love to read and this sounds like an interesting book.


  138. I love to read and this sounds like a great book.


  139. Sounds like a great read!


  140. Would love to read this book. Sounds like a good vacation read.


  141. I love Adriana Trigiani’s work, and am thrilled that she has a new book out. It will be a treat to read!


  142. Sounds intriguing…. would love to win a copy!


  143. What to say? I love a good book and even better to win one. This looks like a good read. Thanks.


  144. I need this book-it’s on one of my book group’s reading list for October! They loved her last one.


  145. Have read all of her books and love them. Anxious to read this one.


  146. Would love to read this!


  147. My kind of story… Would love to read this book.


  148. I’ve never won a book before. I would love to own one.


  149. Sounds like a wonderful book. Can’t wait to read it!


  150. I am Italian on both sides. All my family is gone except one brother. I don’t have anyone around me who tells those stories anymore.


  151. I am in a large book club and it’s my turn to pick our next choice ! . I loved your review and thought it would be an excellent choice. Please consider sending me a copy, it’s my first time responding to anything like this. We carry Ladies Home Journall in my office and try to pick it up between patients . It’s so much fun reading books about women and their families from different cultures. Thanks
    Kimberly Hagan,


  152. Would LOVE to win the book!


  153. Please enter me. I would love to win the book


  154. please enter me this sounds like a good book


  155. Absolutely love Adriana’s books! I would be honored if I won a copy of her latest masterpiece!


  156. I, too, am of Italian descent, so I can really relate to the characters in Adriana’s books. Winning this one would be awesome!


  157. please send me a copy


  158. Would love to win a copy – I never win anything!


  159. I am an Italian American who lives in VA, and have read all of Adriana Trigiani’s books. Have introduced her to a lot of relatives and friends, who love them as much as I do.
    Would love to have a copy of to share with my sister, as I have all the others.
    Thanks for the opportunity.


  160. I just sent my youngest to kindergarten and have vowed to myself to read a book a week now that I have “free time”. I’d love to start with this book!


  161. I would love to win a copy of this book! What an inspiration it would be to my 8th grade English students:)


  162. Looks like a great read.


  163. Love Adriana’s books!


  164. I’ve been a fan since the BSG series. :) )


  165. Would love to win this book!!


  166. Sounds like a beautiful story; would love a copy to read during my last two weeks of vacation!


  167. I would love to win a copy of this book. It looks very interesting. I love to read!


  168. Would love to win this book! I LOVE Adriana and her wonderful Italian stories!!


  169. I love reading these book club picks – you just know ahead of time that they’ll be good! Thanks!


  170. True love can never be forgotten.


  171. Would love to win an thanks for the chance


  172. Sounds like a good book. I really like historical fiction.


  173. I’m looking for new authors. This looks like a good read.


  174. Would love to win it. Avid reader although I’ve never belonged to a book club. I share my books with my mom who passes them along to others!


  175. Ahhh! I want to read this book. Was going to buy it since the library does not have it yet. Please oh please I hope I win it!


  176. I love to curl up with good books and this looks like one.


  177. Would love to win.


  178. Thank you for the chance to win this very interesting book!! Hope I win!!


  179. This book is on my wish list but you can make my wish come true! I want to read this book!


  180. This one has been on my to read list! thanks for a chance! :)


  181. I love Adriana Trigiani, read all her books and would love to win this one!


  182. I’d love to read this book! Pick me. ( :


  183. Would love tor eceive a copy of this book. I’m always looking for good books to read and this one sounds great!


  184. Trigiani is a master story-teller! I would love to win a copy of this book!


  185. Our book club discussed this title! I would love to read it and steep myself in Italian culture. :)


  186. I would love to get into a good book right now. Thanks for the giveaway….


  187. The book cover art is just too fab! The story sounds like a summertime fantasy! Love to read this!


  188. Would love to win this! Just added it to my list of books to read.


  189. This book looKs like a great read!


  190. I would love a good new “hip” read for the fall season. Thanks


  191. Excellent! Would love to win this!


  192. I love this author – excited to read her latest book.


  193. I would love to add this book to my collection.


  194. This book sounds very interesting indeed. A lot of women have a passion for shoes or purses or whatever, but books are my thing. I would just be so excited to win a copy of this book. Thank you. :)


  195. I need a new book for a beach trip. This could be the one! Pick me, please!


  196. This sounds like a great book to start the fall book club list of good reads! Thanks!


  197. Excellent


  198. This looks like a great read. I would love it!!


  199. Oooooo, I would love to win a copy!!! It looks good!


  200. looks interesting – would love to read this book


  201. This book sounds like the perfect book for my beach trip!


  202. I love to read and I love shoes; romance, intrigue and fashion. Please select me


  203. I would love to win this book! It looks very interesting, and I could use a little escape right now! A good book is the perfect way to do that! Pick me please!!! :)


  204. I need a good book to read!


  205. Sounds like a good book, I’d love a copy!


  206. Looking and need a good book,like to win a copy! <3 thanks


  207. Long trip coming up – would love the distraction of a good book!


  208. I have read other books by Trigiani and loved them. I’m really excited to read this one.


  209. You can never have to many books!


  210. Sounds like a good read. Would love to win!


  211. I would love to have a copy of this book. It looks like wonderful reading.


  212. This sounds like a wonderful book and I would absolutely LOVE to win a copy?? Thanks!!


  213. I would love a copy. I enjoy her books and I look forward to reading this one.


  214. sounds like an awesome book-would LOVE a copy!


  215. What a great opportunity to learn more about Italian Culture..sounds like a wonderful story, very inspirational……can’t wait to read it even if I don’t win a copy!


  216. She is coming to my local library in September for a fund raiser. I would love to get a copy of her book to read before she gets here!


  217. I’ve not read this book, but it sounds very intriguing and the cover art is a fabulous enticement! Would love to have a copy! :-)


  218. I would love to win a copy of this book as it sounds interesting!


  219. I didn’t know you guys had a book club! thanks, this book sounds like a great read.


  220. this looks like a wonderful book! thanks for the invite to win!


  221. I romance stories that involve missed connections. Like they say, what is meant to be, will be.
    I would love to win a copy of this book!


  222. Thanks for the opportunity. I’d love to win!


  223. I love to read and have read many of the books you have suggested. This sounds like another good one! I pass along books I’ve read, so you’d be making several people very happy with one book!


  224. Perfect for summer reading.


  225. I would love to read this book!!


  226. Sounds like a great book to curl up with when the weather tunns cold and you just want to curl up on the couch with a warm blanket and a good book!


  227. This sounds like a wonderful and beautiful book. I would love to win a copy!


  228. I am in need of a good book to read when the kids are back in school!!!


  229. This is my next read. It would be great to win it.


  230. Would love to win this book! Also wanted to tell you how much I love your magazine I’ve been reading it for about 30yrs…I used to read my mothers when I was a kid. I think I started reading it when I was about 11 or 12 yrs old and have had my own subscription for almost 16 yrs.


  231. would love this


  232. Always looking for new books for my book club!


  233. It sounds like an amazing story. I would love to read this book. I am ordering LHJ emagazine this week. Love you guys!


  234. Would make a nice travel book;I would love to read.


  235. Looks like a great read.


  236. I am so looking forward to a good book to read…I’ve been out of the loop on reading and truly miss getting lost in an adventure.


  237. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance :)


  238. Sounds like a wonderful romance. Would love to read this book.


  239. Loving to read, this sounds like a perfect book to read. History, romance, what more can one want?


  240. I so look forward to reading this! As a woman if Italian descent, of grandparents who were also from the working lower class, I can’t wait to read about another similar story!


  241. Looks like a very good book. I’m excited about winning this book and enjoying quite time to read. How cool would that be?


  242. For the love of books and free things, I hope to win. I have truly enjoyed her previous work.


  243. I love to read and this sounds fantastic.


  244. Looks like a great read!


  245. I would love a copy! I am always looking for new things to read!!!


  246. I’m always looking for a good new read and this one sounds promising!


  247. would love to share this book with the book club i just started in my new city! thanks, lhj!


  248. Sounds like a great read!


  249. I am a sucker for any kind of love story. Would love a copy of this book!


  250. this sound so good cant wait to read it!!!


  251. This sounds so interesting. I have never read any books by this author. Would love to win a copy.


  252. I always love a good read & to discover a new to me author!


  253. Would love to win my own copy of this book….I need a good read to ‘take me away’ from the everyday things of life!


  254. I read every night before going to bed. I’m always looking for history with romance! Thank you for the opportunity to win this book.


  255. I’ve heard this book is fantastic!!!


  256. I have heard a lot about this book – sounds great! I’d love a copy!


  257. I’d love a copy of this book.


  258. I love anything Italy so this book sounds like a great read. Would love to win it.


  259. As fall comes, this would be a great book to sit out on my deck and read and enjoy the last bit of the good weather, before the snow falls


  260. Would love to read this book, looks to good to miss out on!


  261. This book sounds great!! I would love to read it!!


  262. Love Books, love to read, sure would like one more


  263. Would make a great gift for my daughter or daughter in law!


  264. I would love to win one of these books.


  265. Need an end of summer book to read


  266. I have been an avid reader since I was a toddler — I am now 62 and still reading! Usually two books at a time. I would love to read this book, so I wish myself luck;-)


  267. Finally having time to catch up on reading and would love to read this book. I love stories about how lives intertwine, the ‘circumstances’ that keep them connected, and how it all plays out.


  268. Looks interesting!! Wouldn’t mind reading this one.


  269. Sounds Like a great book!


  270. Want it – please and thank you!


  271. I would love to win this book and escape the maddening political climate.


  272. A book prize is a fun prize, and many times the books are really good must reads. This one sounds like it has possibilities.


  273. Would love an Kindle version! I love to read!


  274. Sounds like a great storyline. Excellent cover!


  275. This sounds like a good book. Would love to read this book.


  276. I would Love to receive Adriana’s book as I am an avid reader and have always been.


  277. Would love to win this! I need a good read right now.


  278. I would love this prize.


  279. What an interesting and intriguing storyline. Cannot wait to read it!!


  280. Always looking for a good book to read. Haven’t picked anything up since 50 Shades…..


  281. There is nothing like the feel of the book in your hands. It only gets better when it is a good story, this looks like that kind of book.


  282. I have been hearing people rave about this book! Would LOVE to win one! ;)


  283. One of my favorite authors!


  284. Sounds great. Would love to win a copy.


  285. This book sounds wonderful! With kids and work I hadn’t had much time to read over the last couple of years until recently. This would be a great book to feed my renewed reading habit.


  286. Sounds like a great book:)) I’d love to preview it for my bookclub!!


  287. Would like to read book.


  288. sounds very interesting. Would love to win a copy


  289. I have been ill and have found it difficult to focus on a book. This one sounds engaging. I would like to give it a try. Thank you for considering me.


  290. That book sounds like a natural for our Book Club.
    I always have one or two books going–a more serious one and one for escape. Almost always, I donate my books to the local library and they have a resale room which gives others the opportunity to pick up books for a reasonable price. It is a wonderful library. For those reasons, I would appreciate winning what sounds like a great book!


  291. My wife is such a reader. She would enjoy this book, I’m sure.


  292. I have been in several book clubs and participate in my local library’s book discussions. I have led and also initiated one we had at our church for 2 years. I would love to win a copy of this and have enjoyed the author’s other titles. Thank you.


  293. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book.


  294. Need a new book this one is on my must read list !!


  295. I would love a chance to read this book!


  296. This is of special interest to me as I’ve been a costumer & have helped at the opera. Also, my great grandfather was a cobbler/shoemaker.

    Please enter me in the drawing.


  297. I enjoy reading very much and would love to win a copy of this book. (I don’t think I have ever won anything!)


  298. Looks like a wonderful book–I love hostorical fiction!


  299. Italy is romance. I would love to read this book & immerse myself in the story.


  300. This book looks like a good read. I would love to win a copy.


  301. love to win this book never have won anything


  302. Looks like a great read..I would like to read this book to see if our book group would like it..


  303. I love her books she is a wonderful author. The Big stone gap series are my all time favorite books I would love to win this new book!


  304. great for the train ride into work


  305. I have read all of Adriana’s books. She has such a gift to make a book come to life! Would love to read this new one!


  306. My grandparents and parents were immigrants from Italy and this sounds like a good read that I could relate to.


  307. I love reading Adriana Trigiani books. I have been waiting for a new one to come out. They are so much fun!


  308. Always looking for good books to read. Thanks for the opportunity!


  309. When I read Adriana Trigiani books I am transported to that time and feel as if I am a part of the book. I love that.


  310. I’ve read all of her previous books, and all were fun reads!!


  311. Have loved all of Adriana Trigiani’s book from the first one. Would love to have this one to read, too!


  312. I’m an avid reader, but have never read this author. But your article caught my attention so would love to have the book. I am always looking for new authors to enjoy.


  313. I *love* to read and would be honored to read and review this novel!


  314. I am always looking for new books by interesting authors! This one looks like a good addition to my TBR pile!


  315. My mother (80yo) needs a good book to read


  316. Have read ALL of Trigiani’s books…loved them all, especially having come from an Italian family. I can relate to many of her characters.


  317. this is the only one of hers i haven’t read yet! would love to win, thanks!


  318. I would love a copy. It sounds very interesting as I am a history bluff. Please pick me.


  319. I would love a copy of this book. My church book club is always for good books to read.


  320. I love to read. It takes me to places I know I will never be able to see. I would love to read this.


  321. Would love to read it. Can never have enough to read.


  322. Sounds like an unforgettable read. If I don’t win a copy, I will still look in to buying one.


  323. Intriguing! I’d love to read it! :-)


  324. This is exactly the kind of books we love for our book club. Historical fiction is my favorite! I would love to win this book!


  325. Would lovea copy. My mom reads all trigiani books


  326. Sounds like a good love story. I really enjoy reading period pieces. Hope I am one of the lucky ones.


  327. Sounds like a great story. Would love to read this!


  328. Love to read. Perhaps this would be a good pick for our book club?


  329. I love to read good books! Please pick me! :) )


  330. Sounds interesting!


  331. Sounds like an awesome read. Would be great to win a copy, but I’ll be reading it either way.
    Thanks


  332. I can’t wait to read this love story of your grandparents. What a perfect way to remember them.


  333. sounds like a great read–would love to win!


  334. I’d be so grateful for a few hours of good ‘escape’ with any books that detail how a true love leads a destined couple to a new country to start a life over! Not unlike my own parents, so I do hope I’m a winner!


  335. Have not heard of this one, but I’d love to give it a try. Thanks.


  336. the book sounds like a great read and i would really love to win a copy …thanks so much


  337. It sounds like my kind of book and I would love to receive it.


  338. Need a new read!


  339. I love period pieces and this one sounds like it would be good.
    Thanks for the chance to win.


  340. I’d LOVE a copy of this book to review on my blog!!


  341. Would love this


  342. This sounds exactly like my kind of book – would love to win a copy.


  343. I would love to win a copy of this book!


  344. I love everything Adriana writes! I would be thrilled to win a copy of The Shoemaker’s Wife!


  345. My mother Lucia introduced me to Adriana in Very Valentine. So nice to have a new ‘friend’ to get acquainted with. Must read all her titles now!


  346. I would love to read this book! I do leave reviews on Good reads for every book I read and then donate them to a very small library that has a very small budget that my Mother works at. They always appreciate my very gently read books. I do usually lend them to two friends who I share books with before I send them on to my Mom in Linden Iowa.


  347. We’re reading this later in the year for our book club at work. I’d love to have a copy.


  348. Can’t wait to read your newest book! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy. Has your movie been released?


  349. I have read Adriana Trigiani’s previous books and loved them. This one sounds even better than the ones I have read.


  350. Sounds like a wonderful book based on family stories! I would love a copy!


  351. I cannot wait to laugh and cry with Adriana’s newest creation


  352. Would like to win the book and give it a read.


  353. Just retiring in a month or so and want to establish “reading” as one of my bucket list items..working and raising a family has not afforded me the luxury.


  354. Retiring in a few months and one of the things on my bucket list is “reading” so this would be a great way to start the “golden years”.


  355. Would love to win this book for my wife.


  356. I have read all of Adriana Trigiani’s books and I love the way she writes. I would love to win a copy of this book, but would buy it if I don’t. Thanks for the give-away!


  357. Not familiar with this author; give me a chance.


  358. I am interested in reading this book after hearing the author was inspired by her grandparents. My parents and grandparents were also Italian immigrants and I’m sure had much in common.


  359. I geek reading, and I read about this book in another mag earlier this summer. Anything that combine history with a good story is my fave! (plus anything Italian is always of interest to me! I’m not even Italian, but love everything about Italy!)


  360. i read so many books, but i would be very interested in winning and reading the shoemaker’s wife.


  361. I had lunch with 3 friends this afternoon and two of them raved about the book. I come home and LHJ is in my mailbox and I see it is your pick for September. I would love to have the book and to share it with my friend who hasn’t read it either. Next time we have lunch, we can ALL discuss it,


  362. Would love to win the copy of this book!


  363. Looking forward to a good book to read. Thanks!


  364. Hope I win!! I have read ALL of Trigiani’s books and reread them. I even bought her cookbook because of the great family stories and recipes. If I don’t win, I’ll probably buy it. Can’t wait


  365. I always look forward to a new Trigiani novel!


  366. Loved the Big Stone Gap series and her cookbook. This book also looks great.


  367. Love to read would love to win this book.


  368. Your novels are beautifully written. I would so enjoy winning a copy of ” The Shoemaker’s Wife”!!! Congratulations on any of your future endevers! :-)


  369. I am a 3rd generation American who grew up hearing tales of “the old country”. I just finished “Valclay & Lena” by Haley Tanner which is a story of young love between two Russian children. I’m also an Anne Perry fan so you understand that I like period pieces with lots of description of dress and culture. I’m sure I would enjoy this book.
    Thank you for offering this to us.


  370. seems like a great romance!


  371. I would love to win this book, and if not, I plan on purchasing it. Sounds like a good read.


  372. My paternal great grandfather was a shoemaker, and his wife was a seamstress! I would love to read this to put myself in their times.


  373. This book sounds interesting & I’d like to win it so I can read it.


  374. I do not belong to a book club
    , but I love to read. this is the first time I saw this that I could win a book. It would be nice to win. Thanks for letting me enter.


  375. Adriana!! I would so love to review your book on Goodreads!! Have you read my blurbs on your other books? You touch a magical place in my heart with your writing–I am “home” yet on an adventure. I just finished a book (reviewed on Goodreads) that had touches of you in it. Seems no matter what I read, I find your infulence! All the best!


  376. I love reading & this book sounds very interesting. I recently read the Seamstress & the history behind the story was very fascinating. It’s great reading books with substance. Thanks , Fawn


  377. Just finished Very Valentine and Brava Valentine and now want to read ALL others by Adriana Trigiani. Has only deepened my desire to travel to Italy!!!


  378. I absolutely LOVE a good read and this sounds just like what I enjoy.


  379. Sounds like a good book to read! My own copy would be nice!


  380. Sounds like an interesting book


  381. Always on the lookout for a great read. Sounds like a book I would enjoy.


  382. I started a page on fb – Book Club 2012 – all we do is mention what we read. WELL, one friend that works at a library recommended Shoemaker’s Wife, she said, anything this author writes, you’ll like. Now I’m reading the Valentine series but must say – Shoemaker’s Wife – EXCELLENT, I keep recommending it to folks. Thank you so much Adrianna, just got to the part in Brava Valentine where June passes……….awww. WHAT LOVE A copy of Shoemaker’s Wife :-)


  383. This is my first time trying to win something. I read some of the excerpts and this book sounds wonderful to relax to at night. Just started a new job and finally enjoying life again. Can hardly wait to see what other books come out. Definitely enjoying the LHJ magazine and being enlightened.


  384. Reading brings my two sisters and one brother together across the miles. We all live in different cities but share our books when we get together. We code the ones we like best so it gives the others an idea which are the good ones.
    I think we would all enjoy reading this one.


  385. I never go anywhere without a book to read. One never knows when she will find a few free minutes-or get stranded in the lobby of a hotel without money or credit cards and nothing to read during a snow storm that paralyzed a city!


  386. Can’t wait to read it!


  387. I have read every Adriana Trigianni book except for this one. My budget is not allowing for NEW books. Would appreciate a copy so much.If I didn’t have a book or my Kindle in my bag I would be so lost.


  388. I’ve read all her books and my great grandparents and granddad lived in Roseta, PA. What a wonderful town. I would love very much to win this book.


  389. What perfect timing!

    My friend and I are trying to get a book club started – what a great beginning winning this book would be!

    We are reading A Dog’s Purpose right now.


  390. I have known Adriana’s family for all my life. I would very much like to win a book. I have heard many good things about the book.


  391. I would love to win this book, I have read all her books. My great grandparents and my grandfather’s family lived in roseto,PA. We go to the Big Time every year and now the 100 year history celebration.


  392. This sounds like my type of read. Would be thrilled to get a copy.


  393. I’m a huge fan of Adriana Trigiani! This book would be perfect on my shelf with all her others. I’d love to win a copy, thanks for the chance!


  394. LUV TO READ AND HOPE TO WIN THIS BOOK


  395. As a public school teacher in a small, rural Arkansas town, my challenge is to connect my students and teachers to other cultures, using many sources. I take students on tours to other countries to immerse them in diverse cultures in hopes they will appreciate and respect ALL cultures no matter how diverse. I would like to use this books and others by Adriana Trigiani to use with my students. Thanks for the opportunity to win The Shoemaker’s Wife!


  396. I just got back from an anniversary trip to Italy. This would be agreat follow up.


  397. Historical fiction – one of my favorites.


  398. I would like to win a copy. Looks interesting.


  399. Adriana Trigiani is an amazing writer….her books make me LOL and sigh and cry. Her words transport me to places that I’ve never been before and they also make me feel like I’m watching the story play out right before my eyes…hate to put down her books and then I get upset because I’ve read the book so fast that I don’t want the book to end.


  400. Sounds like the type of book I would love to devour! Would love one!


  401. I love every book I’ve ever read by you. It was an extra special treat to meet you when you were at the Chester County Book Company a few years ago. I was with my mom, who also loves your books.


  402. This sounds like a book I would love and it would be such a blessing to win a copy of it ! Thank you !


  403. I love to read and this sounds like a good period love story. Hoping to win and anxious to read it.


  404. would love a copy of this book!


  405. I would love to read the Shoemaker’s Wife and learn about
    my ancestry in beautiful Italy. Hope I can win.


  406. I have read just about all of Andriana Trigiani’s books. I would love of copy of this book. The love stoies are the best. Since I have not read this book yet Rococo is my favorite, but would love the another good read. I enjoy reading about Italian families as myself and husband are both from large italian families – all of this authors stories just hit home,and are enjoyable and funny!


  407. I would love to win this book. It looks like something good to read while for Valentina to return for her third go round


  408. I would love to win and read this book while I’m waiting for Ciao Valentina to be published.


  409. I would love to win and read this new book while I am waiting for Ciao Valentina to be published.


  410. I hope I win this book!


  411. Adriana Trigiani is a new author to me….From what I have read, she is a fantastic writer…Suspense, laughter, love, is just what I love to read..I would love to read this book and become a new follower of hers….Thanks for the chance to enter to win….


  412. I love Adrianna’s writing ! I would love to read this one also !!!!cross fingers !!!! hehehe!
    kisses from Greece !


  413. My birthday is in a few days and I LOVE to read! This is a new author to me. I would like to join a book club and am looking for good books to recommend. Excited re the chance to win!!!!


  414. Thanks for doing this. I would love to read this and free is always good!


  415. I love all of her books! I would love to win a copy of The Shoemaker’s Wife!


  416. OH Please. I NEVER win anything. Would love to read this book.


  417. I am usually fixated on Maine and books about Maine. Would love to get out town and read this new book. Thanks


  418. My sister-in-law has recommended this author to me in the past and I’d love the opportunity to try one of her books.


  419. My husband and I were in the shoe business and I love a good book.


  420. Would love to read The Shoemaker’s Wife!


  421. love to read, would love to win this book


  422. Love the story line. Hope I win!


  423. Sounds like a great story! I would love to win a copy to read.


  424. Can’t think of a better 60th anniversary gift to myself.


  425. Dovrei amare vincere questo libro, vi ringrazio


  426. I would love a copy of this book!!! Can’t wait to enjoy it.


  427. I can’t wait to see how there lives come together!


  428. love to read anything. sounds like a good book.


  429. I have read books by this author before and really enjoyed them. This looks like another good one. Would love to win it!


  430. I love Adriana’s books and can’t wait to read this one! Hope I win!


  431. I would love to win a copy….! This looks like an amazing read!

    mmalavec(at)med(dot)umich(dot)edu


  432. I read all the Big Stone Gap series…Loved them !
    I know I’ll love this one too !!! ( I live very close to Big Stone Gap )


  433. I would love to win The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trignani. I love her books, read the Big Stone Gap trilogy and Lucia, Lucia.
    I’m currently reading Rococo.
    Thank you,
    Carol


  434. I am confined in my home for several weeks and a copy of the book would be wonderful like a ray of sunshine.


  435. The plot of “The Shoemaker’s Daughter” sounds romantic, mysterious and delightful. I can’t wait to win my copy!


  436. hard to find the right place and the instructions to enter are incomplete here and in the mag


  437. would love to win a copy.


  438. Looks great- I’d love to win!


  439. I loved her book about her grandmothers’ advice
    and be so happy if I could read this book inspired
    by her family.


  440. I’d love to read this book.


  441. yes please- I’d love to read it– shoes, costumes Italy…whats not to love?


  442. I’ll never forget the shoes that the shoemaker made for me from the mold of my feet in Firenze Italia when I was a teenager. He had made all my mother’s shoes when she was young. A free copy per favore!


  443. Can’t wait to read this book. I can relate to it’s plot as both of my parents came to America from Italy mom was only 19 and father was 32–he went back to Italy to marry his first wife’s youngest sister—a promise he made to her on her death bed. My mom and dad had a wonderful marraige -even tho such marraige was arranged


  444. This sounds like such a wonderful story – I can’t wait to read it, and share it with my family and friends!!


  445. I just call from my mother about this contest! She saw it in your magazine but she doesn’t have a computer. She lives by herself and she loves to read. I would love to win this book or any of the other prizes for her!! Thanks for being so generous!!


  446. It has been a while since I have read a book by this author. Would love to give it a try!


  447. I LOVE reading to authors. This story sounds terrific and what better locale than Italy and the opera to intrigue me – Would love to win a copy!! Thanks for your consideration and generosity at LHJ!


  448. I would love to receive this book.I have always have loved to read. Now 78 I am still reading. With some physical problems reading a good book is what keeps me sane. Thank you for a chance to win!


  449. The Shoemaker’s Wife story sounds captivating. I would love to win this book for my personal collection. Thank you LHJ!


  450. I love historical fiction and can’t wait to read this book.


  451. I would love to win this book. I really enjoy historical novels & this sounds like a great story.


  452. As a new mom (Molly is two weeks old) I’d love to win a copy of this book to keep me alert during those three am feedings!


  453. I listened to The Shoemaker’s Wife on audio book and it was incredibly moving and took me away to another place! I would be driving and at times I literally had to pull over in order to collect myself! The book really makes you think about your ancestry and appreciate family!! I truly hope the book is made into a movie just to bring attention to the amazing author and the masterful manner in which she wrote the book. Thanks for listening to me ramble but I truly love a good book and could go on forever about The Shoemaker’s Wife!!!


  454. One of my favorite authors. I’d love this book.


  455. I think stories like this are so uplifting, even when there is sadness. The interesting stores of the past also teach a lot about life and what should be priorities in our lives. Even if I don’t win a free copy, I’ll be putting it on my Wish List.


  456. I love reading Adriana’s books. They are uplifting and positive. She is trully gifted.


  457. I bought the book at an author appearance … loved it and her. Would give winning copy to a friend


  458. Sounds like a great book!


  459. Lounds great


  460. I’d love to receive one of Adriana Trigiani’s books!


  461. I’d love to receive a book.


  462. I have read all of Adriana’s books. She has a way to transport the reader to a different time/place.


  463. Would love to receive the book!!


  464. What a perfect way to fill my days now that my daughter has gone back to school! Thanks for the chance to win this book, LHJ! :)


  465. What a perfect way to fill my days now that my daughter has gone back to school! Thanks for the chance to win this book, LHJ! :)


  466. I love a good story with a historical theme behind it


  467. All of Adriana’s books are awesome! Would love to win one


  468. As the granddaughter of Italian immigrants, a story like this is always of interest to me and usually touches my heart strings. As a member of a book club, I’m always looking for interesting new reads. This book works on both counts! Would love to win a free copy. Thanks for the opportunity.


  469. I’m a Big Stone Gap Gal!


  470. I read excerpts on this book and thought about buying it.


  471. Love to read! Sounds like a good book.


  472. Hi…Thanks for this great opportunity! I would really enjoy receiving this book. It sounds like a wonderfully relaxing read. I am presently housebound and this book sounds great to me. Thanks.


  473. Love to read in every free minute that I have. would really like to add this book to my collection.


  474. I don’t watch a lot of T.V. but really like to read and this book sounds good.


  475. “The Shoemakers Wife” sounds like the kind of book I would love to read.


  476. I would love to read this book. Please pick me!


  477. This sounds like a really good read ~ would love to win a copy!


  478. This book sounds like a great read no matter what season!


  479. Would love to read my own copy.


  480. Adriana Trigiani is one of my favorite authors.
    I love her writing and her subject matter.
    I thorougly enjoyed THE SHOEMAKER’S WIFE.
    It was difficult to put it down.
    As a voracious reader I request books from the local library, so it would be wonderful to have my own personal copy.
    Thanks for the opportunity to be a winner.


  481. I have seen this book mentioned in several places. It must be a book that stands out among others. No wonder it is in LHJ. I’m a reading teacher and also a member of a book club. I was recently in Italy (my grandparents were Italian immigrants) so there are many connections that draw me to this story. I can’t wait to read it! I hope that I win!


  482. Sounds like an interesting read! I’d love to read it!


  483. I’ve heard alot about this book and how good the story is, winning a copy would be great for a chance to read it!


  484. I would LOVE to win a copy of this book! And then share it with my book club!


  485. I love Adriana Trigiani and was introduced to her by a good friend of mine. I’d love to share this one with her for a change!! It sounds like the kind of read my book club would love too!


  486. I’ve read reviews about this book and would love to win and take it to the beach to read!!


  487. I would love to read this – looks interesting! Please enter me to win a copy.


  488. Break my losing streak, Love her books.


  489. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to enter to have a chance to win the Shoemaker’s Wife book. It would be a great way to end the summer.


  490. I love Adriana’s books, I have read them all some more than once. I would love to have a copy of The Shoemaker’s Wife.


  491. always looking for a good new book to read!


  492. Sounds like a wonderful love story! It would be great to read and then share with family and friends. Thanks for the contest.


  493. The cover really caught my eye. Storyline sounds appealing. Woudl love to wiin it!


  494. I would love to win this book!


  495. Sounds like a book I would love to read and pass on to my daughter


  496. Sounds like a great read! Would love to win and pass on the family and friends.


  497. Since TV gets worse each year, I am an avid reader. Thanks for the book reviews, I’m looking forward to reading this one.


  498. I have read 2 of her other novels and very much enjoyed them. I look forward to reading this one. I hope to win a copy!


  499. Sounds like my kind of read


  500. Would love to win this book. She is a good author; I’ve read some of her other books. This one sounds like a great read. Thanks!


  501. Just finished the first two in the Valentine trilogy and can’t wait for the third! I am going to get my hands on as many of her books as possible!


  502. What a fantastic title for a book! It looks like a great read and I would love to win a copy!


  503. this looks like a great book for my book club. would love to win it!


  504. I would love to receive a copy of this book. Reading good novels is my escape from routine.


  505. This book sounds like the slightly sad story of my life: finding a soulmate who cant be in your arms when you both want to be together. I would love to read this book and see how her story turns out. Thank you for the opportunity to win the book. =]


  506. I would love to win this book!


  507. Would love to win this, thanks!


  508. Would love to win this book. Have read her other books and really enjoyed them since I can relate


  509. I would love to receive this book, as it sounds like a page-turner!


  510. Always looking for a book club suggestion. This is especially appealing considering my Italian immimmigrant great grandparents came to NY in the early 1900′s.


  511. At 79, I read every night before I go to sleep. This book should give me some sweet dreams, and La Dolce Vita to you too. xxxiris


  512. A friend just told me that she read the book and she gives it “5+++++” stars!! I’ve got to check this out!


  513. Adriana is my favorite author. Her pearls of wisdom intertwined in her stories are so inspiring and remind me of my mother and grandmother who guided my life with their wisdom and life lessons. What I love best about Adriana is that she is so approachable in person and in her emails. I can’t wait to read this book!


  514. My children are heading out on their own so I now have time to pick-up my reading habit again. Started with a subscription to LHJ – which I love. Looking for a good book to grab my attention. This sounds like one I would enjoy. Hope I win!


  515. I have loved Adriana Trigiani since picking up Lucia, Lucia a few years back. I absolutely loved this book and actually miss the characters to this day.
    Queen of the Big Time is my second favorite. But how can you lose? The Stone Gap stories are great, the Valentine/shoemaker series terrific and how about Roccoco?
    When my book club met to discuss this book, I served the Our Lady of Drown Your Sorrows cake – I think it weighed 9 lbs! I just love the name!
    Thanks for the chance – she is my favorite!


  516. I have received Ladie’s Home Journal for several years now, but because I work full time, a mother, a wife and now I’ve gone back to school, I never stopped to sign up for anything. I feel fortunate to be in my life right now, and who know I might be lucky, too! I love to read! Seemed like the right thing to do!


  517. The section of recommended books is one of my favorites in the LHJ!! I’ve been to Italy twice and just love it there. I’m looking forward to reading this book in the near future. I’ve added it to my “need to get” list!!! Thanks for giving 20 copies to your readers.


  518. I would love to have a copy of this book i have read all of her books i was born nad grew up in italy and when i read the books brings me back home.


  519. My literary sis says this is the best book she’s ever read, so I’m anxious to read it–but poor. Hope I win!


  520. What a great setting – Metropolitan Opera!!!


  521. The summary sounds intriging and I’d love to read it!


  522. if Adri wrote it, I want to read it — don’t even need to know what it’s about! Thanks for considering me for a free copy!


  523. I would love to have a copy, please….


  524. LOVE LOVE all of Adriana’s books. Just bought seven copies of this latest paperbook, to give as presents. Adriana, you are the best!

    Love YOU and your writing.

    A piasano: Corlette (Laino) Mc Shea


  525. Loved all of Adriana’s novels, would be a dream come true to receive a signed copy.
    The novel sounds wonderful… oh to escape in Italy once more…


  526. I would love a copy of The Shoemaker’s Wife. I have all the Trigiani books & love reading them over & over again. Such a great treat when she comes out with a new book!


  527. I loved this book!!! I have read all of Adriana’s books and I love the way she writes!! She is awesome!! Love you Adriana!! xoxo


  528. Adriana Trigiani’s books are a joy to read.


  529. Absolutely adored this touching, tear-jerking love epic! Have a beautiful hard-cover copy but would adore a soft-cover copy with all of the pictures and other extras as well!


  530. I’ve been wanting to read this since I first heard about it. It sounds so good!


  531. Adriana is my FAVORITE Author. I have been waiting for this to come out in paperback and can’t wait to get my hands on it. My mom and I love to share her books between the two of us. Choose me for one of the twenty!!


  532. Was given my first Adri novel by my now 18 yr old son’s 4th grade teacher,as a thank you gift.
    Lucia, Lucia… and was hooked!! I own them all,and a free copy of The Shoemaker’s Wife would be an amazing thing to behold!


  533. The synopsis fires the imagination, so I can only imagine The Shoemaker’s Wife draws the reader into the story.


  534. Fond memories of meeting Adriana in Aberdeen, Scotland. As always, I look forward to her next book and would love to win a copy of The Shoemaker’s Wife. Sounds fab! :)


  535. I LOVE Adriana Trigiani!! Can’t wait to read this one.


  536. I would love to win this! Adriana and I share something in common, we both used to live in Big Stone Gap, VA! Beautiful place! Such a hidden gem!


  537. Love the book… read it the first week it was out…would love to win a book….probably will use it in by bookclub this year…


  538. I’d love to win a copy of The Shoemaker’s Wife, by Adriana Trigiani. Please enter my name in your generous giveaway, and thanks!


  539. Hi- I would love to win a paperback of your wonderful book.
    I gave my signed (at Lake Club, Poland, Ohio) book to a wonderful 87 yr old lady that I read your book to whom I companion sit with as a hospice volunteer.
    Thank you, Donna


  540. I love everything Adriana writes and would love to win this book.


  541. My absolute favorite author! Can’t wait to read this new book too! Congrats on another success!!!!


  542. I am hooked on Adriana Trigiana’s books! I have not been able to get to a bookstore for a copy of The Shoemaker’s Wife yet, so winning one would be absolutely wonderful! I have a small collection of her books and am slowly adding to it.


  543. Loved the book… read it the first week it was out…love to win a book…..


  544. I read everything Adriana Trigiani publishes. I purchased Shoemakers Wife on Kindle, but would dearly love to have a hard copy. She is my favorite!


  545. I love Adriana’s books! I can’t wait to read this one, and I hope I win a copy as the wait is sooo long at the library. (I’m unemployed, so my book-buying habit had to be curtailed.)


  546. I would love to win a copy. I have read all of her books and love them!


  547. Would love a great book to read.! :)


  548. Big fan of Adriana…………from her hometown Big Stone Gap, VA!!! Love you girl!!


  549. I love Adraina’s books! Would love to win a copy of The Shoemaker’s Wife!


  550. I love Adriana’s books, but this one is head and shoulders above the rest. Amazing. A must-read!


  551. I would love to win! I am also unemployed w/ lupus and have a lot of time on my hands for reading!


  552. I love all of Adriana’s books. She was the 1st author I read when my last child was old enough to let me enjoy a book for myself. I would really love to win her most recent accomplishment!


  553. Are you giving away the dress with the book. Gotta give it to my girlfriend with the book.


  554. Adriana’s books bring me to a place of family and love! My favorite author!


  555. I would love to win this book, I have read all of Adriana Trigliani’s books and this one will be no different free or not!


  556. One of my favorite authors!!! Her tales of family and heritage are amazing!!!


  557. I have all her books except for this one..so hoping I win a copy.If you have not read any of Adriana’s books you are in for a treat .Her books are like a one of a kind desert where you are going around the plate after its all one with your finger to get the last crumb.


  558. Adriana is one of my favorite authors. I would LOVE a copy of her new book!


  559. My Grandfather was a Shoemaker from Italy, which made my Grandmother a Shoemaker’s Wife. I’m so looking forward to reading this book. I hope I win a copy.


  560. Oh I would love love to read this book…a friend said it was amazing, thanks for the chance!


  561. I am Italian, My parents also were immigrants from Italy who had the same goals family of 9 children passion for work my father a Barber who loved good food & wine. My mother a homemaker taking care of family was 1st.on list. I became a Hairdresser & followed after my father. I am now retired & husband also. Living the Italian way with Gardens & love of Family & home made food @ home. Rella D.


  562. I love this book. Read it 2 months ago …and couldn’t put it down. Simply joy to read. Looking forward reading more from Adriana!!!! : )


  563. Pick me pick me!


  564. Adrianna Trigianni is a fabulous author. I would love, love, love to win a copy !!!!!


  565. I would so love a copy of Adriana’s new book. I have read every one of her books and loved each and every one of them! I’m hoping to retire soon and would love to have the Shoemaker’s Wife as my first book awaiting my reading time I’m so looking forward to.

    I hope Adriana continues to be the prolific writer that she is for many years to come. She touches our souls with her words. What a gift she is.

    Thank you,
    Kathi Peregoy


  566. I would love to have a copy of Adriana’s new book. I, like Adriana, am a former resident of Big Stone Gap, Va., and I love her books. Congratulations to Adriana on another Best Seller from a former BSG native who now resides in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky.


  567. I read this on my nook and would love the actual book to add to my collection.


  568. I’m so excited my all time favorite author has another book for me to read! I have read every book you have written and each one was one of those books I couldn’t put down. I am sure this one will be the same!
    Thank you!!
    Jackie


  569. Been a FAN since first book- would love autographed copy!
    From a NEW YORKER who happens to live in NJ :)


  570. Excellent book! Been recommending it to all my friends :-)


  571. I am a fan of your books that you have written. I am looking forward to reading this book also.


  572. Would absolutely love to own my own copy of this fabulous book. I have turned so many readers onto Adrianna’s work – I am a walking advertisement for her and her wonderful gift of writing.
    My mother, sister and I all read it at the same time and we laughed cried and remembered together – what a gift Adrianna has given to us.
    Thank you darling Adrianna – vieni a casa mia per mangiare.


  573. I LOVE Adri’s books and would love to win her latest one! I once worked for her family many years ago. I still have fond memories of working at the Five Sisters Shoppe and Pronto Market!


  574. I have read all her books to date. Constantly referring them to friends to read. They always hold my interest. Please keep them coming. Would LOVE to win.


  575. Have loved other books and am looking
    forward to reading this one. Thank you so
    much for the giveaway!


  576. As soon as The Shoemaker’s Wife came out I bought a copy and dove right into it. It’s a great story sharing the love of family and their journey through life with all it’s ups and downs. Adriana knows how to hold the reader’s attention and imparts her emotions into the story. Love all her books. A paperback copy would be a great addition to anyone’s collection.


  577. Can’t wait to read it! I have read all of her books!


  578. I was so excited to discover A. Trigiani this summer, her novels are delightful.


  579. I’d love to win this book!


  580. Hey Adri! Love your books

    From a hometown Big Stone Gap girl


  581. I read this when it first came out back in April but I have a friend that I would love to give a copy to.


  582. The Shoemaker’s Wife ~~ As my background is Italian ~~ I can truly relate to the entire story…as in all your books. Thank you so much for giving your followers so much pleasure with your most incredible writing – that is truly a gift…


  583. I love Adriana’s work. Sounds like a wonderful book!


  584. Had so much going on the past few months it’s first Adriana Trigiana book I didn’t buy in hardback. I’ll be buying three copies in paperback so my daughters and I can read at the same time (unless of course I win one then I will be buying two,)


  585. I enjoy reading historical novels – especially those based on true stories. Can’t wait to win it and read it!


  586. Whenever I read your books, I get COMPLETELY lost in the plot. Your writing transports me to a wonderful world where true love is possible. So many of your characters find love later in life, the one true love, the second chance that gives me hope. I’ve read them ALL and you have me wanting more!


  587. Loved all her books! Would love to add this one to my collection.


  588. Have just learned of this author. would love to win!!


  589. I’ve been wanting to read this since I first heard about it and I think it would be great for my book club to read!


  590. I could not put this book down once I started! It made me want to research Enrico Caruso and listen to his music. All your books make me want to journey to Italy… #1 on my bucket list.


  591. Adriana Trigianni is my all time favorite author! Would love to have paperback copies of The Shoemaker’s Wife to share with my friends in a book club . Such a gorgeous book over! Thank you, Adri!


  592. I love Adriana’s books. There is something in each of her stories that touches you and pulls you in, so that you you don’t want the story to end.


  593. Adriana is my favorite author and is the greatest when she does a book signing. She is so warm and funny! Love her!


  594. I haven’t read any of your books, but sure would like to begin. This book sounds so good.


  595. I am a HUGE fan and would love to win a copy of this book!


  596. I would like to win the book. Andriana’s books
    are so great to read. I loved the book Very Valentine.


  597. I love Adriana’s books and have been waiting for this one!


  598. How could anyone not want to win a book by one of the greatest authors of this generation. Adriana is a truly gifted author with such finesse and heart warming plots. Congratulations Adriana on another well executed novel! xo


  599. Big Stone Gap is one of my favorite books. I also loved the Valentine books. I would love to win The Shoemaker’s Wife. Thanks for the chance!


  600. This sounds like a great book for my Book Club to read. We are always looking for interesting books for our discussions. Thanks for the recommendation.


  601. Can not wait to read it!! I have read all the books, hope I can win one!!


  602. This is one book that I haven’t yet read, but sure hope to, I’ve read other books by Adriana Trigiani, and really appreciate the stories of strong women and Italian culture!


  603. I am starting a book club and would love for this to be the first book. Hello Adri, love your work! Greetings from Florence, Al


  604. Adriana’s books are wonderful, I love them. I would love to win a copy of this book. Thank you so much for the offer.


  605. I look forward to reading Adriana Trigiani’s latest book. My favorite one of her books is Rococo. It’s so poignant and humorous that I find myself rereading it time and again. Bartolomeo Di Crespi appeals to the Italian-American that I am. It would be an honor to be awarded The Shoemaker’s Wife since my immigrant Italian father was an extraordinary shoemaker himself.


  606. Doesn’t look like I have much of a chance; but, I would like very much to read your newest book. I live in BSG, VA.


  607. Loyal fan formerly from Roseto. I recommend all your books to my CA friends. Always look forward to a new read from you. Love anything that reflects my Italian heritage and also a great love story. After all Italians are the masters at love. Would love to win an autographed book to add to my collection of autographed books from you. Buona Fortuna


  608. Look forward to reading, thanks for the opportunity to win a copy


  609. Would really appreciate winning – lover of books all of my 82 years!


  610. I’m sure it’s great Trigiani has NEVER disappointed me yet


  611. Day two bean empty nest.I am not healthy right use to be.It very tub for me.


  612. I would love to win a copy of Adriana Trigiani’s newest book. Our newly formed book club at work is seeking a new book and her books have been mentioned several times.


  613. Have read ALL of Adriana’s books, even her cook book and am looking forward to reading the Shoemakers Wife. Thanks for the offering to win!


  614. My book club has been in existence for over 40 years – would love to share this book with them.


  615. Adriana’s books are fantastic! I have read all of them and shared with others. They make me feel like I am living among a real Italian family. Please keep sharing your wonderful skill with all of us. Thanks.


  616. would love to read this book – have enjoyed all her other ones!


  617. Have read all your books so far and loved each one and although I am in the UK would very much like to be included in this offer. My book club reads far too many ‘heavy’ books and could do with an injection of your great characters who always leave one feeling so much better for having known them.


  618. My favorite magazine giving away what sounds like a terrific book–doesn’t get much better!


  619. I love Adriana Trigiani! Lucia, Lucia is one of my favorite books & I can’t wait to read The Shoemaker’s Wife (which is on backlog at the library). Would love to win a copy!


  620. Would love to be introduced to an author I haven’t read before.


  621. Would love to read it. Please enter me in the contest.


  622. Looking for another great read. The book sounds very interesting and with my grandparents coming from Italy it will be like reading about them.


  623. Cant wait to read this book.


  624. I would love to read this book. Right now I am getting in order the books I want to read thru the New England winter. Please enter me in the contest.


  625. This book sounds very interesting and I have never read a book by this author.


  626. Love to read and this sounds like a good book.


  627. I love to read and it would be great to win a copy of this book!


  628. Sounds like a good read!


  629. an excellent book! I promote it every chance I get :) (and post here everytime a notice about it comes on facebook, hope that’s alright :-)


  630. I would love to win this book!! Thanks for the chance!


  631. Just finished Book 3 of the Big Stone Gap series!


  632. Several people at work are reading this now, and I feel left out!! I would love love LOVE a copy!! thank you!!


  633. would love love love to win this book! does begging help? Thank you!


  634. hi…would love to win a copy…read all her books…thank you…


  635. I’m a readaholic! I would love to win a copy!


  636. Adriana, we love you in Virginia! I’d love a new book!


  637. Would love to win! I love her books! Thanks for the giveaway


  638. Would love to win!!


  639. I heard great things about the book and author, would love to win it.
    GloriaDeal@aol.com


  640. I have read all of Adriana’s books. I would love to have a copy of this one!


  641. I would love to win this book. I haven’t read it yet.
    Thank you for the opportunity.


  642. If I win a copy, I will post a review. I’ve read a previous book by this author and loved it.


  643. This is the best book I have read all year, and probably the best book ever. It’s amazing and beautifully written.


  644. I’ve loved to win this book. Thanks for the opportunity!


  645. I would love to win this book. I also love the author.

    Thank you


  646. I’ve read all of Adriana’s books – I’d love to read this one…..and add to my collection!


  647. I would love a copy of this book. Have been on the wait list at my library for weeks. Have read all the other of Trigani’s books and loved everyone. Please let me win a copy!!!!


  648. I would LOVE a copy so I can finally read it!!!


  649. Love all of Trigani’s books! This one doesn’t disappoint! I didn’t want it to end! This was definitely one I need to add to my own library to share with others and read again!


  650. This wonderful book brought back memories of my mother. So many similarities with the characters in the book. My mother was a seamstress who immigrated from Italy and survived WWII. Adriana Trigiani is an inspiration and I would be honored if I received this book!


  651. What a wonderful story!!!! Please puck me.


  652. Loveall of Trigiani’s books. Would love to win this one. Please?


  653. My typing is terrible. I meant pick.


  654. I would love to “get away” with another Adriana Trigiani book. I love her books as far back as the Big Stone Gap series. With her writing I have come to enjoy the finer things in life, like family, friends, and love. She is so descriptive that I can actually see the setting :) I have looked at the book and hoped to get it soon,but cant justify it! It would be wonderful to win!! Thanks for the opportunity.


  655. Pick Me Pick Me love some Adriana!


  656. Sounds like a great book I would love to win a copy!!!!!


  657. Love the book on my ereader.


  658. Love her stories! They remind me of my own family in Italy!


  659. I am reading The Shoemakers wife on my Kindle. but her books are so good that I buy a paper back or hard copy to keep for my library! I would love to win this book for that reason!


  660. Adriana is one of my favorite writers! Would love to win a copy!


  661. Have read all of Adriana’s books but this one. Would love to win a copy!


  662. This would be a great Fall read.


  663. This book touched me next month I will get a copy. I am a starving writer so I have to budget. That is what touched me about this book, a woman suddenly bereft of her love, family, and, financial security devastating today catastrophic 100 years ago.


  664. I would love to have a copy of this wonderful book. Adriana Trigiana is the greatest writer ever!!!!!


  665. Love her books.


  666. It sounds like my grandmother and grandfather’s story. He was a shoemaker. I would love to read the book.


  667. Would love a copy of this book. I’m listening to the audio book, but the CD’s from the public library are so scratched up that I feel like I’m missing half of the story.


  668. I read this book as soon as I could get my hands on a copy at the library. It was a wonderful story, and I would love to have my own copy to read again and share with my reader friends!


  669. awesome author! always a good read!! Looking forward to reading this one too!!


  670. I would love to win a copy of this book. Adriana is one of my favorite writers. My first book I read was Queen of the Big Time, and I was hooked. I have read all the other books, and try to go to her book signings at Book Revue in Huntington. She is truly a brilliant writer. Being Italian also is a plus since I can relate to a lot of the traditions she writes about.


  671. Wow! Married to an Italian…so I would love to read about the traditions….me being Ukrainian. Hubby’s family are proud Italians that only know about the food!


  672. I love her books and would really love to have a special copy! Thanks for this chance!!!
    -Anne


  673. I love all things Italian and really hope to win this book!


  674. I AM Italian (AND Catholic), and have had a special reading relationship with Adri since her very first book. (One of her St. Mary’s classmates and is a dear friend of mine!) I would love a copy of the paperback to share with friends so I can preserve my hardcover in pristine condition.


  675. I adore Adriana’s books and this is the only one I haven’t read yet!


  676. Love all things Adriana! Would love to have a copy of The Shoemakers Wife!!!


  677. I have the hardcover book, which I love and would not part with. I would love to get a paperback book for my son’s girlfriend, whose birthday is soon! He comes from an Italian, Catholic family (yes, unfortunately I did not marry an Italian)and she is totally the opposite. I believe she would love to read about his wonderful background. Thank you.


  678. Great story! Loved the audio book version…the Italian!


  679. Pick me, pick me!!! I Love Adriana Trigiani’s novels! AND…..I haven’t read this one yet!


  680. I almost bought this book on Monday but ran out of time, I would LOVE a copy of it!


  681. I’ve really been wanting to read this!


  682. I am hooked on Adriana’s books. All of my sister in law’s have met her and even had lunch…next it’s MY TURN! They are from Brooklyn and have so much in common with her! Would love to have this book…it’s at the top of my wish list! Thanks for the opportunity!


  683. I am truly looking forward to reading this book. Adriana, you are the best!!!


  684. I have just recently discovered Adriana’s books & have read Big Stone Gap, Big Cherry Holler & Lucia, Lucia, all within the past week! Beautiful, beautiful stories, & I look forward to reading all of her books!


  685. Would love to receive this Book… Have read all of Adriana Trigiani’s wonderful books… Met her in person for Brava Valentine. I must have this one!!!
    Pretty Please :-)


  686. I love Adriana Trigiani. I discovered her in my bookclub and have read almost all her books. I also bought her cookbook and absolutely love it. I would LOVE to win this book as it is one I have NOT read!
    Debra Fillingim


  687. I would love to have a copy of The Shoemaker’s Wife. Love all of Adriana’s work.


  688. I want to read this!


  689. I love this author, can’t wait to read this one!


  690. The Big Stone Gap by Adriana is one of my favorite books to re-read. I haven’t had a chance to read this one yet, & would love to win a copy. Thanks for the chance!


  691. I love Adriana. I am so excited to read her new book!!!!


  692. I’m not Italian but Adriana makes me feel like one of the family. Would love to add this one to my collection. Thank you!


  693. Adriana brings such passion to her books!


  694. Awesome writer, can’t wait to read….


  695. Adriana is fantastic. I have so enjoyed everyone of her books, problem is I never want them to end.


  696. The book sounds like a great read! I will have to add it to my reading list!


  697. I would love a copy of the wonderful book!


  698. Triagiani’s books have always warmed my heart and entertained my soul. Although I am a big fan I have been immersed in serious studies and haven’t seen anything new until yesterday…I can, I will find time to read The Shoemaker’s Wife if given a copy…But what the heck-glad to know its there for someday when I can carve out free time to read for leisure.


  699. Would love to win a copy of this book.


  700. I have loved every one of Adriana’s books. Please enter me to win a copy of The Shoemaker’s Wife.


  701. My love for Adriana Trigiani’s books started when my best friend both the Valentine series one year for my birthday. I immediately loved the way she blended her Italian heritage, romance, and travel into her stories. I’ve since read every one of her books and gave my daughter the young reader books she’s written. Now, she’s a fan too. After buying some of the books for my Mom, all of her friends became fans of Adriana’s writing and my cousin decided she loved her too! It’s infectious! I’d love to win this book to share it with another loved one. EVERYONE should have the pleasure of reading it! So, pick me! Thank you!


  702. Have read the excerpts and the books sound fascinating. Hoping to win a copy. Lou


  703. My only hobbies are reading and occasional gardening. Would love to win this for an interesting read!!!!!!!!!!!!


  704. I was sold by the cover — what a beautiful dress! Can’t wait to read the book.


  705. Would love a copy of her book. Have really enjoyed the others I have read. She puts you right into the scene and keeps you there until the end. You almost feel like she is talking about your neighborhood or area. Keep them coming and I’ll keep reading.


  706. Love, love, love Adriana Trigiani! And I can’t wait to read this one too!


  707. I have never read one of Ms. Trigiani’s books, but would love to start, whether I win it or not!


  708. I love, love, love each and every one of her books!


  709. Look forward to sitting down, relaxing with my favorite Pinot, and reading anything that happens in Italy!


  710. I’m listening to ‘The Shoemaker’s Wife’ in the car and have 5 discs left! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. Adriana, you are a master storyteller. I can see each character. I can see Italy. I don’t want this book to end! xo


  711. I would love to win a paperback copy of this book! The cover makes the book look very enticing.


  712. Absolutely have loved every single Adriana Trigiani book I have read. I highly recommend any of her series! Thanks!


  713. I would love a copy of this book. I have been dying to read it and I am excited about it being a LHJ recommendation.


  714. LOVE all of Trigiani’s books!


  715. I have read all her books and loved every minute of it, if you are not familiar with Adriana’s books The Shoemaker’s wife might be a great place to start.


  716. I would love to have a copy of this book by Adriana Trigiani! I have read many of her books in the past few months, and would love to read this one. The most interesting part about it is I live next to where Adriana was born and raised. So, I really am happy that she is a local author for me.


  717. She is my absolute favorite author!!! Lalalalalove her! I have read all of her books! Crossing my fingers that I win, win, win!!!!


  718. I would love for this to be my first book to read!!!!


  719. Love your books. I can truly relate to your Italian Family Tales!


  720. Adriana Trigiani is one of my favorite authors and I would LOVE to win a copy of this one!


  721. Love her books


  722. What a great book…!!!! I am tempted to either keep it for myself or tie it with a big bow to give to someone special….!!!!


  723. Nothing better than books, but winning books. I love to read and love Adriana Trigiana! Looking forward to reading her latest.


  724. This looks like it is going to be a great story! Bis stone gap is my all time favorite favorite series ! I have read it over and over! So excited about the new book.it will be a wonderful read!


  725. Love, love, love Adriana’s books!


  726. Except for this one, I have read all of Adriana’s books and loved every one.


  727. I have enjoyed every one of Adriana’s books and would love to win this one. The only one I haven’t yet read.


  728. I have always enjoyed the books written by Adriana Trigiana. i have not read this one and would be so happy to win a copy , she is one of my favorite authors. Thank you.


  729. Another great novel by one of the greatest female writers ever! I am so grateful that Adriana keeps writing such magnificent books. I would love a copy of ‘The Shoemaker’s Wife.’


  730. I love Adriana’s work. As a pharmacist, with family in SW Virginia, I could easily relate to the Big Stone Gap series, and absolutely loved it!!!
    It would be great to receive a free copy of The Shoemaker’s Wife!!
    Thank You in Advance!


  731. So excited for a new Trigiani book to read! I hope I win so I can share with my book club!


  732. Adriana Trigiani is my favorite author! Pick me! Pick me!


  733. Please enter me in the contest to win Adriana Trigiani’s book. Thanks!


  734. Love Adriana. I have read everything she has written.


  735. Would love to win. Thanks for the chance.


  736. My grandfather was a shoemaker and he and my grandmother came from Sicily. My mother’s name was Giacomina.
    I have read each one of Adriana’s books and recommended them to all my family and friends. We all love them…..
    Keep writing you beautiful stories….
    Would a copy of your wonderful book.


  737. I just finished reading my first book from Andriana Trigiani…”Lucia, Lucia” that a friend told me about. Couldn’t put it down once I started.
    Can’t wait to read her other books and would love to have a copy of the “Shoemaker’s Wife”.

    PS: Being Italian, I love to read about the Italian traditions.
    Thanks!


  738. Loved Big Stone Gap trilogy and all of AT’s books. Can’t wait to read this one also!


  739. have read most of her books and met her twice, what a fun woman!


  740. Love this woman! She makes he characters come to life so easily!!


  741. I just finished “The Shoemaker’s Wife”. I loved it! I read it in just a few days. I couldn’t put it down, but didn’t want it to end. I almost called in sick to work, because I didn’t want to leave the story. What a gifted writer Adriana is – thank you for bring joy to others.


  742. Always a good read and a signed book too! Oh yah.


  743. I would like to win a copy of this book


  744. I love all of Adriana Trigiana’s books! Thank you for the chance to win “The Shoemaker’s Wife.”


  745. I have loved all of Adriana’s books. I can’t wait to read this one, and am super excited for the next in the Valentine series!!


  746. I would love a copy of this book, sounds perfect for my book club!


  747. I will still bye it..but it’d be nice to win it :)


  748. I love Miss Trigiani’s books and can’t wait to read her newest. Winning a copy would be awesome!!


  749. LOVE Adriana Trigiani’s books … makes me glad that I have Italian blood in my veins … I wish I could own all of her books … loved Rococo and so many others!


  750. Would love a copy to promote with my Italian american club in Tallahassee, FL


  751. I can’t wait to meet you Adriana! Will see you at the book signing in Farmingdale, NY. Absolutely a fan of your stories. They keep me company on my commute to and from work. See you in October! Carol from F.W. Sims, Inc.


  752. I always enjoy reading Adriana’s books. I live near Big Stone Gap, VA and I’d absolutely love to win a signed copy of The Shoemakers Wife.


  753. Thank you, Lord, for giving us Adriana!


  754. Would love to read this nook!


  755. Would love to read this BOOK!


  756. I have enjoyed Ms.Trigiani’s other books and would love to add “The Shoemaker’s Wife” to my library and my book club.


  757. Would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book to add to my Trigiani collection!


  758. I loved this book Adriana writes with such love and always lets you see that family is everything in your life. I would and have recommended this book so many times already and I will continue to do so.


  759. I have read almost all of the Trigiani books and I really enjoy them, especially the Big Stone Gap books. I live in Northeastern Tennessee and have visited there many times.


  760. Love this author… her books are always uplifting!!


  761. I would love to read this book. I have several of her books and will be writing about them soon.


  762. My mom & I LOVE Adriana’s books; her books get top shelf billing on my bookcase! (And mom’s cousin, Pasquale, was a shoemaker who emmigrated from Italy to Hollywood via Orange, New Jersey.) This selection would be extra special for us! Thank you for the chance to win.


  763. Please enter me for a chance to win! I love all of Adriana’s books that I’ve read so far!!


  764. It would be great to read about shows that have a bigger budget than my community theater!


  765. I read this book to the companion I see in Hospice, over the course of two months. It reminded her of her Italian heritage. She loved the books cover photo. The book was my gift to her.
    I would like the paperback for me, if possible. Thank you, Donna


  766. I subscribe to Ladies Home Journal and read the LHG Book Club article and thought it would be a great book to read since my grandparents were born in Italy and came to the United States as young adults.


  767. I am an avid reader and would love to add this to my collection. I have been sick for the last year and lost my legs from sepsis so reading takes me to another world away from lives troubles of my own.


  768. Hi! I just finished my Master’s degree, and I’m worn out of reading textbooks. I think it’s time I can do some pleasure reading now :) Thanks!


  769. I love Adriana–I’d love to win!


  770. I am on a wait list at my library at #75. Would love to read the book and recommend it to my book club.


  771. This book sounds wonderful for my book club. I would love to win a copy!


  772. If the book is a beautiful inside as the cover is outside…this will be memorable. I love the setting in Italy…. My husband and I are planning a trip there in October to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary.

    I would love to win this book…. how perfect !


  773. Sounds like a great read from a wonderful author. Would love to add a copy for my fall reading.


  774. This amazing author captures the esscence of the Italian heritage yet can authentically plug into the hills of North Carolina! She is amazing. Would love to read yet another installment of her works.


  775. Love to read!


  776. I am an avid reader and would love to win this book!


  777. I love Adriana and the way she weaves her family experience and Italian heritage into her stories. Her stories are so relatable. I can’t wait to read this one!!


  778. Love this author!! Would love to win a copy of this book and very anxious to read it. Thank you!


  779. I would love to read this book with all my friends.Thank You


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  784. I borrowed this from the library and just finished reading it. What a wonderful story! I would love to have my own copy of this book to share with family and friends.


  785. Hi…Just learned that I am related to Adriana, he are 3rd cousin’s, her grandfather and my grandmother were 1st cousins…I have neen reading all her books one by one, and find them so interesting…I would love to win a copy of The Shoemakers Wife….. :-)


  786. Adriana Trigiani is a very talented writer. I have read all her books and they are compelling, riveting, emotional stories about characters you can relate to and believe in. You find yourself hoping that their dreams come true…I would love to read this book because I have read that the story is based on the real life experiences of her own grandparents…thanks


  787. I would love to win a copy of this book…my friends and I have just started our reading group with “Conquistadora” …we live in five states and are looking forward to discussing the book when we have finished reading it…I think “The Shoemaker’s Wife would be an excellent read for our second book….Thank you


  788. If I win, the book will go right to my mother who is an avid reader. She will then pass it on to me……..Thank you.


  789. I love Adriana Trigiani’s books! I look forward to reading this new one!


  790. I am in love with Adriana Trigiani. Her books really transform my thoughts about life in subtle and entertaining ways. I wish there were 1000 books but her. For now I look forward to reading “The Shoemakes’s Wife”.


  791. Can’t wait to read the next Adriana Trigiani book. I just was introduced to this wonderful author by a long lost cousin. I have now become addicted to her books.


  792. Love getting book recommendations. Will definitely want to read this one.


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  796. I need to have a new book for fall, I would love to win this one!


  797. My mom read all of Adrianna Trigiani books and totally relates to her Italian background. She got me interested in them as well. I would love to give this book to her to add to her collection!


  798. I would love to win a book, and join your book club. I belong to a small group of readers and we are always questioning what to read next. With you added, my book list will bring around more exciting books. I have not won anything in years.


  799. I am so excited about Adrianne’s new book!!! Our book club had the opportunity to have a book discussion with her and I’ve met her at several book signings in our local area. It would be an honor to “win” her newest novel!!!!


  800. I am so excited about Adriana’s new book!!! Our book club had the opportunity to have a book discussion with her and I’ve met her at several book signings in our local area. It would be an honor to “win” her newest novel!!!!


  801. I fell in love with Adriana’s writing with Big Stone Gap. I’ve re-read that series twice. Such beautiful characters and so fun to read. I look forward to reading this book as well.


  802. Sounds like a good book. I would love to win a copy.


  803. I would love to win this book. Sounds like the kind of story you couldn’t put down once you start reading it. I haven’t read any of Adriana’s books but would for this to be my first


  804. I have been wanting to read this book. Having Italian grandparents that came together from Italy to New York in the early 1900′s makes it more interesting to me. I heard it was a good read.


  805. As a writer, I’m also a reader. This book is right up my alley. Even if I don’t win the giveaway copy, I’ll download it in my iPad to read whenever I have a delicious moment to savor a great novel. Thanks!


  806. I love being Italian. But Adrianna makes me love it more. I love New York and Italy and she depicts them so well. My type of girl. And I turned my 76 year old mom on to her!


  807. I have added this to my list of must buy books but I would love to win a copy! The story sounds intriguing and I love Historical Novels.


  808. I love to read and write. I like to compare my writing to published authors. I have piles of
    unpublished stories with an ethnic voice. Would love to add a freebie to my wall to wall books.
    Thank you.


  809. Loved your talk/ discussion at Haworth, NJ tonight. Looking forward to reading more of your books


  810. YOU’RE BOOKS GOT ME READING AGAIN!!

    PLEASE, I WOULD LOVE A COPY OF YOUR BOOK THE SHOEMAKERS WIFE. MONEY IS TIGHT.

    THANK YOU


  811. New fan–just read Big Stone Gap! I would be delighted with a copy of this book! My book club would also be delighte to choose The Shoemaker’s Wife to read as a BOM. Thank you for this opportunity!


  812. Lots and lots of LOVE in these responses! Thanks for the chance for me to add more.


  813. I live in Kingsport and got a real kick out of all the local references in the Big Stone books. I just finished Lucia Lucia and would love to have a copy of Shoemaker’s Wife. The Kingsport Library doesn’t carry it :(


  814. Adriana is a walking storybook!Love Big Stone Gap,Milk Glass Moon,Lucia ,Lucia,Don’t Sing At The Table,Queen of the Big Time.Write On Mama;)


  815. I love to read Adriana’s books! I’m sure this is as great as the others.


  816. I had an eBook for this. I got through chapter 13 before I had to return it. Argh!!! Please send me the book so I can finish it. There are 63 people ahead of me on the waiting list.


  817. I love her books and would love a signed copy.


  818. I LOVE all of Adriana Trigiani’s books! She is such an amazing storyteller, and I especially enjoy how she weaves her Italian heritage into her books.


  819. My all time favorite author…I will read if I win or not, but who wouldn’t want a book by Adriana Trigiani? Fantastic!


  820. I LOVE Adriana and her books…..I would love to win!


  821. I can’t wait to read this book!!


  822. I’m in the last pages of this wonderfully written love story. Wouldn’t it be nice now to win an extra copy that could be used as a Christmas Stocking stuffer to make someone’s New Year filled with this moving and descriptive tale of love!!!


  823. The Shoemaker’s Wife is one of the best books I’ve ever read. I’d love to win a copy to share with others.


  824. I love this author’s other books, and this one is on my wish list.


  825. Love Adriana Trigiani. Love books. Thanks for the rec!


  826. Along with a zillion others, I am AT’s bestest fan. That said, I LOVE The Shoemaker’s
    Wife. My niece recently visited and I convinced her to read it. She fell instantly in love with it, but did not get to far. Offered to let her borrow it, but she is moving into her first apt. and was afraid it might get “lost”. Would really like to give her the paperback as a “house warming gift”.


  827. A friend gave me the first ‘Gap’ book years ago. Since then,my mom has become hooked and owns every book she has written. I love to share her books with other women since they are poignant. Every woman can relate to at least one character who may resemble themselves or other strong women in their lives.


  828. PICK ME!


  829. I love all her books!!! Please pick me!!! I have a great Italian name like Adriana!!!! Ciao


  830. Here is my entry to win a book to read on the beach this fall…..


  831. This book sounds wonderful. Would love to win.


  832. I’d love to win a copy! Thanks for the opportunity!


  833. I love all of Adriana’s books. She is one of my favorite authors!


  834. Sounds like another great Adriana book – really enjoy reading her books!


  835. I’d read this.


  836. I want to go to Italy It will never happen but I could win a book about love & romance of Itaiian Imigrants


  837. Very nice!


  838. Reading is my life. I would love a copy.


  839. Would love to win a copy of this book. It would
    be great reading for the cold winter months when
    I’m more homebound. Thanks for the chance.


  840. Adriana is one of my favorite authors. I have read all of her books so far except for this one. Would love to have a copy! Her stories bring back the fond memories of my childhood with my Italian grandparents.


  841. Hi I would love to win a copy of this book . It sounds like a good read for the winter nights ahead. So pick me for a copyof this great book.


  842. Looking for a good book to take on a cruise. This could be the one!


  843. great prize


  844. Need a good book to read.


  845. Would love to win this book for my niece whos father along with his immediate family are Italian immigrants.


  846. My 86 yr ol Mom asks me every month to enter to win a book for her. She just called to remind me she would love a copy of The Shoemaker’s Wife. Thank you.


  847. I would really love to win a copy of this book. Thank you for sponsoring this contest.


  848. When life loses its sparkle, I make for my collection of Trigiani novels. They do it for me. Can’t wait to get to the Shoemaker’s Wife.


  849. The Shoemaker’s Wife is a book I plan to read in the near future.


  850. Her books are terrific. I’d love to win this one.


  851. enter me in this drawing please.


  852. I enjoy reading before sleeping at night.


  853. Looking for a great read over the holidays!


  854. Wow this book sounds super & I would love to win a copy of it. Thanks! :)


  855. Would love to have a copy of this book! I have loved every book by you that I’ve read!


  856. I enjoyed all your books and i’m going to give one of my books to my friend when you go to her house ,when you are in Scranton


  857. Have never read anything by Trigiani but we are going to read this next term at our U3A Book Group and I would love a copy.


  858. Have read all your books and keep them to re-read. I loaned out the Big Stone Gap series and have to re-buy them because I never got them back:) Love your style of writing ~ especially the ones set in Italy as that is probably the closest I’ll ever get to visiting there.

    Thanks for the chance to win “The Shoemaker’s Wife”!


  859. This is a wonderful, wonderful book and I’d love to have a copy for my bookshelf and to lend my friends!
    Thank you.
    Pat Makai


  860. I love Adrianna’s books. We have read several in our Book Club and I am looking forward to reading The Shoemaker’s Wife. Particularly loved Queen of the Big Time as I have been to the festival; dear friends of my in laws lived in Roseto. I have shared Adrianna’s books with friends and family. Can’t wait to read this one!


  861. Just read Queen of the Big Times for our book club and we all loved it and had a great discussion. I have been an AT fan since her 1st book.


  862. I am reading Rococo right now & I have been wanting to read The Shoemakers Wife for 3 months! It would be so exciting to receive a copy for myself. My fingers are crossed. X


  863. Love, love , love Adriana Trigliani !! My name is Adrianne & I adore her writing style, she makes you feel as if you’re standing right there in the story !


  864. I love Italy! I dream of traveling there someday, but until then I make do with great books ! I’d love a copy of The Shoemakers Wife. Thanks!