Don’t get me wrong, I love everything I have read by Adriana Trigiani. Her books are great, lighter reads. But The Shoemaker’s Wife was a little underwhelming for me.
The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani is a story about Ciro and Eduardo, who are sent to live in a convent in Italy when their father dies and their mother is unable to deal emotionally. Ciro grows up to be a shoemaker, while Eduardo becomes a priest.
Through many connections, Ciro meets Enza, a young girl in the same area of Italy, who becomes the love of his life. . . eventually. (But Trigiani tells you it will happen in the beginning so that’s not a spoiler!). They get jobs, move somewhere far away, live their lives, blah blah blah.
I really really wanted to like this novel. I had heard such great things and had been recommended to read it by many people with good fictional sense.
But this book just was not my thing. It was way too much love story for my taste. I’m not a sappy, love story kind of girl. I can take some romance as long as the main storyline is pretty strong, but the main storyline here was a romantic one. I also thought it should have ended three chapters earlier.
If you enjoy a good fictional book with a mainly romantic plot, this book is for you! If not, check out her other books! You might enjoy them!
What about you? Romance fan or not?