Tony’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani – Review

38739986Tony’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani – publication date of November 20th, 2018 by Harper

Set in the lush Big Band era of the 1940s and World War II, this spellbinding saga from beloved New York Times bestselling author Adriana Trigiani tells the story of two talented working-class kids who marry and become a successful singing act, until the time, temptation, and the responsibilities of home and family derail their dreams.

Shortly before World War II, Chi Chi Donatelli and Saverio Armandonada meet one summer on the Jersey shore and fall in love. Both are talented and ambitious, and both share the dream of becoming singers for the legendary orchestras of the time: Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman. They’re soon married, and it isn’t long before Chiara and Tony find that their careers are on the way up as they navigate the glamorous worlds of nightclubs, radio, and television. All goes well until it becomes clear that they must make a choice: Which of them will put their ambitions aside to raise a family and which will pursue a career? And how will they cope with the impact that decision has on their lives and their marriage?

From the Jersey shore to Las Vegas to Hollywood, and all the dance halls in between, this multi-layered story is vivid with historical color and steeped in the popular music that serves as its score. Tony’s Wife is a magnificent epic of life in a traditional Italian family undergoing a seismic change in a fast-paced, modern world. Filled with vivid, funny, and unforgettable characters, this richly human story showcases Adriana Trigiani’s gifts as a storyteller and her deep understanding of family, love, and the pursuit of the American dream.

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About the author: Beloved by millions of readers around the world for her “dazzling” novels, (USA Today) Adriana Trigiani is the New York Times bestselling author of seventeen books in fiction and nonfiction. She is published in 35 countries around the world.

Adriana is also a playwright, television writer/producer, and filmmaker. “A comedy writer with a heart of gold,” (New York Times) Adriana is the award-winning director of the documentary film, Queens of the Big Time. She wrote and directed the major motion picture Big Stone Gap, filmed entirely on location in her Virginia hometown. Big Stone Gap spent 11 weeks in theaters in the fall of 2015 and was the #2 top-grossing romantic comedy of the year.

Adriana co-founded The Origin Project with Nancy Bolmeier Fisher, an in-school writing program which serves over a thousand students in the Appalachian mountains of Virginia.

Her latest novel, Kiss Carlo, described as “a delightfully sprawling comedy full of extended families, in all their cocooning warmth and suffocating expectations” (Kirkus) will be published June 20, 2017. A new expanded edition of Cooking with My Sisters will be everywhere in November 2017.

She lives in New York City with her family and their rescue pets. Adriana speaks to book clubs and classrooms regularly. www.adrianatrigiani.com

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My Review: Tony’s Wife is a historical romance novel written by Adriana Trigiani. A story that is sure to draw you in from the very beginning with a captivating love story. Trigiani has a way of writing romance that is steamy and swoon-worthy. She writes mostly period pieces that are fast-paced reads that are enjoyable and engaging. A story of family drama spanning decades and a forbidden love with characters that are relatable and realistic. The chemistry between these two is steamy and undeniable. Tony’s Wife is a story that will stay with you long after reading. Tony’s Wife is a remarkable read and I recommend it to anyone who loves romantic historical novels. ** I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.**

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