Sunday, August 23, 2009
QUEEN OF THE BIG TIME
TITLE: QUEEN OF THE BIG TIME
AUTHOR: ADRIANA TRIGIANI
When Nella Castelluca is growing up in Roseto, Pennsylvania in the 1920,s, she has big plans for herself. She wants to continue her education and become a teacher, and move away from her parent's family farm into town. When she meets Renato Lonzara she is sure she's found the love of her life, and the future looks bright.
But then fate and life throw a spanner in the works and Nella has to reassess her life and her ambitions, learning some valuable lessons along the way.
This is a story about love and loss, family and duty, and about the importance of living in the moment rather than lingering on memories or waiting for a future that may never come.
Like all Trigiani's books this was a good, cozy and easy read. I never got to feel really close to Nella though, or emotionally involved in her life.
"All faith is a belief that life is meant to be, and beyond it we never die."