Wednesday, July 8, 2015

If The Shoe Fits (A Contemporary Fairy Tale) by Sandra D. Bricker

Summary from Goodreads

Julianne used to believe in fairy tales; she's been watching for Prince Charming to come charging in on his white steed ever since the day her mother read her Cinderella for the first time.  But she's never come close to finding the perfect man-instead she's always tripping over her childhood best friend, Will.  And who finds their Prince Charming on a 10-speed bicycle on the other side of the cul de sac? Well... Julianne does.  Only she doesn't have a clue.

She and Will are attorneys now, and they've joined up in private practice in a beautiful Cincinnati office building that overlooks the Ohio River.  And then one day Julianne is on her way to court, and runs right smack dab into Prince Charming.  But when she looks again, all she finds is a metaphoric sign she is certain came straight from Heaven: The Price's toolbox has fallen off the back of his truck, and a work boot along with it.  What better way for God to grab the attention of a Cinderella-in-training than to show her a glass slipper...errrr, work boot?...waiting to be reunited with its owner?

So she sets out to track down the mysterious Prince Charming.  He's the most gorgeous guy she's ever seen...and a caring animal rescuer, too.  Surely he must be the soul mate God has prepared her for.

But, Julianne"s prince is starting to look less and less charming all the time.  No matter how she tries to romantisize him, he just keeps tumbling down off that dumb pedestal.  And with the Bar Association dinner coming up that will honor her for her outstanding charity work over the year, Julianne wants so much for her friends and colleagues to see her with someone besides her best friend Will.  To make matters worse, Prince Charming has no designs on wearing a penguin suit and attending a stuffy old dinner.  With her pride pressing in on her like sticks from a cactus, Julianne sinks to the bottom of the proverbial barrel and actually offers to pay Paul to be her date.

Julianne is on a collision course with God's perfect plan for her life...if only she could open her eyes and see it before it's too late.

My Thoughts on the Book

This was such a cute book!  If the Shoe Fits is a perfect, fun, weekend read.  I love reading books that actually make me laugh out loud and not just in my head!

The characters came to life in my imagination!  It's funny how my imagination works...sometimes I picture different celebrities when I'm reading, as if it's a movie playing out in my head.  While reading this book, I was picturing Reese Witherspoon as Julianne and at one point of the book another character called her Reese Witherspoon!  I got a chuckle out of that!

When I read the description of If the Shoe Fits, I was worried that it was going to be super cliché and just annoyingly overdone but it wasn't at all!  Sandra D. Bricker brought a new, fun twist to the story and it is definitely a book that I will recommend!  It was cute, funny, and well-written and I will be reading more of her books soon!

*Note: I received a copy of this book from Moody Publishers in exchange for an honest review.

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