If the Shoe Fits: A Contemporary Fairy Tale / Sandra D. Bricker
River North (June 1, 2013), ISBN 978-0802406286
Adult Rating 4
**Pre-Publication copy reviewed
Sandra Bricker kicks off a new romantic comedy contemporary series based on classic fairy tales. If the Show Fits, based on Cinderella, tells the humorous story of a modern-day Cinderella waiting for her prince.
In If the Show Fits, on the very day Julianne opens a law firm with her childhood friend, Will, she sees a handsome stranger rescue a dog from the middle of a busy intersection. As he carries the dog off, with his long coat flowing out behind him, she is captivated by his physical beauty and love for animals. When she looks again, he is gone. Then she notices that his tool box and his work boot fall out of his truck. Julianne takes it as a sign that she has seen her Prince Charming. She tracks him down to return the items, but is he as charming as she dreams? She thinks she has found her prince, but more she gets to know him, the less charming he seems to be.
Julianne wants God's plan for her life but will she recognize it before it is too late? For this Cinderella, the shoe (boot) is on the other foot - she is looking for her prince, not the other way around. How hard should she work to make things fit? Cinderella (Julianne) has her ball and eventually her prince, but not before facing challenges in finding her "happy ending."
Bricker writes her trademark humor in this laugh-out loud story where Cinderella doesn't recognize God's plan for her. With witty narrative and likeable primary and secondary characters, Bricker strikes just the right balance to bring a twist to this contemporary fairy tale. The Christian elements are light, not preachy. Its humor and romance are clean, not unlike the old black-and-white romantic comedies featuring one's favorite actors.
Disclaimer: Book reviews are my opinion of books I either purchased or received free of cost from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. Thanks to NetGalley for an advance reading copy.
A modern day version of Cinderella? Absolutely!! This story speaks to your heart and your funny bone and makes you stop and think, "Maybe my prayer has been answered, but I've just been looking for MY answer and not HIS!"
If you haven't read Sandra Bricker before I encourage you to grab a box of tissues, bring your sense of humor and be prepared to not be able to put this one down until you've finished it! Then be sure to read her other books too!
I fell I love with Sandra Bricker and her Emma Rae collections so I was very excited to have the chance to receive an advanced copy of If The Shoe Fits to review. It was another great book by Sandra Bricker!!! If The Shoe fits is a modern day Christian romance that will have you laughing out loud!! So refreshing to be able to read quality books that you are not ashamed if someone finds out you are reading them. I would find myself connecting with the characters in the book. So often we get caught up in looking for our Prince Charming only to find out God has had him in our life the whole time. Definitely a must read!
Julianne is like every girl, looking for their Prince Charming riding in on his white horse to take her away. When she is on her way to court and sees a construction worker stop for a dog whose been hit she thinks she's found her man. He's not only a hunk, he's an animal lover, at least that is what she believes. His boot is left behind and so she goes on a hunt to find him. She does and believes she has found her Prince Charming.
What Julianne doesn't realize is what she has been looking for all along is been right beside her the whole time.
In true Sandie Bricker style she has written a book that is full of laughter, fun, and Christian precepts.
I was given an advanced copy by Sandie to read and review. If you enjoy laughter and fun, I would highly recommend you pre-order this book before it releases.
I always ask myself after I've read a book, "Would I read this again?" and the answer is yes!!!! I am fortunate enough to have been able to read this book early, and wholly recommend it: if you love Christian romance presented with page turning fun, you'll love this book! You'll fall in love and be laughing out loud with Julianne in the first paragraph of the first chapter. "If The Shoe Fits" is a contemporary fair tale definitely worth reading.