Friday, May 31, 2013

A Delightful Contemporary Fairy Tale!

If the Shoe Fits
by Sandra D. Bricker
Christian Fiction / Contemporary / Romance
Available June 2013
River North Fiction
288 pages

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About the Book

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 Prince'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 romanticize 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
I'm a huge fan of Sandra Bricker's books! She has a unique talent for telling stories filled with lovable characters, tons of romance, and laugh-out-loud moments. If the Shoe Fits is no exception, and the story is one that will keep you grinning the entire time you read it.

Sandra adds just enough elements from the traditional Cinderella fairy tale to tie the two together without being cheesy. I instantly liked Julianne and Will and admired that their friendship had stood the test of time from childhood. I also enjoyed getting to know their parents through the story ... something that I don't often see in romance novels.

If the Shoe Fits is a delightful story that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. This is the perfect addition for your reading list this summer! I look forward to reading more contemporary fairy tales from Sandra in the (hopefully near!) future! [4.5 stars]

I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for my fair and honest review.

About the Author
Sandra D. Bricker was an entertainment publicist in Los Angeles for 15+ years. She is now a best-selling, award-winning author of laugh-out-loud fiction for the inspirational market. As an ovarian cancer survivor, she gears time and effort toward raising awareness and funds for research, diagnostics and a cure. She recently released the final book in the Another Emma Rae Creation series for Abingdon Press and is excited to share a new series of contemporary fairy tales with readers.


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