Thursday, April 03, 2014

If the Shoe Fits by Sandra D. Bricker

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
When I first heard about this book I thought it sounded great and I looked forward to reading it. Sadly it did not live up to my expectations at all. I'm going to keep this short because I really hate to bash books. And really I can see how someone might enjoy this book it just really wasn't for me. Julianne kinda drove me nuts, but Will was a pretty good hero. There were a lot of corny moments and some times where you questioned the sanity of the characters and in the end I had to force myself to finish. But please don't just take my word for it, and check out some other reviews!

Meet 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. Her latest novel, Book #3 of 4 in the Another Emma Rae Creation series for Abingdon Press, is Always the Designer, Never the Bride. Sandie invites every reader to click the FOLLOW button on her newly-redesigned blog and contribute to the ongoing conversations,

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


Brooke @ i blog 4 books said...

I thought this was a cute story, so I'm sorry you didn't enjoy this one! As you said, though, every book isn't for everyone.

Abbi Hart said...

Brooke-I really wanted to like it but for some reason it just wasn't my cup of tea. I'm glad you liked it though!

Birdie said...

I must unfortunately agree with you here, I read this book last year and was also quite underwhelmed by it.

Abbi Hart said...

Birdie-I'm sorry to hear that but also glad that it wasn't just me!

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