Spotlight: If the Shoe Fits by Sandra D. Bricker

Posted November 22, 2015 by love2dazzle in Features, Fiction, Promo Blitz, Reviews / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Moody Publishers, River North in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Spotlight: If the Shoe Fits by Sandra D. BrickerIf the Shoe Fits by Sandra D. Bricker
Series: A Contemporary Fairy Tale #1
Published by Moody Publishers on February 11th 2013
Genres: Christian, Fiction, General
Pages: 286
Format: Paperback
Source: Moody Publishers, River North
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three-half-stars

Enjoy these SAMPLE pages from If the Shoe Fits: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 Charmingon 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.

Most girls grow up dreaming of fairy tales, and this is no different for Julianne. Julianne is on this perpetual journey to find her one true love, her Prince Charming. I feel like Julianne was trying to make things come true that were just not fitting for her. She wanted her Prince Charming to be a specific person that she held men on a pedestal. Then when those men would fall off the pedestal, then Julianne was devastated. I feel like this story was just trying too hard. Everything was trying to be cutesy but it just wasn’t working.

three-half-stars

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Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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