If the Shoe Fits by Sandra Bricker

Hello Romantics!

I’ve been a bad blogger recently. I’ve left you hanging. Waiting for the next great read and all I can do is apologize for my silence over the last few weeks.

If you are a reader of my personal blog I will be sure to explain some of my craziness in the next blog post there.

Today, however, I want to rave about a book that will be released this Saturday, June 1st!

The book is If The Shoe Fits by Sandra Bricker.

Now you might say, “Didn’t you just do a review of one of her books?”  The answer would be yes but when I get a book I like I have to tell people about it.

If The Shoe Fits is a modern retelling of my favorite fairy tale Cinderella!

Julianne (Cinderella) is an up and coming lawyer in Cincinnati. She is on her way to court in a rain storm when she comes to an abrupt stop because someone has stopped to save an injured dog.

All of a sudden the clouds part and a light shines on the tall handsome stranger carrying the dog. Julianne is now convinced that this is a sign. He had to be her “Prince Charming”.

Or is he?

What follows is a funny, laugh out loud story of Julianne discovering  that life isn’t a fairy tale and that “Prince Charming” could be the person she least expects.

Since this is a modern retelling of Cinderella, there isn’t magic or fairies but there are some great elements from the original story that is used.

Julianne has a fairy godmother in the guise of her best friend and style guru Suzanne. Who provides Julianne with her “glass slippers” for an big award ceremony, as well as a complete makeover for the big day and a stretch white limo.

The part of the evil step sisters is played by a rival lawyer by the name of Lacey. A woman who brings new meaning to the phrase “snide remarks”.

Then there is Prince Charming. Is he the Stranger who saved the injured dog or is he her other best friend Will? The man who has been in her life since childhood.

Seems to me you are going to have to read the book to find out!

If The Shoe Fits

Re-readability Rating:

4 out of 5 stars

I definitely see me pulling this book out many times to read and enjoy over and over again.

Romance Rating:

5 out of 5 stars

While there isn’t a lot of physical expressions of love. I felt the romance throughout the story.

Hold on before you leave!!!!

A Twitter Party in honor of If The Shoe Fits by Sandra D. Bricker which releases on 6/1/13.

During the twitter party you can ask Sandra a question or send her a comment.

Everyone who submits a question will be entered to win a prize. Winners will be drawn at random by author/author representatives.

Tweet your questions or comments to @SandieBricker

Use the hashtag #SandieBricker

Find out more about Sandra & her books at www.sandradbricker.com

The party starts at 9 pm EST on 6/4/13

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The Marriage List by Dorothy McFalls

Hello My Dear Romantics!

First of all, I want to apologize for last weeks emptiness. Life was a little crazier than normal and It was Thursday before I even new what was happening.

That being said I wanted to make sure I came back with a winner this week. I believe I have with The Marriage List by Dorothy McFall.

In this regency tale, we have Radford the fourth Viscount of Evers. He has been severely injured in battle and is in Bath, England for a holiday to recover. His mother has told him that he must marry soon and produce some heirs to continue the family line.

While discussing the matter with his best friend he decides to make a list of qualities he will look for in his future wife.

Enter Ms. May Sheffers, a woman who is akin to being a pariah in the social elite of Bath. Her father is the product of a gypsy and a indiscreet English gentleman. And because of his family connections she is considered low class. She serves as a Lady’s Companion to her Aunt Lady Winifred.

May’s Uncle Sires has taken her inheritance. Leaving her unable to pay the rent on the cottage owned by Radford. The two are introduced when May forces her way into Radford’s study. An act that is highly improper for English society.

Even though May is not your typical beauty Radford cannot help being attracted to her. But she doesn’t fit his list. So Radford decides to move on to a local beauty, Lady Lillian.

After throwing herself on the mercy of Radford, May comes home to find her uncle and a stranger at her home. Sires has decided that May must marry in order to receive her inheritance back and he has chosen someone for her. A seventy year old gentleman farmer by the name of Tumblestone.

Through a series of events and chance meetings Radford and May fall in love but they are on the verge of committing themselves to other people because of outside pressures and circumstances.

Will Radford stick to his marriage list and marry Lady Lillian? Will May be forced into a marriage of convenience? What is Sires real motivation in this marriage?

You’ll have to read the book to find out!

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The Marriage List

Re-readability rating:
3.75 stars

Romance Rating:
4 stars