If The Shoe Fits: A Contemporary Fairy Tale by Sandra Bricker

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If The Shoe Fits: A Contemporary Fairy Tale
Contemporary Fiction

Back of 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 am a big fan of Sandra Bricker so when I was approached about receiving an advanced copy of the book in exchange for my honest review I replied with a resounding YES!

If The Shoe Fits begins a new series of contemporary fairy tales. Don’t let the idea of a fluffy fairy tale lead you astray. Like most of her books you are going to smile and probably laugh out loud while reading, but you are also going to be confronted with a deeper lesson. In this novel there are actually two storylines going on. One is the story of Julianne and Will and the other is more of a classical fairy tale. The two are beautifully intertwined and bring about a very satisfying culmination of the story.

My favorite part of the story comes right before Chapter 16. It is a snippet of the classic fairy tale. Here’s the passage:

Even as the maiden dangled over the cliff’s edge, she felt certain that her prince would arrive at any moment to fight off the dragon and deliver her to safe ground.

“Here!” someone called out to her, and she looked up and saw that it wasn’t her prince at all. “Take hold of this lifeline!”

“No!” she growled back at him. “Get out of here. Can’t you see I’m waiting for my prince to save me?”

Isn’t this the epitome of how we are . . . rejecting the provision put right in front of us because it doesn’t match up with what we perceive as being the right answer? That’s exactly how Julianne is. She wants the whole fairy tale including Prince Charming. She wants to be swept off of her feet. But in her pursuit of it she exchanges what will never fade away for what will surely fade.

I suggest you snatch this book up and then find a comfy place to enjoy it. Laugh at the funny parts for sure, but don’t forget to bask in the meaningful passages. Let this wonderful contemporary fairy tale speak to you about the beautifully Divine realities of life.

Connect with the author:

Twitter: @SandieBricker

Buy the book on Amazon!

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