Friday, September 20, 2013
If The Shoe Fits- Sandra D. Bricker
Description: 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: So, I have never been one to believe in fairy tales, but Will a prince among men. Seriously, he is so kind and selfless, if a but fearful. Julianne was a fool to miss that he was right there.
Will was my reason for reading this. All that he goes through for the people he loves, particularly Julianne- would have gone crazy. And I understand his fear to tell her how he feels about her. It is terrifying to risk a safe relationship for an uncertain one. Not only that, but he tried to tell her, she just didn't listen.
The one downside, my pet peeve in all stories of unrequited love, is that no one else steps in and tells Julianne how Will feels until the end of the book. Come on! If you are going to tell her at all, you might as well tell her right off the bat. Put us all out of our misery. But then I guess there would be no story.
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