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Book Review: Chocolate Shoes and Wedding Blues by Trisha Ashley

9/10/2015

Author: Trisha Ashley
Contemporary Romance, Chick Lit
Form: Paperback

Book Description: Chocolate Shoes and Wedding Blues


Chocolate Shoes and Wedding Blues Book Review



When Tansy Poole inherits a run-down shoe shop tucked away in the village of Sticklepond, ‘Cinderella’s Slippers’ is born – providing the footwear to make any fairytale wedding come true…

Carrying everything a bride would want to walk down the aisle in, Tansy’s shop soon expands to carry shoe-themed wedding favours, bridesmaid gifts and even delicious chocolate shoes. It’s the dream destination for any shoe-lover!

If only everything in her personal life could be as heavenly – but with a fiancé trying to make her fit into a size 8 wedding dress, not to mention the recent discovery of disturbing family revelations, Tansy takes refuge in the shop’s success.

But one man isn’t thrilled by the stream of customers hot-footing it to Cinderella’s Slippers… Actor Ivo Hawksley, resident of the cottage next to the shop, is troubled by a dark secret in his past and has come to Sticklepond to nurse his own broken heart.

However, Ivo realises that he and Tansy have a link in their past and soon, they both find out how secrets shared can make a very strong bond indeed…

Chocolate Shoes and Wedding Blues ~ Book Review


Entertaining. Lovely. Heart-warming, indeed. Ara of My Book and My Coffee

This book talks about Tansy Poole, a thirty-something children’s books author living with her fiancé (for almost 6 years). She lives in London but her heart is really in Sticklepond, a village in West Lancashire. When she inherited an old shoe shop owned by her Aunt Nancy in Sticklepond, everything seemed to have fallen in the right place – give or take a step. :D

I loved reading this book. It has a lot of details but I appreciated every single thing. It may seem slow because of all those details but I love it anyway. I love the humor, romance, mystery and many more. Also the food. OMG. I feel like I gained a few pounds just by reading this novel. :D :D :D I also appreciate the exclusive recipes at the end of the book. 

I like Tansy – she has a good heart and the Cinderella tale plot (yes, two wicked stepsisters) was definitely something you’ll need to read about. Especially Rae, one of the stepsisters. She’s one nasty character. Actually, Marcia, the other stepsister, is no better. Justin, Tansy’s fiancé, is one of those characters that you won’t really care about. It’s like “You did that and you expect this?” LOL. Maybe the character was written this way but I can already tell (because of the very long engagement) that he is not the one for Tansy. That someone out there will be better. When and who are two important questions. Ivo Hawksley, the actor and owner of the cottage next to the shoe shop, is something you’ll have to get to know more though. Coz I bet you’ll like him once you get to know this character. 

Overall, I love it. If you love chick lit and contemporary romance novels then I definitely recommend reading this book. It’s one world you’d want to be a part of. You know how it is for us readers. :)

4.5 stars

Thank you for reading!

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