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Rita Hayworth's Shoes

Rita Hayworth's Shoes

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by Francine LaSala

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"What fun! This novel has it all—romance, laughs, a dollop of mystery. I was entertained from start to finish... And I want those shoes!"—NY Times bestselling author Eileen Goudge

"Like hanging out with your funniest friend over a glass of champagne, Rita Hayworth's Shoes is both hilarious and thought-provoking. LaSala knows how to combine humor and


"What fun! This novel has it all—romance, laughs, a dollop of mystery. I was entertained from start to finish... And I want those shoes!"—NY Times bestselling author Eileen Goudge

"Like hanging out with your funniest friend over a glass of champagne, Rita Hayworth's Shoes is both hilarious and thought-provoking. LaSala knows how to combine humor and romance for a story the reader can jump inside and enjoy."—NY Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry

Amy Miller gets dumped on her wedding day and everyone knows it's for the best, as her relationship with David had eaten away at her for years. Except for Amy... When her best friend, Jane Austen-Rabinowitz, and Jane's sagacious six-year-old daughter, Zoe, convince Amy to treat herself to an extravagantly priced, super-cute pair of shoes, which purportedly once belonged to a siren of the silver screen, she balks at first, but their allure soon wears her down. Once they are hers, her life turns around. She gets refocused on her career and meets a true kindred spirit, the also-jilted English professor, Decklin Thomas. She's not attracted to Deck at first. But when circumstances lead to them spending more time together, they bond, and Amy starts to believe she may have found her soul mate. But when Deck's former wife goes missing, again, the perfect romance may not be what it seems...

Sparkly and witty as a 1940s screwball comedy, and filled with quirky characters and lots of delightful surprises, Rita Hayworth's Shoes is a story of bouncing back, a heartwarming and potentially heartbreaking romance, and even a mystery rolled into one fun, hilarious page-turner.

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Diversion Publishing
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6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

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Meet the Author

Francine LaSala has authored and collaborated on numerous works of nonfiction (biography, cooking, lifestyle, sex, humor, and more) and edited scores of bestselling fiction through her company, Francine LaSala Productions. The author of The Girl, The Gold Tooth & Everything and Rita Hayworth's Shoes, she lives with her husband and two daughters in New York. Visit her online at www.francinelasala.com.

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Rita Hayworth's Shoes 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book at first. I was interested in the character and liked how she evolved as a person. But, some parts of the book towards the end just got silly. It was like the author just wanted to throw some twists in because she had nothing better. It was an "Okay" read.
MrsAnderson More than 1 year ago
This morning I finished reading a book that’s been on my TBR list for a long time. Yesterday, the first day of 2014, I started reading “Rita Hayworth’s Shoes”. Once I did, I literally couldn’t put it down–not even to take down our Christmas tree. Right away, I got sucked into Amy’s life. From her wedding day disaster, the highs and lows she experiences with her work and personal life along the way, and of course, that big moment when she tries on the magical shoes, I was not disappointed. At the beginning, I felt really sorry for Amy for being left at the altar, which made me really dislike her fiancé, David. He was a very well-written jerk who only brought Amy down. While I understood her logic in dealing with him, I was proud of her when she finally saw his true colors. I also think that she knew it wasn’t right being with him–no matter how much how often she defended him, or how much they “compromised” with each other. I loved Amy’s best friend, Jane, and her daughter, Zoe. They brought out a side of Any that made her relax a bit. The quick one-liners from them, especially Zoe, had me cracking up. Now, let’s talk about the magical shoes: Wow! It’s embarrassing for me to say, but I can’t walk in heels. After reading “Rita Hayworth’s Shoes”, I want to learn how, just so I can find and wear a pair like Amy’s. I love how she finds them, Zoe’s “story” about them, and how they really do play a huge role in Amy’s life and how she lives. As for how the book ended, I’m not going to spoil anything for you, but I love how it ended. I love who Any ended up with. I’d love to meet a man like him. “Rita Hayworth’s Shoes” was a great book for me to kick off my year in 2014 reviews, and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves to read, watch old movies, and who believes that a great pair of shoes can change anything, (even if you wear flats). I give this book 5 stars!
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CharlotteLynnsReviews More than 1 year ago
David leaves Amy Miller jilted at the altar. Her friends are relieved since her relationship with David has been very one sided for years. Except Amy, who is devastated. When walking past a local thrift store Amy notices a pair of Rita Hayworth high heels. After noticing them for numerous days, Zoe, a six year old, and Jane, her best friend, talk her into purchasing them. Once they are purchased and Amy starts wearing them her life starts looking up. She decides to quite her job and finish her schooling. She meets a new love interest, Deck. But when the shoes break her life may turn a different direction. Rita Hayworth’s Shoes kept me reading just to see what kind of situations Amy would find herself in and how oddly she could handle them. For example her wedding, she had to “give in” to David’s wishes for the wedding and have it in a place that was not her choice. When left at the alter, she waited over 2 hours and then stayed and got drunk, not quite how I would have handled it, but the first of many odd situations Amy got into that made me laugh and shake my head. I read and enjoyed this book, but I found each chapter to be their own short story. The chapters did not easily flow from one to the next. I found that I sometimes could skim over a chapter and feel that I really did not miss anything. I also felt that the titles of the chapter gave away too much of what was going to be told in that chapter. The other thing that seemed off to me was Zoe. Zoe, Amy’s best friends six year old daughter, was portrayed as so much older. Although she was described as “sagacious”, she just seems to know too many things that six years old should have no knowledge of. Rita Hayworth’s Shoes was pretty much a quick and fun read. I will definitely be looking for this as a movie in the future.
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