Rita Hayworth's Shoes

Rita Hayworth's Shoes

by Francine Lasala
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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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