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…
Tansy is a down to earth character. One I could identify with as she was not a size zero heroine who loves her baking and is happy with her shape. The same cannot be said of her doctor boyfriend. After several years their relationship is gong nowhere and Tansy's body clock is ticking away.
Tansy's Great Aunt Nan is advancing in years and wants Tansy to take over her little shop in Sticklepond. Should Tansy give up on the stagnant relationship and move to the village? Soon the decision is made for her. Will there be a happy ending.
This was not my first visit to Sticklepond, the fictional village in Trisha Ashley's novels. I loved being back in the village sampling a taste of village life that the author captures with such affection.
I had to control the urge to read Nan's Living Archive entries before the rest of the story, but did so.
A lovely summer read with romance, chocolate, and wedding shoes.
4.5 out of 5 for me. Loved it!
Review copy, this did not influence my review in any way.