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If the Shoe Fits (Contemporary Fairytales)

3.62  ·  Rating Details ·  740 Ratings  ·  154 Reviews
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 th ...more
Paperback, 284 pages
Published June 1st 2013 by River North (first published February 11th 2013)
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Jeanie Jackson
May 11, 2013 Jeanie Jackson rated it really liked it

I am a Sandra D. Bricker fan. I loved the Tanglewood (Never the Bride) series so I was thrilled to get to read a galley of this delightful piece of Christian fiction. Based on first book in the series, If the Shoe Fits, I would say Bricker's Contemporary Fairy Tales are going to be amazing; this wonderful book grabbed me from the first page.
We have all dreamed that magic moment when our Prince Charming rides into our lives, well he strides into Julianne’s and drives right back out! Now she has
Meredith Drake
Apr 13, 2013 Meredith Drake rated it it was amazing
As a little girl, who loved all things girly, Cinderella was my favorite fairy tale. In fact, I had the entire book memorized before I even started school. So when I had the chance to read If the Shoe Fits, a contemporary fairy tale (minus the fairy and magic part) by Sandra Bricker, I was excited to preview the book.
Julianne is a successful young lawyer who has just opened her own firm with her best friend Will. While things are going well professionally, Julianne has yet to find her Prince Ch
Apr 20, 2013 Sherlee rated it it was amazing
"Thanks to author, Sandra D. Bricker, for a free ecopy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion."

Each of Sandra Bricker’s romance books that I have read has a couple things in common, humor and a Christian basis. As far as I am concerned, If the Shoe Fits does not disappoint on either point. There is not so much ‘religion’ as to be preachy and the humor seems to flow effortlessly. The book is a modern day fairy tale based on the classic story of Cinderella searching for her Prince Charming
Shannon Binegar-Foster
Apr 13, 2013 Shannon Binegar-Foster rated it it was amazing
I am lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of this book. I LOVED it. As with the Always a Baker series Sandie captivated me yet again with her witty charm. Her books allow me to relax and lose myself for a few hours. My only regret is that I read too dang fast and finish them too quickly. I highly recommend this book for anyone who enjoys a good Christian Romance with a Cinderella theme.
TJ Hadley
May 17, 2013 TJ Hadley rated it it was amazing
I was lucky to get an advanced copy and I loved this book! The characters have depth and are relatable. It's not just the fairy tale updated. It has its own storyline influenced by the fairy tale. It will for sure be a re-read for me. Love the writing style: easy to read without being juvenile. It's witty, funny, and engaging. Read it and you will love it too!
Sep 28, 2016 Laura rated it liked it
IF THE SHOE FITS is a funny romantic comedy that was LOL at times. Julianne is a over-the-top drama queen, high maintenance, Elle Woods type lawyer/animal rights activist/fashion diva... and then she meets Prince Charming. He is rescuing a dog from the middle of the road in the rain and drops his tool box and a boot...

Julieanna's detective skills are top-notch and she tracks him down, asks him out and then proceeds to make a major idiot out of herself over a man (and I'm sure most of us will r
Jul 15, 2013 Casey rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-kindle
I haven’t giggled over a book this much since Janice Thompson’s Weddings by Bella series. “If the Shoe Fits” is light, warm-hearted, funny and a blissful read to warm the soul…while tickling the funny bone.

I honestly thought the tried and tired plot of falling in love with your BFF was going to seriously hamper my enjoyment of the story, BUT the cliché works so well under the skillful crafting of this story. The humor makes it fresh and 100% enjoyable and the character quirks keep things fresh a
Mrs.  Lopez
Apr 18, 2013 Mrs. Lopez rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes Christian Romance with Humor
I was very refreshed to read If The Shoe Fits by Sandra Bricker. This book didn't quite follow the exact all is happy, sudden demise, and then happily ever after as so many romances do. It followed much closer to Cinderella: happiness, lots of pain and trouble, and then after the ball, more trouble and finally a happy ending. I found myself reading as fast as possible, needing to know exactly how the book reached the perfect ending. I fell in love with so many of the characters and I liked that ...more
Apr 15, 2013 Michelle rated it it was amazing
If the Shoe Fit’s by Sandra D. Bricker
If you are a fan of Christian fiction and humor this is the book for you. Sandra Bricker will have you laughing out loud. If the Shoe Fits is packed with humor and Christian values. In this Cinderella themed novel Julianne is looking for her prince charming in all the wrong places. She is a successful lawyer in practice with her best friend Will. While searching for her prince charming she has one hilarious mishaps after another. Will she ever find her one t
Apr 14, 2013 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone
I was asked to read this book before it was released and give it my honest opinion of the book. I love how with in the first 2 paragraphs the author has you hooked. Shes bbrilliant with each character from wanting your heart breaking from one to wanting to be best friend with another. Each one in someway or another you can relate to. This is not just another fairy tail but a story that could be based in reality, she keeps it fun and throws some seriousness in there at the same time. I would reco ...more
May 08, 2013 Nan rated it liked it
This is a good clean romance fairytale. Exactly that a fairytale. Guys do not wait around for 10-20 years for the girl to realize that she loves him. I found myself rooting that the "prince" of the story would move on to someone else who would appreciate him.
The thing that I don't understand is why the character who is religious and wants someone religious, thinks that God would send her a prince who is not religious and continues to pursue him. She new it wasn't going to go anywhere, why even
Sherry Burney
Apr 14, 2013 Sherry Burney rated it it was amazing
I was blessed enough to receive an advanced copy of If The Shoe Fits. I absolutely LOVED this book. I have read all of Sandra Bricker's books and especially loved the Always A Baker series. I can easily say that this series is definitely going to live up to that series as well. I am still looking for my Prince Charming and this book allowed me to dream that one day I will find my Prince. I highly recommend this book for anyone who enjoys a great Christian romance with a Cinderella theme.
Shelly Tilley
Apr 13, 2013 Shelly Tilley rated it it was amazing
IF THE SHOE FITS is just what it sounds like. A romantic fairy tale, but in real life. This is a typical Sandra Bricker novel in the sense that you can't put it down until the last page. Her books always leave me hungry for more and this one didn't disappoint. It's good, clean reading that makes you feel hopeful that you too, can find your Prince Charming.
Nenia Ryan
Apr 14, 2013 Nenia Ryan rated it it was amazing
Witty, made me laugh in the first paragraph. Sandra Bricker has created lovable characters that you want to see continue in additional books! Julianne is looking for her happy-ever-after love. Will she find it? You'll have to read it to see the ifs and hows if so! Loved the unexpected twists in the story and enjoyed the humor interjected throughout! Another winner! Loved it!
Apr 15, 2013 Jennifer rated it liked it
Shelves: review-books
A sweet story about finding God's will for your life, and the surprises along the way.
Valerie (Val's Vicinity)
For some reason I just wasn't able to completely click with this story. At times it's cute, but at other times it feels like it's trying too hard to be cute, resulting in an almost saccharine quality. Granted, it is billed as a "contemporary fairytale", but even keeping this in mind I still found some of the plot points a bit cliche and over-the-top.

As an attorney Julianne is a go-getter, always pushing for the best deal for her clients. But in her personal life she is dreadfully naive, to the p
Carol R.
May 10, 2013 Carol R. rated it really liked it
Pre-Publication copy reviewed

Sandra Bricker kicks off a new romantic comedy contemporary series based on classic fairy tales. If the Show Fits, based on Cinderella, tells the humorous story of a modern-day Cinderella waiting for her prince.

In If the Show Fits, on the very day Julianne opens a law firm with her childhood friend, Will, she sees a handsome stranger rescue a dog from the middle of a busy intersection. As he carries the dog off, with his long coat flowing out behind him, she is cap
Vera Godley
Jul 31, 2013 Vera Godley rated it really liked it
If you thought you'd left Snow White, Cinderella, and prince charming behind in elementary school, think again! Sandra Bricker writes contemporary romantic comedy stories that will keep you almost bouncing in your chair from your giggles and tee-hee-hees. Get ready for a rollicking, unbelievable (well, it is based on a fairytale) story of girl, boy, boy, girl, mess, fuss, crying, laughing. Well, you get a bit of the picture.

Julianne and Will grew up as next door neighbors and best friends. Now t
Jun 07, 2013 Vero rated it it was ok
Honestly this book could have been half the size and still have the same love story without being annoying and whinny.

I liked the beginning of the novel. But then all the praying and prince charming stuff turned me off big time. The characters were relatable at first but then i wondered how anyone that dumb could actually exist. They had attitudes I would expect a teen to have not a full grown up lawyer. The characters weren't properly described and developed. If anything instead of evolving th
May 25, 2013 Kathy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. It is a modern day fairy tale. Julianne has always dreamed of one day meeting her prince charming just like Cinderella. She expects him to ride up on his white horse, except she is afraid of horses. When she is caught in traffic because of an accident, she sees a guy carrying an injured dog to his truck. She decides he’s her prince charming. But, is he really? What if she the one God already has picked out for her is right in front of her. I laughed throughout the whole book. ...more
Rachel Devaughn
Jul 31, 2016 Rachel Devaughn rated it really liked it
This story is the modern tale of Cinderella.

The main character Julianne is so determined to meet her "prince charming" that she doesn't open her eyes to the possibility of her friend Will, being more than a friend.

This story had a good pace with lots of laughs! Some of the things that happened were ridiculous, but it was still funny and good light reading. I have read several books by this author and really enjoy her writing style and stories.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Mo
Jul 15, 2015 Rachel rated it it was ok
This book was good but not great. I will probably not read this book again.
Sometimes female characters can get to be rather annoying. This is the best friend love story. He loves her and she clearly has no idea. Of course the way she treats him is basically taking advantage of him. It gets more painful as the book goes on until things finally get resolved with a crazy dilemma.
The book was entertaining, especially the troubles that the lead characters get into, but I found the lead female frust
Missy Dennis
Apr 19, 2013 Missy Dennis rated it it was amazing
There is a saying that when we make plans God laughs; this could be one of the taglines for Sandra Bricker’s newest book “If the Shoe Fits: A Contemporary Fairy Tale”. Once I started reading I couldn’t put it down, it was chock full of witty characters and a timeless plot that filled my afternoon. So grab your tiara, a kicky pair of shoes, put your feet up and get wrapped up in Julianne’s world as she discovers God’s plan for her happy ever after.
May 23, 2013 Melissa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
In this modern day fairy tale, Julianne thinks that she has seen her Prince Charming as he helps rescue a dog,..and then, when he leaves his toolbox and boot behind, she tracks him down to meet him. And..while Julianne and her best friend Will open up a law practice together, they start dating other people..
But... will they realize their feelings for each other are more than "just" friendship?

I really enjoyed this cute romance story!
Jun 04, 2013 Kristen rated it really liked it
Very cute and fun story. I don't think the title fit the book very well, or maybe I didn't get the connection. Really enjoyed it though.

PS - I did think Julianne was a little harsh in her treatment towards Will is some spots.

Moral Note: Very clean
Cathy Daniel
Jan 19, 2014 Cathy Daniel rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book! Sure Jules was a little dense about love and men but who hasn't been?! Such a funny, sweet and cute book! Top chick lit!!
Jun 14, 2014 Heather rated it really liked it
Cute, but I am a sucker for best friends fall in love stories.
Oct 21, 2016 Connie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had read Ms. Bricker's earlier series, Emma Rae Creations, and enjoyed it very much, so when I heard about her taking fairy tales and setting them in the modern world, I knew I had to read this book. What girl doesn't like fairy tales, right? I fell in love with the characters of Julianne and Will, and every time I stopped reading, I couldn't wait to get back to the story. Being an NCIS fan, I'm glad Ms. Bricker made a mention of it because I lost track of how many times I wanted to step into ...more
Not my favorite Bricker novel by far, but it fulfilled a challenge category.
Jalynn Patterson
Jun 17, 2014 Jalynn Patterson rated it it was amazing
About the Book:

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
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Sandra D. Bricker was an entertainment publicist in Los Angeles for more than 15 years, where she attended school to learn screenwriting and eventually taught the craft for several semesters. She became a best-selling, award-winning author of Live-Out-Loud Fiction for the inspirational market, authored books such as the Jessie Stanton novels, and was best known for her Emma Rae Creation series. Ov ...more
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