Rita Hayworth’s Shoes by Francine LaSala
Witty and charming, Rita Hayworth’s Shoes by Francine LaSala follows Amy Miller who has just been dumped on her wedding day. Apparently it’s for the best … or that is how everyone feels except for Amy. Sad and alone, Amy’s best friend Jane tries to cheer her up, and it seems like nothing will do the trick, that is until she convinces Amy to buy a pair of overly priced heels that supposedly belonged to Rita Hayworth during her hay day. As if like magic, the shoes instantly give Amy the extra va-va-voom that she has been missing and begins to turn her life around.
Rita Hayworth’s Shoes is unlike anything I’ve ever read before. The characters are quirky and charming, yet utterly realistic. I absolutely fell in love with Jane and eventually with Deck and found myself ripping through the pages toward the end to find out what happened between the two of them. This book is heart felt and I absolutely loved the idea of purchasing a pair of Rita’s shoes (who wouldn’t?) and having them turn Amy’s life around. At first the book seems to be stereotypical chick-lit, but then it knocks you on your toes and you realize that it is part comedy and part mystery. Overall, a delicious page turner that will leave you wanting more.