Friday 3 February 2023

πŸ’œ Jojo Moyes πŸ‘  SOMEONE ELSE'S SHOES ☂

  ©  Bianca ✰ Janeane ✰ 

Jojo Moyes

• 2/7 February 2023 (UK/US)
• Women's Fiction Standalone

4.9 & 3.5  Stars

A story of mix-ups, mess-ups and making the most of second chances, this is the new novel from international sensation Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before You and The Giver of Stars

Who are you when you are forced to walk in someone else's shoes?

Nisha Cantor and Sam Kemp are two very different women.

Nisha lives the globetrotting life of the seriously wealthy, until her husband inexplicably cuts her off entirely. She doesn't even have the shoes she was, until a moment ago, standing in.

That's because Sam, struggling to keep herself and her family afloat, has accidentally taken Nisha's gym bag.

Now Nisha's got nothing. And Sam's walking tall with shoes that catch eyes - and give her a career an unexpected boost.

Except Nisha wants her life back - and she'll start with her shoes . . .

Two women suddenly forced to walk in another's shoes. But having done so, can either ever return to the life they had? Are they changed for ever?

Someone Else's Shoes
is a funny, moving and heartfelt story about how, for any of us just one little thing can suddenly change everything.

Sam + Nisha
This is not a romance. (There are tiny romantic elements in it though!)
Sam and Nisha are two middle aged women in their fourties. They don't know each other, but their lives will be mixed up a bit in this book.
Sam is the mom of a 19 year old girl and the wife to a depressed and jobless husband who spends his days on the couch.
She works very hard to bring enough money home.
Nisha is the opposite. She has a teenaged son and a super rich business husband. She lives for fashion and what other people think and what her husband needs.
Nisha and her husband are in London for business at the moment.
But one tiny little bag mix up in the local gym changes everything for Nisha - and Sam.


I'm not the biggest fan of Women's Fiction. That's kinda also why I've only read Jojo's Me Before You books. And I loved them. So this is the first Jojo book I've read in ages! And what do you know? I loved it too. πŸ˜‚ I really loved it!
It was so different and interesting and funny and sweet and moving and crazy and empowering and silly and mysterious and exciting and I just had to keep reading to find out how everything would end for our two ladies.

I don't want to say too much. Almost everything I could tell you would reveal too much about the story. Just read it! It's such a beautiful story. I want to see the movie asap!

Two middle aged ladies fighting for their future with a little help from their new friends. Doesn't sound really exciting when you say it like that, but it was the most amazing story.
Grrr. I wish I could tell you more about it but I don't want to. LOL!
(And remember! I don't really like Women's Fiction. I'm a sexy and funny romance reader and a mystery thriller reader! But this book has a tiny little bit of everything!)

SOMEONE ELSE'S SHOES was such a beautiful + exciting + moving + sad + sweet + crazy story. Run to your nearest book dealer for your own copy - it will be sold out asap!

ARC received via Netgalley for an honest review

It has been an age since I read anything Jojo Moyes (helloooo Will Traynor anyone) so it was nice to get back into her books.

It has also been an age since I read any women's fiction, so that was a nice change of pace too.

This is a story of women, friendships and coping with middle age. Sam and Nisha have nothing in common but a pair of shoes, and the journey these take them on is intriguing.

I will say that I found the pacing of the first half of the book sloooow, but once I got to about 55%, things started moving along.

And I found I liked these women - a lot.

Don't go in thinking you are going to get the giddying heights and feels of Me Before You, but you will get a story of strong women and friendships.

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Stalking Jojo...

Jojo Moyes is a novelist and journalist. Her books include the bestsellers Me Before You, After You and Still Me, The Girl You Left Behind, The One Plus One and her short story collection Paris for One and Other Stories. Her novels have been translated into forty-six languages, have hit the number one spot in twelve countries and have sold over thirty-eight million copies worldwide.

Me Before You has now sold over fourteen million copies worldwide and was adapted into a major film starring Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke. Jojo lives in Essex.

Moyes studied at Royal Holloway, University of London. She won a bursary financed by The Independent newspaper to study journalism at City University and subsequently worked for The Independent for 10 years. In 2001 she became a full time novelist.

Moyes' novel Foreign Fruit won the Romantic Novelists' Association (RNA) Romantic Novel of the Year in 2004.

She is married to journalist Charles Arthur and has three children.