The Second Chance Shoe Shop by Marcie Steele
All Riley Flynn wants is to meet someone who makes her happy. But attracting the right kind of man is not easy, and with her heart still hurting from her last break-up, Riley believes she’ll never find love again.
A year ago, Sadie Stewart’s whole world was shattered when her husband, Ross, died. She has struggled to keep herself together for the sake of their young daughter, but with the anniversary of his death approaching, Sadie finds herself overwhelmed by grief.
Sadie and Riley work at Chandlers shoe shop, in the charming town of Hedworth. But when Chandlers is threatened with closure, the friends are confronted with the loss of not only their jobs, but also their support network - the glue that holds them together when they are close to breaking.
As they put together a plan to save their beloved shop, Sadie realises that she might just be learning to live again. Could it be that new beginnings are just round the corner? The campaign also finds Riley unexpectedly crossing paths with charming photographer, Ethan. Maybe her second chance at love is right under her feet …
Lisas Review - 5 out of 5 stars
Wowee! The Second Chance Shoe Shop really managed to get me out of my book slump! Not only that but I found myself with a book hangover that I haven't had for a long time!
Step into Riley's world, a world that revolves around her beloved job at Chandlers shoe shop. Not only because of her love for her job, but because of the close bond she has with her colleagues. Sadie and Dan are more like family than work mates. But their jobs are at risk, as the shoe shop is stuck in the middle ages, with a boss who only seems to want to pull in the upper class customers, and its not working. Its up to Riley to try and save the shop and her friends jobs, as well as her own!
This book was so easy to read, the writing flowed, the characters were relateable and loveable, and the peppering of those good old 'love to hate characters' were great, too. I loved the fact that as well as focusing on Riley, and her trying to save their jobs and the shoe shop and her disastrous love life, Sadie and Dan had sub plots and we got a good look into their every day lives, from the light heartedness of Dan's terrible first/blind dates, to the more serious story of Sadie trying to cope bringing up her daughter alone after the sad death of her husband.
The Second Chance Shoe Shop was a perfect read, just the right amount of light heartedness mixed with seriousness to make a great chick lit that I couldn't put down.
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