The Second Chance Shoe Shop
We all like #shoesandsecondchances…
Marcie Steele wisks us away to the charming town of Hedworth, England for a delightful glimpse into the lives of three, extremely close pals and employees of Chandler’s Shoe Shop #chandlersthreeamigos. This contemporary story begins from the point of view of Riley, the store manager, and expands to include the lives of co-workers, Sadie and Dan. When the new store owner, daughter of the highly popular deceased owner, decides to force a competition between the employees to drum up sales to keep the store from closing, life for the three mates takes some unexpected turns. Like a shopping trip to the the shoe store, we progressively learn more about what’s there, like how Sadie lost her husband to cancer less than a year ago and is raising her six year old daughter or how Dan is on the rebound from a broken relationship and is looking for romance on a online dating sight. His experiences will leave you in stitches! #dantheman
But the heart of the story is Riley’s determination and boldness to keep the shop open and her friends employed. In the process, her use of social media and her knack for fashion opens the doors to her own personal discovery. #goRileygo.
Wonderful story! It is well written and has you laughing, crying, worried, elated, and warm and fuzzy at many different times through the book. Having never been to England myself I thoroughly enjoyed being pulled into a middle class British world. I may just have to grab take away on the way to my flat today.
Find out more about Marcia Steele or her “alter ego” Mel Sherratt at http://melsherratt.co.uk. You can also follow her on Twitter and Facebook.
Tanya’s love for books has been a lifelong passion that she likes sharing with others. Reading is also the thing that relaxes her after a day of juggling the many responsibilities that come with being being wife to an amazing man, mother to four great kids spread around the world, business manager, and farm hand on their place in southwest Missouri; home to Akaushi cattle and a menagerie of pygmy goats, horses, chickens, dogs and cats.