Someone Else’s Shoes, Jojo Moyes

Someone Else’s Shoes opening line: Sam stares up at the slowly lightening ceiling and practices her breathing, like the doctor advised her, as she tries to stop her 5a.m. thoughts congealing into one enormous dark cloud above her head.

Someone Else's Shoes

My blurb:

Sam has to keep her job no matter what. So when she accidently leaves the gym with a pair of high heels clearly not her own, she puts them on because she has no choice. In fact, much of her life right now feels like that. That everything is beyond her control. And when the owner of the shoes shows up and accuses her of stealing it is the last straw. The final cutting of the very fine thread holding everything together. Nisha has ruined Sam’s life, or has she?

Someone Else’s Shoes
Nisha Cantor and Sam Kemp are two very different women.
Nisha, 45, 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 – 47, middle-aged, 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 career an unexpected boost.
Except Nisha wants her life back – and she’ll start with her shoes . . .
My verdict:

Privilege comes with a price tag in this really funny, and somewhat poignant story. A great read from the fantastic Jojo Moyes.

About the author:

Jojo Moyes is a novelist and journalist. Her books include the bestsellers Me Before YouAfter You and Still MeThe Girl You Left BehindThe 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.

Publishing information:

Penguin Random House South Africa sent me this novel to review.

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4 thoughts on “Someone Else’s Shoes, Jojo Moyes

  1. Hi Tandy, I’m an ‘old Essex girl’ like Jo Jo Moyes and read her first book Me Before You, and cried like a rain-storm…She deserves her great success – Wow…Must read more. My limited success pales into insignificance and how! (My 10th book: ‘The Dobrowski Portrait'(set in Poland and the UK during WW11 and after), awaits a publisher…

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