Friday, 6 July 2012

Chocolate Shoes and Wedding Blues by Trisha Ashley

When Tansy Poole inherits a run-down shoe shop, this happens at just at the right time for her, she is in a relationship that just does not seem to be working out, and when a further revelation is revealed, the shop provides Tansy with the perfect way to escape from the relationship and living in London. Tansy moves back to the Village of Sticklepond in Lancashire where she grow up and was raised by a loving Aunt. Tansy’s dream is to turn her Aunts Bright Shoes shop into Cinderella’s Slippers. Providing the perfect wedding shoes for bride’s to be. Along with special chocolate shaped shoes too. The shop is soon a huge success.

In Tansy’s home life things are not so good. Tansy finds herself in a situation that is a little similar to Cinderella, due to her also having two appalling stepsisters, who go out of their way to meddle and cause trouble in Tansy’s life. When a handsome actor called Ivo Hawksley moves in next door nursing a broken heart and playing depressive classical music night after night adding to Tansy’s worry. But when Tansy and Ivo find they have something in common and become friends, could there be a chance for a happy ever after for Tansy after all?

Chocolate Shoes and Wedding Blues is just one of those great stories that give you great pleasure to dip into, and find yourself in another place, and into the lives of some very likable characters, and to take some time out and lose yourself in a heart warming story, that is well told with some good humour, drama and suspense to what family secrets will be revealed. This is the first book I have read by Trisha Ashley, and I really enjoyed reading this book, and will definitely be reading more of her work.

Trisha Ashley was born in St. Helens, Lancashire and now lives in the beautiful surroundings of North Wales. She has written twelve romantic comedies and her last novel, The Magic of Christmas, was a Sunday Times bestseller. A Winters Tale and Wedding Tiers have been previously short listed for the Melissa Nathan award for romantic comedy. Every Woman for Herself was voted one of the top three romantic novels of the last fifty years.

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  1. Great review Nikki, I loved this book and certainly got lost in the village and never wanted to come back. A fabulous book as always from this wonderful author. Kim xxx

  2. Thank you Kim. I agree this book was well worth the read and I shall be adding more Trisha Ashley books in my to read pile. x