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Monday, August 25, 2008

REVIEW for Baby Needs a New Pair of Shoes

TITLE: Baby Needs a New Pair of Shoes

AUTHOR: Lauren Baratz-Logsted

DATE: August 26, 2008

RATING: 4 Stars

I received this book through the kindness of the author and her publicist Adam. Thank you Lauren and Adam.

I have to say that I love the Red Dress Ink series and this book will definitely qualify as chick lit. I have read Lauren's other books - including her YA. Needless to say, I was dying to read this one.

This hysterical book is a joy to read. Yes, there is a huge amount of shoe talk, but more importantly, there is a tender story of friendship - between women of various ages. Our main character Delilah is a window washer - and although she knows she should be doing more with her life - she just can't seem to get the motivation to do anything. In the meantime, she is living with her school friend Hillary Clinton and she washes windows, along with her friends Conchita and Rivera for her boss Stella. Along the way, she meets up with a fading and elderly movie star who claims to have slept with half the men in Hollywood.

Yes, if this seems to be a rowdy group of main characters, you are absolutely right. The one thing all of these women have in common is their love of shoes - actually Choooooosssss....

On a rare shopping outing, Delilah, Hillary and Elizabeth Hepburn end up at a Jimmy Choos boutique - Delilah is determined to buy her very own pair of shoes - until she sees the price! Desperate and determined, she confers with her dad - who just happens to be a blackjack Pro. Armed with all of his best tips, Delilah hits the casino in order to win enough money for the shoes and although she does win big, its not enough - but she does met the love of her life - or is he?

I loved this story. Nobody in this book takes themselves too seriously, yet, you can feel the love these characters have for each other. There are some tender and sweet moments between Delilah and Hillary and between Delilah and Elizabeth. I also liked the fact that there is no judgment being passed here - Delilah may be under performing, but her friends love her anyway, Elizabeth may be lying about the men she has slept with - but nobody gives her a hard time about it.

As always Lauren writes in a breezy and entertaining way - the humour is a cornerstone of the book and this book made me seriously want to buy a pair of shoes or Choos.....

A great read - I loved it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Interesting choice of character names -- Hillary Clinton?? Is it supposed to be based on THE Hillary Clinton?

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