Someone Else's Shoes
By: JoJo Moyes
Narrator: Daisy Ridley
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books
Publication Date: 02/07/2023
My Rating: 4 Stars
A story of mix-ups, mess-ups and making the most of second chances, this is the new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before You and The Giver of Stars
Who are you when you are forced to walk in someone else’s shoes?
Nisha Cantor lives the globetrotting life of the seriously wealthy, until her husband announces a divorce and cuts her off. Nisha is determined to hang onto her glamorous life. But in the meantime, she must scramble to cope--she doesn’t even have the shoes she was, until a moment ago, standing in.
That’s because Sam Kemp – in the bleakest point of her life – has accidentally taken Nisha’s gym bag. But Sam hardly has time to worry about a lost gym bag--she’s struggling to keep herself and her family afloat. When she tries on Nisha’s six-inch high Christian Louboutin red crocodile shoes, the resulting jolt of confidence that makes her realize something must change—and that thing is herself.
Full of Jojo Moyes’ signature humor, brilliant storytelling, and warmth, Someone Else’s Shoes is a story about how just one little thing can suddenly change everything.
“Nobody writes women the way Jojo Moyes does—recognizably real and complex and funny and flawed—which is what makes her novels an auto-buy for me.”
—Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Very few authors have the power to make you laugh on one page and cry on the next. Moyes is one of them.”
—the New York Times
“A delicious comedy that’s an ode to middle-aged women and their friendships…Give yourself a treat with the latest from Britain’s queen of women’s fiction.”
“Freaky Friday is all grown up in this heartfelt and heartwarming tale of two women in very different circumstances....From the storyteller behind Me Before You comes a story of reinvention that just might inspire you to make a change yourself—just buy your own shoes.”
“A heartwarming, humorous and oh-so-human story.”
—Zibby Owens for Good Morning America
“Fortunes collide in this funny, warmly told story....Life-changing, heartwarming hilarity ensues.”
“A compelling, full-of-heart novel about the power of female friendship.”
“Charming…Moyes is never short on her trademark clever observations…[her] fans will have a ball.”
“[Someone Else’s Shoes] showcases Moyes’ ability to portray emotion and female friendship with themes of love, betrayal, family, and hope. It is action packed and will have readers rooting for Nisha and Sam.”
—Booklist, STARRED review
About the Author
Jojo Moyes is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Giver of Stars, Still Me, Paris for One and Other Stories, After You, One Plus One, The Girl You Left Behind, Me Before You, The Last Letter from Your Lover, The Horse Dancer, Night Music, Silver Bay, The Ship of Brides, and The Peacock Emporium. Also a screenwriter, Jojo lives in London, England.