High Heels and Slippers by Ella Slayne is chick-lit at its best! Josie Jenkins, a British girl currently living in Dallas, has just suffered from a life-altering accident…well, she fell out of a hammock while vacationing in Mexico. Maybe not enough to make most of us examine our priorities, but it is for Josie. As a result, she begins to write letters to all the people who have meant something in her life. Not that she plans to actually mail them, but Josie is ready to take account of her existence. That means realizing that it is well and truly done with the married man she’s been having an affair with, starting over with a new man, and reconnecting with a love from her past. But what Josie learns is that every life is a sum of its travels. And how sad it is that we can’t start over, that we make mistakes, and that life goes on whether we’re ready or not.
This book has many, many laugh out loud moments that I book marked and read aloud to friends and family. But it also has moments filled with many, many tears. It seems trite to say that I laughed and I cried, but I did. Rare is a book that can bring both, along with characters that are as real as your sister and almost as neurotic!
I was saddened to reach the end of the pages. I wanted more–more Josie, more Callum, more…Tom. And hopefully Ella Slayne will give us more. (Please, Ella!) Watch out, Bridget Jones, here comes Josie Jenkins!
Ella Slayne is originally from the UK and now lives in the US with her family. Her first novel, High-Heels And Slippers, is available as an ebook at www.smashwords.com and www.barnesandnoble.com and in paperback at www.amazon.com. For more info please stop by her website: www.highheelsandslippers.com or leave a comment on her blog:http://ellaslayne.wordpress.com/. You can follow her on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/EllaSlayne or check out her Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Ella-Slayne-Author/268625979835390 Stop by and say hi, she would love to hear from you!
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