“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
When Sam and Nisha from different walks of life and wealth, accidentally swap bags, they get to wear each other’s shoes and a taste of what it’s like to be in another woman’s other woman’s shoes, quite literally. Unbeknownst to them, one pair of shoes conceals a costly secret.
It’s essential to emphasize that this is a fictional tale, populated by imaginary characters, situations, and dialogues. What truly stood out was the storytelling itself.
Someone said that fiction is the “Suspension of disbelief” And that’s what I did reading this book. I thoroughly enjoyed the story without questioning its realism or credibility.
Someone Eles’s Shoes reminded me of books I read growing up. Books I was probably too young to be reading but still loved greatly because of how they made me feel reading them, and after reading them. I felt good after reading Someone Else’s Shoes. It was so interesting and a fun read. Highly recommend.
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
“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 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 humour, brilliant storytelling, and warmth, Someone Else’s Shoes is a story about how just one little thing can suddenly change everything.
Someone Else’s Shoes Book Review
“I loved ‘Someone Else’s Shoes.’ It was quirky, engaging, and the story ignited my imagination. The narrative was so compelling that I couldn’t stop turning the pages. I rooted for each of the women and felt their emotions.
The storytelling was done so beautifully that I kept on turning the pages I wanted to find out what happened next, I wanted to know. The side characters were also interesting and played their parts well.
Despite the story teetering on having too much going on and numerous side characters, it all added depth to the narrative.
The book adeptly touches on themes often neglected in contemporary literature, such as the complexities of maintaining friendships as we age. Sam and Andrea’s evolving relationship illustrates the effort required to nurture deep connections, transcending mere transactional interactions unlike the transactional interactions Nisha had with her friends going on.
It also delved into family dynamics and managing a partner or family member with a mental illness, shedding light on how it affects relationships. I appreciated getting Phil’s point of view, offering insights into his struggles and the importance of self-compassion
I Loved getting Phil’s POV and I remember wanting to yell at him in his sessions that “It’s all in your Head” Sam doesn’t thinks those things he thinks about himself.
The same way I probably have to take the same advice for myself that it’s probably not as bad as I’m making it seem in my head.
I liked all the twists and turns with regard to the shoes and getting them back. It was intentional writing as every key element of the book all lead to the ending.
I wasn’t expecting any girl power or relationships from this but by the end of this book, I really enjoyed the girl power and all the female relationships.
One thing I also liked was the character development of the two main characters Nisha and Sam.
Nothing too drastic but just enough that we’re reading better versions of the women we meet in the beginning not different versions.
Someone Eles’s Shoes is a delightful read and I’ll highly recommend it