• Chocolate Shoes and Wedding Blues

  • By: Trisha Ashley
  • Narrated by: Julia Rounthwaite
  • Series: Lancashire, Book 6
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 08-23-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (29 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When Tansy Poole inherits a run-down shoe shop tucked away in the village of Sticklepond, ‘Cinderella’s Slippers’ is born - providing the footwear to make any fairy-tale wedding come true…Carrying everything a bride would want to walk down the aisle in, Tansy’s shop soon expands to carry shoe-themed wedding favours, bridesmaid gifts and even delicious chocolate shoes. It’s the dream destination for any shoe-lover! If only everything in her personal life could be as heavenly – but with a fiancé trying to make her fit into a size 8 wedding dress, not to mention the recent discovery of disturbing family revelations, Tansy takes refuge in the shop’s success.
But one man isn’t thrilled by the stream of customer’s hot-footing it to Cinderella’s Slippers… Actor Ivo Hawksley, resident of the cottage next to the shop, is troubled by a dark secret in his past and has come to Sticklepond to nurse his own broken heart. However, Ivo realises that he and Tansy have a link in their past and soon, they both find out how secrets shared can make a very strong bond indeed…
Forget the Jimmy Choos, Chocolate Shoes and Wedding Blues is the only accessory you need for spring 2012…
©2012 Trisha Ashley (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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Critic Reviews

Praise for Trisha Ashley:‘Trisha Ashley writes with remarkable wit and originality – one of the best writers around!’ Katie Fforde‘A lovely warm book, full of down-to-earth humour – and top tips on restoring a stately home!’ Sophie Kinsella‘Fresh and funny.’ Woman’s Own‘Packed with romance, chocolate and fun, this indulgent read is simply too delicious to put down.’ Closer
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Customer Reviews

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1 out of 5 stars
By Jan on 10-22-12

Don't waste your credit

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

It was boring cannot imagine who would enjoy it

What could Trisha Ashley have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Improve the story it is basically about a 92 year old who gives a running commentary to her grand niece about her life. The grand neice goes on and on about opening a bridal shoe shop in the old ladies shop.
The story just waffles going nowhere. I tried for three hours but just cannot listen to it.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Julia Rounthwaite?

Maybe Jane Collingwood this narrator reads the story in a way that you cannot distinguish between the characters apart from the old lady that character is portrayed slightly differently.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment I only purchased it two days ago and was really looking forward to starting a new book but instead it is just boring.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By myrthasg on 10-25-12

Sticklepond and its inhabitants.

Quite by chance I happened to read the 3 installments of STICKLEPOND, which is a small old town in a country setting north of London.
This one -Chocolate Shoes...- was the third book and as in the previous two books is a romantic story. It is a separate story only that takes place in Sticklepond and a few years after the first one (WINTERS TALE) and the characters of the other books are mentioned in passing. I thought it was endearing like the mention of old friends and how they were doing,

The actual story is the usual girl in her 30s with a struggling love life who goes back to her hometown to start over and be with her beloved old grandaunt....(can't say anything more) the plot and dialogs are simple but nice, funny at times, mostly pretty real, except the ending but as i always say if you read these books you are looking for nice happy endings .So all in all i would say ENJOYABLE! the three books are warm, romantic and the performance in all of them is very. very good !

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5 out of 5 stars
By lynn clough on 11-21-15

A real fairy tale

What made the experience of listening to Chocolate Shoes and Wedding Blues the most enjoyable?

I loved it. Yes its "chick lit" But there is more to the story than that would imply. When it finished I wanted more. I believed in the characters.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Chocolate Shoes and Wedding Blues?

The End

Which scene did you most enjoy?

So many, the one with the dog, the decorating, and so on I don't want to give anything away.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It make me laugh. I did not cry, I got very frustrated at times

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed this book and I am likely to listen again in a few months. Tricha Ashley is a good if querky story teller. Her tails are not predictable. they all have twists.

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3 out of 5 stars
By emma on 11-19-12

good book not so good narriting

i liked this book and the story is a warm and fluffy as with other titles from the same author but the voice reading it became quite annoying for me,it was ok untill the fake and quite bad accents started and continued on throughout the book,

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