• If the Shoe Fits

  • A Meant to Be Novel
  • By: Julie Murphy
  • Narrated by: Jen Ponton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (615 ratings)

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If the Shoe Fits

By: Julie Murphy
Narrated by: Jen Ponton
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Publisher's Summary

"If the Shoe Fits encompasses everything I love about rom-coms. I laughed, I swooned, I smiled. Another hit for Julie Murphy!" (Colleen Hoover, number one New York Times best-selling author of Hopeless

If the shoe doesn’t fit, maybe it’s time to design your own.

Cindy loves shoes. A well-placed bow or a chic stacked heel is her form of self-expression. As a fashion-obsessed plus-size woman, she can never find designer clothes that work on her body, but a special pair of shoes always fits just right. 

With a shiny new design degree but no job in sight, Cindy moves back in with her stepmother, Erica Tremaine, the executive producer of the world’s biggest dating reality show. When a contestant on Before Midnight bows out at the last minute, Cindy is thrust into the spotlight. Showcasing her killer shoe collection on network TV seems like a great way to jump-start her career. And, while she’s at it, why not go on a few lavish dates with an eligible suitor? 

But being the first and only fat contestant on Before Midnight turns her into a viral sensation - and a body-positivity icon - overnight. Even harder to believe? She can actually see herself falling for this Prince Charming. To make it to the end, despite the fans, the haters, and a house full of fellow contestants she’s not sure she can trust, Cindy will have to take a leap of faith and hope her heels - and her heart - don’t break in the process. 

Best-selling author Julie Murphy’s reimagining of a beloved fairy tale is an enchanting story of self-love and believing in the happy ending each and every one of us deserves.

©2021 Julie Murphy (P)2021 Hyperion Avenue

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Light, fun and worthy of a day dream

Hard to listen to this story without smiling. Listened in the car, during Saturday cleaning and Sunday errands. Definitely worthy of a credit!

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  • 08-13-21

Best book I’ve listened to in a long time!

I loved this story. It’s so refreshing to listen to something that isn’t all cishet straight-sized people. 10/10 totally recommend!

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glad to see more books about plus size girls!

at first I struggled to get into the book and I think it wasn't so much the story as it was the narrator. the story was great this was the first book of this author I had ever listened to and after sticking with it I would probably listen to another one!!

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Delightful

Julie Murphy knocks this one out of the park with a reimagining of a classic tale. Cindy is a fully-formed character and completely relatable.

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Perfection

I live for these type of books! Julie Murphy knocks it out of the park once again. I hope this one gets made into a movie because I feel like it would become my favorite movie ever. Henry and Cindy are both so dang likable. The entire story flows so well and I love happily ever afters! The narrator has a great story telling voice too. Well done all around.
Get. This. Book!

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Cute!

I thoroughly loved this book! Is it your typical rom-com? Of course. But who doesn't love cheesy romances?
I found the plot fun and entertaining. Also, a plus size main female character who is confident in her appearance? Yes please! I also appreciate that the male lead took interest in her right away, rather than the tired trope of "her needing to change herself to get the guy" or "him finally seeing she's more than just the fat girl". Gag. Henry likes Cindy BECAUSE of who she WAS and not "in spite" of her size. It was refreshing.
Another thing I enjoyed was the portrayal of the step family. Sure, this is a Cinderella-esqe story, but at the same time, it wasn't. There was no stereotypical masquerade ball where the male lead has no idea who she is and no evil step family who try to prevent Cinderella's happily ever after. I actually really enjoyed that the step mother and sisters weren't the nasty antagonists that they usually protray. Instead, they were humans doing they best they could to be a good family for eachother and do the best they could with the cards they were dealt.
All in all, I loved this book and will definitely have to revisit it again.

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FINALLY!

Omg. This novel is everything I ever want to read when it comes to romance! A realistic main character, an adorable meet cute, a genuine connection between two people, intriguing back stories, a consistently interesting premise, a fairly believable plot, great supporting characters, a fantastic narrator, and a world I want to read more about. Oh, and a beautiful representation of a normal, plus-size human being that didn’t make me feel badly for relating to her.

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Fun Cinderella retelling

I was surprised at how much I loved this book. it made me feel for the main character and fall in love with her. Just the right amount of expected Cinderella story and new plot to keep you entertained. The main character was plus size, but always embraced with love instead of judgement (at least from people who matter).

Reader was a little slow and a bit too breathy for me in the beginning, but upping the pace made it better.

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Love the twist !!

I loved the modernized version of the Cinderella story. Great characters and great happy ending!!

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Not usually a fan of fairytales and love stories but this one was really good!

I’m usually more of a horror lover and not usually into romance or fairytales but this one is really good!

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  • 10-06-21

Great twist

Narrator has a lovely voice. Great twist on a classic with some fab twists I didn't see coming. So much representation too. Cindy is such a sweet character.

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  • Ellie Newman
  • 08-11-21

hooked!

I loved this book. Although at times the storyline was a little predictable I was hooked. Love Cindy's character. Great modern twist. Can't wait for more books!