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Someone Else’s Shoes – by Jojo Moyes

With her signature humorous writing style, Jojo Moyes has a way of looking on the bright side of some of the most difficult situations. Someone Else’s Shoes explores just how one little mix-up can change everything.

Without notice, seriously wealthy Nisha is suddenly cut off by her arrogant husband; blocked at every turn from everything and everyone in her life. Struggling yet determined to reclaim her glamorous lifestyle, she has to learn to survive on her own without financial support, while quite literally- walking in someone else’s shoes.

Resigned to wearing the unflattering chain store shoes she finds in the knock-off bag that was lying by her locker at the gym, her first mission is to find her own bag.

On the other side, we have Sam who struggles daily to make ends meet. With an unemployed, depressed husband, a new chauvinistic boss, and a house, dog, and teenage daughter to care for, she seems to have hit an all-time low.

Utilize a gift from her daughter that’s about to expire, Sam attempts to enjoy her time at this unfamiliar gym. Her reverie is cut short by a colleague informing her that their meeting has been pushed up. Now, running late for the important appointment, Sam rushes to leave the gym and mistakenly picks up the wrong bag. With nothing else but the flops on her feet, she decides to wear the six-inch high Christian Louboutin red crocodile shoes that she finds inside the similar yet unfamiliar bag. The shoes are far from her usual style, but the reaction she receives from coworkers and prospective new clients, gives her a confidence she hasn’t felt in years.

As the confusion and anxiety builds, Jojo reveals the details of the characters’ parallel lives, with her unique storytelling style; exploring their struggles with a blend of warmth and humor. Eventually their paths cross and then the real fun begins, as they ‘make the most of second chances’.

Jojo Moyes is a novelist and journalist. Her books include the bestsellers Me Before YouAfter You and Still MeThe Girl You Left BehindThe One Plus One and her short story collection Paris for One and Other Stories. Her novels have been translated into forty-six languages, have hit the number one spot in twelve countries and have sold over fifty million copies worldwide. Learn more at