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Charlie Glass's Slippers : A Very Modern Fairy Tale
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Charlie Glass's Slippers : A Very Modern Fairy Tale

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Charlie Glass's Slippers
Author(s): Holly McQueen

In this delightful, clever spin on Cinderella, Charlie Glass—a heroine as loveable as Cannie Shapiro and Bridget Jones—inherits her father’s shoe empire and snatches up a drop-dead-gorgeous, multi-millionaire Prince Charming. But is he truly the key to her happily ever after?

When Charlie’s beloved father, iconic shoe designer Elroy Glass, dies after a long illness, everyone expects that he’ll leave his business to his glamorous wife and eldest daughters. After all, they’ve been running the company for years. But Elroy surprises everyone from beyond the grave: at the will reading, it’s announced that his fashion empire has been left to Charlie, his youngest—and plumpest—daughter.

Before she can run the company, Charlie decides she needs to make a few changes in her life. After several weeks at a California boot camp, she returns to London a new woman: thinner, blonder, and ready to revitalize the Elroy Glass brand. But as she’ll soon discover, a good esthetician and a killer pair of stilettos can only go so far, and there’s more to reinvention—and running a fashion empire—than meets the eye.

Endlessly entertaining, surprising, and ultimately inspiring, Charlie Glass’s Slippers is a modern-day fairytale about finding your own magic and transforming yourself from within.

 “…a humorous and fast-paced read that will appeal to fans of classic chick lit a la Jane Green, Helen Fielding, or Sophie Kinsella.”
"McQueen's latest tale will delight readers with its Bridget Jones-esque heroine and fluffy plot, but there is also depth here as McQueen subtly critiques today's image-obsessed society."
“With a bit of whimsy, a bushel of laughs and just enough light-hearted intrigue, McQueen leaves readers hoping that dreams do come true. A modern Cinderella story with a fabulous twist.”
"This modern re-telling of the Cinderella story is great fun."
"Curl up with this novel for an afternoon of comfort reading."
"A romantic and funny battle-of-the-bulge read."
“Readers will delight in McQueen’s lovable cast, the dynamics of Grace’s escapist romance, Bella’s understated affection for Liam, and Polly’s emotional revelation.”
"An appealing heroine...readers will be cheering for Isabel to pull off a winning event against the odds. Those expecting standard chick lit fluff will be pleasantly surprised."
"Readers who miss Shopaholic's Rebecca Bloomwood can now cheer on Isabel."
"McQueen brings back the charmingly inept heroine [Isabel], for another bubbly misadventure. Isabel is a charming character whose wisecracks and personal evolution help her to stand out in the sea of airheaded urban fashionistas often found in the genre."
“Full of humor and spunk, this is a delightful installment in the misadventures of McQueen’s charmingly farcical character.”
"Engaging. As frivolous deckchair escapism…it certainly does the job."
"A marvellously funny debut."
"I quite fell in love with Isabel. Funny, charming and accident prone, she is a perfect heroine for today."

ISBN:  9781476727059