Thursday, June 30, 2011

Shoe Addicts Anonymous by Beth Harbison

The Blurb

Four different women. One common shoe size. And a shared lust for fabulous footwear.
Helene Zaharis’s politician husband keeps her on a tight leash and cancels her credit cards as a way of controlling her. Lorna Rafferty is up to her eyeballs in debt and can’t stop her addiction to eBay. Sandra Vanderslice, battling agoraphobia, pays her shoe bills by working as a phone-sex operator. And Jocelyn Bowen is a nanny for the family from hell (who barely knows a sole from a heel but who will do anything to get out of the house.)
On Tuesday nights, these women meet to trade shoes and, in the process, form friendships that will help them each triumph over their problems—-from secret pasts to blackmail, bankruptcy, and dating. Funny, emotional, and powerful, Shoe Addicts Anonymous is a perfect read for any woman who has ever struggled to find the perfect fit.

The Afterglow

What started as a way to fix her debt Lorna Rafferty created a group titled Shoe Addicts Anonymous. I only wish this could have happened in real life. Harbison has a way of bringing four women with major issues and making you laugh out loud and long for their friendship. These women bond in such an amazing way it's hard to not want to be them. Watch out Carrie Bradshaw because these women have a shoe addiction bigger than even hers.

I loved this book. I couldn't get enough. If I wasn't on such a time frame for her next novel I'd read it again. I loved the relationship/friendship between them all. I loved the light hearted flirty read perfect for summer. Overall I just loved Beth Harbisons work. It'll make you want to grab your friends and go out for cocktails.

I'm still in awe having just finished it and hope at least one other person picks up this book and enjoys it as I have.


  1. It does sound great! In my college days, I thought I needed each pair of shoes in two colors (ones that mesh with black and ones that mesh with brown). This novel would likely be therapeutic for me, even though I've long since cut up my credit cards. You never really lose that inkling to buy more shoes. :) Thanks, Jen!

  2. If you find shoes - or a bathing suit, actually - that work, get them in EVERY color! Because otherwise you will spend the rest of your life, and probably sixty times more, trying to find something close. Of course, I have a spending problem, so this might not be good advice for all.

    Thanks for the wonderful review!

  3. LOL, Beth! So true and yet so wrong! ;)

  4. Beth is amazing!!! At writing books, at tweeting, and then making a girl blush after leaving such a specatcular comment! Really fab!

  5. very interesting books, hmmm..i wonder how they things will be going for both of them. You really can't go off on something that is you really into like for instance in this story. Web Design Sheffield

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