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This is a story about an unlikely friendship.  The main characters come from different worlds, life stages, and backgrounds.  But how the innocent mix-up leads to this enduring and endearing friendship is quite a tale.

I really enjoyed this book.  There were elements of great sadness, dealing specifically with a marriage deteriorating because of mental health issues. There were elements of triumph, specifically of middle-aged women claiming their power.

The secondary characters are also excellent--in fact, I would like more of their stories! (Didja hear that Jojo Moyes!!!)

From the publisher:
A story of mix-ups, mess-ups and making the most of second chances, this is the new novel from international sensation Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before You and The Giver of Stars

Who are you when you are forced to walk in someone else's shoes?

Nisha Cantor lives the globetrotting life of the seriously wealthy, until her husband announces a divorce and cuts her off. Nisha is determined to hang onto her glamorous life. But in the meantime, she must scramble to cope—she doesn’t even have the shoes she was, until a moment ago, standing in.

That’s because Sam Kemp—in the bleakest point of her life—has accidentally taken Nisha’s gym bag. But Sam hardly has time to worry about a lost gym bag—she’s struggling to keep herself and her family afloat. When she tries on Nisha’s six-inch high Christian Louboutin red crocodile shoes, the resulting jolt of confidence makes her realize something must change—and that thing is herself.

Full of Jojo Moyes’ signature humor, brilliant storytelling, and warmth, Someone Else’s Shoes is a story about how just one little thing can suddenly change everything.

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