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Third Place Books is proud to welcome New York Times bestselling writer Julie Murphy for the launch of her first novel for adults, If the Shoe Fits: A Meant to be Novel. She'll be joined in conversation by Natasha Polis—talent manager, plus-size fashion creator, influencer, and YouTuber at @tashapolis.
About If The Shoe Fits. . .
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 plus-size 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.
Praise for If The Shoe Fits. . .
"If The Shoe Fits encompasses everything I love about rom-coms. I laughed, I swooned, I smiled. Another hit for Julie Murphy!"
―Colleen Hoover, author of Hopeless
"In Murphy's breezy and fun rom-com, there's enough of Cinderella in the story to be charming, yet overall it sparkles like an exciting new tale. indy is immensely lovable, and readers will root for all her dreams to come true. Murphy brings the wit, sensitivity, and imagination that has made her a YA star to the start of her adult romance Meant to Be series.”
"If the Shoe Fits is so much more than a modern retelling of a classic tale. It’s a swoon-worthy slow burn romance that’s filled with heart and humor."
―Farrah Rochon, author of The Boyfriend Project
Julie Murphy is the New York Times best-selling author of several books, including Dumplin’, now a Netflix original movie starring Jennifer Aniston. She lives in North Texas with her husband, dog, and cats.
Natasha Polis is a full-time Talent Manager by day, a Lifestyle Influencer by night, and Professional Fangirl on the weekends. She started out loving media and wanting to voice her opinions on the matter which lead to working on an entertainment site right out of high school in LA. From there she took to online video and developed her own personal brand in 2013 on YouTube where she shared her love of reading and pop culture with a like-minded audience. She now spends her time working full time for a fashion brand in Influencer Marketing.
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