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If the Shoe Fits-A Meant To Be Novel

If the Shoe Fits-A Meant To Be Novel

Current price: $26.99
Publication Date: August 3rd, 2021
Hyperion Avenue
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Staff Reviews

A fun, sweet, and inclusive reimagining of Disney’s 1950 animated Cinderella film! Murphy’s emphasis on accepting oneself for who they are, and her careful inclusion of a variety of strong and supportive female relationships, was heartwarming and absolutely refreshing - especially since the narrative primarily takes place within the confines of a reality dating show. This story is perfect for anyone who enjoys a good re-written fairy tale, and I’m excited to see what the rest of the books in the series have to offer!

— Lucy

There simply aren’t enough words in my vocabulary to explain how beautifully Julie Murphy is able to craft such sweet stories. If the Shoe Fits is the Cinderella twist readers have been waiting decades for.

Hannah Oxley, Mystery to Me, Madison, WI
August 2021 Indie Next List

About the Author

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. Visit

Praise for If the Shoe Fits-A Meant To Be Novel

"If The Shoe Fits encompasses everything I love about rom-coms. I laughed, I swooned, I smiled. Another hit for Julie Murphy!"—Colleen Hoover, #1 New York Times best-selling author of Hopeless

"A refreshing take on the classic Cinderella story."

"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.”—Booklist

"In this charming and modern retelling of Cinderella, Murphy hits the mark again with a body-positive novel that makes everyone feel included."
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"Murphy’s adult debut is a binge-worthy modern take on Cinderella. Readers will love Cindy and Henry’s back-and-forth banter; when the duo find ruses to sneak away for some time alone with each other, hearts will melt."
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A GMA Buzz Book
An Amazon Book of the Month
An Apple Best Book of the Month
Indie Next Pick
#1 Library Reads Pick
A Popsugar Best Romance Book of Summer 2021
A Country Living Best New Book

"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, USA Today best-selling author of The Boyfriend Project

“[An] inventive Cinderella retelling, Murphy cleverly blends the conventions of fairy tales and reality TV to create an incisive commentary on both…readers interested in a smart exploration of the intersection of romance and reality TV will be overjoyed.”—Publishers Weekly

“An enchanting Cinderella-inspired story.”

“Forget the animated Cinderella! If the Shoe Fits brings a fresh, charming, and deeply empowering perspective to the classic fairy tale.”—Katharine McGee, New York Times best-selling author of American Royals