When Sole Mates Become Soul Mates

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Author Laurie Nenson blends shoe love, true love and the journey from teenhood to adulthood in a new young-adult novel.

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Life is about taking chances, expanding horizons, facing adversity, making sacrifices and moving forward.

The best way to discover what waits on the other side of a door is to open it and fearlessly strut through.

In “If Not 4 U and Some Shoes,” a coming-of-age romance adventure expressed through the eyes of a quirky shoe fanatic, author Laurie Nenson tells the story of naïve insecure Francie Lanoo who embarks on a quest to find the perfect shoe after heartthrob classmate Berkeley Mills makes a comment about her unique aqua-colored lace-up platforms.

The two “sole” mates soon become a pair of their own, facing challenges and the ever-growing distance that separates them when Francie moves away to pursue a career in fashion design.

The ongoing shoe hunt eventually morphs into something soul-searching and metaphoric, leading Francie to realize that by stepping out of her comfort zone, she opens herself up to a world of endless possibilities. At the same time, she recognizes that Berkeley is in the same situation, but in a world far away from hers.

“Life is about taking chances, expanding horizons, facing adversity, making sacrifices and moving forward,” Nenson said. “By agreeing to take that first step, Francie transforms into the person she’s meant to be and, along the way, discovers the key to love and happiness.”

For more information, visit http://www.ifnot4uandsomeshoes.com.

“If Not 4 U and Some Shoes”
By Laurie Nenson
ISBN: 978-1-4917-7019-1
Available in softcover and e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iUniverse

About the author
Laurie Nenson is an interior designer, artist and writer. She enjoys music, photography, and art collecting. She also enjoys participating in philanthropic endeavors, including the design of her local Dress for Success, which garnered her the 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Nenson has also published a middle-grade novel, “The Anemara Orchid,” which features her original artwork. She is married, has two sons and divides her time between Regina, Canada, and Scottsdale, Ariz.


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