Seven years ago, Annie Sayer abruptly broke off her relationship with Connor Emory. Angry and hurt, Connor has not returned to Candlewick Island, MA, or his family-owned Sea Bluff Inn. The death of his father, Bradford, leaves Connor in charge of the family empire.

In the last seven years, Annie transitioned from being a shy maid to a self-confident events coordinator. When Connor returns, he's both surprised and impressed. However, his bruised heart is unwilling to chance being damaged again. There is much Connor doesn't know about what happened seven years ago—can this determined New Age Cinderella make sure that this time the shoe fits?

Taking an old fable and giving it a modern-day edge makes IF THE SLIPPER FITS inviting and stirring. Elaine Fox's star-crossed lovers get a second chance in this new rendition. (May, 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith