Artsy teenager Francie Lanoo is smitten with two things in life: beautiful shoes and heartthrob Berkeley Mills, who she knows is definitely out of her league. After months of ogling him, she finally gains the confidence to befriend him. And when he–out of the blue–asks what her ideal shoe would look like, she embarks on a quest to find it … for him.
Low and behold, the stars align and Francie unexpectedly begins dating Berkeley. When he encourages her to accept an opportunity to study for a year in Italy, she ignores her gut instinct and agrees to it, reluctantly saying goodbye to both the love of her life and the only world she’s ever known.
Rather quickly, Francie grows accustomed to her newfound fast-paced lifestyle, and decides to attend college in New York where she continues to hunt for the ideal shoe style. And though Berkeley has chosen to attend college on the opposite side of the continent, Francie remains forever hopeful that their relationship will one day resume … because, after all, they are each other’s cat’s meow. But when sudden tragedy strikes, Francie plunges into a tailspin and abandons all pursuits of happiness.
As time passes, Francie begins to realize that her chase was about something far more meaningful than footwear. Now, only one question remains: is it too late to claim the coveted prize?
“”Fun, effervescent romantic comedy.” – Kirkus
“Nenson has an ability to create likable and bubbly characters.” – Foreward Reviews