Serendipity's Footsteps

Serendipity's Footsteps Suzanne Nelson
  • Title: Serendipity's Footsteps
  • Author: Suzanne Nelson
  • ISBN: 9780385392136
  • Page: 314
  • Format: Hardcover
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    About Suzanne Nelson


    1. When she was in kindergarten, Suzanne Nelson jotted down in a school keepsake album that she wanted to be a riter Though she clearly had issues with spelling, she persisted, composing cryptic poems about rainbows, fairies, mud, and even Star Wars in spiral notebooks all through elementary school When she was seventeen, she filled four journals with her handwritten first novel, titled The Dream Keeper To escape her chores, she often lied to her parents about what time her shift started at the local fast food joint so that she could spend an extra hour writing in the parking lot in her mom s faded Buick Her first published novel was The Sound of Munich, followed by Heart and Salsa, The Ghoul Next Door, Cake Pop Crush, and Dead in the Water She is a shameless fan of The Sound of Music, Hershey s kisses, Charlotte Bronte, and Jane Austen, and can often be caught daydreaming of romping about gothic castles in lovely Victorian gowns She was born in New Jersey, grew up in Southern California, attended college in Texas, and spent eight years as a children s book editor in New York City She now lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut with her family.


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    1. Nearly 4 stars A YA book of which the main theme is shoes Shoes with a story, shoes connected to the people who wear them The story about Sachsenhausen is well done It won t give young people sleepless nights but it tells just enough to realise the gravity of the camps I do keep seeing mountains of shoes in my mind s eye.I feel that the attention is on the first half of the book, the second half could have done with some detail.

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    2. Disclaimer I received this book as part of an ARC giveaway at a local indie bookstore This in no way affected my opinion of the book or the contents of this review.I try not to write rants any, when I m tasked with reviewing a book I m under no impression that my reviews are Serious Literary Critiques, but I do like to maintain at least some pretense of professionalism And besides, rants negate the possibility of rational discussion about a book, because the only possible to a ranting review is [...]

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    3. Depois da az fama das Festas e das correspondentes correrias para comprar a ltima prenda, para ultimar e organizar visitas e para voltar a deixar tudo na casa no seu respetivo lugar ap s o terramoto que na mesma ocorreu no fim de semana festivo, posso finalmente sentar me para p r em palavras aquilo que senti com a leitura do livro que me acompanhou at aos derradeiros minutos da v spera de Natal.Coincid ncia ou n o, Acasos felizes encaixou que nem uma luva no esp rito que deve reinar nesta poca [...]

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    4. One of the best historical fiction novels I have ever read The idea that a single pair of shoes could bring together so many people is astounding I finally figured out the order of the people so here it is Dayla, Robbie, Bea, left somewhere near Mexico, Daniel, Ray, Pinny, and back to where they belong with Dayla I think I loved Dayla s story the best because she went through the worst of all of our characters but in the end never lost her love for shoes She survived a concentration camp and hav [...]

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    5. I enjoyed this novel about three women and the shoes which connected them through distance and decades Dalya is a Jewish shoemaker s daughter in 1930s Berlin The only member of her family to survive the war, Dalya immigrated to the United States Pinney and Ray are living in an orphanage in Texas in 2013 With the help of shoes and each other, all three women overcome tragedy and despair This is a grown up fairy tale with an understandable use of magical thinking something we can all use a dose of [...]

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    6. Really liked this book.Loved how there was different points of view, in different years And for me the best part was when all the stories connected in the end I was not expecting what happened, but it was really good I liked it a lot.

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    7. This book held my interest from start to finish by peaking my interest as to how the author was able to develop a meaningful story out of the history of a single pair of shoes that spanned generations from 1939 to present day I loved the characterization and development of the personalities of Dalya, Pinny, and Ray as the story progressed.Nelson wove in very interesting historical facts into the novel that I was unaware of before, particularly the treatment of young Jewish refugees early in Worl [...]

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    8. This book was just what I needed I ve been in kind of a rut for a while I wasn t sure if I wanted to read this because the first review I read on gave it one star however, I decided to give it one chapter, and from there I was hooked It was a cute story with some interesting female leads who all face difficult circumstances I do feel like there could have been character development, but I do love how strong the characters were in the midst of tribulation Especially Dalya, whose story broke my h [...]

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    9. This such a beautiful book It was given to me by a great friend and I m happy to have been introduced to it The stories are so different and you find yourself racing to the end to understand how they all connect There is something in each character I felt I could identify with such an honest telling of youth, middle age and old age Read it Suzanne Nelson

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    10. A wonderful adventure in search of happiness, written in three voices Dalya, Ray and Pinny across time until life makes peace with them Lovely and magical shoes accompany and transform these women s lives A wonderfully inspiring story, well researched, with strong, yet sensitive characters whose authenticity is palpable Loved this book of an Author I had never read.Maria Carmo,Lisbon, 13 May 2016.

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    11. As soon as I started reading this book, I couldn t stop The only thing I regret is not reading it faster CURSE YOU SCHOOL AND THINGS THAT MAKE ME BUSY All in all, the author did an amazing job with the story, you learn about so many different people and get to see this beautiful story unravel before your eyes This was such a bittersweet book and I hope people read it.

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    12. Tr s vidas Tr s hist rias marcadas pelo sofrimento Tr s destinos alterados para sempre por um par de sapatos Dalya filha de um sapateiro e vive em Berlim, na d cada de 1930 Apesar de ter apenas 15 anos, sabe que o seu destino seguir as pisadas do pai e tornar se tamb m ela criadora de sapatos Mas quando Dalya levada para um campo de concentra o com a fam lia, a sua vida muda para sempre, e v se obrigada a deixar para tr s tudo aquilo que conhece bem como um lindo par de sapatos, o primeiro feito [...]

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    13. Estive na d vida entre um 3 ou um 4 mas gostei do final por isso dou 4

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    14. I won this hardcover in a giveaway This touching novel weaves together the stories of girls from different eras and a beautiful pair of shoes that finally brings them together.

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    15. This was a very lovely story

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    16. Loved the interconnected stories,the WWII historical aspect Never realized how interesting shoes could be, and what could be the story about a shoe on the street I want to find that perfect pair of shoes Five Kleenex book.

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    17. Several stories are woven together in this engaging title Although it takes a little while before readers can see how the various stories and characters are connected, eventually those connections make sense even though they play out across several decades Fifteen year old Dalya s life completely changes when the Nazis take her family to a concentration camp called Sachsenhausen She s the only family member to survive, and luckily, she finds sanctuary in New York even while conditions in Europe [...]

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    18. Peguei no livro, porque o t tulo cativou a minha aten o Ainda bem que o fiz.Tal como diz a inscri o, este um relato de acontecimentos fortuitos resultantes de ocasi es imprevistas uma narrativa repleta de casualidades, coincid ncias, voltas e reviravoltas que acabar o por mudar o rumo da vida de tr s mulheres, que se ir o entrela ar de forma surpreendente, com grandes li es.Pelo folhear das p ginas, e de forma alternada, vamos assistindo ao crescimento e desenvolvimento de Dalya v tima das for a [...]

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    19. My school library was handing out books for the young adult book club and thought I d be interested I this one It held my interest from page one There were some moments when you almost knew what was coming Just when I started to wonder why the book kept going back and forth between two stories, the author started to drop subtle clues that began to show a faint link between them Once I figured that out, and knew they would inevitably come full circle, i was still curious how she would do it and I [...]

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    20. Dalya, Ray, Pinny three vastly different girls born in three different times and places Three different stores, from Naxi occupied Berlin to modern day New York One pair of shoes intertwines these lives across the decades From the book jacket

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    21. A very worthwhile re read I think having to deal with getting new shoes lately has made this book that much interesting This book gives some powerful truths about the human spirit and perseverance all through shoes Well done.

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    22. I won this book from a giveaway, when I started this book, I didn t think I d like it, but as I went on it got and interesting There were different stories but in the end, it makes perfect sense Good book

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    23. I give this book 4.5 stars It has great elements of historical fiction The love the characters, their stories, and how their stories interconnect.

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    24. I loved this book so much and how it was about the shoes and it s story I got it as an ARC and loved it lots thanks Suzanne Nelson

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    25. This book is amazing I love how the different character s stories intertwine Definitely recommend Would be great for mother daughter book clubs

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    26. Serendipity s Footsteps by Suzanne NelsonSuzanne Nelson takes you on a journey that covers the past, Berlin 1940 s and present day, three women whose lives will intersect This book is about shoes, but so much , it is the journeys one takes in them and how our lives come together with these journeys She takes us on a fabulous journey that will make you forget your present day obligations and make you want to stay with the journeys of these women to see what is going to happen next How will she ev [...]

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    27. This is a 4.5 book for me, but for Young adults, I highly recommend it as a five star book I received this book from I have deep ties and have researched Nazi Germany, WWII and have often said why have fiction when there are so many many real stories to be told However, This book is so well researched, so well written that I loved it And I love it for the YA audience at least partly because of these factors I like her writing style, with a hint of young love, a dash of prose, and a deep deep hel [...]

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    28. I received my copy of Serendipity s Footsteps as a giveaway.Serendipity s Footsteps by Suzanne Nelson is a story about three young girls connected through shoes Shoes are a part of their past, present, and future Dalya, Ray, and Pinny are connected through time with the shoes that they insist on having Shoes are the keepers of secrets They hold pieces of history captive in their soles A tattered shoe that s been well worn and loved is a much happier sight than the unworn, forgotten shoes swallow [...]

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    29. I won this book through a First Reads giveaway It s has different interweaving narratives, but the main three focus on Dalya, Ray and Pinny and the role shoes have had in their lives I like the writing style and the story flows well.Dalya s story was really sad and I don t think I would ve survived what she went through I was happy that she lived and eventually found happiness, but getting there wasn t easy Ray is a loner with a rough past who just wants to escape her current situation and make [...]

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    30. Good read, background of Dalya being a cobbler s daughter in Nazi Germany, gives YA readers a good lesson in what it was really like Dalya had made herself a pair of beautiful, embroidered pink wedding shoes, that she had to leave behind when her family was arrested forced into a concentration camp Then we re off to Irving, Texas in 1996 young Ray Langston, who in a few short minutes becomes an orphan I won t tell you how, have to read enjoy the book, but 70 years later the shoes make their way [...]

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