Monday, June 09, 2008

Book: I Heart Bloomberg

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

I Heart Bloomberg

David C. Cook (April 1, 2008)


Melody Carlson


Melody Carlson is the best-selling author of more than 100 books for adults, children, and teens, including three of her latest, These Boots Weren't Made For Walking, A Mile In My Flip-Flops, and Mixed Bags. She and her husband, the parents of two grown sons, make their home near the Cascade Mountains in Central Oregon. Melody is a full-time writer as well as an avid gardener, biker, skier, and hiker.

Favorite Bible verse: John 3:16 - "For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life." It’s the “whosoever” part that gets me. That’s who I write for – “whosoever” and to me that means everyone and anyone.

Carlson, author of more than 100 books, begins her 86 Bloomberg Place series with I Heart Bloomberg that functions mostly to set up future storylines. Three women rent rooms at 86Bloomberg Place:


Kendall's managed to wrangle her grandmother's house-free and clear-except for the rules. No male roommates. But that's ok, with the right ad she'll pull in some girls, their rent and if she's lucky, she won't have to go to work any time soon.

For their part, Anna, Lelani, and Megan all have their reasons for wanting to move in: Anna has got to get out from under her overprotective parents; Lelani can't take another day in her aunt's tiny crackerbox house overflowing with toddlers and Megan needs a place free of her current roommate from Hades.

Though they come with assorted extra baggage filled with broken hearts and dreams, they will discover they also have a vast array of hidden strengths. And they struggle to become the women they want to be, they'll find new hope and maybe even Kendall will learn a thing or two about life, love and the true meaning of friendship.


Okay, so I knew I had to post about this book and I hadn't read it yet... I picked it up this morning and was done by early afternoon (and yes, I have a toddler to take care of!). I'm glad this book is only the beginning of a series because I feel like I've just barely gotten to know the girls, Kendall, Megan, Leilani, and Anna. Telling each of their stories in one book wasn't long enough. But this book is mostly about the struggles they have fitting into Kendall's house... especially when Kendall isn't so sure she wants them there after all!

Melody Carlson has written a cute quick read of a book, but it's not without depth. The girls truly do have some issues and I'm curious to see how they work themselves out.

I've also read "These Boots Weren't Made For Walking" and recommend it if you're in the mood for another semi-light read!

If you would like to read the first chapter of I Heart Bloomberg, go HERE

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