Monday, June 9, 2008

Blog Tour: 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 begins her 86 Bloomberg Place series with I Heart Bloomberg.


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. As 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.

If you would like to read the first chapter, go HERE


Anyone who thinks "chick lit" is a mindless pursuit will set aside that assumption after reading i heart bloomberg. The challenges these girls face in living away from home for the first time are heightened by the interpersonal drama inherent among 4 vastly different personalities and complicated by the outrageous expectations and shenanigans behavior of the gal who owns the house and collects their rent. The angst of girl politics is certainly not confined to the schoolyard! Along the way, the girls learn valuable lessons about doing the right thing, friendship, forgiveness, living out one's faith, and unconditional caring. While I am (thankfully!) many years beyond this stage in my life, this book would be a great tool to utilize in initiating discussion with high school and college girls, preparing them for the new world of living with roommates.


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