Thursday, January 28, 2010

You Make Me Feel Like Dancing by Allison Bottke

If you like American soap operas, you’ll love this book. It has all the same elements – beautiful people, most of them with lots of money, famous nightclubs and restaurants, frequent mention of Hollywood and “Haute Couture,” and of course the ever-present love interests and drama that goes along with them.

The book is thicker than it needed to be and could have used a good edit, but it’s fairly fast paced and doesn’t take long to read, nor does it take much thought as you go. It could be described as a fun romp in a world most of us won’t ever experience - through the eyes of a "Boomer" woman who is stuck in and obsessed with the 70's.

From the publisher -

Where Life Is a Dance and Disco Is a State of Mind
In Her Latest Novel, Queen of Boomer Lit Allison Bottke
Offers Mature Women Contemporary Fiction with an Attitude!

In You Make Me Feel Like Dancing, the first book in the Va-Va-Va Boom series, Susan Anderson owns and operates a hip hair salon on the Las Vegas strip, decorated with her collection of disco memorabilia accumulated decades ago when she was one of the beautiful people on New York’s disco scene. Now happily married, Susan is known for her business savvy, her fabulous vintage ensembles, her faith, her big heart—and the impromptu disco dance numbers salon staff and clients join in when the spirit moves. If life is a dance, Susan’s mastered all the moves.

But an exciting business opportunity, her husband’s impending retirement, and her fiftieth birthday rock her world, shaking Susan’s foundation and revealing regrets and painful memories she thought she’d dealt with. Will Susan be able to face her past, reinvent her marriage, launch a new dream . . . and keep on dancing?

You Make Me Feel Like Dancing by Allison Bottke
David C Cook/June 2009/ISBN: 978-1-434799-49-4/437 pages/softcover/$14.99 ~

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