ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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 86 Bloomberg Place:
ABOUT THE BOOK
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.
If you would like to read the first chapter, go HERE
The book link is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1589191048
I had never read a book by Melody Carlson before though I have heard tons of great stuff about her. So it was with great interest that I started this book. I was drawn into the book as Melody took me back and forth from each of the girl's viewpoints as they go about becoming roommates and finding how they all fit into 86 Bloomberg Place. It was interesting and I enjoyed it, but I must say... there is no resolution to this book at all. It is definitely the start of a series and it is all about the set up for future books in the series. As long as you are aware of that, it is very enjoyable, but the ending is very abrupt and then you are left wanting the next book in the series.
I do have a copy of this book to give away so post a comment telling me about a roommate you have had (good or bad) and leave your email address and I will enter you in the drawing - good luck!