Saturday, August 15, 2009

You Make Me Feel Like Dancing

Author: Allison Bottke
Publisher: David C. Cook
June 2009
ISBN: 978-1-434799-49-4
Genre: Inspirational/womens fiction

Susan Anderson owns and operates a hair salon in Las Vegas where she displays her collection of disco memorabilia that she accumulated back when Susan was one of the “beautiful people” on the New York disco scene.

Susan went west to become a professional dancer, but her short stature worked against her. But she met and married Michael, a man ten years her senior. Susan opened a hair salon, and she and Michael recently celebrated twenty-five years together.

But now, Michael is considered early retirement, and building his dream house. He wants Susan to give up her “little hobby.” Susan’s business is thriving and she harbors plans to expand in a major way. Michael’s news rocks Susan’s world and she is suddenly facing demons from the past and a struggling marriage. Will she be able to keep on dancing?

I’ve had the privilege of reading some of Ms. Bottke’s previous books, and fell in love with her voice. YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE DANCING is another winner. A woman, mentally stuck in the 80’s, to the point that she even wears clothing that was in style back then, and hunts down sources to buy make-up that was popular… Now, people flock to her salon to see her amazing collection.

I couldn’t help with fall in love with Susan, though I didn’t get much into the email relationships that she has with a few women – though that is, technically, the link that will tie this new series VaVaVa Boom together. I am looking forward to reading the other books in this wonderful series. Dance out to your local family bookstore and get your own copy. Discussion questions are included at the end of this book. $14.99. 400 pages.

Author Bio: Allison Bottke spent 17 years as a professional fund-raiser before her personal journey prompted her to create the best-selling God Allows U-Turns anthologies. Now a popular speaker and author of hip-lit fiction as well as nonfiction, Allison was one of the first plus-size models with the Wilhelmina agency. Today, she has created a place where fun, fashion, food, family, and faith merge to empower and inspire boomer women all around the world. That place is

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