Friday, February 6, 2009

A Mile in My Flip-Flops

A Mile in My Flip-Flops
by Melody Carlson

About the Book: Thirty something Gretchen Hanover is stuck. Seeking solace from a broken heart, she traded her wedding plans for home improvement shows and ice cream—but she knows she can’t live on Ben and Jerry’s forever. She also knows that her enthusiastic Lab puppy has outgrown her tiny apartment.

The perfect match for Gretchen dilapidated plans? She’ll become a first-time house-flipper. As ideas go, it’s daring and genius. She’ll take out a short-term loan, buy a fixer-upper, renovate it, resell it, and use the profit to buy an adorable house of her own. What could be easier?

But the house turns out to be in worse shape than she expected. Noah, her father’s young carpenter friend is handy with tools, but she’s not certain about the baggage he brings with him.

A whimsical look at color swatches, mismatched curtain rods and the building of a relationship, A Mile in My Flip-Flops reminds us that it takes faith to renovate the heart, as well as the home.

From Me: I absolutely loved this book! Melody Carlson writes fantastic chic-lit! It's a quick read, but not a cookie-cutter boring story-line, which is great! Defiantly put this on you're list of must-reads!