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You Make Me Feel Like Dancing: A Novel

2 Ratings: 3.0
A Va Va Va Boom Series novel by Allison Bottke

 Successful fifty-something, 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. … see full wiki

Author: Allison Bottke
Genre: Christian Fiction
Publisher: David C. Cook
Date Published: June 2009
1 review about You Make Me Feel Like Dancing: A Novel

First in Va Va Va Boom series sets the stage for success

  • Jun 16, 2009

You Make Me Feel Like Dancing by Allison Bottke is the first in the Va Va Va Boom series about a set of Baby Boomer girlfriends. This story stars Susan Anderson who has built a life she loves in Las Vegas. As the owner of Disco Diva salons, she collects disco-era memorabilia and dresses the part in vintage designer clothing. Her marriage to Michael isn't going quite as well. After years of working opposite shifts, they discover that their dreams for their future are completely different. He's ready to retire and build them a mansion in the desert after selling off many of her treasures. Susan wants to expand her salon to showcase her collection and continue ministering to the young women who frequent her beautician's chair. The two dreams collide when a blast from Susan's past shatters her future, and they both have to decide where to go from here. I had a hard time getting into this novel at first, but once Susan started expanding her vision, the story really took off. The various themes of forgiveness, letting go of the past, and communication were entwined with the story without ever being preachy. I especially loved Susan's sacrificial stance of submission to her husband. The only complaint I have with the book is that the series aspect seemed tacked on. The only other Boomer girl we meet is Pat, and it's a brief, forgettable appearance. The portions tying this book into a series could be removed without affecting this terrific story. Don't let that stop you from reading this fun and fantastic book. The solid themes of friendship and faith mixed with disco music make this a book that's hard to put down.

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