Friday, September 07, 2007

Book Review ~ These Boots Weren't Made for Walking


"These Boots Weren't Made For Walking" by Melody Carlson.

I have been a Melody Carlson fan from way back. I love the way she writes. I love that her stories are realistic to the world we live in now, but always there is the principles of God and Christian living woven brilliantly into them. But I don't usually read chick lit. And that is the label that people were giving this book. So when it first came out I was hesitant but then bought it on holidays as an easier read while lounging around. Am I ever glad I did.

This is the story of Cassidy who thinks she's doing pretty good for herself in the big city. She's confident, has had a relationship for years with a Christian man, a great job at an ad agency and now she's got the perfect Valentino boots to help her land the big account. Paid for, of course on credit. But then piece by piece her perfect world falls apart around her, and with her self esteem in the pits she ends up on her mother's doorstep to sort out her life. But mom is not the same as she used to be and there are many adjustments for Cassidy to make.

I loved this book. It was the perfect read for summer. Easy, light, with tons of absolute laugh out loud moments. I can't remember the last time I laughed out loud in a book. I might not have been through quite everything she did in the story but I could so relate to so many of the feelings that Cassidy was experiencing that it just drew me right into the story wondering how she would deal with it all. But as is typical with all Melody Carlson's stories, there is always great lessons within the story. Lessons about trusting God and His plans. And how He doesn't always accomplish His work in us the way we think.

A wonderful fun read.

15 comments:

gail@more than a song said...

Sounds like fun! You do such good reviews Susanne and I apprecite it because it gives me new authors/books to check out. Don't think I've read anything by Carlson but I'm going to look...always new ones to get and I don't think there's ever enough time to read them all!

Lana G! said...

I am going to have to look this one up! Thanks for the review.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

I read this one in the last couple of months and really enjoyed it also! Melody Carlson was new to me, but I will definitely look for more of hers. I do love "chick-lit", so I knew I would like this one. I understand a lot of her other stuff is a bit heavier and a bunch of it geared to teens, but I still look forward to reading more of her stuff.

Great review! Happy Reading :)

Barb @ A Chelsea Morning said...

Yep. This is now officially on my Barnes & Noble shopping list! Sounds great.

Org Junkie said...

This books sounds so much like something I would really enjoy. I'm going to add it to my Chapters wish list!

Laura

dcrmom said...

Oooh! Thanks! Adding it to my list.

Susie said...

What a precious book cover! I would buy it for that alone. Looks fun, and now that you've reviewed it, I'll need to go get it.

Chris @ Come to the Table said...

I don't usually read much fiction. At this point in my life time does not allow it. Maybe when my two year old is a bit older, I will be able to enjoy some good books just for fun. But for now I read mostly for study and learning.
Thanks for sharing.

Tammy said...

Great review, Susanne!
Our church library is wonderful and gets in lots of newer books, so I'm going to keep an eye out for this!

Linda said...

I love your book reviews Susanne. This sounds like something I would enjoy. And I am always looking for new authors. Thanks so much for sharing this.
I love you saturday posts. The picture is magnificent and the scripture just makes my heart soar.
Have a great weekend Susanne.

Linda said...

I'm visiting you during a bout of insomnia. It's 1:18 a.m. Anyway, I went to the library to stock up again. Love your reviews.

Sandra said...

Will have to look this one up, sound interesting.

Chappyswife said...

Thanks for the review, Susanne. I haven't heard of this book, but will have to check it out.

Jenny in Ca said...

that sounds like a good read, I will have to go look for it, thanks for the tip.

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