"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.