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I Heart Bloomberg [Paperback]

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Item Specifications...

Pages   292
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.25" Width: 5.59" Height: 0.78"
Weight:   0.8 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2008
Publisher   David C. Cook
ISBN  1589191048  
EAN  9781589191044  

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Item Description...
When Kendall manages to wrangle her grandmother's house, she finds three roommates--Anna, Lelani, and Megan--who each have their reasons for wanting to move in, but as they struggle to become the women they want to be, they will find new hope. Original.

Publishers Description

Kendall's managed to wrangle her grandmother's house--free and clear--except for the rules. No male roommates. But that's ok, with the right ad she'll pull in some girls, their rent and if she's lucky, she won't have to go to work any time soon.

For their part, Anna, Lelani, and Megan all have their reasons for wanting to move in: Anna has got to get out from under her overprotective parents; Lelani can't take another day in her aunt's tiny crackerbox house overflowing with toddlers and Megan needs a place free of her current roommate from Hades. Though they come with assorted extra baggage filled with broken hearts and dreams, they will discover they also have a vast array of hidden strengths.

As they struggle to become the women they want to be, they'll find new hope and maybe even Kendall will learn a thing or two about life, love and the true meaning of friendship.

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More About Melody Carlson

Melody Carlson Melody Carlson has published more than 90 books for children, teens, and adults with sales totaling more than 2 million. Several of her books have been the winners of various writing awards. Her Diary of a Teenage Girl series has received great reviews and overwhelming fan mail. Melody has two grown sons and lives in Central Oregon with her husband. They enjoy skiing, hiking, gardening, camping, and biking in the beautiful Cascade Mountains ."

Melody Carlson currently resides in the state of Oregon.

Melody Carlson has published or released items in the following series...
  1. 86 Bloomberg Place
  2. Carter House Girls
  3. Dating Games
  4. Dear Daphne Novels
  5. Diary of a Teenage Girl: Caitlin
  6. Diary of a Teenage Girl: Chloe
  7. Diary of a Teenage Girl: Kim
  8. Diary of a Teenage Girl: Maya
  9. Faithgirlz / Girls of Harbor View
  10. Faithgirlz! Girls of 622 Harbor View
  11. Follow Your Heart
  12. Four Lindas
  13. Inn at Shining Waters
  14. Life at Kingston High
  15. LifeChange
  16. Love Finds You
  17. Notes from a Spinning Planet
  18. On the Runway
  19. Secret Life of Samantha McGregor
  20. Storytellers' Collection
  21. TrueColors
  22. Words from the Rock

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Can't wait for more books  Jun 25, 2008
When I got the book in the mail, I opened it up and was just going to give it a cursory glance before putting it down to read later. I could not do that. In fact I could not go to bed that night until I finished the book. Thankfully I finished it by 2am so I was able to get a little bit of sleep before getting up for work later that morning.

To say I relate to this book is a mild understatement. I've had good roommates and I've had bad roommates. Thankfully I've never had a roommate that was as self-absorbed as Kendall is. You will find yourself frustrated at her actions while hoping that she finds the change she so desperately needs.

Carlson's use of what I have recently found is called Deep Point of View is captivating, making one feel like she is in the middle of the action - watching as Megan is ripping up carpet, or as Anna is dealing with a charming co-worker, or Lelani is dealing with family. All four characters are well developed - their actions true to their personalities and backgrounds. The setting is fun and the light hints of romance are engaging. Each character gets her chance to tell her story during the course of the novel.

The second book, Let Them Eat Fruitcake, comes out in September. Is it September yet?

Fun and light with a smidgen of soap opera  Jun 23, 2008

-A fun read with interesting enough characters and premise.

-I especially found the Megan and Anna characters to be especially well-portrayed and realistic.


-A little too much high-end product placement for my taste (Prada purses, Nordstrom shopping trips, etc.)

-The author tends not to use "show, don't tell"--I think it would have been interesting to see more action and little nuances than to have the author state everything.

-Sometimes this book comes off as a soap opera. At one point, Lelani's uncle by marriage comes onto her in a way that is random and schlocky.
Lelani's "big secret" is played out in similar fashion.

-Kendall is a completely stereotypical blonde "Barbie doll" lazy rich girl with few redeeming qualities.

-The Christian element is barely there, which was kind of disappointing for me, although the book is generally fairly clean.

Overall, not flawless but far from awful. Light, fluffy, and a slight touch of melodrama.
fun 4 girls :)  Jun 16, 2008
This is a light-hearted book that is a quick read. It seems to be mainly introducing the characters who we will get to know better in three more books following later this year and next year. I enjoyed many of the characters and look forward to finding out more about them. It reminded me of my college days and my first roommate!!
Drama-Light, Good Beach Read  Jun 10, 2008

Each character brings a pile of baggage and a box or two of issues as the Bloomberg series begins. Kendall, Megan, Lelani and Anna are strangers who become new intimates. Toes are stepped on, space is invaded and renovation occurs within each character before the book ends. However, there is much room for future character development as the obvious and not so obvious issues barely began to unpack in book one. There are several chick-lit style scenarios, girlfriend bonding, job shuffling and guy stuff, but the story is told in 3rd person POV through the four different female characters. Because of the style, chick-lit lovers may find it less than satisfying because there is limited intimacy. Fans of Yada-Yada books may enjoy the multi-character format, but there is a limited amount of God talk. It was a quick and enjoyable read, perfect if you want a light serving of drama.
First in series delightful read  Jun 10, 2008
I Heart Bloomberg by Melody Carlson is the first book in the 85 Bloomberg Place series. Kendall Weis has a great plan: she will rent out the home her grandmother has given her to three roommates and live off of the income insuring she won't have to get a job and can continue to support her designer clothes habit. But when Megan, Leilani, and Anna see the place, it's not quite the luxurious upscale home Kendall advertised. The four women renegotiate the contract leaving Kendall frustrated and angry at the reduction in income and the remodeling her new roomies plan on making. Carlson is a fantastic writer of Christian chick lit, and this book is another fab example. Megan is recovering from the death of her father, Leilani from a bad relationship resulting in pregnancy, Anna's trying to break free from her mother's stranglehold, and Kendall is devastated after her parents abandon her. Each woman is trying to mend a wounded heart and hoping that this house will be the cure. The women are interesting and multi-dimensional (even selfish Kendall). The groundwork has been laid for suspense, with several young women disappearing in the area, and romance in future books. There are so many different plotlines running through this book, I don't know how Carlson will wrap them all up in just four books, but I know that this writer can handle it with aplomb. I hope the series goes longer than four books; these are characters I will enjoy reading about as they mature again and again.

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