7/29/2009

Disco Diva

You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
VaVaVa Boom Series
Allison Bottke
2009
David C. Cook
Fiction/Christian/Women

Reviewed by Cindy Loven

Susan Anderson is the Disco Queen, the owner of the famous hair salon Disco Diva. However she is hiding, from her past. A past that was soon to catch up to her. Busy, busy, busy is the only way to
describe how Susan lives. Her salon is extremely successful, she is in love with her husband. She just never had opened up to him. He is nearing retirement and ready for his turn and a startling
announcement from him, concerning his retirement and plans for after retirement, drive a wedge between them.
Susan has a plan is in place to enlarge her existing salon, when a rich friend decides to find out what Susan's dreams are, and then she places into motion, a plan to make that dream come true. Thus the new Disco Diva Salon and DaySpa, The Disco Hall of Fame Museum, and the dancing and non alcoholic dinner club, are birthed and planned. Michael's retirement plans threaten all of this. Follow the story to find out how it is all resolved.
The entrance of a person from the past, brings Susan to a point of facing her past, and to a breakdown, her family and friends surround her with love and caring. Her healing process is slow and painful, but successful.
A wonderful ending to a lovely story, Allison Bottke, has brought us a book that will make us laugh, cry and bite our nails in anticipation of what will happen next. Get to know, Susan and Michael Anderson, Lily Peyton, Loretta, Tina, Ryan and Patricia in this heart stirring novel. A definite must read book!! The back of the book has discussion questions for a book club. 437 pages $14.99 US



Press Release


In Her Latest Novel, Queen of Boomer Lit Allison Bottke Offers Mature Women Contemporary Fiction with an Attitude!

Did you realize that there are over seventy-eight million baby boomers alive today? There has become a growing demand for women’s fiction that deals with age-appropriate issues in recent years. Out of the ever-increasing number of novelists that feature characters in their 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s, best-selling author Allison Bottke is a standout in the genre of “boomer lit”.

This summer, Allison will launch her new Va-Va-Va Boom series, published by David C Cook with You Make Me Feel Like Dancing.

About the book: Brought together in an online community known as Boomer Babes Rock, Susan, Patricia and Mary form a fast friendship, even though they live in different parts of the country and lead completely different lives. These vibrant, successful fiftysomethings share laughter, tears, and advice as they pop into one another’s’ lives via the Internet—and the airlines.

Susan owns and operates a hip hair salon on the Las Vegas strip, decorated with her collection of world-class disco memorabilia accumulated decades ago when she was one of the beautiful people on New York’s disco scene. She’s come a long way. Now happily married, Susan is known for her business savvy, her fabulous vintage ensembles, her faith, her big heart—and the impromptu disco dance numbers salon staff and clients join in when the spirit moves. If life is a dance, Susan’s mastered all the moves.

But an exciting business opportunity, a fiftieth birthday, and her husband’s impending retirement rock Susan’s world—now she’ll have to face down her past and reinvent her marriage if she wants to keep dancing.

Author Bio: Allison Bottke spent 17 years as a professional fund-raiser before her personal journey prompted her to create the best-selling God Allows U-Turns anthologies. Now a popular speaker and author of hip-lit fiction as well as nonfiction, Allison was one of the first plus-size models with the Wilhelmina agency. Today, she has created a place where fun, fashion, food, family, and faith merge to empower and inspire boomer women all around the world. That place is www.BoomerBabesRock.com.

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