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NEW 86 BLOOMBERG PLACE!


THREE WEDDINGS AND A BAR MITZVAH

86 Bloomberg Place: Book 4

Newly engaged Lelani has returned from Maui to Bloomberg Place and is trying to book her wedding date. Unfortunately there are scheduling conflicts for that same weekend.

For starters, Megan and Marcus have a family wedding commitment. Anna and Edmond have promised to attend his younger stepbrother's Bar Mitzvah and, to everyone's surprise, Kendall has just accepted her "Maui Man's" proposal of marriage and also wants to be wed on that first weekend in June.

Wedding madness ensues at 86 Bloomberg Place, yet at the same time friendships are being forged that will last a lifetime

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SPRING BROKE

With creditors hounding her and all her available cash going to make payments on her debt, Kendall's spendthrift lifestyle has finally caught up with her. To complicate matters, she's pregnant and not sure who the father is. Kendall needs help, but her roommates are caught up in problems of their own: Megan is trying to manage her crazy boss and remain true to her Christian principles. Lelani is still trying to work up the nerve to go home to Maui for a visit with her parents and her young daughter. And after a gaffe on her first job, Anna is trying to regain credibility in the workplace without relying too heavily on Edmund. So when Lelani's parents offer to host the girls in Hawaii, it sounds like the vacation everyone needs—and no one can afford. A really big garage sale is scheduled, but fraying tempers threaten the teamwork needed to pull it off. Will they finally turn to the One who can really help?

Available in the following formats:

Paperback book

Audio download: iTunes

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I HEART BLOOMBERG

[86 Bloomberg Place Series]

‘Three female housemates wanted to share luxurious four bedroom residence in upscale urban neighborhood.”

With this newspaper ad, Kendall launches her new life of independence. She has 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 to share the space and the rent. And, with any luck, she won’t have to go to work anytime soon.

And so the fun begins for Kendall, Anna, Lelani and Megan. Goodbye to overprotective parents, a house overflowing with toddlers and roommates from Hades.

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

David C. Cook

Available in the following formats:

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Audio download: iTunes

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"Melody offers chick lit readers a bouquet of colorful characters. Kendall and her Bloomberg roommates are guaranteed to brighten up your reading hours. Lovely!"
-Robin Jones Gunn, best-selling author of the Sisterchicks(r) novels and Peculiar Treasures

"I heart Bloomberg! The title fits this lovely, warm story of Megan, Lelani, Anna, and Kendall.Melody Carlson is amaster storyteller who deftly captures the heart and yearnings of young women. Readers will connect with the ladies of Bloomberg Place as they strive to find their place in this big world."
-Rachel Hauck, author of Sweet Caroline

"I heart bloomberg is a delightful story about four roommates renovating their home and their hearts. As the Bloomberg Girls weather the challenges of friendship together, they discover the joys of forgiveness and restoration."
-Melanie Dobson, author of Together for Good and Going for Broke

"I heart bloomberg reminds me of Friends, the TV show, minus the coarseness-a YaYa Sisterhood for my younger Christian generation. The wildly disparate characters compliment each other perfectly. I can't wait to see what else happens to them!"
-Camy Tang, author of Sushi for One?



LET THEM EAT FRUITCAKE

It’s the holiday season and all of the roommates are a little blue. Megan’s dealing with a ridiculous boss, and now her mom is leaving her alone for Christmas. Lelani can’t afford to fly home and isn’t sure she would be welcomed. Anna’s old boyfriend has sailed back into her life, just when she’s met a for-real ‘nice guy.’ And Kendall’s got a crush on a famous actor who might be the answer to her money woes if she could only convince him she’s the love of his life. Maybe a holiday party will cheer them up!

Available in the following formats:

Paperback book

Audio download: iTunes

Audio from Oasis Audio

"A winsome tale of friendship with a dash of holiday madness. Delightful!"
-Robin Jones Gunn, best-selling author of the Sisterchicks(r) novels and Peculiar Treasures

"This fun romp with the Bloomberg Place girls has it all-snappy dialogue, complex relationships, and a fantastically diverse cast of characters that kept me reading nonstop!"
-Camy Tang, author of Only Uni and Single Sashimi





A MILE IN MY FLIP-FLOPS

Thirty something Gretchen Hanover is stuck. Seeking solace from a broken heart, she traded her wedding plans for home improvement shows and ice cream—but she knows she can’t live on Ben and Jerry’s forever. She also knows that her enthusiastic Lab puppy has outgrown her tiny apartment.

The perfect match for Grechen’s dilapidated plans? She’ll become a first-time house-flipper. As ideas go, it’s daring and genius. She’ll take out a short-term loan, buy a fixer-upper, renovate it, resell it, and use the profit to buy an adorable house of her own. What could be easier?

But the house turns out to be in worse shape than she expected. Noah, her father’s young carpenter friend is handy with tools, but she’s not certain about the baggage he brings with him.

A whimsical look at color swatches, mismatched curtain rods and the building of a relationship, A Mile in My Flip-Flops reminds us that it takes faith to renovate the heart, as well as the home.

WaterBrook Press
Isbn: 1400073146
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THESE BOOTS WEREN'T MADE FOR WALKING

Willing to make the necessary sacrifices–even skipping the occasional latte–to ensure career success, 31-year-old Cassidy Cantrell "invests" in a chic pair of boots, certain they'll make a spectacular impression and help seal the deal on a long-anticipated promotion from her Seattle employer.

But the boots prove to be the high fashion edge of a life slump.

This sassy and hilarious novel leads readers on a romp through the wilds of relationships, romance, career, and spirituality, revealing that, while God's plans may look drastically different than our own, it'll always be a perfect fit.

WaterBrook Press
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Paperback book 978-1-4000-7313-9 Unabridged audio from Amazon/Audible Audio download: iTunes iPhone/iPod Touch from iTunes APP Store
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"Melody Carlson has crafted a brilliant, kick-up-your-heels, laugh-out-loud winner. Welcome to the Chick Lit side of the bookshelf, Sisterchick. Keep 'em coming!" –ROBIN JONES GUNN, best-selling author of the Sisterchicks novels and the Christy Miller series

Praise for Melody Carlson
"... any story by Carlson is worth encountering."
–BOOKLIST

"Melody Carlson's style is mature and bitingly funny, and her gift for connecting our heart to the character's plight also connects us to the complicated human condition and our need for one another."
–PATRICIA HICKMAN, best-selling author of Fallen Angels and Sandpebbles

"Melody Carlson never fails to drag us out of our Christian easy chairs and right into the coals of the confusing culture in which we all find ourselves. She never fails to reveal that place of compassion within each of us. Excellent."
–LISA SAMSON, author of The Church Ladies and Tiger Lillie

From Publishers Weekly
"...a fun specimen of Christian chick lit...introduc[ing] a charming new protagonist, Cassidy Cantrell...a terrifically likable character, and readers will enjoy following her exploits.