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You Make Me Feel Like Dancing: A Novel

3.42  ·  Rating Details ·  24 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Susan Anderson 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
Paperback, 448 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by David C. Cook
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May 30, 2009 Ruth rated it really liked it
Do you remember the 1970's? Disco? Studio 54? If so, this book was written for you, a Baby Boommer. Susan owns a 1970's disco themed high-end beauty salon in Las Vegas. She wears '70s clothes, has '70s furnishings in her house and has two storage units filled in disco and '70s memorabilia. She has always dreamed of opening a disco museum. She is married to Michael, a steady, responsible man who has been head of maintenance at a major casino for over thirty years. She is 50, he is 60. When she is ...more
Aug 11, 2009 Betty rated it really liked it
Should be 4 1/2 stars
This book did make me feel like dancing! Lively, full of life and living both with a bad past and a sunny future. Allison Bottke is a Christian author who certainly knows how to draw the reader into the story. Her VaVaVa Boom series revolves around the Baby Boomers putting to rest the image of mid-life leading to old age, boredom, and empty nest syndrome. These Boomer Babes live vibrant, fascinating lives, hip and professional, and share their style of living and positive ou
Sep 02, 2009 Cindy rated it really liked it

You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
VaVaVa Boom Series
Allison Bottke
David C. Cook

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
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Jun 16, 2009 Clockstein Lockstein rated it really liked it

You Make Me Feel Like Dancing by Allison Bottke is the first in the Va Va Va Boom series about a set of Baby Boomer girlfriends. This story stars Susan Anderson who has built a life she loves in Las Vegas. As the owner of Disco Diva salons, she collects disco-era memorabilia and dresses the part in vintage designer clothing. Her marriage to Michael isn't going quite as well. After years of working opposite shifts, they discover that their dreams for their future are completely different. He's re
Jul 09, 2009 Cheryl rated it liked it

Michael and Susan have been happily married for many, many years. They live in Las Vegas. Susan is the proud owner of the Disco Diva, a hair salon. She has lots of loves like her collectibles, her friends...The Boomer Babes Rock Group, which is comprised of Patricia Davies, Mary Johnson, Lisa Taylor, Linda Jones, and Sharon Wilson, and her husband but her top love will always be her shop.

As much as Michael is proud of his wife, he is ready to retire and her wants Susan there by his side. He has
Aug 30, 2009 Janna rated it liked it
I like a good chick-lit book and Allison Bottke's new book is touted as boomer-lit because it is about the baby boomer generation ladies. This is the first of three books in the series and it should be an entertaining series. In this first book we meet Susan and her husband and friends. Susan is known as the Disco Diva and lives and works in Las Vegas as a hair dresser at her own shop. She lives for the 70's and all things 70's. The more memorablia the better! She loves it all - the fashions, th ...more
Jul 07, 2009 Janet rated it really liked it
You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" is a story about the beautiful and talented, Susan Anderson. She is owner and stylist at a top notch hair salon on the Las Vegas strip. Susan loves to dance and especially loves Disco. Her salon is decked out with her growing collection of world-class disco memorabilia that she has collected for decades.

The love of her life has just shared a long time secret with her and it takes her for a flip. What is she going to do now? When the heat gets turned up in her life,
Aug 09, 2009 Wyndy rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. Well written with some twists and turns that were surprising. The setting of Las Vegas was up-to-date and the visual descriptions perfect. Since I am a boomer myself, I could empathisize with some of the heroine's (Susan) thought processes, ideas, and experiences. Christian without being preachy. It should be a very interesting series. The series will be about Susan and her on-lines friends. A very close knit group that cares deeply about each other and their problems and su ...more
Suzanne Tiller
Sep 24, 2013 Suzanne Tiller rated it liked it
I got this book as a gift because I am a child of the "70"s, love hair and make up. I really enjoyed this book. In fact there were a lot of references about studio 54. I was never there But remember hearing about it, I was so intrigued I had to google studio 54. I had so much fun looking at all this it really made the book come alive. I was a bit surprised the this was a Christian book, that did not offended me I was just surprised. I really enjoyed this book it was entertaining and heartwarming ...more
Jan 22, 2011 Josephine rated it it was ok
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It was an enjoyable read from a different perspective. I don’t always read books about middle-aged folks. Among those I remember is A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon and that was somewhat hilarious. This book somehow only managed to get one chuckle out of me. The rest of the time was purely a relaxing read. It’s also a great opportunity for me to discover more about the disco era during the 70s and 80s!
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Aug 10, 2015 Lisa Morrow rated it it was amazing
Loved this book!! If you're a disco freak and stuck in the 70's, you'll love this book!
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