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 patch for Gretchen’s dilapidated plans? She’ll become a first-time house-flip
In any case I was very surprised by this book. I found myself rooting for this wo ...more
I liked Gretchen. I could see myself in her flip-flops - literally. I tend to get grandiose ideas, however I don't have as much follow through as she does. I can't even imagine going through purchasing a house on a whim to flip it. That's a little overwhelming to me... Even tho ...more
I really loved Noah. He has his own history, but he has learned from it and made changes in his life reflecting what he has learned. He was patient and knew how to handle Gretchen.
I also liked all the secondary characters also. They were all ver ...more
Gretchen Hanover, a 30ish, single who has just b ...more
I really like the concept of this book: love in a home renovation. My mum sister and I used to watch a lot of TLC shows together when I was in my pre-teen and teen years. We'd watch shows like Trading Spaces and While You Were Out and I definitely can understand Gretchen's initial attraction to remodeling a house.
Melody Carlson does a good job of getting into the head of the main character, which I enjoy. I do think it's unfortunate that her name is Gretchen. I'm no ...more
Gretchen's dad, in a bit of matchmaking, convinces her to hire his carpenter friend, Noah, to help the project along. P ...more
After the first chapter, I thought I could not get into the story. However, I was determined to
at least finish the book.
As I continued though, I became hooked on the story and couldn't put the book down.
There are many faucets of this story that have lessons for everyone. Love, Forgiveness, Faith,
I would probably read some of her other books, if they crossed my path.
She also writes many teen books, including the Diary of a Teenage Girl series, the TrueColors series, and the Carter House Girls series.
Melody was nominated for a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspi ...more