A Mile in My Flip-Flops: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Random House LLC, Jun 23, 2010 - Fiction - 336 pages
59 Reviews
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-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 for an adorable house of her own. What could be easier?

But Gretchen’s plans to flip quickly flop when the house turns out to be in worse shape than she expected. She is relying on her retired contractor-father, but he wants to draw in his carpenter friend Noah Campbell. And although Noah is handy with tools, Gretchen isn’t so sure about the baggage he brings with him. Will she be able to loosen her grip on the tools when it seems Noah may be her only help?

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


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The fast ending was a bit too predictable. - Goodreads
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I knew going into this that it would be a light read, and I enjoyed it a little more than I thought I would. But the rating dropped as I neared the end of the book and saw how rushed and forced the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Linda - Goodreads

I thought it was good. The ending was a little unrealistic but I understand what they were trying to get at. Basically leave it up to God. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
13
Section 3
24
Section 4
43
Section 5
51
Section 6
63
Section 7
72
Section 8
87
Section 16
177
Section 17
187
Section 18
200
Section 19
213
Section 20
224
Section 21
241
Section 22
254
Section 23
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
131
Section 13
142
Section 14
155
Section 15
165
Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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About the author (2010)

Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of more than 200 books for adults, children, and teens, including Finding Alice, Crystal Lies, On This Day, These Boots Weren’t Made for Walking, and the Notes from a Spinning Planet series. Melody has two grown sons and lives in central Oregon with her husband and her chocolate lab retriever. A full-time writer, she enjoys skiing, gardening, camping, and biking in the beautiful Cascade Mountains.


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