The Boots My Mother Gave Me

The Boots My Mother Gave Me

by Brooklyn James


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461054399
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/28/2010
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Brooklyn James is an author/singer/songwriter inspired by life in the Live Music Capital of Austin, Texas. Her first novel, The Boots My Mother Gave Me, has an original music soundtrack and was chosen as a Quarter Finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards. This book has ranked in Kindle's Top 100 Coming of Age and Women's Fiction.

When she is not writing books, she can be found playing live music around Austin as part of an acoustic duo. Brooklyn has been in a Weezer video, met Harry Connick Jr. as an extra on the set of When Angels Sing, and she was Mira Sorvino's stand-in on Jerry Bruckheimer's Trooper pilot for TNT. She most enjoys being a wife and mother, reading, dancing, working out, and a good glass of kombucha.

Brooklyn holds an M.A. in Communication, and a B.S. in both Nursing and Animal Science. Her nursing career has seen specialties in the areas of Intensive Care and Postpartum. She serves as a Guest Speaker with a focus on awareness and prevention of Domestic Violence and Suicide.

Find her at or You can also find her music on Amazon, iTunes, CDBaby, YouTube, and Pandora.

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EditorMuse More than 1 year ago
Not since Margaret Mitchell's Scarlett O' Hara have we seen a literary female of such strength, vitality, vulnerability, and complexity as Harley LeBeau. The Boots My Mother Gave Me is a powerful and emotional novel examining a young woman's journey to outrun her past, all the while burdened by the baggage of it. Brooklyn James writes the brutal truth about the dysfunction of family and the legacy it leaves. James navigates effortlessly through the rough terrain of her characters' battered and complicated psychologies. If truth is beauty, then James has written the most beautiful of tales.
Tavaresden on LibraryThing 16 days ago
Brooklyn James wrote a very powerful novel here! The book is about the tomboy, Harley trying to escape her father's abuse and start a new life. What I liked was how the chapters are short, concise, and clear. This keeps the reader's attention from wandering and gives more impact to the emotional shifts when they happen. The book takes you on an emotional roller coaster, easily switching from a romantic mood to a serious and sad one. Harley has a strong personality and, while she likes a lot of guy things, she does not lose her femininity. She shows that being female does not make you any weaker.The story has a lot of times where Harley has a flashback about something that happened in her childhood or something like that. However, this could be confusing sometimes since it takes a while to realize whether you're in the past or the present. James is a talented writer and singer and it's amazing how she was able to combine both of them in her novel. I would recommend this book to adults and young adults as it has a few racy scenes. Won in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway in return for an honest review
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book- so much so that I read most of it in one day! The relationship between the characters really drew me in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Long &redundant,should have been 200 less pages.hard to finish
Anonymous More than 1 year ago