Little did I know that when writing Jackson Worth’s story that he’d have a weakness for a woman in boots. Enter, Sammie Gold, just your normal run of the mill wholesome girl, who is a good friend of the Worth family. Not only is our Sammie, Callie Worth’s best friend, she is a girl who is down on her luck and hoping to start a new life, with a brand new boot boutique.
The boots Sammie wears turn Jackson’s head. Whether stylish and sleek or sweet and innocent, to confirmed bachelor Jackson Worth, on Sammie they all look hot! And that’s where the trouble begins! Remember the coined phrase…what happens in Vegas?
In honor of boots all over the world, here’s a bit of boot trivia:
The Brooks and Dunn song ‘Boot Scootin’ Boogie’ on their 1994 album, ‘Brand New Man,’ resurrected the popularity of country music’s nearly defunct line dancing. The hit spurred the country duo to fame and other than Simon and Garfunkel, they’d come to sell more albums than any other recording duo in history.
The popular “ugg” boots made of sheepskin were first became popular in Australia and New Zealand by local surfers who used the furry shoes to keep their feet warm after they exited the surf. It is rumored that the manufacturer named the boots so because his wife said the first pair he made were ugly, thus “uggs”.
Go Go Boots were named from the French word “a gogo” which means “abundance or galore”. In the 1960’s go go boots and mini-skirts changed everyday fashion. Nancy Sinatra wore knee-high boots and sang these famous lyrics:
These boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do
One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you.
Boots were originally designed to keep the feet protected and warm, but boots have come back in a big way not just for function but for style. Cowboy boots, field boots, military boots, riding boots,work boots, Victorian ladies boots, rain boots – whether midcalf, knee-high or thigh-high, boots today are designed to make a statement. Boots have attitude!
Unfortunately, my own two feet don’t do boots well, but I was able to live out my boot fantasy at Sammie’s Boot Barrage in Worth The Risk. And I had fun researching and designing my own pair of Marianna boots in the story. Tell me what you think? Would you wear outlandish boots? What’s your favorite type of boot? Are you a style or function type of boot wearer?
Please also, take a moment to check out my Worth The Risk..Risky Release Party and you can win $25 Gift cards and an ereader!
*** I was thrilled that an excerpt to my story was added to Diana Palmer’s, Betrayed by Love.
Adding just a cooool note: Today is 10-11-12.
And tomorrow, look for our new Petticoats and Pistols Contest!!