Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Book Review and Win a Night on the Town Giveaway: My Foolish Heart by Susan May Warren

Book Description from The Back Cover

Unknown to her quaint town of Deep Haven, Isadora Presley is the star host of My Foolish Heart, a popular syndicated talk radio show. From her home studio, she gives listeners advice on romance...even though she's never had a date.

It's not that she doesn't want to, but since a tragic accident took her mother's life, panic attacks have trapped her inside her small neighborhood. And though she always reminds listeners that their perfect love could be right next door, it can't possibly be true for her. Especially when a new neighbor moves in. Sure, he's handsome, but with his unruly dog and Neanderthal manners, Caleb Knight is the last man she'd ever fall for.

To Issy, love isn't worth the risk. Until she starts to have feelings for a caller-a man she's never met but finds honest, charming, and sensitive. A man she doesn't realize lives right next door.

My Thoughts

First off, this is a pretty good book. I have never read a book by Susan May Warren prior to this one so had no expectations. I give it four stars. A couple of things that stood out to me...

When the book first begins, the author sets up four different seemingly main characters right away. My immediate thought was it was going to be too confusing to keep track of all four main characters and their individual story lines. But, I was pleasantly surprised by how well Warren told each character's story, intertwined them together and eliminated all confusion.

A second thought I had was, "Susan May Warren doesn't hold back. She attacks the tough stuff head on!" When you pick up a fiction work, it takes you into an imaginary world and you expect most of the time that life is good in this world of fiction. Books make me happy. A small town. A ranch out West. A top secret mission overseas. Worlds you read about and momentarily wish you could live in. While My Foolish Heart is based in a small town that rallies around their high school football team and knows everyone by name, these characters deal with some real hardships. Life wasn't imaginary and perfect. It was real.

Another aspect of the book I found interesting is each character in their own way was trying to overcome their own hardships and fears by focusing on other people, giving advice to their friends, hiding weakness and refusing to ask for help. In the end, what rescued each of them from their own hardship was allowing themselves to be "healed." Asking for help, admitting weakness, taking their own good advice.

I look forward to picking up another book by Susan May Warren.

Susan May Warren is thrilled to announce the release of her latest Deep Haven book, My Foolish Heart!

Read what the reviewers are saying here.

To celebrate this charming novel about a dating expert who's never had a date, Susan has put together a romantic night on the town for one lucky couple. One grand prize winner will receive a Miss Foolish Heart prize package worth over $200!

The winner of the Romantic Night on the Town Prize Pack will receive:

* A $100 Visa Gift Card (For Dinner)

* A $100 Gift Certificate to a Hyatt/Marriott Hotel

* The entire Deep Haven series

To enter just click one of the icons below. But, hurry, the giveaway ends at noon on June 16th. The winner will be announced that evening during Susan’s Miss Foolish Heart Party on Facebook! Susan will be chatting with guests, hosting a book club chat about My Foolish Heart, testing your Deep Haven trivia skills, and giving away tons of great stuff! (Gift certificates, books, donuts, and more!) Don't miss the fun and BRING YOUR FRIENDS!

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Disclaimer: This book was given to me free for this review. All opinions are my own.
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