Monday, June 6, 2011

Review + Giveaway - My Foolish Heart by Susan May Warren


A Deep Haven Novel

My Foolish Heart (Deep Haven)

TITLE:    My Foolish Heart
AUTHOR:    Susan May Warren
INFO:    Paperback, Fiction, 354 pages
PUBLISHED:   Tyndale, 2011
SOURCE:   Received from Publisher for Review and Blog Tour


FROM GOODREADS:   Unknown to her tiny town of Deep Haven, Isadora Presley spends her nights as Miss Foolish Heart, the star host of a syndicated talk radio show. Millions tune in to hear her advice on dating and falling in love, unaware that she’s never really done either. Issy’s ratings soar when it seems she’s falling in love on-air with a caller. A caller she doesn’t realize lives right next door.

Caleb Knight served a tour of duty in Iraq and paid a steep price. The last thing he wants is pity, so he hides his disability and moves to Deep Haven to land his dream job as the high school football coach. When his beautiful neighbor catches his eye, in a moment of desperation he seeks advice from My Foolish Heart, the show that airs before his favorite sports broadcast.

Before he knows it, Caleb finds himself drawn to the host—and more confused than ever. Is his perfect love the woman on the radio . . . or the one next door?

MY TAKE:    While this is the fourth installment in the Deep Haven series, this book is quite enjoyable as a stand-alone read.  I'd like to thank Amy for including me as a tour stop for My Foolish Heart.  It's a story that I may have missed out on if not for her.  I don't usually read Christian fiction or books classified as inspirational so this was a departure for me.  I'm happy to have made this detour into a different genre.

The two main characters in this story are quite scarred ~ emotionally and physically.  It was interesting to see them deal with their issues both separately and together.  I think Ms. Warren has a real knack for creating characters that pull you into their life as well as into their head and heart.  I think most readers will be able to find something of themselves in the individuals populating this story.  I know I could relate personally with some of Issy's issues and situation.  I liked the aspect of getting to know each other through the anonymity of the radio show as I met my own husband online.  We knew each other intimately by the time we actually met in person.  We dealt with the "will he/she like the physical me?"  A few of her insecurities, though magnified, are still some that many of us will have to confront at some point in our lives.

The supporting cast of characters is quite strong.  Lucy is definitely one of my favorites as I have an awesome best friend too.  There is something about having that one person who will always go to bat for you.  Caleb is what many women dream of but he just can't see that anymore.  He also has a lot of emotional and physical "baggage" to deal with before he can move forward with his life.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well written story with interesting characters.  When you add in football, a nutty dog and a small close-knit town you have a winner on your hands.  

Out of 5 JEWELS, I give it:


The Deep Haven Series

Happily Ever After (Deep Haven Series #1) Tying the Knot (Deep Haven Series #2)
The Perfect Match (Deep Haven Series #3) My Foolish Heart (Deep Haven)

Learn more about Susan and her fabulous books by visiting:
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Win a Romantic Night on the Town from Miss Foolish Heart!

To celebrate this charming novel about a dating expert who's never had a date, Susan May Warren 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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2 comments:

  1. I also reviewed this book too and really liked it. Very inspiring! Have a super weekend :O)

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  2. I liked the review and I'm looking forward to reading it.

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