Thursday, September 8, 2011

Book Review: My Foolish Heart by Susan May Warren

Book Summary from the Publishers Website (Tyndale House):
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 Thoughts and Review:
I was really excited to read this book as I had never read any of Susan May Warren's book. I love new authors and new books!

The main characters of the book were really easy to like and the topic of the book was wonderful. Isadora Presley suffers from agrophobia and PTSD because of a tragic car accident that took her mother's life many years ago. She spends her days in her house, afraid to venture out, doing a daily radio show giving advice on Love and Relationships. Issy has never had a relationship, but her listerners really love her advice. Caleb is an Iraq war veteran who suffers daily from pain  due to injuries he suffered at war. He also has a fear of what others think of him because of his injuries. A romance starts to brew between the 2 main characters when Caleb calls Issy's show one day asking for Love advice.

I really enjoyed this book, it was a "can't put it down" book. Susan May Warren did an excellent job at keeping the reader entertained and wondering "what is going to happen next". I liked how the book had many twists and turns and wasn't too predictable. I also liked that even in the midst of romance, Susan May Warren was able to bring in scriptual and Godly truth. The book has lots of great scripture references. My Foolish Heart is Book 4 of the Deep Haven series, and I will be going back to read the first 3 in this series!!  I give this book 5 out of 5 stars and highly recommend it!


About the Author:

Susan May Warren is the RITA Award–winning author of more than thirty novels whose compelling plots and unforgettable characters have won acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. She served with her husband and four children as a missionary in Russia for eight years before she and her family returned home to the States. She now writes full-time as her husband runs a lodge on Lake Superior in northern Minnesota, where many of her books are set. She and her family enjoy hiking, canoeing, and being involved in their local church.

Susan holds a BA in mass communications from the University of Minnesota. Several of her critically acclaimed novels have been chosen as Top Picks by Romantic Times and won the RWA's Inspirational Reader's Choice contest and the American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year award. Four of her books have been Christy Award finalists. In addition to her writing, Susan loves to teach and speak at women's events about God's amazing grace in our lives.

For more information about the book, the author, where to purchase the book and to read the first chapter visit: My Foolish Heart. You can also visit Susan May Warren website.

Disclaimer: I was given a copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers as part of their 
Tyndale Blog Network. My opinions are my own and were in no way influenced by any form of compensation. 

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