Saturday, June 04, 2011

My Review: My Foolish Heart

My Foolish Heart (Deep Haven)

About the Book:
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 Comments:
This is a cute Christian romance that seems to have multiple personality disorder at times.  Isadora is an agoraphobic and the parts relating to that are serious.  She is in a lot of emotional pain and has allowed that pain to confine her to her house.  She is the host of an internet radio show and as the blurb above states, falls for one of her callers, who lives right next door.  Those portions of the story have the reader smirking, knowing more than the characters.  Toward the end of the book it becomes very preachy, with the main characters realizing they need to act as their faith tells them to act in order to obtain peace and well-being here on earth.  Need I tell you it has a very happy ending?

In a lot of ways there was just too much happening.  I never really doubted how the story would end, but I guess I expected to see more of the process; instead there were a lot of players and sub-plots and it seems that despite a few roadbumps, things just got good very quickly and without much effort. It just seemed improbable. In short, it was a fun read, but nothing exceptional.  Grade:  B-

I'd like to thank the publisher for providing a review copy for this blog tour.  

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like it was an okay read. It might be a good read for those days when you want a light read.


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