Saturday, September 17, 2011

My Foolish Heart

By Susan May Warren

From the back of 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. … 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 moved 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, … 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?

Just my opinion:

My goodness! What a fun and wonderful story! I really enjoyed so much about this book … from the setting to the characters to the storyline itself. I found myself rooting for these two people who were so handicapped emotionally because of their “disabilities” (she is agoraphobic and he is missing part of his leg) that they locked themselves into their own worlds.

It will take something or someone special to break down the walls they have built to protect their feelings. As the story progresses, it becomes obvious they will need to help each other, as well as themselves, in order to find happiness and love. But to do that, they also have to learn to trust.

I had such a great time reading this book that I hated for it to end. Susan May Warren is a wonderful writer and has a knack for putting the reader right in the pages. In fact, I have another book by her (Heiress) that I’m looking forward to starting soon. I can’t wait!

Some favorite passages from the book:

Outside the second-story window of her home studio, the night crackled open with a white flash of light and revealed the scrawny arms of her Japanese plum, cowering under a late summer gale.

She could almost trick herself into believing she knew what she was doing. Trick herself into believing that she lived a different life, one beyond the four walls and garden of her home.

"It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up” (Vince Lombardi).

Love isn’t a football game, you know.

There’s nothing more irresistible to a woman than a man who’s in love with her.

We see our own limits much more than others do.

Perhaps that what love was—foolish. After all, God loved most foolishly. He came into the dark world to rescue people who might never love Him back.

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