Wednesday, June 08, 2011

My Foolish Heart

I'm sorry this is so late! My day kind of got away from me. I'm going right to the review.

My Foolish Heart (Deep Haven)My Foolish Heart by Susan May Warren is the fourth book in the Deep Haven Christian romance series that takes place in the fictional titular town in northern Minnesota. Isadora Presley's life ended as she knew it the day of a terrible car accident when she watched her mother die in her arms and that left her father a quadriplegic. Giving up her big city dreams of being a news anchor, Issy became trapped in her own house, afraid to even cross the street, petrified of what could happen outside the safety of home. She began airing podcasts as Miss Foolish Heart offering romantic advice to her listeners despite her lack of ever having a love life. When new neighbor Caleb Knight moves in next door to take on her father's former position as high school football coach, he has big shoes to fill within the town that was led to several state championships by the beloved Coach Presley. Caleb has his own ghosts of the past. While serving with the National Guard in Iraq, he lost part of his leg and suffered burns over part of his body. He is desperate to earn the position of football coach without letting anyone know about his missing leg. He doesn't want sympathy; he wants to serve God as he feels he was saved for a purpose. Issy and Caleb quickly clash over a stray dog and his lack of lawn care, but they connect on Issy's radio show, without either of them recognizing it. Warren has written a sweet romance with unexpected depth. Issy and Caleb are both deeply wounded and certain they are unworthy of love, yet God has something better in mind for both of them. There's a definite touch of The Shop Around the Corner or You've Got Mail to the comedy of errors storyline. The city of Deep Haven is its own character in the book, and while Caleb and Issy fall in love with each other, readers will be falling in love with Deep Haven.

Thank you to LitFuse Publicity for providing me with a copy of this book for review!