Friday, April 1, 2011
Review of My Foolish Heart!
Caleb Knight has recently had to deal with a disability he got when on tour in Iraq. He's risen above his challenges, and he is ready to tackle a new one. Literally. Caleb wants to get a new coaching position in Deep Haven, but he soon learns he has to fight for the opportunity with former local football star, Seb Brewster. Seb has scars of his own that will take courage and true love to heal.
When Caleb takes notice of his pretty neighbor (who happens to be Isadora) his interest is piqued. He notices a radio show that airs before his favorite sports show, and he calls in to Miss Foolish Heart when he doesn't know what to do. He soon finds himself falling for the woman on the radio, but wait! He loves the girl next door, that's it. Right?
First off, the premise of this book was absolutely interesting! I'm not the biggest fan of contemporary romance, but I loved this book. The characters are fresh and their journey through the pages of this book is beautiful. I also liked how the story is about Isadora and Caleb, but there's also some side stories with Isadora and her best friend Lucy, Lucy and Seb, and Isadora and her father. It all tied together beautifully. The ideas of two coaches competing for the job, a woman who can't leave her home, and a coach who hides his disability were just so unique! Love. This. Book.
The only thing to be aware of is that Seb and Lucy have a past with some shaded areas. It's clear that they were involved as a guy and a girl that they shouldn't be until they're married when they were young. Nothing bad; the book uses it as a premise for their pain and need for healing.
All in all, I rate this book five out of five stars. Recommended for late teen girls and up.
Coming soon to your favorite bookstore!
Specifics: (from amazon.com)
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (May 1, 2011)
Thanks to Tyndale House Publishers for a free advanced reader copy of this book for reviewing purposes!