Tuesday, June 7, 2011
My Foolish Heart
When it comes to love, sometimes you have to be a little foolish.
To Issy, love isn't worth the risk. Until she starts to have feelings for a caller -- a man she's never even met but finds honest, charming and sensitive.
A man she doesn't realize lives right next door.
I got a delicious thrill every time I opened this book. That may sound strange and I can't quite put my finger on why but I was just plain excited every time I started to read.
My Foolish Heart is pure romance and it was refreshing to read a story where the plot focused on just that -- the romance between Caleb and Issy. This doesn't mean the story is shallow or lacking in any way. In fact the simplicity of it allowed Warren to go deeper into the hearts and lives of two people struggling to overcome past tragedies. She does it so well that I can totally see this play out on the big screen -- it's the kind of feel good, triumphant story with a mega football game ending that would move you to tears in the theater. Honestly, it would be a hit at the box office.
Football? I HATE football. I don't understand it, don't want to and have absolutely no interest in anyone who does...until Caleb...and Issy. I actually read the football talk! I actually got the football jargon! That in itself is a miracle!
You will meet the most endearing furry, four-footed beast in the pages of this book. Roger/Duncan provides humour and comfort and a major goosebump moment. And secondary characters who steal the spotlight at times as they struggle...and conquer...their own troubled pasts.
And then there's Issy. Warren approached her condition with compassion and understanding and somehow got into Issy's heart and then shared it with her readers. I was really touched by Issy's struggle and paralleled it with some of my own. Not that I have ever suffered from a full blown panic attack, but I have certainly experienced selected 'mini' ones. Haven't we all? And being able to connect with that and watch Issy's battle somehow made me feel stronger too.
This is a wonderful, inspiring read and one you won't want to miss!
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