Review: My Foolish Heart


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 Review:

This book came to me at the most opportune time. I’d finished several “deep” novels—darker historicals and a crime novel or two. Diving into Susan May Warren’s Deep Haven Novel “My Foolish Heart” felt like a refreshing plunge into the creek on a hot day.

Warren is the master of memorable characters and the seamless read. I purely enjoy reading her writing, which goes beyond the story and players. In this novel, Warren confronts the many ways someone can react to a traumatic incident—whether it is a car crash, war or relationship gone awry.

Through a cast of broken, beautiful people, Warren presents a message that we all must remember—through God we can do all things. I enjoyed the small town atmosphere (grew up in one myself and dearly miss it!) and the witty twists and turns.

I also must admit, I’m as far from a football fan as they come, but in this book, I found myself actually paying attention to all the plays and rooting for them all along. I think that’s a record, actually. 🙂

This was a fantastic read and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a bright, enjoyable springtime read.

Disclosure: Tyndale provided me with an advance reader copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. That is what you’ve got here.


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