Tuesday, June 14, 2011

My Foolish Heart - a LitFuse Review

My Foolish Heart, written by Susan May Warren, was incredible. I literally did not want to get up from my chair while reading this book! It tugged at my heart, it made me laugh, and I could feel the character's issues. One of the main characters of the story--Issy--suffered from post traumatic stress disorder as a result of a car crash that left her mother to die in her arms and her father--previously Deep Haven's football coach--to become bed-ridden in a nursing home. Issy's PTSD left her afraid to leave her home for fear of losing control.

Other characters in the story also had their own skeletons in the closet. Caleb, a newbie to the town Deep Haven, was burned while serving in Iraq. He decided to move to Deep Haven and take on a teaching job and snag the football coach's position. He just hoped that he could keep his prosthesis a secret, because he felt like it would be a liability in getting the coach's position.

Seb, another character in the story, was a resident of Deep Haven all during his childhood. A former football player, Seb saw a future in coaching at Deep Haven. However, his return to his childhood home was painful, because his dad was an alcoholic. Seb didn't count on having to fight for the position of coach, either. And dealing with his ex-girlfriend wasn't an easy matter either.

Lucy, the town's donut shop owner, wanted to find herself another job. Having been left the shop by her parents, she just had lost her desire for making donuts, if she ever had the desire in the first place. But when she found out that the local coffee shop was suddenly selling donuts, it sparked a fire in her and made her want to salvage her shop. When Seb arrived back in town, though, and agreed to help her come up with a business plan, she knew she was in trouble.

This story was delightful, and I look forward to reading more by Susan!!

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I received My Foolish Heart as a complimentary gift in exchange for review from Litfuse Publicity Group.

To celebrate this charming novel about a dating expert who's never had a date, Susan has put together a romantic night on the town for one lucky couple. One grand prize winner will receive a Miss Foolish Heart prize package worth over $200!

The winner of the Romantic Night on the Town Prize Pack will receive:

* A $100 Visa Gift Card (For Dinner)
* A $100 Gift Certificate to a Hyatt/Marriott Hotel
* The entire Deep Haven series

To enter just click one of the icons below. But, hurry, the giveaway ends at noon on June 16th. The winner will be announced that evening during Susan’s Miss Foolish Heart Party on Facebook! Susan will be chatting with guests, hosting a book club chat about My Foolish Heart, testing your Deep Haven trivia skills, and giving away tons of great stuff! (Gift certificates, books, donuts, and more!) Don't miss the fun and BRING YOUR FRIENDS!

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Susan May Warren is an award-winning, best-selling author of over twenty-five novels, many of which have won the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, the ACFW Book of the Year award, the Rita Award, and have been Christy finalists. After serving as a missionary for eight years in Russia, Susan returned home to a small town on Minnesota’s beautiful Lake Superior shore where she, her four children, and her husband are active in their local church.

Susan's larger than life characters and layered plots have won her acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. A seasoned women’s events and retreats speaker, she’s a popular writing teacher at conferences around the nation and the author of the beginning writer’s workbook: From the Inside-Out: discover, create and publish the novel in you!. She is also the founder of www.MyBookTherapy.com, a story-crafting service that helps authors discover their voice.

Susan makes her home in northern Minnesota, where she is busy cheering on her two sons in football, and her daughter in local theater productions (and desperately missing her college-age son!)

A full listing of her titles, reviews and awards can be found at:www.susanmaywarren.com.

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