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Sleepless in Seattle meets You’ve Got Mail…
2012 Christy Award finalist, Contemporary romance category.
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?
Issy faces a tremendous personal struggle. Fortunately it is similar to the one Caleb has already fought and overcome. Standing on the other side of the fence, he may be the perfect person to help Issy fight her own battle – if she’ll let him. With genuine characters who face real-life issues, My Foolish Heart offers readers a sometimes funny, sometimes sweet romance. Predictable? Yes. But so is You’ve Got Mail, and I’m not telling how many times I’ve watched that. (It’s multiple. Many multiple…)
Don’t think, though, that this is a fluffy, spineless read. Covering topics such as fatal car accidents, life-altering military action, and the consequences of teen premarital “activity,” My Foolish Heart communicates the love of God through the ultimate romance and offers the hope of His healing for our broken lives.
After spending a few hours in Deep Haven with my new friends, I wasn’t quite ready to leave. This novel is going on my keeper shelf, because I just might read it as many times as I’ve watched Sleepless in Seattle!