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My Foolish Heart (Deep Haven #4)

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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-a ...more
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Published April 18th 2011 by Tyndale House Publishers (first published April 7th 2011)
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I. Loved. This. Book.

I’ve read a lot of books by the powerhouse storyteller Susan May Warren and I’ve loved a great many of them. No, no, no, I LOVED this book. Because I honestly believe, “My Foolish Heart” is her best yet.

The characters are so three-dimensional they pop from the page. Isadora and Caleb were my favorites, but the secondary characters are so real. For an aspiring writer, Susan is a tour in all that makes a book great and for the reader, they will delight in the hard work put int
I have three things to say about this book - football, donuts, and romance!!!! If you love any of these elements or like me, all three, this is a must read story. Susan May Warren has never disappointed me and I've read a lot of her books. I don't think anyone has her style and ability to write a serious WWII romance, then write a contemporary mystery and return to the fun contemporary style that I've grown to love with a book like My Foolish Heart.

This is my first time visiting Deep Haven but i
Amber Stokes
My Foolish Heart is a winning combination of You've Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle, and Susan May Warren's great characters and beautiful romance!

Like in the movie You've Got Mail, Isadora and Caleb find themselves falling in love online (and on the air) without realizing who exactly the other person is--and how different romance in action can be from romance through words. Also, like Tom Hanks, Caleb is the one who figures out who Miss Foolish Heart really is before Isadora figures out who Boy
I always think I'm going to give romances a low rating. Just about always. But almost every time I fall in love before the end and ant bear to give them less than a 4. I'm not even interested in like the online dying kind of thing but was just I loved it so much and ahhh. I'm just. I have to stop reading romance books. I'm such a sap.
Mishel Zabala
My Rating: 3.75/5 stars

I think I’ll always enjoy taking the time to read charming, contemporary romances that make me sigh in contentment. It was nice to get lost in a town like Deep Haven where the people care about each other, the businesses that have been around for generations, and even the high school football team. Although the team hasn’t won a championship since the famous Coach Presley was in a horrible car accident. His daughter, Issy, is still suffering from the traumatic event while
I could cry - I had a lengthy review written for this book and it didn't save. :(

To summarize...

Isadora Presley has struggled with a debilitating case of agoraphobia since the tragic death of her mother by car crash, the same crash that left her father restricted to a help-home. She runs a widely popular, nationwide radio advice show. She nightly shares her romantic advice to the lovelorn of America under the name Miss Foolish Heart. Her radio persona lives in anonymity, even the people of her
My full review is on my blog:

While this is the fourth installment in the Deep Haven series, this book is quite enjoyable as a stand-alone read. I'd like to thank Amy for including me as a tour stop for My Foolish Heart. It's a story that I may have missed out on if not for her. I don't usually read Christian fiction or books classified as inspirational so this was a departure for me. I'm happy to have made this detour into a different genre.

The two main characters
Ok, so don't shoot me, but I've never read a Susan May Warren book before. *ducking for cover* It's not intentional or anything. She just happens to be one of many authors that I just haven't gotten around to yet. But ya know, I think I'll be coming back for more...and soon, too. :o)

My Foolish Heart is part of the Deep Haven series, although it's come along several years after the original 3 books were released. Being that this was my first book by Susan, I was a bit nervous that I wouldn't be i
Following the horrific accident that stole her mother’s life and her father’s mobility, Isadora Presley has remained veritably sequestered in her home, a captive to the crippling fears and panic attacks that have defined her life since that fateful night. Her closest friend, Lucy, serves as her lifeline to the outside world and the keeper of her biggest secret – she’s the hostess of the syndicated talk radio show My Foolish Heart, where she doles out advice to the lovelorn, despite the fact that ...more
Jill Williamson
Isadora Presley is afraid to leave her house. After the tragic death of her mother, it’s just too scary to venture out into the world. That’s why her being the host of a syndicated talk radio show is so perfect. She can stay indoors, but still touch other people’s lives.

When a scarred young man moves in next door with the intent of becoming the new high school football coach, Isadora doesn’t know whether to love him or hate him. She does continually embarrass herself, though. Continually. And ju
Lydia (Overweight Bookshelf)
First reviewed here: http://overweight-bookshelf.blogspot....

Do yourself a favour. See that link that says "buy this book"? Click on it now. This book needs to be on everyone's summer reading list. Don't be foolish and let this book pass on by. The characters and the story will pull on your heart strings while simultaneously tickling your funny bone.

I can never characterize Susie's books by one sub-genre because she skillfully integrates so many qualities; it wouldn't be fair to put her books i
This is my second novel by Susan May Warren and the second time I have loved her style. She does not waste words and does not hesitate to describe or introduce difficult topics. She takes them head-on and uses my favorite mediums to provide guidance. This time she used my favorite book, Jane Eyre and one of my favorite scriptures from Timothy 1:7.

This book takes on post traumatic stress disorder and the healing power of the Savior. The protagonists are suffering from Iraq and watching a parent
This book is a Christian Romance. It is well written and shows a slice of small town life and community. I connected to the characters immediately and was invested in their stories.

Isadora, lived through a tragic accident that killed her Mother and has severely cripped her Father. She is trapped within an environment that she can control.
Caleb is recovering and learning to live with a disability that he received while serving his country in Iraq. Caleb is determined to succeed, but at the cost o
Bluerose's  Heart
It's amazing that I didn't eat a doughnut while reading this book! My stomach even growled while reading about the burger cook-out...and I'm a vegetarian! I just adore Susan May Warren's writing style. This is the second book I've read of hers, but I do plan on many more. From my understanding, this is the 4th book in the Deep Haven Series. I never felt lost, so it does stand on it's own, though.
I could very easily see this book as a Hallmark movie! I enjoyed getting to know all the characters.
I know that whenever I open a Susan May Warren book, I'll find a charming story with likable characters and a dash of romance. "My Foolish Heart" may have had a predictable ending, as most romance novels do, but the story leading up to the end was enjoyable, and the small-town feel (including everyone's love for the high school football team) was heartwarming--just what I needed during the cold winter days that I read the book.
Anesha †Curious & Obsessive Bookworm†
I loved this book from the moment I started it!!! It was the first time reading a Christian romance book and I don't think it would be the last. I loved it that much. I felt like it left a deep impact with me. The emotions swirling in the book was received on such high note I felt like I was living each character's pain, happiness- everything! I love the author's take on the scriptures and found that it only impacted the stories and characters more setting the impact of empathy much higher.

Sherri Smith
I really enjoyed this book, more so than I thought I would. Strange, eh? To pick up a book and then think you’re not going to like it? But I should have guessed, that with Susan May Warren being the author it would be good.

I liked the idea of Isadora Presley being the host of a syndicated talk show, one that she hosted from her own home. But what I didn’t realize, was her severe phobia of going outside and facing the public. Anyone. So it isn’t until her neighbor pulls into town that she realize
I had an evening free last week and I was looking for something with great characters, realistic romance, and an inspiring message to read. Naturally I picked up one of Susan May Warren's novels.

My Foolish Heart is a sweet tale of pursuit, loyalty, and trust. I love how Susan can weave four character's stories throughout the novel and I never feel like I'm cheated out of knowing each of them individually. However, I never felt as if I was getting weighted down with the characters' interior strug
Sarah Ruut
(This review was first posted at

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’
Really enjoy SMW's books. In this one, she didn't shy away from difficult topics throughout a compelling story. A take on the 'boy/girl next door' storyline, she did a wonderful job of creating real, believable characters. Caleb was injured in combat, and is trying to create a new life where people don't pity him. He moves in next door to Isadora, who is fighting an internal combat. Plenty of emotion, Christianity, and heart. Recommend!
Isadora has been trapped in her home since the accident that killed her mother and paralyzed her father. But when she's hosting her radio show about love she is panic free. When the new football coach moves in next door, Izzy's boundaries are pushed to their limits.

I'm not sure if it's a common theme or not, but the author had two separate romance stories going in this book, just like the previous one I read. The story was funny, romantic, and heartwarming. The author does a great job of weavin
Carolyne Aarsen
Loved this book. Loved the energy in the writing and loved the characters. I used to love football so it was fun to be pulled into the game and the behind the scenes part again.
The novels set in the charming beauty of the small Minnesota town Deep Haven is where I was first introduced to best-selling author Susan May Warren. Here was an author who knew how to write compelling characters and keep us interested in their plight. When the 3-book set came to a close, I can remember writing an email to Warren asking if there would be more and if the witty best friend character of Liza would ever have her own story. Her response was that she would enjoy re-visiting the charac ...more
I was glad that the cover mentioned nothing about Caleb being a football coach, as I am a girl and don't want any part of reading about sports. But I was already into the book before I found this out and was already hooked. I had never thought of football being an analogy of life, get hit, get back up again, etc. This was my first book by this author, and had not read the other 3 priors in this series, I had no problem following along. Issy annoyed me that at times she wouldn't even TRY to get o ...more
I have never read a Christian/Inspiration Romance novel before, so this was a first for me. Romance is my genre of choice, so I've read quite a few romance novels. This book was a little bit tame in my eyes, there was just too much going on. As a Christian, I know you're supposed to find guidance from the Bible and incorporate God in your everyday life decisions. However, the author in the book over did it a bit with the Bible references - the main female character Isadora Presley would frequent ...more
My Foolish Heart is the latest in Susan’s Deep Haven series and surprisingly since I'm such a fan of Susan, it's the first in the series I've happened to read thus far. It's a great stand alone novel, so you don't have to go back and read the others but I intend to quite soon and I promise that you love this one, there's a good chance you are going to want to read the others as well.

I love this book. I can relate too it in so many ways. I met my husband online through a public writing forum so t
Marji Laine
I had read Undercover Pursuit and loved it, so I was ready to take a chance again with Ms. Warren. I'm so glad I did!

My Foolish Heart tells the stories of 4 people, and how God touches their lives, bringing beauty from ashes, giving them a hope and a future.

Issy who pretends to be what she is not, hoping someday to overcome her deep-set anxiety issues.
Lucy who dons a daily facade while hiding a humiliating secret that has destroyed her sense of self-worth.
Seb who lives with the guilt of selfi
Issy a radio talk show host operates "My Foolish Heart" a daily program where she gives relationship advice to a diverse group of listeners. She sometimes cannot help feeling a pang of jealousy from her callers successes. When her ratings start slipping her talk show is rejuvenated by an instant "popular guest".
Caleb Knight is Issy's new next door neighbor who deals with the realization of his past and how others view him. Caleb is vying for a football coaches job left vacated by a former star c
Jessica Patch
Isadora "Issy" Presley was raised in Deep Haven. Her dream was to be a well known TV host, but that didn't work out when a tragedy in her family left her paralyzed with fear to even leave her own home or backyard. Instead, she relies on her best friend, Lucy, to bring her food--usually donuts from the store she owns--and company. She spends her nights as the secret host for My Foolish Heart, a radio talk show about love and romance. But Issy has never dated herself.

Caleb Knight moves in next do
Kendra Neal
I was really excited to read this book as I had never read any of Susan May Warren's book. I love new authors and new books!

The main characters of the book were really easy to like and the topic of the book was wonderful. Isadora Presley suffers from agrophobia and PTSD because of a tragic car accident that took her mother's life many years ago. She spends her days in her house, afraid to venture out, doing a daily radio show giving advice on Love and Relationships. Issy has never had a relation
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I can't help be amazed at the gifts God has delighted me with - a wonderful husband, four amazing children, and the opportunity to write for Him.

I've been writing as long as I can remember - I won my first book writing contest in first grade! Over the years, writing has become, for me, a way to praise God and see Him at work in my life.

Although I have a degree in Mass Communications from the Unive
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