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Listen to Your Heart

3.49 of 5 stars 3.49  ·  rating details  ·  634 ratings  ·  53 reviews
With her parents gone, her twin sister, Kitty, about to be married, and no hint of Mr. Right on the horizon, Josie Dupre is lonesome. Luckily, she has her booming New Orleans catering business, and her fluffy white dog, Rosie, to keep her company.

Then, with all the subtlety of Bourbon Street at Mardi Gras, a jumbo-sized Boxer destroys Josie's flowering windowboxes, and in
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Published May 25th 2005 by Brilliance Audio (first published April 1st 2000)
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This is how it starts off: The hero comes to heroine's place with his big dog who makes a mess. Her dog jumps at the man's throat and the heroine verbally attacks the poor man, threatening him with a gun because his dog ripped up her dog's toy?!!?!?!?!?
Ummmm ok ?! Starts off DEMENTED!

Another thing - i am actually listening to the AudioBook > the narrator sounds like she has a speech impediment (i'm really sorry and no offence meant-i've listened to her before and she did NOT sound like this
Cyndy Aleo
Fern Michaels has been a bestselling romance author for decades, and I hadn't read a single one of her books. With Listen to Your Heart , I can now say I have read one of her books. I don't expect that number to increase any time soon.

Listen to Your Heart is set in a pre-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans, which Michaels insists on calling N'Awlins for at least the first half of the book, in case you don't understand that people from Louisiana have an accent. (NOTE MY BLANK AND POINTED STARE). She
Most of it envolves people chasing after their dogs. The two dogs like each other, so the dog's owners fall in love. There's a touch of supernatural stuff about this too...her dead mother's perfume can be smelled sometimes. To me, this book was trying to be too many things, and didn't suceed with any of them.
Margo Mestey
Page 184...... That's how far I was able to force myself to read. I've never liked bad reviews, I thought if you don't like it don't read it. But I was wrong. I genuinely enjoy reading. And for the most part find something great from any book regardless the genre. But I can't for the life of me make it through this one.

First book that I've read by Fern Michaels. If the others read like this than I'm packing up the books. The characters read like they were nervous so there for rambled most of the
Listen To Your Heart
Fern Michaels
Contempory Romnace
214 pages
copyright: 2000
isbn: 1-57566-572-7

With her parents gone, her twin sister, Kitty, about to be married, and no hint of Mr. Right on the horizon, Josie Dupre is lonesome. Luckily, she has her booming New Orleans catering business, and her fluffy white dog, Rosie, to keep her company.

Then, with all the subtlety of Bourbon Street at Mardi Gras, a jumbo-sized Boxer destroys Josie's flowering windowboxes, and in the process, brazenly captures
Kim T.
I really enjoyed this story. I opted to listen to the audio version. I don't think I have ever laughed so much with a book. It was delightful. The Louisiana flavor and style were infectious. The way the author weaved the storyline together was seriously captivating. I totally would have given this book a five star rating were it not for the cussin (That's a Southern term.). Surely no good woman worth her salt would ever do such a thing...out loud that is. Lol. ;-)
a good book

This delightful story about orphaned twin sisters is set in New Orleans where Josie and Kitty Dupr run a catering business. With Kitty about to get married, Josie finds herself alone and at a crossroads. At times, Josie feels that their deceased mother is trying to send her a message. She senses her presence and smells her mother's cologne.

On the eve of the hectic spring catering season, Josie's life is turned upside down by the arrival of mysterious Paul Brouillette and his r
I checked into Goodreads today to see if I am the only person who thinks this is a 'badread'. I'm about 30 percent through the book on my Kindle and wanting to quit. And it's extremely rare for me not finish a book once I've started. But thanks to the previous posters who have confirmed my opinion, I'm going to say life is to short to keep reading such drivel. The whole thing with the dogs is just idiotic(and I am a dog lover!) . Josie writes a food column and creates recipes and is such a bad c ...more
I just love stories that turn out the way I would like even though I wasn't so sure at the beginning.. The twins figured out what was right in their lives and pushed forward to make it happen. In the process, they save more lives than their own... A wonderful read..
I bought this book as a $0.99 deal for my Kindle and was excited to finally something of Fern Michaels' books. I love it when I find an author who has a ton of books that I haven't read yet.

Unfortunately, this book was so scattered and haphazard that it became a joke! There were just too many situations in the book that didn't make sense and made the book terrible. (Perhaps the biggest blunder was Paul meeting his long-lost niece and sweeping her away from her home. Who in their right mind would
Jacqueline J Cross
Loved it!

I recommend this book and author because for me, with all the stresses in life, it's refreshing to read these light hearted, happy stories. They really take the edge off.
Bobbie BoClair
Great read

I enjoyed reading this book. It kept my interest the entire time. Fern Michael's is a great writer and storyteller.
Bronwyn Rykiert
Not one of Fern Michael's best effor but it is an okay read.

Josie and Kitty Depre are twins who live in New Orleans and they have been left a catering business by their parents. Kitty is the cook and Josie does the rest as she cannot cook. Kitty is about to get married and Josie realises that she be on her own then.

Bargining Into her life comes entrepreneur Paul Brouillette when his boxer goes through their screen door after her maltese terrier. The dogs fall in love instantly and are hard to pa
the only enjoyable portion of this book is the interaction of two dogs. ho-hum.
Paula Watson
It was an ok romance. Very light read.
I felt the plot was too predictable and I could hardly relate to the main character. She actually annoyed me as I read more and more about her. I did enjoy the fact that it was set in New Orleans, and I can imagine which homes they were in, but that was the only saving grace. She was descriptive of the setting and the flowers and the smells, and that made me homesick, but the characters could have been described better.
An easy pool read, but not something I would buy if it were any more than $0
My favorite characters are Zip and Rosie. They know what they want and they seem to get it.
Sally Gibson
this was a cute book, enjoyed reading it
Sarah Lewis
Dec 06, 2007 Sarah Lewis rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who likes a cute romance
It was the first Fern Michaels I've read. I will definitely read more. The book was about this woman who has a twin sister and they run their own catering business. When their parents died suddenly they both came home and took over the business. Josie and Paul meet in a frenzy with their dogs falling in love. The only way to get their dogs to do anything is to set up dates for the dogs, which leds to more incounters for them. I thought it would make a great Hallmark movie.
Lisa Gs
Quick read. Not a deep story. Very predictable.
Sweet romance, but it stutters.. why does Paul need to be mugged and hospitalized for 2 weeks, and he doesn't call anyone? what's going on with Kitty's sister's romance? would a long last neice at a drop of a hat leave her home with her 3 year old son to go with an uncle she didn't know? Why did the elderly aunts come to work for the catering service for all of 3 days? but in the end... everyone lives happily ever after.
I had never read a "romance novel" that wasn't considered "chick-lit" so I gave it a shot. I now know why. They guy had a pony tail and they fell in love because their dogs (ugh, dogs) liked each other. I swear. I couldn't make it up. So much for broadening my horizons. Maybe there's good romance out there, this wasn't it for me. It's kind of like cream of wheat... oh wait, I'm quoting Tina Fey again.
I finished Listen to Your Heart by Fern Michaels. I really enjoyed it. Like all romances, it was little silly at times. But it was a light and easy read, with some humorous moments. I'd recommend this book for anyone, dog lovers especially, that's looking for something light and easy to read.
Not as good as some of her other books.
This was a sweet story, and I loved the "puppy love" aspect of it, but it suffered from the same affliction that a lot of novellas do - it was just too short. It would have been a much better story if about 50 pages were added so the characters and plot could have been developed more fully.
Not a book that I would normally read, but my mom left this after visiting. It is a light, "beach" read. I liked the character of Josie, but found the plot rather predictable. There were a few inconsistencies as well. Overall, I would say this was a decent read.
Fun to read but silly at the same time. One must suspend belief in order to read this book. A top executive gets mugged and doesn't call anyone to let them know he is all right? People trust perfect strangers to watch their dogs and change their lives. Have fun.
Fern Michaels is known for including dogs into her story lines--this book, however, seemed to center mostly around the dogs!! A little different than what I’ve encountered in her other novels I’ve read, but was an enjoyable listening experience!!
Margaret Fraleigh
This book takes place around New Orleans. An easy read and good
story. It is about twin girls who are picking up their lives
after the death of their parents. Heartwarming story.
Usually I like her style of writing, however, this book I just could not get into reading it. The storyline, I thought, was very hard to follow and the plot lacked something.
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