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These Foolish Things

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  51 ratings  ·  21 reviews
Meet Elizabeth Gardner. She's given up on being anything but a single woman who plays a supporting role in the lives of those around her. Fate, however, has a different plan for her. During a softball game, handsome, successful Tyrone Hadley literally runs into her and a stealthy kiss opens a world of new possibilities to her. What might have been "happily ever after" in m ...more
Paperback, 206 pages
Published June 9th 2013 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published June 8th 2013)
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Nicole Huffman ~ Author Groupies
I really really loved this book and the characters. There were so many emotions I went through while reading Liz and Ty's story happiness, amusement, love, hate, pain, and sadness. The story has a great flow, and I enjoyed the writing style. The story is in third person so you don't get as much of the main characters personal thoughts as I would have liked ( I would have loved to get inside Ty's head). The prologue sets the layout for the whole book. I really enjoyed how the author did this, and ...more
Jan 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book! I marvel on how unexpectedly I sometimes come across treasures such as this one. In this case, I happened to win the sequel "At Last" to this book through a First Reads giveaway here on GoodReads. It was my first win actually! I was so excited I was like a little kid in a candy store! So of course it being a sequel I really wanted to read about how it all began....

In "These Foolish Things", Elizabeth Gardner is the surrogate daughter of a quirky but lovable Italian fa
Sep 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
I won a copy of "These Foolish Things" by Susan Thatcher through the Goodreads Giveaway Contest. I love a good love story...and this one didn't disappoint. This romance novel was also full of wit and humor, between the two protagonists, Elizabeth Gardner and Tyrone Hadley...a real battle between the sexes.

Liz was a junior attorney, and team captain and catcher for their company softball team called the Liti-Gators. Ty Hadley was an attorney and shortstop for the opposing softball team, the Barri
Kristy Hamilton
Aug 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review...
These Foolish Things is a sweet contemporary romance novel. The main character, Elizabeth Gardner is not the typical romance character. She is a middle aged woman that has been through many things. She is a lawyer that is over worked and under paid, but does her job well.
Liz is part of a baseball team called Liti-Gators. They were a team called that was named after their firm.
While playing Liz notices a handsome man named Tyr
Nov 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Let me start by saying, I read a LOT of books, so you can imagine how you can get a lot of the 'sameness' throughout certain genres right?

I love a good romance sometimes to break up the books I read, ones that I don't have to put my mind set in gear and just read with my eyes and enjoy.

So I picked up this one!

I was hoping it wasn't going to be [what I call] a soppy romance. It wasn't.

I hoped that it had some ups and downs in it [and not just in the bedroom!] It didn't.

I hoped that there was goi
Carol  MacInnis
Nov 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Liz Gardner and Tyrone Hadley met on a baseball field when their two law firms were battling it out for the championship. Liz's team won. Shortly after, Liz and Tyrone were face to face in a courtroom and once again, Liz was successful. Although Tyrone tried desperately to get closer to Liz, he felt some resistance. Liz's past was one of heartache at home and bullying throughout her school age years. When she learned she had breast cancer, her insurance would not cover for the plastic surgery to ...more
Jul 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read ALOT...and I have a handful of books I consider keepers...and this is going to be one of them. I haven't downloaded and read the prologue yet as I went looking for more from this author and found the prologue. Sounds like there will be at least one more book with Ty and Liz. Has me a little worried for their outcome, but am hoping for another keeper. What I loved about this book is the age of the characters, they aren't gazillionaires, how our early experiences and parents do shape our li ...more
Dec 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this one. It was kind of different from what I have been reading and it was a nice change. I had been reading about the millionaires who have their women that they "save" or whatever and life is perfect and all happy. This was not like that. It was well written and had my attention from the start and didn't let go at all. Can't wait to see what happens in the next book and I am so glad that I already have it waiting for me to read because I'm not sure I could handle not knowing. ...more
Cyndi Hackett
This was a wonderful lover story. I found myself captured by Tyrone and Elizabeth. I will admit I was a little confused in the beginning. I’m accustomed to the name Tyrone being used more frequently in the black community so at first I thought this was a multiracial story, so that really grabbed my attention. But the dynamics and drama of the story held me interest to the very end. I still have some questions about the end of the story, but I think I can see myself reading the story again. This ...more
Sweets Books
Feb 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is truly a love story from beginning to end. This story has everything a true love story is about. I loved this story.

It tells a story of how two people fall in love from beginning to end. The trials a couple may go through. Ones that especially lawyers may have deal with. If two people likes characters seem to love each other love will be the cure to help through the trouble times.

Till next time ~ Sweets Books

(written by Lisa - Sweets Books After Hours)
Jan 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
A really good story, it took a long time for the main characters to come together but it was worth the trip. Shame about what happened to Beanie the cat but Norton and Dodger sound like good replacements. This is the first book I've read by this author and I intend to read more of her books. ...more
Jun 27, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed the story. A few missed words/spelling error's, but thing that would make you stop reading the book. ...more
Mar 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Love the quirky come backs,and the attitudes of each character. Even the cats had character. Great read and lots of fun

Deliza Rafferty
Oct 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Mar 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this story... it was very different from the other romance books I have been reading. so much emotion that's what got me hooked you could feel the emotions of the character's. ...more
Janice Spina
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An Enjoyable Story of Love, Lost and Found!

This is the first book I have read by this author. I enjoyed the easy flow of her storyline and the well defined characters.

The main character, Liz, doesn’t believe that she is lovable or beautiful until she finds Ty. Sparks fly but then die down when their love is smothered by alcohol and neglect. Will they ever get back together and heal the wounds and love again?

An enjoyable read that was hard to put down. I look forward to more books from this tale
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Original heartfelt romance

This is the first time I've read Susan Thatcher and I'm so glad I've discovered her work. I absolutely loved how the prologue gave the clues to the story that followed.
Liz and Ty were mature interesting realistic people who had lived their lives without finding true love, until fate threw them in each other's path... repeatedly. While each of them had their own baggage that had to be worked through and the road got bumpy they got their HEA.

These Foolish Things will make you feel all the things. If you don't at least 2-3 strong emotions during and/or after reading it.... you might have misplaced your heart. The author tells this story from the heart... and everything that comes with it. ...more
Karen Miller
Nov 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing

I bought and read this book after meeting the author on FaceBook. You know how it is, you start chatting with folks and get friendly, and then you find out they're an author . . . and you sorta kinda havta to buy their book?
So, yeah, I admit it. This was a "guilt buy."
But, boy, it was a good buy!
Elizabeth Gardner is an ordinary middle-aged woman, with ordinary middle-aged woman problems - a job she hates, a body she's insecure about (I'm tempted to give a spoiler, here, but I won't!), and no one
Sep 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Received this free. Read it in very short time because it kept me interested. Pleased the love passages were tasteful done--not over the top. One criticism is true for most of these kind of love stories. The author seems to need to draw out the relationship by have the couple misunderstand or refuse to discuss issues. That gets very tiresome to read and seems unrealistic after a while. Also the gentlemen was so perfect that at times he was unbelievable. I guess authors feels that is what women w ...more
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Susan Thatcher was born in New Hampshire and raised in Vermont, graduating from the University of Vermont (including a stint in Salisbury, South Australia as an exchange student starting in January 1982. She hates winter that much). She contributed occasional articles to UVM’s newspaper, the Vermont Cynic. Susan has also contributed to Morning Edition on NPR (they read her letter on the air.), the ...more

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