Skip to main content

My Foolish Heart by Susan May Warren

My Foolish Heart (Deep Haven)

Recently, I read the first of Susan May Warren’s Deep Haven Series, Happily Ever After. It was delightful and I feel in love with the little town of Deep Haven in Minnesota. My Foolish Heart is the fourth in the series. The town has been struggling with the tragic accident that turned their winning football coach into a quadriplegic, took the life of his wife, and has trapped their daughter, Issy, in her home with agoraphobia. A Caleb Knight moves in next door to Issy and the adventure to freedom begins.


Caleb is trying out for the position of football coach, but is hiding the fact that he wears a prosthetic leg due to an injury while serving in Iraq. He and Issy have many misadventures that bring them together so that they can each find the freedom that God desires of them. While Issy and Caleb have to work through their separate pasts, Lucy McGuire and Seb Brewster have to come to terms with the past they created together. Lucy, Issy’s best friend and the owner of The World’s Greatest Donuts, is struggling with her business; she has to turn to her high school boyfriend, Seb Brewster, for help.

My Foolish Heart is well written with many triumphs and setbacks throughout. I highly recommend a visit to Deep Haven to get to know its newest residents.



This ARC was given to me by Tyndale Publishing at no cost to me for review purposes. I am not required to give a positive review, but I happily did.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Stories from the Kitchen: Taste and See

I celebrated my birthday last weekend. It was wonderful and the leftovers left me with a question or two. Find out what they are and how I'm currently answering them in this week's podcast.

Stories from the Kitchen Season 2, Episode 2: Taste and See






Notes from the episode:

Taste and See by Margaret Feinberg

Dad’s New York Cheesecake (from the back of a Philidelphia Cream Cheese package)
1 ⅞ cups graham cracker crumbs ¼ to ½ cup butter, melted 1 cup sugar, divided 2 lbs cream cheese (4 packs) 2 large eggs (lightly beaten) 1 tsp vanilla 2 tbsp cornstarch 1 cup sour cream
Preheat oven to 450F
Mix well graham crackers, 2 tbsp sugar, and enough butter that the mixture holds together. Reserve 2 tbsp for garnish. Press mixture onto bottom and sides of a greased 9-inch springform pan. Chill in the freezer while preparing the filling.
Mix cream cheese and sugar until smooth and light. Beat in eggs, vanilla, and cornstarch until just blended. Stir in sour cream. Pour mixture into crust and bake for…

James Week 10 James 5: 13-20

We finish up our study on James with some encouraging words about prayer and standing in the gap.




Study Questions Week 10


When you don't feel like yourself, what is generally your first response? Do you start with prayer, rest, food, lashing out at others? When you encounter others that are not acting like themselves what is your initial thought? How do you think your relationships would be different if you began those interactions with prayers? Prayers for understanding for yourself and peace for the other person?When you are happy, do you ever try to keep it to yourself because you don't want to celebrate while others around you are struggling? Can focusing our happiness towards God with praise and worship change how we view sharing those moments? God is the source of every good and perfect gift (James 1:17). How can this verse help shape your worship and praise? Take some time this week to praise God for some good gifts, which are present even if you are in the midst of a s…

Thankful Thursday

Hard to believe that it's Thursday already, but it is! Wow! I'm thankful for a whole bunch of things this week, so many that if I would list them all, I'd be here for the rest of the day and into tomorrow. Heck I'd be lucky to be done by the end of the decade.

I'm thankful for my husband! He's a real trooper. Love how he not only cares for so many people through the church, but that he cares for our family. Seems like he's always got just a little bit more time to do what needs to be done, which is pretty amazing considering that he's only got the same 24 hours that I have.

I'm thankful for my little girl. I enjoyed the time away when she was at camp last week, but we've been having fun this week hanging out together. She's pretty amazing in lots of hard to explain ways, I guess she's mysterious in her lovliness. I hope that others are as impressed with it as I am.

I'm thankful for family near and far. I'm looking forward to spe…