This Heart of Mine, by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

>> Sunday, September 01, 2002

What I started reading instead is Susan Elizabeth Phillips' This Heart of Mine. I'm 100 pages into it and it looks good. I've wanted to shake Mollie a few times (stupid decissions!), but it's improved. And I adored Kevin in Nobody's Baby But Mine, one of the few things I liked about that book.

My favourite parts so far are the children's books excerpts and Mollie's swear word: "Slytherins!" LOL!


"Ever since she was a teenager, children's book author Molly Somerville has been infatuated with handsome Kevin Tucker, quarterback for her sister's Chicago Stars football team. Unfortunately, Kevin doesn't know she's alive until one fateful weekend when they're marooned together at the family vacation cabin. When Molly gets carried away by her creative imagination and compromises Kevin, the results are disastrous and before the dust settles, Kevin's in trouble with his boss, Molly's in deep trouble with her emotions, and both of them are in danger of losing their hearts. Their journey to a happy ending is dicey, at best, and even if they can get past their outrageous and painful beginning, whether these two can lower their guards and let the other into their equally wary hearts is questionable."
Posted later...

What a perfect book! Definitely an A+. I didn't want it to end, I liked it so much!

Molly was great, and though I didn't expect it, Kevin was lovely. I hadn't really liked SEP's previous books very much, but this one has converted be into a fan. Every aspect here was strong: the humour, Kevin and Molly's relationship, the plot, the secondary love story... everything. The book was filled with little details which made everything come alive

I adored Molly's books, and would have loved to read something like them when I was a child. The SKIFSA thing was very current and original, and the scary part is that it wasn't at all far-fetched. I also very much enjoyed all the modern stuff references (Prada, Comme des Garçons, Harry Potter, etc), it made it very contemporary. In a few years it may sound dated, but it was perfect for now

The secondary characters deserve a special mention here. Lilly and Liam's love story was very, very sweet, and Amy and Troy were LOL funny. Phoebe and Dan I didn't like very much (too dominating, and butted in too much into Molly's life), but their children were incredible, especially Hannah in that softball match!

The campground description was very well done, and the place sounded perfect. Very Nightingale Woods.

Finally, it was great that there wasn't much football here!

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