Thursday, April 7, 2011

Gifts of the Heart

Gifts From the Heart (Harlequin Heartwarming)Jillian Hart
Contemporary Romance

"If he thought that he was funny, then she was happy to let him think that."

All Sam wanted was to fix up his aunt's old house and settle into a new and quiet life - albeit a lonely one.  The events in his past had left him hurt and determined to never let anyone in again.  This was all well and good until he met his new neighbor - Kirby.  Kirby was all that was good and kind - if you believed in that sort of thing anymore.  As for Kirby, the pain of her sister's death has never left her.  But that doesn't stop her from pushing hard to do all she can as her career as a nurse.  Though she is always on the lookout for the elusive Mr Right (who may not even exist!), she is surprised when she is drawn to her handsome neighbor who is interested in only being friends.  Will their pasts hold them back from a bright future?

My Opinion: This book seemed to focus a lot on thoughts and feelings....almost to its detriment.  There was very little in the way of events.  The majority of the book was Kirby going over and over and over why Sam was or was not Mr Right.  And Sam going over and over why he didn't want to lead her on.  There is a history of pain from their pasts, but it just seemed like it took so long to figure out what had happened to either of them that their actions were confusing until you finally got around to hearing the whole stores.  And they are very obsessed with their dogs.  And if you're a pet person, I'm sure that's great and fun.  I'm not, so it was a little weird for me.  Side characters were almost non-existent which was sad since there was potential there.  Sweet book though.

I received a copy of this book for review.  No other compensation was given.  The summary and opinion are 100% my own.


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