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What the Heart Knows - - Readers' Comments


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Here's what other readers have said:

“I just finished reading 'What the Heart Knows' and really liked it. The story was intriguing, the writing excellent, and the way you captured the ambiance of the Central Coast, superb. I found the 'Cast of Characters' in the back of the book very helpful, too. I will definitely read the next book in your series. I think I'm hooked!”
– Janet Penn Franks, Author, Central Coast Historian

“Your book is astounding! I just loved it. I love these characters! I spent my whole vacation reading your book. Now I'm making plans for spending the weekend reading your next one.”
– Madelon Miles, President, Milestones Inc., Los Angeles

“I have just read 'What the Heart Knows' with great enjoyment. All your characters are vivid and each one is memorable. Although there are a lot of them, there’s no confusing them. You have excellent control of each one and scatter your hints and clues which I look forward to having explained/ expanded upon. You are well on your way to giving Danielle Steel a run for her money!”
– Miranda Kenrick, Author, Tokyo

“I discovered this first of the Milford-Haven novels in Cambria, my favorite little town, and was enthralled. I had to find out more about this intriguing series!”
– Sherry Hilbur, Cambria

“I can tell you’re a real storyteller, whether you’re doing it through radio drama or novels. As a writer you have a way of making the image immediately very clear. I love your characters and love your book!”
– Katy Sullivan, Actress, Los Angeles

“Your book was excellent! You're a wonderful writer, with such vivid descriptions and such gripping characters. But you left me hanging! My goodness I've got to have the next book immediately!”
– Jan Snyder, Los Angeles

“I got so involved with your story, I'm dying to read book two!”
– Jan Mergy, San Diego

“I enjoyed getting acquainted with your characters. They did become very real, as did the locale. I shall look for the follow up books. With your permission I would give the books to a friend who I know will enjoy them as I have.”
– Maxine Kaput, Carmel

“In 'What the Heart Knows', the author writes powerfully about nature -- you know she loves her territory and understands it well -- both the environment and the humans. Every character is real -- and deep. I was fascinated by and understood their motivations and their quandaries -- and what they're learning about life. It also took me away from my own quandaries, which is sometimes important. Because I cared enough about them all to wish I knew how they would all wind up...eventually. Now I'm hooked, I'll have to read every sequel.”
– Kathleen Arc Herald, Santa Fe

“Girl – you write good!”
– Jeannie Wilson, North Hollywood

“Your books are so good! You write beautifully, and I love the series. I love the Central Coast of California, and this is like taking a trip up there. The Milford-Haven novels are easy reading, and they're comfortable. I look forward to reading a little more every night before I go to bed.”
– Mimi Feldman, Beverly Hills

“Your books are fun to read, and they're more than fun. There's an underlying quality to them because you're dealing with important issues. So I look forward to reading them on both levels.”
– Pilulaw Khus, Morro Bay

“I did purchase ‘What the Heart Knows’ during your recent internet preview launch from Haven Books and enjoyed it. You have a new fan!"
– Mary Osborne, Colorado Springs

“I think 'What the Heart Knows' is damn good. I thought the intimacy was handled so well–convincing, discreet, intriguing. I felt you were really getting into the minds of these people.”
– Raymond Purl, Colorado Springs

“Read your book yesterday, at one sitting. There appears to be no end to your talent. Your verbal imagery is very effective. You draw your reader into the story easily. Good work!”
– Howard Fisher, M.D., Denver

“I found your characters very real and lively. I am very much impressed with your ability to weave so many different characters into a meaningful saga.!”
– Janet Wienpahl, Santa Barbara

“I thoroughly enjoyed 'What The Heart Knows.' I loved the way you entwined the lives of the characters. I look forward to continuing the story, and trust that you are busy writing to satisfy us, your readers!”
– Melanie Humphrey, Author, Snowmass Village

“Just finished reading the book. What a pleasure! I had no idea, in the beginning, what I would find and if I would read any other books in the series. Now, after finishing the first, I can hardly wait to order the whole series. I want to find out what happens to each one of these interesting people who actually remind me of some of my friends. This story is so real. One of the reasons I like your writing is that I find myself learning things which I didn't know before. To me, that's a real turn on. I'll just give you one example. In the last chapter, where Samantha writes in her journal, it was chock full of information. I could read that over and over. There was so much to think about. All of the feelings she was experiencing and the thoughts she was having. I can see why it is called a book for women. You touch on so many emotions and issues. You paint colors, textures, scenes that your reader can simply place themselves right into. You make it easy for the reader to participate in these scenes you set for them. Guess I better stop now. It's 2:00 AM.!”
– Carolyn Arnold, Honolulu


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