The historic Madrigal theater, in the heart of downtown Wishful, is about to close its doors forever. A last ditch fund-raising effort, a production of White Christmas, is probably the only thing that could bring Tyler Edison out of retirement. She fell in love on that stage, but when Brody Jensen abandoned her, she lost the heart to sing and dance for the crowd. Maybe it’s time to take that back…
It seems like pure chance when Brody’s job, which has taken him all over the world, brings him back to his little hometown to oversee his boss’s latest secret project. Brody’s looking for closure, planning to sell the house his parents left him and finally put his past, and his memories of Tyler, behind him. What better way than to be a part of this last show? Even though his leading lady is surely long gone…
Put on your dancing shoes, auditions start at six o’clock.
Point of view:
3rd Person. Alternating perspectives, not always by chapter, but it’s clearly defined.
Be Careful, It’s My Heart is Book 3 in the Wishful series. I think these are best enjoyed when read/listened to in order as story lines build on events/characters/situations from previous books.
This one didn’t work for me as well as the other stories in the series and I’m pretty sure it’s because I have never seen White Christmas – in either its play or movie form. Since the bulk of the story revolves around the production of the play for the town of Wishful and there were a lot of references to the story line of White Christmas, I wasn’t able to connect with it as fully as I think I would have.
That said, it’s still a cute second-chance romance. A big misunderstanding sent Brody & Tyler on separate paths years ago and a lack of communication threatens to keep them from working things out this time. Queue the positively-meddling folks of Wishful and their joined forces to save an aging theatre while simultaneously keeping Brody & Tyler from making the same mistakes.
I am looking forward to secondary characters, Myles & Piper, in Just for This Moment.
Amy McFadden continues giving an expanding townsfolk their own unique voices, while keeping old favorites consistent from previous books. I don’t know if McFadden color codes these characters or what – it’s definitely an impressive rainbow of voices she has in her repertoire.
About the author:
Kait Nolan is a RITA® Award-winning Mississippi author who calls everyone sugar, honey, or darlin’, and can wield a ‘Bless your heart’ like a Snuggie or a saber, depending on requirements. She believes in love, laughter, and that tacos are the world’s most perfect food. When she’s not writing, reading, working the evil day job, or wrangling family (both the two-legged and the four-), you can find her obsessively watching The Great British Bake Off.
You can connect with Kait Nolan here:
About the narrator:
From Amy McFadden’s website: Hi! This part is all about me. Just me. It feels weird to write a bunch of stuff about myself but I don’t like pictures of me so I’ll have to use words instead.
I live in Michigan with my fiancé, Joe Anderson. He makes me laugh so much I never have to do situps. Truthfully, I probably wouldn’t do situps anyway, but hey, it’s still a nice bonus to our love.
I’m an actress now, and I used to be a 2nd grade teacher. I loved that part of my life, but after doing it for a bunch of years, I was ready to move on to the next version of me. They’re not really very different versions-teachers and actresses both reach out and engage people through stories. I’m NOT a morning person, but waking up to tell stories makes mornings better-than-tolerable.
I love books and the Muppets and smart people and kind people (not necessarily in that order) and sleeping and chocolate and coffee and writers and learning and Oreo cookies and a bunch of other stuff-but I’m starting to make myself gag on all this love.
I hate a bunch of stuff, too, but who cares about that junk? It’s probably the same stuff you hate, so I won’t bore you. Except I REALLY hate listening to people eat bananas.
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My Favorite Quotes
They’d fallen in love in this theater, on this stage. – Be Careful, It’s My Heart by @kaitnolan #Audiobook narrated by @amymcnarrator #SmallTown #Romance #WishfulTweet