Listen to Your Heart [NOOK Book]

Overview

New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels has captivated readers worldwide with her heart-stirring stories of love and family, friendship and renewal. With Listen to Your Heart, she spins the unforgettable tale of a young woman who might be falling for a match made in heaven...
Listen To Your Heart

With her beloved mother gone, her twin sister about to be married, and no hint of Mr. Right on the horizon, Josie Dupr? is lonesome. Luckily, she has her booming New Orleans ...

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Overview

New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels has captivated readers worldwide with her heart-stirring stories of love and family, friendship and renewal. With Listen to Your Heart, she spins the unforgettable tale of a young woman who might be falling for a match made in heaven...
Listen To Your Heart

With her beloved mother gone, her twin sister about to be married, and no hint of Mr. Right on the horizon, Josie Dupré is lonesome. Luckily, she has her booming New Orleans catering business to keep her busy, and her fluffy white dog, Rosie, to keep her company...until an obnoxious Boxer brazenly captures Rosie's undying devotion. Even worse, the budding romance puts Josie in close proximity to the dog's owner--sexy, love 'em and leave 'em Cajun playboy, Paul Brouillette.

Paul's all for l'amour, but ever since he came into Josie's life, strange things have been happening. She hears music that isn't there, and she smells her mother's favorite cologne in an empty room. Maybe her mom's trying to send her a message...something about finding love where you least expect it...and listening to your heart.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420123128
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 2/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 30,852
  • File size: 682 KB

Meet the Author

Fern Michaels
FERN MICHAELS is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of the Sisterhood series, Mr. and Miss Anonymous, Up Close and Personal, and dozens of other novels and novellas. There are over seventy million copies of her books in print. Fern Michaels has built and funded several large day-care centers in her hometown, and is apassionate animal lover who has outfitted police dogs across the country with special bulletproof vests. She shares her home in South Carolina with her four dogs and a resident ghost named Mary Margaret.

Biography

Born Mary Ruth Kuczkir in Hastings, Pennsylvania, Fern Michaels was married and the mother of five before she embarked on her long, successful writing career – a career that began with something midway between a challenge and a command. When her youngest child went off to kindergarten, Michaels's husband imperiously ordered her (in just so many words) to get off her ass and get a job. Long years in the domestic trenches had left her short on marketable skills, so she decided trade off her lifelong love of reading and write a book. Just like that. The domineering, unsupportive husband is history. And Michaels has gone on to pen bestselling romance after bestselling romance. Just like that..

With typical modesty, Michaels does not claim to be a great writer; however, she admits proudly to being a born storyteller. Her bulging bookshelf proves she is all over the map, producing with equal facility hot historicals, lighthearted contemporary capers, adrenaline-laced thrillers, and heartwarming tales of family and friendship. She is especially adept at writing stories about women who prevail in hard times – a reflection, perhaps, of her own struggles in her marriage and early career.

Raised to believe that the fortunate in life have an obligation to give back, Michaels devotes a lot of time to philanthropic concerns. She has established a foundation that grants four-year scholarships to needy students and has set up pre-schools and daycare centers for single mothers. She is also an avid animal lover and has been known to own as many as five dogs at a time.

In 1993, Michaels picked up stakes and moved from her home in New Jersey to a 300-year-old plantation house in Charleston, South Carolina. She and the dogs share the house amicably with a friendly ghost whom Fern has dubbed Mary Margaret. In addition to stopping clocks and moving pillows from room to room, Mary Margaret has been known to occasionally leave flowers on Michaels's nightstand!

Good To Know

Michaels confesses in our interview: "I'm a junk food junkie and a chocoholic. My desk drawers have more junk food in them than paper and pens. I chomp and chew all day long. At night I get up and eat Marshmallow Fluff right out of the jar. In between eating, I write."

Her first "sort of, kind of job" was in market research. Michaels recounts the gig's low-point in our interview: "I had a partner and we were testing a new pressurized drain cleaner. All you had to do was put this can in the drain, squeeze and supposedly the drain would open right up. It did, all right.

"The whole wall collapsed, and stuff that was in there for a hundred years flew everywhere. The lady didn't tell us the drain backed up to her kitchen drain and disposal. The company didn't care that we smelled like a sewer or that our clothes were ruined. The lady got a new bathroom, and we both got fired."

Michaels reveals some of her sources of inspiration: "Inspiration comes from everywhere. The title for Finders Keepers came from a cartoon with two chipmunks that my grandson was watching. I had a title but no story. I finally came up with one to fit that wonderful title.

"Names for characters sometime come from television. I had a character named Metaxis which is odd to begin with. There is a news anchor on T.V. who has that same last name. Sometimes it will just be a word someone says in passing, something I read or saw. There's no rhyme or reason to it. It's almost like, okay, I need something here, stay alert and it will happen."

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    1. Also Known As:
      Mary Kuczkir
    2. Hometown:
      Summerville, South Carolina
    1. Education:
      High School

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  • Posted February 8, 2012

    three stars

    This was a cute love story

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 25, 2011

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    Beautiful

    I was not disappointed. Great characters, good plot. Fast read- kept my interest

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2011

    Not well-written...

    I thought this sounded like a great book, but once I started reading it, I was not impressed. There's a scene where Paul knocks on the door and enters his neices house...it was VERY awkwardly written. Very strange book, I would have thought a young high school person had written this, unfortunately.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2008

    So disappointing!

    I rarely dislike a book and am a huge fan of Fern Michaels. I ordered this book in part b/c of the positive ratings of the other readers. I was so disappointed and even had to check one time to see if it was even Fern Michaels who wrote the book. There was very little character & relationship development. It seems like more was written about the dogs & New Orleans than their relationship!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2012

    Sweet love story

    An easy read and a sweet story.

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    Posted August 15, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2012

    Diappointed

    Hoped for something as wonderful as Mr and Mrs. Anonymous.....nope. wont give up going to read Southern Comfort..fingers crossed

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2012

    I loved it!

    I loved this story. It was interesting and romantic.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2012

    LOVED IT!!

    I love this book! It is one of my favorites! It is a MUST READ! Love it so much that Ive read it plenty of times!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2012

    Enjoyed this, as I do all of her books!

    Easy to enjoy; very relaxed reading that kept my interest from beginning to end. I always enjoy her books.

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  • Posted April 1, 2012

    Thoroughly enjoyable

    This was different from most of the books by Fern Michals, but funny and very enjoyable. Great light reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2012

    Not a favorite

    Too many things going on

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  • Posted November 2, 2011

    Highly recommended

    A story of love...romance as well as love for family.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2011

    very good reading

    As usual with Fern Michaels books, you want to stay curled up and reading through in one sitting.

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  • Posted October 24, 2011

    Loved

    Loved! Could not put down.

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  • Posted October 14, 2011

    Fast read!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 22, 2011

    Not so great

    I typically like Fern Michaels books but this book seemed odd and it was hard for me to connect with. It all just seemed so out of touch. A lot of one sided conversations took place....why not share both sides of the conversation instead of just one of the characters remarks? Not one I would recommend.

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  • Posted June 20, 2009

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    Great fast read book!

    I really liked this book, wasn't sure if I would but loved it. Its a fast read and I found I didn't want to put it down. I love the boxer & Maltese dogs in it and its just a great clean story.

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