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What The Heart Knows: A Milford Haven Novel, Book One (The Milford Haven Novels) #2020

What The Heart Knows A Milford Haven Novel Book One The Milford Haven Novels Book One of the Milford Haven Novels based on the author s own hit BBC Radio Drama introduces the beautiful coastal town and its several residents including protagonist Miranda Jones An ambitious y

  • Title: What The Heart Knows: A Milford Haven Novel, Book One (The Milford Haven Novels)
  • Author: Mara Purl
  • ISBN: 9781936878017
  • Page: 454
  • Format: Hardcover
  • What The Heart Knows: A Milford Haven Novel, Book One (The Milford Haven Novels) By Mara Purl, Book One of the Milford Haven Novels, based on the author s own hit BBC Radio Drama, introduces the beautiful coastal town and its several residents, including protagonist Miranda Jones An ambitious young woman whose paintings are beginning to succeed in the competitive art world, she is also on an internal personal journey to establish her own sense of spirituality and pBook One of the Milford Haven Novels, based on the author s own hit BBC Radio Drama, introduces the beautiful coastal town and its several residents, including protagonist Miranda Jones An ambitious young woman whose paintings are beginning to succeed in the competitive art world, she is also on an internal personal journey to establish her own sense of spirituality and purpose Author Mara Purl is a former soap opera celebrity from Days of Our Lives, as well as a former journalist from the London Financial Times and the Associated Press Through her novel series she has established a loyal following in the Women s Fiction genre Short stories appear as prequels to each novel, extending the five book series.

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    1. This is the first in a series about a fictional town located on California s Central Coast, Milford Haven There is an introductory novella, When Hummers Dream, where the main character, Miranda Jones is introduced.In What the Heart Knows, residents and characters are introduced and some background information is provided There are a lot of loose ends at the end, which means I have to get the next book, Where the Heart Lives This book started as a radio series, which explains some of the episodi [...]

    2. What the heck is a platform step or an agenda book Zack and Jack, Susan, Samantha and Sallyh If you re going to have bland stock cardboard characters AT LEAST give them distinctive names This had a horrible non ending It just faded away towards the back of the book I guess to lead you into buying the next in the series What a cheap trick.

    3. Too many unresolved plot lines, because you have to continue in the series to find out what happens and I only found this book at the library book sale.

    4. I enjoyed this book look forward to the sequels Living a couple hours from the Central Coast, having spent wonderful weekends there, personalized the book for me I recommend it.

    5. Small town and big hearts An artist colony and a haven for many The starting place for new lives and the ending place for others Magic and misery can be two halves of the heart shell Joy and sorrow are often drunk from the same cup Wonderful depiction of life

    6. Mara Purl is a great story teller and a master of character development I want to know these people and luckily What the Heart Knows is the first in a series I definitely will read them all.

    7. The story takes place in a beautiful town in California, Purl pulls you into her world right away With her smart and sassy characters A local artist Miranda Jones that is finally getting recognized for her work And is Zack her total love interest what are they doing where are they going I loved the relationship with Samantha and Jack Purl brings in total strangers from different parts of the world Why Why not they each have nothing to loose The stakes are high for each of them as they search and [...]

    8. A new series set in coastal California lured me into its depths this weekend I spent an enjoyable, but sometimes unsettling two days reading What the Heart Knows by Mara Purl, a Milford Haven novel Mara Purl delves into the psyche of her characters with numerous paragraphs to reveal a character s thoughts I especially like that Mara provides a list of characters at the end of the book, and would appreciate if authors followed this practice The scenery swims around the characters in the words of [...]

    9. This is an introductory book to the Milford Haven series while I found it enjoyable enough, I don t have a burning desire to get right to the next in the series The murder mystery which was the draw in reading this for me was tied up well enough but I mostly felt that this was all just to set the stage for the next in the series I did enjoy the feel of the setting I love sleepy seaside hamlets felt the author did a very good job giving a sense of place There are quite a few characters to keep up [...]

    10. Reading What the Heart Knows was a bit like taking a step back into time I d be reading along and think, Why didn t she use her cell phone , only to remember that not everyone had cell phones1990s There are a lot of twists and turns in this story, which keep the reader interested and engaged While Miranda is the primary character, there are so many other interesting people coming to life in almost every chapter, I found myself referring to Purl s cast of characters at the back of the book to det [...]

    11. I m feeling generous, so I ll give this book two stars although I think it deserves about 1.25 The story begins with a mystery that is never fully solved The rest of the book is basically the introduction of a long list of characters who are snarky, conniving and distrustful of one another The author lets us into the innermost thoughts of each of these people by switching from third person to first person in italicized print for half of almost every paragraph Really, you don t want to read these [...]

    12. Knowing this is the first of a series, I am eager to read the next book I m happy to get lost in a romantic soap opera story with multi layered characters weaving a tangled web of who knows what who s out to get whom and who ends up with whom The twists and turns keep you turning the page There are many characters, but the author develops them clearly There is anticipation of hearing from certain characters in the rest of the series I ve been to the Central Coast of California and immediately f [...]

    13. This book is published by an independent publishing company I received some information about the book at last year s L.A Times Festival of Books The setting is a fictional town resembling Cambria along California s Central Coast The story line was fine, not great, but I felt there were too many characters for such a short book Thank goodness for the charcter listing at the back to keep everyone straight As far as editing is concerned, there were some typographical errors, which really bugs me a [...]

    14. Terrible The author lovingly describes the expensive brand name things owned by characters in the novel and obviously thinks this substitutes for actual character development And, as others have noted, the book is padded with notes and book club questions and lengthy acknowledgements, leaving no room for resolution of even one of the many characters situations This is transparently a device to get you to buy the next padded, overwritten book in the series Pass on the rest of this contrived serie [...]

    15. It is rare for me to not at least like a book This one was a quick read, except for the part that I put it down about 3 4 the way through and could not bring myself to pick it back up for than a few minutes My usual policy is give it 50 pages and if it hasn t sucked me in then it s not worth my time This book didn t seem to even make sense by 50 pages, so I stuck with it I really wish now that I wouldn t have bothered.

    16. I read this book in a week, which considering that I am a teacher and mom to a 2 year old, that s pretty quick It was a quick read and I am curious about the series pans out, but I don t have that urgent need to buy it It s one of those books I ll check the library for or wait til I find it on sale My major gripe is that there were too many characters thrown in, with not enough time spent on some of them to be able to easily recall who they were.

    17. I received this book through a giveaway I enjoyed the author s description of the quaint California seaside town, but ultimately found the book hard to get through and it didn t really hold my interest I can see that the author intended this to be like a soap opera, but I expected at least a couple of the story lines to be resolved There were so many different characters and subplots that I felt some of the stories were barely beginning when the book ended.

    18. Oh my I do not like to be harsh, but if I had bought this book, I would have never finished it There were way to many characters 28 to keep up with in one book It is NOT an easy read I had to keep going back and re reading what I had already read to catch up with where I was at Not memorable.

    19. I think I need to quit getting pulled into a book just because the setting is in San Francisco I am not really into sagas , especially when absolutely nothing is resovled in one of the books This is the first in her Milford Haven series, and I will not be continuing with them I just was not involved in the plot or with the characters enough to continue.

    20. These books were written for a radio serial and they are basically a serial soap opera about a town on the central California coast Great characters running from scheming, to innocent and naive Dallas in California and entertaining but not too memorable.

    21. A very good read now I need the next book This has a quite different and intriguing format, and it leaves you wanting Thank you for a wonderful experience.

    22. Weak plot, poor characterization, blah ending Not worth my time Too many characters without distinguishing personalities Will not be reading any sequels

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