Dec 1, 2009

Blog Tour: The Ball's in her court by Heather Justesen

I was invited to participate in a critique group after I attended my first LDStorymaker's conference. It has immeasurably blessed my life by helping me develop my writing talent and giving me some much needed friends at a difficult time. Heather Justesen is a member of that group, and a very dear friend.

I was very excited to read and review Heather's new book, The Ball's in Her Court, because she wrote it before joining the critique group. I've actually read the sequel, currently titled, Rebound, and promise that Heather's fans are in for a treat. It comes out this summer and is every bit as romantic as its predecessor.

About the book:

She's got a great job, a loving group of family and friends and basketball skills like you wouldn't believe, but Denise DeWalt's life is far from perfect, and she's about to come face-to-face with a past she hoped to leave behind forever.

Twenty-six-year-old Denise thinks she's come to terms with her childhood in the foster care system, but when her old nightmares return, Denise realizes that she must deal with her past once and for all if she ever wants to move on to a brighter future with Rich, the only man who can see past her former life. As Denise's search leads her closer and closer to the one person she hoped she'd never have to face again, she begins to realize that her future depends on just one person--herself.

This emotional and inspirational love story proves that life is full of unexpected twists and turns--especially when it comes to facing your demons, fighting for love, and finding happiness for the future.

My Review:

My opinion may be a bit biased because Heather is one of my good friends, but she is honestly one of the most talented writers I know. She has a command of the english language that allows her to describe in detail the scenes in her book. I was drawn into Heather's story from the very beginning. She does a great job giving just enough information to make you want to know what happens next so you can't put her book down.

This is also a great book for teen readers. It has "just enough" romance and although the storyline includes sensitive topics, they are handled very appropriately. In fact, when I brought the book home, it disappeared off my desk. I found my daughter up late one night reading it. Her comment was, "Your friend is an awesome writer!"

Heather's personal experience as a foster parent adds depth and true emotion to this story. But it's not all sadness and despair. Also included is plenty of tension, humor, and tender, sweet romance. The ending is satisfying and inspiring. It reminded me that there is nothing in life that can't be overcome.

The Ball's in Her Court is definitely going on our shelf of books to keep. I'm happy to be associated with Heather and look forward to many books from her in the years to come.

Heather is holding an awesome week of giveaways on her blog. Check it out! There are tons of great prizes.

Also, to learn more about Heather you can visit her website.

Here's the book trailer for The Ball's in Her Court.



Product Details
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc.; 1st edition (October 1, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1599552345
ISBN-13: 978-1599552347
Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.8 inches

2 comments:

Keith Fisher said...

:) good review.

Heather Justesen said...

sniff, sniff. Thanks, Kim! That was totally sweet.

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