I was looking for something out of my normal routine so I thought I’d give Open Your Heart a shot, even though it’s a slightly different style of book… Color me impressed!! I loved that this was a fiction novel, yet still had all the ingredients of a self-empowerment guide or a self-improvement book. Just so loaded with interesting insight and wisdom along the way wrapped up in a fun and entertaining story with delightful characters! There is such strong, vivid writing, and I appreciate that the main character Annie is so relatable and down to earth, but is flawed, and going through real transitions we can relate to. Liked Hannah, Theresa, Maggie, Rob…and all the others…Everything just felt “authentic” for lack of a better word. Dialogue, interactions, scenes, descriptions…I like that it was really unpredictable and we get to see the story from lots of angles. . . a very good read that I’d recommend even to those who don’t normally read this sort of thing…try it, you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

-John Goldman