Two From the Heart by James Patterson…ARC Review


From the #1 bestselling author of Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas and Sundays at Tiffany’s, two heartwarming tales about the power of a good story to open our eyes to life’s possibilities.

Anne McWilliams has lost everything. After her marriage falls apart and a hurricane destroys her home she realizes that her life has fallen out of focus. So she takes to the road to ask long lost friends and strangers a simple question: “What’s your best story?” Can the funny, tragic, inspirational tales she hears on her journey help Anne see what she’s been missing?

Tyler Bron seemingly has it all-a successful company and more money than he knows how to spend. But he has no life. So he hires a struggling novelist to write one for him. There are no limits to the fictional world that Bron’s money can transform into a reality, and he soon becomes the protagonist of a love story beyond his wildest imagination. But will Tyler Bron be able to write the happy ending himself?


My Review:

Two From The Heart is two very different short stories; both I really enjoyed.

The first story follows a woman trying to rebuild her life from a new divorce.  That journey is further complicated when her home is ruined by a hurricane.  Talk about adding insult to injury!  But all of that leads her on a road to a self discovery she would have missed out on if those two tragedies hadn’t happened.  She heads out on the road and meets some incredible people and has some life-changing experiences.  I really enjoyed watching Anne find her true self and eventually finding her happy ever after.

The second story had a much different feel and one I really took to.  It reminded me of that movie, The Truman Show, in a way.  It really got me thinking while I was reading, wondering what would happen next and what part of the story was real and what part was made up of actors.  Filled with more than a few interesting players in the game of reality/fiction that the main character is playing, it was a great change of pace for me.  It was fun and interesting!

Overall, if you’re looking for two enjoyable short stories to spend an afternoon with, this is a book for you!

Four Loves


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  1. So odd to see Patterson in Romance mode but cool, too. Thanks.

  2. Kathy Valentine says:

    Great review Jillian!!shared on all my socials!! M

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