Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Book Review: The Ball's in Her Court by Heather Justesen

The Ball's in Her Court by Heather Justesen

From the back of 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.


I had the opportunity to read The Ball's in Her Court when it was still in it's infancy (manuscript editing mode). Even in the early stages, Denise's story was so vibrant and real that I was caught up and had to go back to re-read the manuscript to put in my editing suggestions. As the story evolved and underwent multiple rounds of editing and re-writing, it became even more real, emotional, and gripping. Heather Justesen's personal experiences with the foster care system and adoption truly shine through and make this an incredible book you won't be able to put down. I am so excited to see it finally ready to hit the book stores, and to have a copy on my bookshelf. I know it won't be long before I have the spine well-worn from reading The Ball's in Her Court over and over again.

You can read the first chapter of The Ball's in Her Court here.

You can purchase an autographed copy here.

Or come to one of Heather Justesen's book signings and meet the author!

Saturday, October 24th
Fillmore Public Library
Fillmore, UT
10 am - 1 pm
(I'm flying in from Kansas to attend this signing!)

Saturday, November 7th
Barnes & Noble Book Store
South Town Center
Sandy, UT
2-4 pm

Saturday, November 14th
Girls Day Out Boutique
West Valley, UT
9 am - 5 pm

Friday, November 20th
Confetti Books & Antiques
Spanish Fork, UT

Saturday, December 5th
Barnes & Noble Book Store
Orem, UT
2-4 pm

4 comments:

Tristi said...

Awesome review!

I'm about halfway through the book now and enjoying it immensely.

Nichole Giles said...

Heather is a great author, for sure. I love her style. Got my copy already, too, and am about to get started on it in a day or two. I'm excited!

Nichole

Cheri Chesley said...

I want to come to a book signing and get my copy! Can't wait :)

Wedding invitation said...

The wedding style is really awesome.Have just started reading the book...Really have started developing interest in it.

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