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What the Heart Knows: A Milford-Haven Novel, Book One (The Milford-Haven Novels) Hardcover – September 1, 2011
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Purl presents the first novel in her Milford-Haven series, which features a setting of unadulterated beauty. . .and a cast of successful, sexy, sometimes quirkily independent characters . . .romance. . .scandal, and carefully parsed out mystery. . .the novel is poised to convince readers to continue with the series. -- Publishers Weekly
Former Days of Our Lives actress Purl imbues her soap opera finesse into the fictional setting of Milford-Haven, a sleepy California coastal town. This may be Apple Pie, USA, but hearts are on the line, professions are at stake and a possible murder has tainted the landscape. A whirlwind of juicy drama with dangling-carrot closure.-- Kirkus Reviews
What the Heart Knows is an upbeat novel . . .the first book of Milford-Haven. The book opens powerfully . . . Purl does not use external paraphernalia to bring her characters to life. Multiple love stories, friendships, crushes, and. . .Purl's characters are well-traveled, educated, and street smart. -- ForeWord Reviews
...in Mara Purl's enchanting novel What the Heart Knows...the cast of interesting and eccentric characters is what really draws the reader into the book. Purl skillfully tackles tough environmental issues such as land development and offshore oil drilling through the lives of her characters and the events that unfold. - RR Bowker's BookWire
From the Publisher
"Milford-Haven, U.S.A." was the first American serialized radio drama every broadcast on the BBC, and 4.5 million listeners tuned in weekly. Honored by the major broadcasting museums - the Museum of Television & Radio in New York & Los Angeles, and the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago, "Milford-Haven" now makes its debut as a series of intriguing novels, beginning with "What The Heart Knows". --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I felt like the book was a pilot to a TV serial drama, so was not surprised to find the author had a background in soaps. But even daytime dramas typically have a storyline that is intelligible, and in which at least some subplots are resolved. This book had neither, and would be more appropriately called an introduction rather than a novel.
Entirely too much of the book was taken up with endless descriptions of getting a cup of tea, or glass of champagne, with entirely too little devoted to any kind of outcome.
We were obviously supposed to get hooked on the characters, then purchase the upcoming books. I won't be doing that.
A good example of various characters and subplots handled in a wonderful way is Robyn Carr's Virgin River Series. Each book (including the first) deals with a major plot, and other smaller ones. It draws the reader in (addictively, I might add) to learn more, to meet more of these people, to anxiously await the next book.