AuthorsDen.com   Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  David Hamilton, iLaurie Conrad, iChynna Laird, iLeslie Garcia, iPaul Ulasien, iWendy Laing, iAnthony Dalton, i

  Home > Literary Criticism > Articles Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Christy Tillery French

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· 243 Titles
· 261 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Aug, 2001

   newsletter

Subscribe to the Christy Tillery French Newsletter. Enter your name and email below and click "sign me up!"
Name:
Email:
Christy Tillery French, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.



Featured Book
Le petit coin de l'office (un roman)
by Antoine Raphael

Le petit coin de l'office d'Anselme Wilson devient un endroit pour le dialogue et finalement pour l'amour..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members



Review of HEART WITH JOY by Steve Cushman
by Christy Tillery French   
Rated "G" by the Author.
Last edited: Monday, October 04, 2010
Posted: Monday, October 04, 2010

  Print   Save    Follow    Share 

Recent articles by
Christy Tillery French

Review of WISHLESS by Louise Caiola
Review of THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins
Review of TEMPEST IN THE TEA LEAVES by Kari Lee Townsend
Review of HOT FLASH by Kathy Carmichael
Review of A HYSERICAL SITE by Jackie Griffey
Review of THE IMPALER by Gregory Funaro
Review of VALLEY OF OBSESSIONS by Betty Gordon
           >> View all

HEART WITH JOY
by Steve Cushman
Canterbury House Publishing
Vilas, North Carolina
www.canterburyhousepublishing.com
ISBN: 9780982539637

Fifteen-year-old Julian Hale is not the typical teenage male. Instead of playing sports or actively dating, Julian loves spending time cooking with his mother. Julian’s world is upended when his mother unexpectedly moves to Florida and suspects her reason, to manage her parents’ motel, is just an excuse. Julian, who rarely interacts with his father, blames him but remains behind, determined to move to Florida after the school year ends. When an elderly neighbor befriends Julian, he begins to enjoy his time with her, feeding and watching the birds in her yard. Through her, Julian begins to understand it’s important to know someone other than superficially and to follow one’s passion. Since Julian’s passion is cooking, he begins to make dinners for his father and befriends a young woman who shares his love for cooking. When school ends, Julian is faced with the decision to move to Florida or stay at home with his father and new friends.

This well-written coming-of-age novel is heartwarming and poignant. Characterization is exceptional and realistic, the plot meaningful and intriguing. The development of the relationship between Julian and his father as it evolves is insightful and well-done. Through Julian’s narrative, the reader witnesses his journey of self-discovery, acceptance of his parents’ estranged relationship, and love of family and friends.

Web Site: Canterbury House Publishing



Want to review or comment on this article?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Popular Literary Criticism Articles
  1. Analysis of The Mexican Swimmer by Adam Si
  2. Heels and Other Clones
  3. Quest for the Secret Keeper
  4. Gaia's Gift by Fran Orenstein book review
  5. Book Titles Which Caught My Eye ...
  6. Edgar Allen Poe: His Rhythm with Romantici
  7. The Curse of Deadman's Forest (Oracles of
  8. Mystic Witch book review
  9. Hooked--Book Review
  10. 3 H - P 10

Tales of a Clear, Dark Night by Jansen Estrup

The heavens, we are taught, have always inspired awe, tradition, even salvation. Why? What did our ancestors see there?..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Myth, Magic, and Metaphor, A Journey into the Heart of Creativity by Patricia Daly-Lipe

Myth, Magic, and Metaphor takes the reader on a journey – a journey of discovery. The book was not written to provide answers. It was written to provoke questions. Tidbits of in..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.