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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Love Your Heart: Review...and a little surprise!

Love Your Heart by Tim McGraw and Tom Douglas

Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Ages: 4 - 10
Price: Hardcover $16.99

To see a flip version of the book, visit here.

The second book in Tim McGraw’s My Little Girl series is a heartwarming story of a little girl’s selfless act of kindness.
Tim McGraw and songwriter Tom Douglas once again join forces to write another book about the precocious Katie and her dad. Katie has many talents, but she wonders which one will win her school’s talent show. With the help of Dad and her faithful dog Palio, and after several amusing mishaps, Katie finally chooses one talent that includes Palio. But at the talent show, she decides to drop out of the contest to help her friend, showing kindness is the best talent of all. Katie’s proud dad reassures her that she did the best thing and that while he loves many things about her, he loves her heart most of all.

Tim McGraw is: dad of three daughters, husband to Faith Hill, Country music superstar, Grammy Winner, American Music Award Winner, People’s Choice Winner, highest grossing tour in history (with wife, Faith Hill), and has sold more than 35 million albums. Yet, beneath all the accolades beats the heart of a dad who immensely loves his family.

Tom Douglas is a singer-songwriter who graduated from Oglethorpe University and received an MBA from Georgia State University. He is the writer of hits "Little Rock" by Collin Raye, "The Gift" by Jim Brickman, "Love's the Only House" by Martina McBride, and "Grown Men Don't Cry" by Tim McGraw. He and his wife have three children.

A little strange to be reviewing a girls' book on a blog entitled "Home with the Boys", isn't it?

Stick with me...especially if you have girls...you'll be glad you did!

Let me first say that this is a gorgeous book to look at! The illustrations are colorful and full of life. And we all know how much good illustrations can draw a kid into a book!

Even though it is a story about girls, the message of kindness is one to be shared with all children. Obviously, with a girl main character, it will appeal more to them, but my boys didn't mind a read through of it!

What I love about this book is the father-daughter relationship that McGraw has lots of experience with! How sweet that he is doing this project with his girls in mind!

The price may be a little much for a children's book, but it is beautiful and would be treasured by any girl!

And here's a chance for YOUR little girl to treasure it!

To enter, just leave a comment below about the girl or girls in your life that would treasure this book! Only one entry per person this time around!

I would love to try to get this book to you by Valentine's Day if you win, so this is going to be a short contest - get your entry in NOW!

The giveaway will be closed TONIGHT (February 10th) at 10:00 p.m. CST!

Good luck!

Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. Thank you to Thomas Nelson!


  1. You know I have 2 lovely ladies in my life, and they are both Daddy's Girls!! One of them is also a 'Katie' - we would love this book! :)

  2. Thanks for the post Erin! I am so thankful for my daughter Cassie! Without her, my life just would not be complete! She is funny and silly and really brings out the "little girl" in me! (I had 3 brothers) so it's a big thing! She is just an amazing little girl!

  3. Oh, Addie would love that. She's my little reader and has even started following along using her pointer finger to trace the words as I read them. Hey, when are we going to get together again??!?

  4. Ok so I don't have a little girl, but I have a friend who just had her first baby (a girl, of course). I'd love to bless her with this.

  5. Oh Erin, this would be the most perfect book for Shane to read to Ella Belle. There is just something about the way she melts his heart that makes their relationship so priceless. ~Renee

  6. I Love to give this book to Jeff to read to Mylee. There is just something about the bond between a daughter and a father just like a mother and her sons specially when they are the one staying home and takeing care of them from 6wks on. *Corina

  7. Anna would love this book. It sounds like a great story! Love reading your blog!

  8. I'm sneaking in before 10pm. Great review of a book that I didn't know existed. Father/daugther relationships are so important. It would be a blessing for (especially) Charlie to read to our little Grace and Hannah. Thank you for taking the time to do a review on this. You blessed the boys by reading it to them, blessed the readers with a giveaway, & blessed Thomas Nelson by reviewing their product! Melissa Nesdahl


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