Bless Her Heart by Sally Kilpatrick

Bless Her Heart

Laugh-out-loud funny and unabashedly uplifting, with just the right amount of Southern sass, Sally Kilpatrick's wonderful novel centers on one woman's journey from unhappy marriage to a surprising second chance . . . On the day Posey Love discovers that her born-again husband has been ministering to some of his flock a little too eagerly, she also learns that he's left her broke and homeless. Posey married Chad five years ago in hopes of finding...

Details Bless Her Heart

TitleBless Her Heart
Release DateOct 31st, 2017
PublisherKensington Publishing Corporation
GenreRomance, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Fiction

Reviews Bless Her Heart

  • Kendall
    What a sweet and quirky fun love story!! I loved the southern style to this one. My first read from Sally and won't be my last! This was just the right palate cleanser for me with all my mystery thrillers!Funny, sassy, and just the right amount of love. I was running a bit behind on my arcs but glad I finally got to this one yay! 4 love stars
  • ☆Dani☆ ☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆
    I want to thank Kensington Books and NetGalley providing me with an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. I appreciate this opportunity.Synopsis: Posey Love has been married to Chad for 10 years. She feels her marriage is what normal is even though her husband is a preacher and teaches that women should submit to their husbands in a severe way. She does everything her husband says from punishment and uncomfortable sex to waiting on him hand and...
  • Betty
    There were only three words in the English language that I hated with all of my being: bless, your, and heart—specifically in that order.Every Southerner knows what it means when someone blesses your heart, so it's no mystery why Posey Love hates hearing that phrase, especially after a lifetime of having her heart blessed by someone. But then, her life hasn't exactly turned out the way she'd planned, either. She thought she would be a teacher, ...
  • Peebee
    Some will find the Christianity references in this book excessive -- I know that I did because the publisher's summary didn't really give a hint about them, except to refer to the protagonist's husband as born-again. When I started, I questioned whether I had missed that this book was really Christian chick-lit (which is its own genre) but apparently it isn't being sold that way. I was raised Baptist, so I could relate to much of it, but I can se...
  • Michael
    Posey Love hates three little words. Every time someone says, "Bless your heart," Posey sees red.But who could blame her? Her life hasn't exactly turned out the way she pictured it would. After a decade of marriage, Posey hoped to be raising a child with her pastor husband. Still aching each month as she hopes for a positive instead of a negative indicator on a pregnancy test, Posey finds her world turned upside down when her husband absconds wit...
  • Kathleen Gray
    What a terrific book! Posey needs to find her true self after years with her creep of a husband and denial about her family. Giving up church for Lent and a trip through the Seven Deadly Sins is a unconventional way to do that (and please don't find it offensive- it's very funny). She's not the only food character in this novel- her mom Lark and friend Liza are also totally believable, especially since they only have Posey's best interests at hea...
  • Deborah Blake
    I loved this book even more that the books in the Ellery series. And that's really saying something!I just discovered Sally Kilpatrick's books and immediately ordered everything she's ever written. Her Southern charm permeates the novels and they go down as fast and easily as a cold beer on a hot day (or maybe a mint julep). Humor helps to leaven the serious topics, and her endings are always satisfying. Highly recommended.
  • cupcakes and bookshelves
    Sad, funny, honest and hopeful Sally Kilpatrick's Bless Her Heart was a joy to read with characters and settings that felt so real and vivid even when I have no prior connection with the subject matter. Watching Posey's journey from what she hoped for, to what she got and how she dealt with it afterwards was such an adventure. *ARC kindly given by NetGallery in exchange for an honest review*
  • Karin Gillespie
    What happens when a saintly Southern belle decides to sample the seven deadly sins? That’s the amusing premise of the novel Bless Her Heart by Marietta author Sally Kilpatrick.Posey Love finds out that her born-again husband has been leaving his Bible on another woman’s bedside table, and her once-perfect life as a pastor’s wife is now a memory. Posey decides to patch up her battered heart by giving up church for Lent and going a little wil...
  • Gaele
    Most in the south know, a simple “Bless Her Heart” is used in many ways, the honest and open goodwill is often the least of them. In fact, those three words are Posey’s least favorite in the English language – and you can believe she feels she’s heard (or used) it more than once. Married for five years to a rather controlling and wholly uncaring husband, and working in his ministry as an administrative assistant, she wakes one day to fi...
  • Jencey/
    Thank you to Kensington Books and Sally Kilpatrick for a copy of Bless Her Heart. I was given this novel in exchange for an honest review. I received no financial compensation. Posey has been married to Chad for ten years. All she really wants is a child. She has put up with some weird requests from Chad. One day she wakes up to find that he is gone with another woman. The house is gone and the car repossessed. What is Posey to do? Posey moves ba...
  • Belva
    Sally Kilpatrick has woven another enjoyable charming Southern tale. This one felt a little more serious to me than previous books that were just fun and filled with her sassy wit. Even though the author tackled some tough subjects, it is a wonderful book about second chances, one that I would recommend to anyone who enjoys Southern fiction. I'm already looking forward to her next one. My thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for the oppo...
  • Falguni Kothari
    This book was like eating butterscotch ice cream on a scorching day - a very sweet and satisfactory read. Very recommended.
  • Auntshawna
    I didn't expect to enjoy this book as much as I did. Posey is the obedient wife of a domineering self-proclaimed pastor. (Having experienced such individuals, I found Ms. Kirkpatrick's description of Chad to be spot on.) Her mother is a new age hippie that owns a yoga and natural foods store in town. A series of events forces Posey to the stark realities of her husband and his domination and her relationship with her family. The story flowed and ...
  • Brenda
    Excellent tale of overcoming bullying and abuse.Posey Adams Love, church receptionist, is married to Chad Love, head of Love Ministries. Longing to be a mother, she submits to mind numbing manipulation. When she finds herself abandoned, moving home to her former hippie mother, Lark Adams, Posey must face her decisions and move forward with help from her half siblings.Reconnecting with her former self, her friends and career goals was an inspiring...
  • Patty Nobles
    In Sally Kilpatrick’s latest novel “Bless Her Heart”, Posey Love has spent a lot of life proving to everyone that she is a good girl that follows the rules, and this especially is the case in her marriage. Posey spends her days watching the desk at Love Ministries while her husband Chad is busy watching other women, and when he leaves with one of the women to attend a conference at the last minute Posey has reached her limit of being good. ...
  • Jeanne Grace
    I received an Advanced Reader Copy from NetGalley for my unbiased opinion of the book. I read this book in less than 12 hours. I really enjoy reading about females, who through adversity find their voice as well as themselves. The book was funny, relatable characters, and a joy to read. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future!!!!
  • Janga
    This is Kilpatrick's best since her debut--funny, sweet, honest, irreverent, inspiring and on-the-mark Southern. I loved it! I’m not a huge fan of first-person point of view in fiction, but sometimes it works wonderfully. Such is the case here. Hearing the story in Posey’s voice makes the story funnier and more poignant, and it makes it so easy to love Posey, fabulous and flawed as she is.Chad is vermin, of course, and he is rendered even mor...
  • Crystal Hart
    First of all, thank you to the author and NetGalley for this ARC in return for a review.I'm a little leery of calling this book powerful and painful in case it turns potential readers off. Trust me, if you're just looking for a regular amazing fiction book, go ahead and grab this one. This is a sweet, touching story of a woman that gives up church for Lent, and how she finds herself while checking off the seven deadly sins along the way.But it re...
  • Sandy
    A fun southern read! Brought back memories of koolaid and cookies from VBS at the Baptist Church. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC.
  • Bernie
    Bless Her Heart is a delightful book written by author Sally Kilpatrick. It's funny, sad and hopeful. Thanks to NetGalley and Kensington Books for the advance copy.
  • Anna
    I devoured this book several weeks ago, but have been having a problem writing a review because there are just so many aspect of this novel worthy of mention and discussion that I've had a hard time getting my mind around them. Somebody needs to write a thesis or dissertation on this book. Wait, I don't want to scare you off by suggesting this book is difficult or pretentious. The humor and voice make it highly enjoyable and the plot is page-turn...
  • Donna Morton
    I once said if the author Anita Shreve published her grocery list, I'd read it and love it. I feel the same way about Sally Kilpatrick and "Bless Her Heart" did not let me down. It's quirky and funny, but tackles serious stuff. Posey Love is a preacher's wife, but I wanted the scripture about a man reaping what he sows to rain down on this jerk (Chad) like brimstone. Among other things, he believes in total wifely submission, teaching that a man ...
  • Tiffany
    It's really rare that I can hear the author's voice speaking to me when I read. I'm luck to know Sally personally and I can say unequivocally that I actually heard her voice as I read the text. These characters were so fun and real that I felt like I could really meet them on the street of some small town in Tennessee and have lunch with them. When I was going through my own divorce a few years ago, I felt many of the emotions that Posey felt and...
  • Kay Hudson
    Sally Kilpatrick’s delightful Bless Her Heart begins with its protagonist, Posey Love, stuck in a ten-year train wreck of a bad marriage to a man who embodies everything wrong with the man as head of household, woman as submissive and obedient wife branch of conservative religion. In fact, Chad Love started his own ministry largely to take advantage of others. Posey, who wants a baby more than anything, has put up with her domineering husband f...
  • Angela
    Some people might rate this book 4 or 5 stars for the authentic southern characters that Kilpatrick introduces with such aplomb you feel like you’ve known these people forever. Some readers might fall in love with “fun Posey” who uses the 7 deadly sins as a guide to make up for 10 sucky years married to a controlling, manipulative jerkhead. And some readers might call this book a winner for its excellent writing – and easy dialogue among ...
  • Leslie M.
    I reviewed this for RT Bookreviews Magazine: is back with another tale full of sassy Southern characters. She writes in a way that makes readers feel as if they are hanging out with their best friend. The characters and scenes are quirky, making this a fun read, though it does have a serious message of moving from loss to rebirth to empowerment. Posey is easy to root for and Chad is someone you l...
  • Debbie
    3.5 Stars rounded upFor a while at the start of this book, I was really starting to get tired of hearing this "bless your heart" phrase and almost put the book down. Soon after that thought, it stopped and I realized that the author had to of put that in there to get us as sick of the phrase as the character. A character who really had to put up with a lot of crap, a lot of it no fault of her own. Well, it worked. Ha!So. . . just give it a chance...
  • Tina Whittle
    Sally Kilpatrick nails it yet again in this one. Few writers capture as precisely the mix of sweet perversity and righteous fervor that is small-town Southern life, where everybody not only knows your name, they know your secrets too (at least you hope they do, because otherwise they’ll have to make up something, and it will be worse than anything you ever did). Kilpatrick weaves a tapestry of characters, balancing them deftly; Posey is a smart...