Publisher: Empowerment Productions with Balboa Press, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Member’s Titles
Date of Publication: April 21st 2016
Genre: General Fiction
Where the book can be found: Amazon
Winner 14 Awards ─ Explore the supernatural, angels, souls, miracles, the afterlife, heaven, the power of love, intuition, & prayer ─ intertwined with a mystical family storyline and a touch of romance. “A moving, memorable story… a highly recommended, evocative read…”
Set in the San Francisco Bay Area and inspired by a vivid dream with the author’s deceased sister shouting from a mountain top, this intriguing novel blends autobiographical fact and narrative fiction straight from the author’s heart. “Riveting.”
If you enjoy CS Lewis, Ann Voskamp, Eckhardt Tolle, Oprah, Judith Orloff, or mystical stories like The Shack, or The Alchemist, or The Celestine Prophecy, you’ll be captivated.
Kate Kindrick is born gifted with a 7th sense ─ the ability to read human hearts coupled with keen intuition. Kate struggles to understand her premonitions while surrounded by skeptical, sometimes cruel, family members and their secrets. Is Kate psychic? A medium? Simply intuitive? Empowered by Angels?
The segments of this story that embrace death are drawn from Sherry’s real-life experiences when she was present with beloved family members as they passed away. Her wondrous encounters of loved ones’ spirits after their physical deaths are deeply engaging. This tantalizing novel percolates with subtle wisdom that is inspirational, transformational, and healing.
“A breath of fresh, clean air…” “Intriguing characters” “… a page turner”
Whether you believe in the supernatural, existence of souls, miracles, the power of prayer, angels, heaven, or not, this thought-provoking book explores issues relevant to many of today’s societal woes: prejudice, abuse, eating disorders, and limiting belief systems. It delves into the mysteries of death and of angels, intuition, finding God in all, and true love. Full of spirit, it brims with inspiration, daring, hope, and the importance of following our dreams.
This book started off very slow. Slow to the point where I almost stopped reading it. But after the first couple of chapters (which were torture to read), the story started and it was a great one. Christianity is definitely discussed in this book, but it was not shoved down my throat. The author also shows the **bad** side of being a Christian too and she showcases it very well.
I loved Kate’s character. She is so innocent, so sweet that I wanted to give her a huge hug when the bad stuff started happening to her. Her ability to read hearts is something that was passed down from her grandmother. The descriptions of what people’s hearts looked like were eerie.
The one thing that I didn’t like about the book was the names and how they always started with the same letter. Put it this way, her Aunt was Ruthie Renee. For some reason, it bugged me.
The bad guy in this book was a legit bad guy who hid behind his wealth and Christianity. Every time I read his scenes, I got a bad taste in my mouth. I wanted to swoop down into the book and smack him in the face. But, he did get what was coming to him in the end and I was glad.
The ending was very bittersweet. If I wasn’t sitting in an orthodontist office with Z, waiting to be called, I would have burst out into tears.
How many stars will I give The Girl Who Could Read Hearts? 3.5/4
Why? A very well written book that takes you on an emotional journey with a little girl who has a very rare, very special 7th sense of reading hearts. You get caught up in the story, after the slow start, and start rooting for people to make the right choices/decisions.
Will I reread? Yes
Will I recommend to family and friends? Yes
Age range? Teen
Why? No sex. Also, there is an eating disorder portrayed, domestic abuse and child abuse. Also, racism and medical misconduct are portrayed.