The Girl Who Could Read Hearts: A Family and the Power of Intuition by Sherry Maysonave

The Girl Who Could Read Hearts: A Family and the Power of Intuition by [Maysonave, Sherry]

Publisher: Empowerment Productions

Date of Publication: October 6th, 2017

Genre: General Fiction

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Goodreads Synopsis:

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.

This book started slow. Slow to the point where I almost stopped reading it. After the first couple of chapters, the story started and was great. Christianity is discussed in this book, but it was not shoved down my throat. The author shows the **bad** side of being a Christian, and she showcases it well.

I loved Kate’s character. She is innocent and sweet, and I wanted to hug her when bad things started happening. Her ability to read hearts was passed down from her grandmother. The descriptions of what people’s hearts looked like were eerie.

I didn’t like the names and how they always started with the same letter. Put it this way; her Aunt was Ruthie Renee. 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 bad taste. I wanted to swoop down into the book and smack him. He did get what was coming to him in the end, and I was glad.

The ending was bittersweet. I would have burst into tears if I wasn’t sitting in an orthodontist’s office.

I would recommend The Girl Who Could Read Hearts to anyone over 16. It is a clean book (no sex). But there are mentions of an eating disorder, domestic abuse, child abuse, racism, and medical misconduct.

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