Thursday, August 11, 2016

The Girl Who Could Read Hearts

Six year old Katie loves her plastic angel doll named Etta Ebella. With Etta's magical help, Katie sees the light, vibrant colors and love in her family's hearts. She also sees the darkness and snakes in some other hearts outside her family. Born with red hair, just like her beloved "Grammy Mer," Katie is gifted with unexplainable talents. Although religious belief plays a role in the book, Maysonave approaches faith from Katie's inclusionary standpoint: there is "Jesus-man," who is all things to every religion, and there is the Great Angel Mother who is the feminine side of God. Prejudice, the " pre-judging" of others, is taboo. Those that practice "churchianity" instead of Christianity are called out for being small-minded hypocrites, who are at times dangerous and evil. "The Girl Who Could Read Hearts" is a delightful, inspiring novel. In a world that seems to be getting darker, Maysonave creates a little child to help us focus on the beauty of our planet, and to help us let the light in. (In exchange for an honest review, I was provided a review copy from the publisher via NetGalley.)

Publisher: Balboa Press (April 26, 2016)
Publication Date: April 26, 2016
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC


  1. Your review is insightful and touches on key elements of Sherry's book. As a note, the inspiration for the book came from a vivid dream starring one of Sherry's deceased sisters. Not just conjecture, many of protagonist Kate’s mystical incidents, such as the segments of the story that embrace the afterlife and death, are based on the Sherry’s personal experiences.

    1. Thank you for your comment, I always love to hear about the inspiration behind good books!