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Journals are a woman’s best friend… When Samantha Sounder quits her office manager job the day after yet another boyfriend breaks up with her, the emotional havoc of these two events launches the beginning of her new life. Samantha dives into therapy with Ragnar Axel, a traditional therapist who explores her failed relationships and sends her on a wild goose chase through her old journals to rediscover herself. Despite the unsettling reactions of her best friend, Amanda, and Ragnar, Samantha decides to walk away from the corporate world and follow her dream as a novelist. She sets out to craft her first novel, Winter’s Truth. Hesitantly, she accepts the unexpected guidance from Craig, an unlikely man she meets at the coffee shop. Along her journey, Samantha picks up a new journal and titles it her “Positive Journal,” declaring to only write positive thoughts in it. Samantha’s life transforms from one of despair and loss to hope and faith as she navigates through new territory and explores the possibility of finding love over lattes.
~ The Review ~
Write from the Heart is the second book I’ve read by Heather Hummel, and I have to say it’s my favorite so far. (Yes, that means I hope I’m on Heather’s notification list when new stories come out. I want to read them all. *hint hint*) Samantha Sounders has been through yet another bad break up. This one life changing as she quits her day job and pursues her dream of writing. It’s every writer’s dream–walk out of what pays the bills and throw themselves headlong into what matters most–and Samantha is the position to do just that. I couldn’t help but cheer for Samantha as she makes her dreams a reality. But before she can do that she has to give up on love, and you know what that means–love finds her instead. But the most crucial of her life-changes is the shift from journaling all the negatives in her life and her therapy sessions with Ragnar Axel (yes, I love his name, too, Samantha), and instead she turns her focus to the positives. Samantha buys a new journal and vows to only journal positive thoughts that will further her dreams. And she learns what most of us are still trying to accomplish–what we think about and what we hope for is brought back to us by our attitudes.
Heather’s writing style is gentle and unassuming. The story is uplifting and fun and a great read for everyone but especially those who dream of something different in their lives. I thoroughly enjoyed every word, and I’m so looking forward to the next installment in her series.
Heather Hummel is a “photonovelist” who blends her love for photography with her award-winning career as an author. Her published works include:
Journals from the Heart Series:
Whispers from the Heart (2011)
Write from the Heart (2011)
GO BIKE & Other Signs from the Universe (2011)
Gracefully: Looking and Being Your Best at Any Age (McGraw-Hill, 2008),
Messages of Hope and Healing ( Sunpiper Media, 2006)
Blue Ridge Anthology (Cedar Creek, 2007) with David Baldacci and Rita Mae Brown
2009 Mature Media Awards, Merit Award
2009 New York Book Festival, Honorable Mention
Heather’s books have appeared in newspapers such as: Publishers Weekly, USA Today and the Washington Post; and in magazines that include: Health, Body & Soul, First, and Spry Living, a combined circulation of nearly 15 million. A graduate with High Distinction from the University of Virginia, Heather holds a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree with concentrations in English and Secondary Education. She is currently earning a Ph.D. in Metaphysical Sciences.
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And thanks for stopping by today! Lots of <3–Amie