Issues Of The Heart

Poetry - General
73 Pages
Reviewed on 11/24/2014
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Author Biography

Snook is the author of Karma's Kiss, The Down Turn, Issues Of The Heart and The Day The Walls Cried. Snook was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. She graduated from Huguenot High School in 1997. In 2005, she graduated from J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College where she earned an Associate Degree in Science with a major in Business Administration. She continued her education at Virginia Commonwealth University where she received a Bachelor’s in Science in 2007. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree.
She was first published in 2012, releasing her first novel Karma's Kiss. In 2014, she became the CEO of her own publishing company, Amarquis Publications, LLC.
Snook currently resides in Richmond with her family.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Nandita Keshavan for Readers' Favorite

Issues of the Heart by Snook is an idealist’s and realist’s work. It’s the inner thoughts of a person aware of life’s lessons, emotions and imperfections. It deals with sacrifices, forgiveness, anger, love, and confusion, in clearly written poems that deal with different experiences in a woman’s life. Her achievements are not only in education, work and family, but also in forgiveness. Often, poetry is used as an outlet, as a balm for wounds. In this book too, the author attempts to recall her hurts and challenges, and to show her courage and triumph over them. She also shows her stark appreciation for human bodies and describes the dreams and questions of a woman regarding an ideal man, and the double drama of trusting and being bold and recoiling in shyness or fear.

She also describes the harsh truth of rejected love, the tears and the firm process of moving on. The author appears to be committed to keeping her integrity intact, despite the ups and downs of relationships and competition with other women. For her, love is a matter of pride and it is a precious commodity which she believes should be shared with someone who appreciates it. She also shares spiritual strength and urges people not to live in a “fool’s paradise”, swayed by trends that have no deeper basis. The book finishes with beautiful poems of love that end in marriage which are simple and soulful. This is a book for those who appreciate candid and uplifting poetry since the author has done justice to both genres.