Roots and Tendrils


Poetry - Love/Romance
66 Pages
Reviewed on 03/16/2019
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Author Biography

Heidi Dellaire, BA, LMT, RAP, is an alternative health care practitioner, massage therapist, heart space coach and social entrepreneur. She is the founder and CEO of LoveWideOpen.com, a website for self-development centered around heart space healing and learning. Several of Heidi’s poems have been published within articles at LoveWideOpen.com. Love Wide Open is a registered trademark. Heidi delivers a daily inspirational message to over 3 million souls on her Love Wide Open social media platforms and website. She is a lover of nature and finds her inspiration from the ocean or within the mountains. She lives in Maine, a place that will always be home to her heart.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Renee Guill for Readers' Favorite

Roots and Tendrils by Heidi Dellaire is a beautiful book of poems dealing with love. She writes about lost loves, heartache and finding herself. The poems show us how the one person we need to love is ourselves before we can love others. Heidi Dellaire uses lovely imagery and rhythm to share her thoughts in thirty-eight poems. Some of them are composed of one sentence in bold, and those poems are like nuggets of wisdom.

I thought that Roots and Tendrils by Heidi Dellaire was a beautiful book of poems. It was like being with a friend that I can relate to, sharing secrets and all. I loved the imagery of her poetry. My favorite one was Squirrel. I definitely felt the same way. Heidi Dellaire's work has a nice rhythm to it, using different types of poems to keep it going. I loved the one-sentence ones; they were like reading gems of wisdom. I was surprised by the one that said, "When you ask the universe for signs, don’t ignore them when they show up." I thought I was the only one who did that, and it was refreshing to see I was wrong.

Roots and Tendrils by Heidi Dellaire is a very heartwarming and thought-provoking collection of poetry, and a very quick read. I was sad when it ended. I think if you are like me and have been trying to find yourself, then I would definitely recommend this work. You will see yourself in this poetry. You may want tissues though, if you are a sentimental person. That is what I loved about this collection. It's a good way to meditate and ponder on your life.

Lesley Jones

Throughout life, you will experience many different kinds of relationships and they can evoke positive or negative emotions that leave a lasting significance on your personal mindset. In Roots and Tendrils by Heidi Dellaire, discover how the choices we make and our self-awareness can impact the types of people we draw into our lives. This collection of poems will take you on an emotional journey of self-discovery and analysis covering such subjects as dealing with toxic people, the feelings of regret at past mistakes and choices, failed relationships, and dealing with heartbreak. There are positive affirmations throughout too which will ensure you gain a clearer understanding of the human mind and behavioural patterns we all experience at some stage in our lives.

I cannot believe Roots and Tendrils by Heidi Dellaire is the author's first book of poetry; it is truly engrossing. The poems are enchanting, relevant and honest in their content. I could relate to so many of the subjects and the true emotions coming through were definitely written from either great research or personal experience. The poetry is so visual and thought provoking. I loved the journey of self-discovery and the search for your own true self, to be your authentic self and not live the life others see for you. The poems dealing with self-exploration were amazingly accurate, especially Owl Speak: 'There is no magical who. There is only the wonder deep within. I am the who I have been searching for.' There was also The Observer, where we explore the search for our own truth as we look deep into our hearts. This book would make a unique gift for anyone, but especially those who are about to embark on the emotional rollercoaster of relationships.

Gisela Dixon

Roots and Tendrils by Heidi Dellaire is a poetry collection about love and, more essentially, self-love. Roots and Tendrils is inspired by Heidi’s own life and personal experiences as she explains in the book. She writes after a string of failed love relationships and what it was that led her to look at herself in the mirror, and come to accept herself as she was. This poetry collection is divided into a few broad sections but they all deal with the topic of lessons learned from relationships that didn’t work out, specifically love or romantic relationships, and how it led Heidi to love herself unconditionally.

I liked how Roots and Tendrils by Heidi Dellaire is formatted and organized. As readers, we get a sense right in the beginning of the book itself about what is to come and this slowly unfolds through the following pages. There is a focus on self-love and self-acceptance in the book which emphasizes that we don’t really need others or shouldn’t need others for our own needs and should follow our own path, no matter where it leads. Heidi’s choice for the titles of the poems is very good and it made me want to read the actual poems even more—for example, Islands in the Mist, Fading into Morning, and Squirrel. The writing style of the poems themselves is pretty casual and prose-like, but it does convey emotions and feelings well. This is a good book for fans of poetry.