The Girl Who Could Read Hearts

A Family and The Power of Intuition

Fiction - Inspirational
334 Pages
Reviewed on 08/15/2016
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Author Biography

A nonverbal communication expert, international award-winning author, and motivational speaker, Sherry Maysonave has made multiple appearances on NBC’s Today, ABC, CBS, Fox, and NPR, and she has been featured in USA Today, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, and BusinessWeek. Previously, Sherry wrote the nonfiction best seller "Casual Power: How to Power Up Your Nonverbal Communication & Dress Down for Success" and the award-winning eBook "EggMania: Where’s the Egg in Exactly? "

Intuitive as a child, Sherry Maysonave has had mystical experiences throughout her life. At the mere age of five, she had a direct experience of her soul existing separately from her physical body, which forever changed her perception of God, life on earth, and life in heaven.

Inspired by a vivid dream with Sherry’s deceased sister shouting from a mountaintop, this story— "The Girl Who Could Read Hearts: A Family and The Power of Intuition"—was born and has won 16 Awards.

The segments of this story that embrace death are based upon 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.

Sherry Maysonave says she doesn’t just believe there is an afterlife, she knows there is.

Sherry and her husband, Stephen, reside in Austin, Texas.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite

The Girl Who Could Read Hearts by Sherry Maysonave is an inspirational story that vividly treats the themes of intuition, religion, God, love, and many others. The book tells the story of a girl with the extraordinary gift of seeing what most ordinary people do not see, the gift of a sharpened perception, and one that troubles her as well as her parents. What does it mean to see colors in the hearts of others? Could she be living within the bounds of the normal or does her experience border on insanity? Such are the questions that disturb Kate Kindrick and her family, but there is worse than that, and can she bear it all in her young heart?

Sherry Maysonave is a very skilled author and her work explores one of the challenging issues that many people face in contemporary society: the loneliness of the gifted person. The story is well written and there is a powerful psychological depth that will haunt many readers. But the story is highly inspirational, one of those tales that will encourage readers to have the courage to stand out, to accept their gifts, and to embrace who they really are. The author’s tone is gentle and compassionate, and her voice rings through with clarity and authority. The highly accessible writing is punctuated by vivid descriptions and colorful dialogue. The author knows how to lead readers into the mind of her protagonist and allow them to connect intimately with her. The Girl Who Could Read Hearts is a story of faith, a powerful defense for those who dare to follow the light they see within them. A highly recommended read!

Vernita Naylor

The Girl Who Could Read Hearts by Sherry Maysonave is about an angel, a special gift, and colors. Kate Kindrick seems like an ordinary little girl on the outside, but the only difference is that she can see the hearts of those around her. How she is able to see the hearts of others? Kate sees the heart through the elements of colors. Kate was introduced to this special gift gradually as she turned six. As her mother, Carly, prepared for Kate’s birthday party, Kate discovered Etta Ebella, her guardian angel. Etta Ebella was a different type of angel because Kate could see and talk to her.

Through the guidance of Etta, Kate learned how to use the gift and to see the value of seeing hearts through colors and images. When the Kindricks experience a tragedy, they began to see Kate’s gift and discover that she is not delusional. They help her to cultivate it and, despite it being an unusual gift, the family realizes that it's more of a blessing than a curse. Then something else tragic happens; could it get any worse? What will Kate’s gift tell her about the feelings of those around her as these life challenges occur?

As I was reading, I began to wonder about the passion behind this story. The Girl Who Could Read Hearts began due a search for self-discovery by Sherry Maysonave. At a young age, Sherry had experienced several supernatural events that left her wanting to learn more about the afterlife. This discovery led her to the elements of life, nature, as well as the afterlife. As you read the story, you will begin to see the elements of life experiences and emotions through the eyes of Kate in various colorful hues, especially when elements of emotions from sickness to death rear their ugly heads. If you like stories about the afterlife, angels, and matters of the heart, pick up a copy of The Girl Who Could Read Hearts by Sherry Maysonave.

Lit Amri

The Girl Who Could Read Hearts by Sherry Maysonave is a story about Kate Kindrick, a six-year-old who has a rare seventh sense - the ability to read human hearts coupled with keen intuition, guided by an angel that resides in an angel doll named Etta Ebella. Unfortunately, Etta Ebella is damaged by candles during Kate’s sixth birthday. Kate’s uncle takes her to meet Dr. Angelique Donahorn, a pediatrician and one of the founders of a company that makes angel dolls. When these two meet, some family secrets and memories are discovered and revisited.

The Girl Who Could Read Hearts has a bit of a slow start, but gains momentum as it progresses - it will pull readers into its intriguing storyline and its substantial, thought provoking life lessons. The prose has a lyrical flair and is vividly descriptive. The characters are wonderful, particularly little Kate, her parents, and her Uncle T.T. (Terence Ted). Despite the hardships that the protagonists have to face, there’s some light humor in the story and the dialogue is sharp. The antagonists are also well-developed and can set readers on edge with their persona and behaviour.

The Girl Who Could Read Hearts touches on the subject of faith without being preachy. Ethical values and social issues are narrated with both plain spoken and subtle tones. There are times when the spiritual aspect of the story leans towards miracles and magical moments, but it never loses its grip on reality. It’s a meaningful observation of spirituality, intuition, family dynamics, trust, love, unbiased judgment, and much more. This is truly an inspiring book from Maysonave.

Deborah Lloyd

Kate Kindrick is a sweet, precocious six-year-old girl, who is blessed with strong intuitive abilities and the gift of seeing other people’s hearts. She also has a special angel doll, named Etta Ebella, given to her by her grandmother. Kate learns some difficult life lessons when she does not listen to inner signals, resulting in near-tragic events. The Girl Who Could Read Hearts by Sherry Maysonave is a truly enjoyable way to be reminded of the magic possible in earthly lives. Kate is part of a large extended family; her grandmother and favorite uncle, called TT, also have special intuitive abilities and foster Kate’s gifts. There are other fascinating characters in the story – including a plastic surgeon who is vital in repairing Etta Ebella’s injuries, Kate’s abusive uncle and unloving older cousin, deceiving hospital employees, and others.

Sherry Maysonave, the author of The Girl Who Could Read Hearts, has written an inspirational and thought-provoking novel. There is a delightful mixture of intriguing characters, realistic dialogue, spiritual concepts and mystical experiences, making the story appealing to a wide-ranging audience. Ms. Maysonave writes in a clear, easy-to-read style; the story flows effortlessly. While there are many characters and various connections between them, it is easy to keep track of each one, primarily due to her distinct descriptions of each person. The author’s sharing of her own intuitive abilities at the end of the book is also enlightening. This book is truly a page-turner, engaging the reader from the first page until the last.

Arya Fomonyuy

The Girl Who Could Read Hearts by Sherry Maysonave is a psychological novel, a beautiful story of coming to grips with one’s gifts. Kate Kindrick has the rare gift of the seventh sense, a gift that begins to manifest in her life as early as six years old — the ability to read human hearts, coupled with keen intuition — but what can a young girl make of such a powerful gift? The signs of this rare gift trouble the young girl’s parents who would — like any normal parents — consider such a phenomenon as close to insanity. Like many special gifts, Kate’s seventh sense comes with its own form of responsibility and, like every extraordinary gift, it is her own cross to bear. Can she assume it, fully accept it, and bear it through the many challenges that lie ahead?

The Girl Who Could Read Hearts is well written and, yes, the language casts a powerful spell from the very first word of the story. The prose is well-crafted with a strong and masterful use of descriptions to create an unsettling feeling in readers, and a setting that draws the reader irresistibly into the story. The multidimensional plot is very symbolic of the parallel universe inhabited by the psyche of the protagonist. The story starts with conflict and it is important to see how it climaxes. Readers will also enjoy the well-crafted characters and how the author explores their psychological health. Sherry Maysonave makes readers care about her characters and invites them to embrace their weirdness, their God-given talents without shame. This is a groundbreaking story with a theme that is rarely touched upon in this genre.