PUBLISHED IN: 2016
THE AUTHOR: Sherry Maysonave
THE PUBLISHER: Balboa Press with Empowerment Productions LLC
SUMMARY: Born gifted with a rare seventh sense—the ability to read human hearts coupled with keen intuition—protagonist Kate Kindrick struggles to understand her capabilities. She is often bewildered by her unique perceptions, combined with seeing symbols and colors in people’s hearts. Kate’s parents fear that their young daughter suffers from delusional psychosis. Their concerns are intensified by her claims that she has conversations with an angel. Yet it’s her naiveté of the intuitive signs that augur trouble.
THE BACK STORY: I was very intuitive as a child and have had mystical experiences throughout my life. At the mere age of five, I had a direct experience of my soul existing separately from my physical body. This forever changed my perception of God, life on earth, and life in heaven. “The Girl Who Could Read Hearts” was inspired by a vivid, “visitation dream” with one of my deceased sisters shouting from a mountaintop. The segments of this story that embrace death are based upon my real-life experiences when I was present with beloved family members as they passed away. My wondrous encounters of loved ones’ spirits after their physical deaths are deeply engaging. I don’t just believe there is an afterlife, I know there is.
WHY THIS TITLE: The six-year old protagonist, Kate, has the ability to read human hearts coupled with keen intuition. While encountering good and evil, this special “seventh sense” provides her with insights into what other characters in the book are thinking and feeling.
WHY SOMEONE WOULD WANT TO READ IT: — Mentally Provocative:
Have you ever wondered what was going on in a child’s mind? Is it possible to know what others are thinking and feeling? Is there an afterlife?
— Real-life Experiences:
Not just conjecture. Many of protagonist Kate’s mystical incidents are based on the Sherry Maysonave’s personal experiences.
— Unique Twists
A multidimensional plot developed within the complex dynamics of family life. Daring and inspiring while exploring intuition, angels, the afterlife, and social issues.
— Compelling Family Storylines
Spiritual, mystical, and experiential themes woven into a compelling family storyline. Metaphors, similes, and analogies bring life and light to these interconnections.
— Memorable Characters
Powerful characters — flawed, in the process of growing, and complex. Kate encounters the earthly dangers of her rare seventh sense in a labyrinthine setting.
REVIEW COMMENTS: “Sherry Maysonave’s ability to juxtapose inner and outer worlds for a maximum sense of impact and her realistic portrayal of a youngster’s world make for satisfying blends of extraordinary and ordinary experiences. Highly recommended.” — Midwest Book Review.
“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.” — Net Galley.
“Sherry is a talented writer who is able to create a multitude of unique, developed characters in a relatively short book. Through Kate, the book’s protagonist, Sherry succeeds in portraying the depth of feeling, thought and intuition that children possess, as well as (comically) how it is overlooked and misinterpreted by adults.” — Amazon
“Best Book” ─ 2016 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award ─ Fiction, Inspirational
“The Winner” ─ 2016 Beverly Hills Book Awards ─ Fiction, Religion
“Award Winner” ─ 2016 London Book Festival ─ Fiction, Spiritual / Religious
“Award Winner” ─ 2016 Great Midwest Book Festival ─ Fiction, Spiritual
“Readers’ Favorite” 2016 Award ─ 5 Stars
AUTHOR PROFILE: An accomplished 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?”. Sherry and her husband, Stephen, reside in Austin, Texas.
AUTHOR COMMENTS: “Significant, key elements of “The Girl Who Could Read Hearts” are based on my personal experiences, not conjecture.”
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WHERE ELSE TO BUY IT:
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Balboa Press, Apple iBookstore, Kobo, Indies, http://www.thegirlwhocouldreadhearts.com/
PRICE: eBook $8.69 – $9.99; Trade Paperback $20.99; Hardcover $37.95
CONTACT THE AUTHOR:
Stephen G. Maysonave | USA Mobile: +1.919.931.9991
mailto:Steve@Maysonave.com | Maysonave International LLC | Global Business Development