The Heart Has Its Reasons
It’s not often that I get so sucked into a book that I can’t put it down. Such was the case with this ebook. I was drawn in with the snapshots of moments in time that we all experience. When the world looks the same on the outside but something has happened inside us and we feel as if we are watching the world around us continue on.
Heartbroken? Absolutely. Defeated? Never! It’s times when life has blindsided us that we can see the things that are the most important.
Declared “a writer to watch” (Publishers Weekly, starred review), New York Times bestselling author María Dueñas pours heart and soul into this story of a woman who discovers the power of second chances.
With her debut novel The Time in Between, María Dueñas garnered outstanding acclaim and inspired a TV series, dubbed the “Spanish Downton Abbey” by the media. USA TODAY said of the book: “From a terrific opening line to the final page, chapters zip by at a pulsing pace.” Now Dueñas returns with a novel about a heartbroken woman’s attempt to pick up the pieces of her shattered world.
Blanca Perea is a college professor in Madrid who seems to have it all. But her perfect career and marriage start to unravel when her husband of twenty years suddenly leaves her for another woman. Devastated, Blanca is forced to question the life she once had and how well she truly knows herself. She leaves Madrid for San Francisco, where she becomes entrenched in the history of an enigmatic Spanish writer who died decades earlier. The more Blanca discovers about this man, the more she is enthralled by the ill-fated loves, half truths, and silent ambitions that haunted his life.
With lush, imaginative prose and unforgettable characters, The Heart Has Its Reasons is a journey of the soul that takes readers from Spain to California, between the thorny past and all-too-real present. It is a story about the thrill of creating one’s life anew.
This book reached me on several levels. It was encouraging to read. It was an inspiring story of pain, suffering and yet allowing time, distance and love to heal all wounds. I would recommend this book just on the historical content but add in the heartfelt encouraging energy and it makes it a must read.
Soon to be released, you can order this book on Amazon in Kindle and Hardcover format.
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