Lyrics of the Heart - Alexandra Lanc

by - Thursday, January 05, 2012

Lyrics of the Heart - Alexandra Lanc
Expected Publication :  January 23rd 2012

Kristi’s life falls apart the day that she wakes up to find that her father has been in a tragic accident. And with the doctors uncertain of her father’s future, Kristi struggles to pick up the pieces and answer the ultimate question: how do you continue to live when the one you love most may never wake up again? 

In this short novella, author Alexandra Lanc fuses the art of the short story and the poem to bring together a heart-breaking tale of the events that change our lives, and the unexpected miracles that can forever alter them. 

The author's proceeds from January 20th -- 29th, 2012 will be donated to the Red Cross. 

This book is recommended for ages 12 and up, and does not contain language, drug/alcohol abuse, or sexual content.

Losing someone is hard, facing the decisions of letting go is harder than actually losing someone. This short novella tells the story of a young girl who has to face the decision of letting her father go...

Kristi's once perfect life was shattered when an unfortunate accident caused her father to lay motionless in coma, inching away from her day by day, becoming a stranger she do not know. Crushed and depressed, she began writing poetries to express her feelings, only to encounter an optimistic young man who lost his arm yet still remained vibrant and carefree. Confused, she wanted to hate him for being able to smile, but could Mark be the one who make her smile again?

Lyrics of the Heart was short yet emotional, I was captured by Kristi's sorrow over her father's condition at the beginning of the book and was continually drawn to her depression through her poetries. I love the fact that Kristi was close to her dad but my heart clenched to read how she was struggling with her emotions of possibly losing someone she loved. However, Mark was the perfect addition to the story because he brought light into Kristi's depression.

I also adore the author's note, it was a great insight on the story.

To sum it up:

Lyrics of the Heart is a tale of heartbreak, friendship and moving forward. A story that will certainly move your heart!

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  1. Thanks so much, Nat! So glad that you liked the story -- and the story behind it. :)



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