The Tormenting Beauty of Empathy
When a mute peasant woman flees Civil War-torn Guatemala for the United States, she and her daughter soon—and forever—change the world as we know it.
- FINALIST: Readers’ Favorite Book Awards 2021 – Fiction – Religious Theme
“...a beautiful, touching, and redeeming tale that I can highly recommend to everyone. When as a reader you feel better inside for having read a book, you know the author has achieved his or her goal. This is such a book.” ~ Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews, Grant Leishman (5 STARS)
Hana fell mute after a horrendous childhood tragedy in her native Guatemala. As an adult, she flees the brutal Civil War ravaging her country in search of a better life in the United States, hoping to settle into a simple, peaceful life of embroidery and raising Josefa, her daughter. Yet Josefa turns out to be... different... and special—the kind of special that draws worldwide attention, for the better and worse. No one could have anticipated what would happen next.
“...the story moves with basic grace... told with heartfelt belief, but also with an unswerving directness that feels preordained.” ~ Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews, Joel R. Dennstedt (5 STARS)