Rating: A Good Read
Synopsis: A mother’s faith, a child’s courage, a doctor’s dedication—a moving and thought-provoking tale of hope, love, and family
He might be young, but Colm already recognizes the truth: that he’s sick and not getting better. His mother, Cathleen, fiercely believes her faith will protect her ailing son, but Colm is not so sure. With a wisdom far beyond his years, Colm has come to terms with his probable fate, but he does have one special wish. He wants to meet his father who abandoned his beloved mother before Colm was born.
But the quest to find the dying boy’s missing parent soon becomes a powerful journey of emotional discovery—a test of belief and an anxious search for proof of heaven.
A magnificent debut novel, Mary Curran Hackett’s Proof of Heaven is a beautiful and unforgettable exploration of the power of love and the monumental questions of life, death, and the afterlife.
Why I wanted to read it: I LOVE being part of TLC Book Tours!
My Rating: 3 out of 5, a good read.
Book Cover Rating: 5 out 5. I find the cover to be very peaceful. I don't relate the cover to the story as it reminds me more of a summer night, but I still love the cover.
My Review: Proof of Heaven is a pretty powerful book. The characters are wonderful and pull you into the story. If the first line doesn't grab....."Colm Francis Magee had died seven times before his seventh birthday," I am not sure what will. I had to keep reading. How could a child die seven times before turning seven? The next paragraph takes you right into the first time Colm died. I could not put the book down, it was unbelievable. I felt like I was Cathleen going through the entire event. Mary Curran Hackett's writing ability is incredible and she made me feel like I was experiencing everything as the story unfolds.
I LOVED the end of the book as the author does a wonderful job bringing everything together for us readers. The most amazing part for me, is that Mary writes this book based on her own life experiences. I really enjoyed Proof of Heaven and would recommend to anyone who is looking for a good book to read.
Author: Mary Curran Hackett is an adjunct English professor at the University of Cincinnati. She lives with her husband and children in Cincinnati, Ohio. By the way, I love my Ohio authors, especially those from the Cincy area! I moved from the Cincy/Dayton area 3 years ago and still miss it terribly.
This is a TLC Book Tour and I encourage you to check out the other reviews:
Wednesday, November 2nd: A Cozy Reader’s Corner
Tuesday, November 1st: Sara’s Organized Chaos
Friday, November 4th: My Heart’s Desire
Tuesday, November 8th: BookNAround
Wednesday, November 9th: Book Club Classics!
Wednesday, November 9th: Into the Hall of Books
Monday, November 14th: Reflections of a Bookaholic
Tuesday, November 15th: Reviews from the Heart
Wednesday, November 16th: Seaside Book Nook (me!)
Thursday, November 17th: A Bookish Libraria
Tuesday, November 22nd: The Lost Entwife