My Heart's Desire

My Heart's Desire

by Martha A. Velazquez

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ISBN-13: 9781449702595
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 07/02/2010
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

Martha Velazquez lives in Los Angeles, California. She has always had three dreams: to see her father again, who died when she was nine years old; to get married in a beautiful white dress; and to write a book. One day, while feeling broken, she started to write this story. In the midst of two jobs and raising a family, her third dream has come true.

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My Heart's Desire 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Scott Sloan More than 1 year ago
I was impressed with the emotions that our author put down on paper. Megan lives as a woman who is smart, funny, beautiful and yet incredibly innocent for being a woman who has had an affair for over a decade. The story mirrors life and goes the through a beautiful journey that you cant stop reading. Within this story is Megans devotion to God. Its a delicate book and reminds us all that God loves us and that we too can be forgiven. I am glad to have read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Where does one begin to relate the shear waste of time and money in this "work." I picked it up as a gamble and a goof simply to see what might be within its covers. There is a reason I refrain from gambling and my customary sense was correct. Both literature and a tree were the sacrificial lambs in the book's production. Descriptive prose and strength of image are nowhere to be found. As a result, the reader is forced to fully concoct images of background, object, atmosphere and expression. The characters are equally bland, faceless and unconvincing. The story is nonsensical like trying to create a puzzle with pieces from two different sets. In all, there were more fill-in-the-blanks than words. It is essay writing 101 with equal parts sophomoric syntax and juvenile jargon. The theme is ostensibly spiritual but served on a plate of self-serving, hands raised to heaven, "God please help me" offerings. Megan, our heroine, is equally incredulous. For example, she has had a married lover in a small seaside town for 15 years but "no one knows." She seems to have drifted through these years not knowing it herself. When the lover finally ends the relationship, she compares her wasted love to "dead leaves" and her life to "dripping mascara." Even her name lacks believability - maybe there are thousands of Hispanic families naming their daughter "Megan." In a scene meant to express desperation but written desperately void of emotion, Megan places one hand on her head and the other over her face, like the proverbial monkeys who hear, see and speak no evil. Perhaps, she's engaged in an iconic maneuver akin to tapping her head and rubbing her tummy. If so, it would be likened to a Mel Brooks movie scene. I doubt that was the author's intent. It becomes clear early on that the author writes of things beyond her experience and without research. It explains why she is unable to describe them. This book would be perfect on one of those cold, wet evenings to stoke the fireplace. I suspect the days our author devoted to writing this manuscript may have served some purpose. Once again, we are left to use our imagination as to why it was written at all. No doubt, the reasons are more interesting than its contents.