Tight writing, riveting, fully-fleshed (if only imagined) unique characters and a candid, profound truth that rings throughout the course of the book, “Open Your Heart” by  Dr. Ruth Cherry shows the good, the bad, and the power of human nature and our ability to overcome and change. We don’t have to stay stuck in an unhappy rut, we have the power within ourselves to change things if we just look and listen. It kept my attention the entire way and I could totally see this being a series if she wanted to, with different characters (like Anne) going through different life changes. It was easy and fun to read, and it’s the kind of book where you are gaining valuable insight and enlightenment, even if you don’t realize it at the time. This is more of a character-driven book that touches on emotional and psychological and spiritual, and is best geared towards adults.

-Max Gilbert