Sunday Book Review – Songs of Heartstrings #Poetry

Book reviews by D.G. Kaye


My Sunday book review is for Miriam Hurdle’s new poetic memoirs – Songs of Heartstrings. A beautiful sharing of thoughts and memories from the heart.






Human being has the will power to travel through an exhausting journey, win a tough battle, and heal a deep wound. Strength from hope keeps us going until the light at the end of the tunnel is in sight and striving until the storm is over.

Hurdle in her poetry collection includes themes of personal experiences in nature, difficult relationship, cancer treatment, marriage, parenthood, remembrance, reflection and inspiration. She reveals the honest self-talk and reflects a heart filled with optimism, faith and trust. She loves music, photography and watercolor painting and includes photos and paintings to complement the poems.


My 4 Star Review:


This is a beautiful book filled with heartfelt prose and poetry of thought as observed and remembered by the author. Hurdle gives us snippets of her life experiences through her short and telling poems. This is a unique format displaying poetry and some lovely illustrations accompany some of the the poems. The author brings us in to her vignettes of time with her tender shares of reflection, shared words of wisdom, and poetic verses of some of her trials and tribulations through life. A beautiful little book you can enjoy in one sitting or refer back to when you could use some inspiration.

35 thoughts on “Sunday Book Review – Songs of Heartstrings #Poetry

  1. I didn’t read your review, Sis because I have yet to read the book. For the month of December, I will be reviewing lots of poetry books on my blog… especially of those who participate in my poetry challenge. Hugs for the hard work you do. ❤


  2. You are tops on my list of authors who follow the Golden Rule. I don’t know how you do it, showcasing so many writers and keeping up with your own book/blog writing.

    Thanks for introducing me to this author, Debby!


  3. This sounds a wonderful book of inspired words through poem Debby, thank you for sharing..
    I hope you are well, and that you have a beautiful Peaceful week my friend..
    Take care and Much love..
    Sue ❤


  4. Thanks for the review, Debby.

    PS: I tried to post a comment before, but didn’t see it appear, or didn’t receive a notification in my inbox after I clicked “notify me of follow-up comments by email” (like I used to get weeks ago).


    1. Oh, thanks for letting me know Liesbet. Ironically, I did get both comments, lol. Don’t forget, it’s mercury retrograde and lots of technology mishaps are happening everywhere – especially WP and FB. 🙂 Thanks for trying again. ❤


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