Sunday Book Review – The Heart’s Lullaby – Poetry by Natalie Ducey

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Today’s Sunday book review is on Natalie Ducey’s – The Heart’s Lullaby. In this book, Natalie shares beautiful poetry from the heart and the cover of this book is just gorgeous.


The Heart's Lullaby by Natalie Ducey


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The Heart’s Lullaby is a candid portrayal of love in all its splendor and pain. Love, in its purest form, is tranquil and soothes the soul. But love, as is life, can sometimes be cruel and unjust with its paths of uncertainty and forced goodbyes. In essence, it is a journey of self-discovery. A continuous journey of becoming. Often, it becomes a delicate dance of holding on and letting go.

We linger in memories of ill-fated love; our minds can easily soil them, and our hearts can effortlessly polish them to perfection, altering their resemblance entirely. We can anchor ourselves to yesterday by zealous choice or solemn grief. So easily, we can become obsessed with what “might have been” and miss the beauty that lies before us. Our minds craft spectacular moments that will never be realized. Why? Is it self-indulgence, or are they necessary companions for our soul’s survival?

Love, its force so formidable, transcends time, distance, and even death. Eternal love is the epitome of its grandeur.

To feel the exquisite, majestic splendor of love is the greatest gift we can give or receive. To have another see the unique beauty in our imperfections, that will protect us and elevate us without greed or envy, a soul willing and proud to walk this journey of life with us and share in its joys and sorrows … this is love, a gift unmeasurable and unmatched by earthly possessions.

But two souls must be willing. Therein lies the intricate complexities of the heart. And in the end, we must never forget … love, as is life, is a continuous journey of becoming.


My 5 Star Review:

This book of heartfelt poetry is gorgeous. Once you get started into reading these poems you can get a deep feel for the author’s emotion she engraves into her beautiful words. Her poetry revolves around life and matters of the heart and in the second part Ducey shares some more intimate passages dedicated to more concrete issues such as PTSD, Dementia, and tributes to her own family members.

If you’re looking for a short time out from chaos and need to rejuvenate with some poetic words of inspiration I recommend reading this book.


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  1. Lovely, Deb and Natalie. Love certainly has an infinite number of faces. For me, when I was young, it was invisible. Now, it’s ever-present.

    1. With age comes awareness 🙂

    2. That’s so true, Jacqui. It’s wonderful to know it surrounds you now. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  2. Ooh this is tempting you know how I love poetry! Xxx

    1. Oh then you’ll love Natalie’s<3

    2. Thank you, Marje! We share many passions. 🙂

  3. Wonderful review! I have read Natalie’s poetry, it touches all the right chords.

    1. Thanks B. That’s a lovely comment from one poet to another. <3

    2. Thank you, Balroop, for such kind words. This is such a lovely surprise this morning. 🙂

    1. Thank you Sal. 🙂 <3

    2. Thank you, Sally! XO

  4. So nice to see Natalie’s book promoted on your blog, Deb. A splendid review for a beautiful book. Natalie is one of the gentle souls walking this Earth. Upon reading her lovely blurb, I felt love extend its hand; and my heart swelled ?

    1. That was a lovely compliment to Natalie, Tina, and I agree wholeheartedly. <3

    2. Tina, your words warm my heart. Thank you so very much! XO

      1. Most welcome, Natalie ❤

  5. A beautiful recommendation, Debby xxx

    1. Thank you Adele <3

    2. Thank you for your kind words, Adele. 🙂

      1. You’re welcome. 🙂

  6. Thank you so much, Debby, for this delightful surprise! Such a wonderful gift this Monday morning. Thank you! 🙂

    1. My pleasure Natalie. <3

  7. Love works in mysterious ways and my hats off to Natalie for tackling the topic in such a diverse way. I’m a believer in the power of love 🙂 and we could all use more of it in the world. This book sounds like a must read. Thanks Debby and Natalie!

    1. Thanks Lisa. We certainly all could use more love! 🙂 xx

    2. Thank you, Lisa! 🙂

  8. Wonderful review, Debby! I read this book and really enjoyed it. It’s difficult to pick a favorite poem, because all of Natalie’s poems are beautiful and heartfelt. A lot of love when into the writing of this book. Congratulations Natalie! <3 xx

    1. Thanks so much Vashti. I’m sure Natalie will love your beautiful comment. <3

    2. That’s so very kind of you to say, Vashti! Thank you! XO

      1. You’re welcome, Natalie. It’s true. <3 xx

  9. Thanks for this introduction. This is right up my street and on my tbr pile 🙂 <3

    1. Wonderful Christoph 🙂 <3

    2. Lovely to meet you, Christoph. Thank you for your kind words. 🙂

  10. A wonderful review of Natalie’s book, Debby.

    1. Thank you Robbie 🙂 x

    2. Thank you, Robbie! I’m most grateful to Debby for this lovely review and for sharing it, too. 🙂

  11. Debby, it was so nice to find your review of Natalie’s The Heart’s Lullaby. Natalie has the ability and talent to touch our hearts and souls with the beauty of her words.I love that you and Natalie celebrate love! <3

    1. Aw thanks Carol. You are definitely in our same circle. 🙂 <3

    2. Carol, that’s so lovely of you to say. Thank you very much! XO

  12. Natalie has a beautiful gift with words in poetry. I am glad you are highlighting her so others might read her inspirational and loving books of poetry.

    1. Thank you Karen, for dropping by and leaving a lovely compliment for Natalie. 🙂 x

    2. Big (((hugs))) to you, Karen. Your kind words warm my heart. Thank you! XO

  13. Debby, a heartfelt review and post of Natalie’s book…thank you for reminding me about this book, I do have on my kindle and look forward to reading it.

    1. Oh, thanks Annika. And so glad you’re looking forward to reading Natalie’s book. 🙂 x

    2. Annika, I’m delighted to hear such wonderful news. Thank you for your support. I hope you really enjoy my book of poems. 🙂

  14. It sounds like an intimate and beautiful read! Natalie is a lovely spirit and amazing poet! Great review, Debby

    1. Thanks Christy <3

    2. Thank you so much, Christy! I’m so grateful to Debby for sharing such a lovely review. It’s a big cherry on my sundae to see and read all these kind comments. It just warms my heart. Truly humbled and most grateful. XO

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