Book Review: The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

In between some book club books, I downloaded The Art of Hearing Heartbeats based on some recommendations on Amazon. I kind of fell in love with the title of the book.

Amazon's synopsis is:
 A poignant and inspirational love story set in Burma, The Art of Hearing Heartbeats spans the decades between the 1950s and the present.  When a successful New York lawyer suddenly disappears without a trace, neither his wife nor his daughter Julia has any idea where he might be…until they find a love letter he wrote many years ago, to a Burmese woman they have never heard of. Intent on solving the mystery and coming to terms with her father’s past, Julia decides to travel to the village where the woman lived. There she uncovers a tale of unimaginable hardship, resilience, and passion that will reaffirm the reader’s belief in the power of love to move mountains.

I really liked how this book went back and forth from present day, and the past to let the story unfold. It started off a little bit slowly for me, but once I got into the story, I really wanted to know the truth behind everything, and to see how it all ended up.

The ending had a big surprise in it, too!

I'd say you should add this to your summer pool reading list! :)


  1. This sounds similar to a book I just read and ended up loving. I might check it out from the library.

  2. Visiting from Friday's Book Club link-up! This book sounds great and is now on my TBR list! Thanks so much! :)

  3. This is a new one for me, but really looks interesting. Plus I just love the title!


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