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๐Ÿ’• The Heart’s Lullaby ๐Ÿ’•~ Cover Reveal #RRBC #IARTG

Today, I’m so thrilled to reveal the cover of my second, and soon-to-be released, book of poetry, The Heart’s Lullaby.

The book launch is scheduled for Tuesday, June 20th and will be available in eBook format via Amazon, Kobo, Indigo/Chapters, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes. The paperback will be available in July. I’m pretty much in a constant state of excitement. My current excitement to nervous ratio is holding steady at 70:30.

This has been such an incredible journey. When I published my first book,ย The Heart’s Journey Homeย in 2015, I didn’t have a website, Twitter handle, Facebook page, or Google+ and Pinterest profiles. I entered the world of social media and everything changed. I connected with so many amazingly talented, incredibly supportive authors, that I’m now humbled to call dear friends. Thank you to everyone, old friends and new. I’m most grateful for your support and kindness. Thank you.ย โ™ฅ

 

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Book Blurb

The Heartโ€™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.ย 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 โ€œmight have beenโ€ 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 soulโ€™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 โ€ฆ this is love, a gift unmeasurableย and unmatched by earthly possessions.

But two souls must be willing.ย Therein lies the intricate complexities of the heart.

And in the end, we must never forget โ€ฆ

Love, as is life, is a continuous journey of becoming.

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If I may, I’d love to share with you “Echo of Love” a poem from this collection.

My mom has been gone almost 20 years now. Her sudden passing was devastating. Despite the passage of time, there are still days I find it hard to breathe. I honestly don’t know if that will ever go away. I miss her. I really miss her. Writing has been my saving grace.

I can’t help but think this verse made her smile.

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With love and a gracious heart.ย โ™ฅ

21 thoughts on “๐Ÿ’• The Heart’s Lullaby ๐Ÿ’•~ Cover Reveal #RRBC #IARTG”

  1. Congratulations, Natalie! The cover is beautiful and I know the poems contained within will be equally so. The tribute to your mother is heartfelt and touching. My mother was my best friend, so I can relate to your feeling that the loss never truly goes away. Your mother would be proud of all you have accomplished.

    I’m so glad you you’ve compiled a second collection of poetry and am looking forward to the release!

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  2. Congratulations on your new book release Natalie!

    All of your poems and new products are beautifully illustrated and your book cover is just as good.

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your mum. Although she passed away some time ago, her love shines within you always.

    Wishing you great success with your new work.

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    1. I’m so grateful for your visit and kind words, Robbie! The years pass by so quickly, sometimes it feels like just a few years ago. I was blessed to have 23 years with her. Memories really do sustain us. Thanks again. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Congratulations Natalie, ‘The Hearts’s Lullaby’ is a lovely title for the poetry that sprouts from heart and I love the cover. Wishing you great success with the launch of your second book. I look forward to it. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I can understand the yearnings within the heart, which connect you to the memories of your mom as I lost my dad too early, when I was just stepping into adolescence and trying to understand life. Much of my poetry finds its echoes from those experiences of life.

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  4. Hello Natalie! Congratulations! That’s a gorgeous book cover and perfect for a poetry book. I love the title of your book tooโ€“โ€“The Heart’s Lullabyโ€“โ€“dulcet. I would have that on my coffee table. I wish you all the best! โค

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