Advance reader reviews of Proof of Heaven by Mary Curran Hackett.

Proof of Heaven

A Novel

By Mary Curran Hackett

Proof of Heaven
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  • Published in USA  Nov 2011,
    336 pages.

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  • Sylvia G. (Scottsdale, AZ)


    Poor Proof
    I really didn't like this book. It was overly sentimental and didn't follow the cardinal rule of good writing, show.... don't tell. By laboriously explaining every thought and motivation of each character, it made the book dull and doesn't involve the reader in the process of discovery. The dialogue often felt stilted and very unrealistic. I would have given it one star, but the afterward showed how close the book was to the author's own life and that was the most interesting part of the book.
  • Lisa G. (Riverwoods, IL)


    Proof of Heaven...Lifetime movie?
    I found this book disturbing on many levels. I did not believe that a young child would have that much insight into God and heaven and wanted to shake the mother and say wake up, your son is DYING. I found it creepy that the author named the main character after her son which she says is her favorite boy's name. The relationships were predictable and I found the use of the Catholic Church to justify the mother's unwavering belief in miracles overused. The author's comments at the end of the book were interesting and helped explain why she wrote this book. I would not recommend it to my book groups.
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