The Book Worm: Review: The Color of Heaven

Monday, January 30, 2017

Review: The Color of Heaven

Book Review: The Color of Heaven, by Julianne MacLean


A deeply emotional tale about Sophie Duncan, a successful columnist whose world falls apart after her daughter's unexpected illness and her husband's shocking affair. When it seems nothing else could possibly go wrong, her car skids off an icy road and plunges into a frozen lake. There, in the cold dark depths of the water, a profound and extraordinary experience unlocks the surprising secrets from Sophie's past, and teaches her what it means to truly live...and love.

Genre: fiction

Publishing date: March 2011

Mature content: yes, but light

Review: The Color of Heaven is a truly beautiful book, a wonderfully crafted story. It made me smile and it made me cry, it made me want to hug my kids a little tighter at night and enjoy my days a bit more. 

It starts with Sophie's story, her happiness and her losses, but after her near-death experience, a second story kicks in. So, the Color of Heaven is really a story within a story, both weaved with happiness, loss and hope. 

I confess I was not prepared for the twist at the end of the book, I certainly did not see it coming  though, in retrospect, it makes all the sense.  

This is book you should not miss, but keep a box of tissues nearby because it's guaranteed you'll need them. Totally recommended.

Happy readings,

the book worm, book blog


  1. Sounds like a good book to curl under a blanket with. Thanks for sharing.

    1. It truly is. Thank you for stopping by Jenn, and I hope you enjoy it too if you read it!


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