A Heart to Survive

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What The Readers Say…


Emotionally engaging and compelling saga. Interwoven with suspense, tragedy, deception, loyalty, love, prejudice, and racism occurring through relationships, romance, human trafficking, and workplace injustices. We didn’t want to put the book down.

Carolyn V.

A wonderful story filled with emotion and the struggle to survive by taking one step at a time. As Tao Wen Shun (Winson) moves forward on his journey he honors his family’s culture and finds himself looking to adapt to each new situation. In a world that is condemning him for his skin color, he keeps his tact and is immensely careful in his words and actions when it would be easier to lash out. I look forward to the next book in this series to see how he overcomes obstacles and perseveres. When our modern world is still struggling with racial tensions, this book reminds us how far we have come…with certainly much more to go.

Jerret K.

I thoroughly enjoyed the book. I loved the characters and would actually like to meet people like them. The storyline kept me interested and eager to find out where the story would take the characters. Thoroughly appreciated the references to the Chinese immigration issues, prejudices that exist, then and now, and the keen observations about human nature.

Elaine C.

A historical fiction novel beginning in Hangzhou, China, in 1949 during the uprising revolution of Mao. The central character is Wen Shun (later known as Winson), a 14-year old boy forced by his parents to leave his family and his country for his own safety and travel to another continent, country, and culture. I enjoyed this novel and learned a lot about Canada and the “Paper Family” sponsorship upon which Wen Shun initially embarked upon from China. I highly recommend this book and look forward to a sequel.

Jeri T.

As I read A Heart To Survive, I was captivated by the events that took me through Winson’s life in Canada in the 1950s, his strength and endurance in his struggle with prejudice as a Chinese immigrant and how his life evolved over the years. This book will leave you anxious for a continuing sequel.

Fran V.